Not even a year ago, Tye Felhaber was an undrafted skater that most people had never heard about it. Now, the 20 year-old was tearing it up in the OHL playoffs before the Ottawa 67’s fell to the Guelph Storm in the OHL Finals:
“This story is impossible that it really happened but it happened and it’s amazing. It’s just great for kids who are in the same situation. Nothing is impossible,” [fitness guru Tony] Greco said. “If you would have said a year ago ‘Hey look, I’ve got this guy Tye Felhaber and he’s going to sign in the NHL’ people are like ‘You guys are out to lunch.’”
Several teams tried to sign Felhaber to an ELC earlier this year, but it was the Dallas Stars who came out on top. Now Felhaber will start his pro career in Texas, and listening to 67’s general manager James Boyd, there’s good reason for Stars fans to be excited about his future:
“He’s now a reliable defensive player and that was a question before. He’s just a tremendous player. He has turned himself into a legitimate NHL prospect and it has been nice to watch the metamorphosis take place because he’s a tremendous personality and he’s infectious and a real leader on our team. To see him find this success and his dream be realized, has been a lot of fun.”
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Doesn’t this warm your heart?
Rick Bowness was great in his first year as assistant head coach for Dallas, which might lead to some poaching:
OTT has asked for (and received) permission from DAL to interview Stars’ assistant coach Rick Bowness. Bowness will be the sixth candidate interviewed by Ottawa. Others include Marc Crawford, Troy Mann, Jacques Martin, D.J. Smith and Nate Leaman.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 12, 2019
Preseason NHL hockey is returning to Tulsa this season:
Around the League
Quick Bites: Sharks draw up blueprint for series win in Game 1 https://t.co/BsHBmULWjb— Fear the Fin (@fearthefin) May 12, 2019
From that game:
Brad Marchand draws a penalty on Justin Williams, signals for Williams to go to the penalty box and taunts him with the "C" pic.twitter.com/1UukK3ZeQt— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) May 12, 2019
Let’s take a walk down memory lane and review all of the controversial calls from this postseason:
Some more Mother’s Day material, this time giving us a glimpse of the woman behind arguably the best hockey player in the world: