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The Hockey Guys:
New York Islanders
Photo courtesy of CHL Images
By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell)
Belleville Bulls (1) vs. Mississauga Steelheads (8)
Season series: Tied 2-2
Key players: Alan Quine (Bulls), Brendan Gaunce (Bulls), Jordan Subban (Bulls), Malcolm Subban (Bulls), Riley Brace (Steelheads), Dylan DeMelo (Steelheads), Stuart Percy (Steelheads), Spencer Martin (Steelheads).
X-Factors: Martin will have to out-duel Subban between the pipes for Mississauga to have any chance in this series.
Preview: This series is ultimately going to come down to goaltending and defense. The Bulls have a very balanced offensive attack with the likes of Quine, Gaunce, Danill Zharkov, Tyler Graovac, etc. They have also been getting a fair amount of offensive production from the backend in large part thanks to Subban.
The Steelheads won’t be able to go toe-to-toe offensively with the Bulls. That’s just not going to happen. In order for the Steelheads to have success they’ll need their top defenseman in DeMelo and Percy to not only s...
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Thanks for the memories Bobby…they still give us chills!
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