Amerks Christmas Gifts
Whether you choose to celebrate Christmas in a religious, secular (even with the addition of religion), or not at all, I think we can all agree that we enjoy reading pieces where writers give imaginary gifts to different people. Since today is Christmas, I thought I would give a few presents to the Amerks that even atheists such as myself can appreciate. After the jump I will give presents to both the current Amerks and those currently playing in Buffalo.For Christmas I give the Amerks the following gifts. I am, however, going to skip some of the PTO players that have not played with the club for very long.
- Joe Finley: The ability to finish a complete season without a fluke injury.
- T.J. Brennan: Another chance with the big club.
- Alex Biega: His first taste of NHL action.
- Corey Fienhage: A chance to develop more in the ECHL.
- Brayden McNabb: His first NHL goal.
- Dennis Persson: A call up to the Sabres where he actually gets to play.
- Colin Stuart: A speedy recovery from injury.
- Travis Turnbull: Some points
- Corey Tropp: An NHL roster spot next season.
- Evan Rankin: An AHL contract.
- Michael Ryan: A return to the lineup.
- Nick Crawford: A better +/-.
- Derek Whitmore: His first NHL goal.
- Phil Varone: A better +/-.
- Shawn Szydlowski: A goal.
- Jonathan Parker: A few goal, a few assists, and an improved +/-.
- Shaone Morrisonn: Another “s’ for his last name.
- Mark Voakes: A bushel of shorthanded goals.
- Maxime Legault: Some assists.
- Drew MacIntyre: A better record.
- David Leggio: A better GAA.
- Paul Szczechura: A last name that is easier to spell.
- Drew Schiestel: A few goals.
- Riley Boychuk: A chance to improve in the ECHL.
- Matt MacKenzie: A return from injury sooner rather than later.
- Zack Kassian: A return to the AHL to work on his effort level and consistency.
- Marcus Foligno: Improved consistency.
- Jacob Lagace: A few more points.
I know these gifts are somewhat boring, but this is my subtle way of calling some of these players out. I know this team has a good work ethic, but sometimes a good work ethic simply is not enough to win games. Happy holidays to all!
In Professor Rolston we trust.