Found December 19, 2012 on
The World Junior Championships begin on December 26th in Ufa, Russia. They will be a stronger tournament that usual because players who would be in the NHL are available since they are locked out. Except things are not quite that simple. Even though the NHL is locked out, one team is preventing their player from participating in the tournament.
Mika Zibanejad is Ottawa Senator property. They drafted him sixth overall in 2011. He participated in the 2012 World Junior Championships and scored the gold medal winning goal He is one of the top junior aged played in the world. He played nine NHL games last season before finishing his season in Sweden. This season he is playing in the AHL with the Binghamton Senators and has not been a star. He has only one goal and six assists in sixteen games played. The Sens feel that he would be better served playing in the AHL than in the World Junior Championships. That is a questionable statement and when the lockout is considered it is...
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You may recall highly-touted prospect Mika Zibanejad's ugly concussion history from last season. Zibanejad's first concussion diagnosis came in January of 2012 while playing in the SEL with Djurgarden. Three months later, he suffered his second, this time during the course of practice with AHL affiliate Binghamton.
Given the uncertainty surrounding Mika Zibanejad's return to the Binghamton lineup (it's been 26 days since he last played a game), Assistant GM Tim Murray's morning appearance on In the Box carried some heightened importance.
You can listen to the interview here, or alternatively, you can stream it at the bottom of this post.
As always, my thoughts in bold...
The Binghamton Senators revealed a promotion this afternoon that honours the Mayan prophecy that declares the dawning New World Age on December 21, 2012.
*insert joke about Binghamton already resembling a hellscape*
In tribute to the impending apocalypse – which Bingo fans can only assume means one of two things: 1) the NHL lockout will end, inadvertently ending any chance...