Chocolate Fix 3/2/2011

On March 2, 2011, in Chocolate Fix, by Brian Mills

Photo of Dmitri Orlov courtesy of JustSports Photography and The Hershey Bears.

The Bears are in action tonight against Norfolk with just over a month to go in the regular season.

Dmitri Orlov practiced with the big boys and received some positive feedback [WaPo]

Russian Machine Never Breaks also caught up with Orlov after his first Bears home game. [RMNB]

Sheldon Souray got a mention in the Wall Street Journal.  Of course the article is titled “Where the NHL Stashes Its Mistakes”.  Don’t worry, Sheldon.  We still love you. [WSJ]

Former Bear Greg Amadio gets his hair cut for “Locks of Love”.  He was inspired to do so because of a young fan that he met while playing for the Bears.  “He was a big fan of ours, and I just thought it was the least I could do to show a little support for him and he showed to me.” [Mlive]

“Ask the Caps: Mathieu Perreault”  The “Little Dog” answers fan questions. [WaPo]

Jay Beagle was recalled to Washington where he is slated to stay for the remainder of the season.  He is ineligible to be placed on Hershey’s clear day roster. [PennLive]

“Bear Tracks” is out on the Lebanon Daily News. [LDN]
Also out of the Lebanon Daily News, Don Scott takes a look at Andrew Gordon’s continued success. [LDN]

The GM over at Hershey Bears Hockey Blog takes a look at the Caps deadline day trades and how they will affect the Bears. [HBHB]

After sitting out last weekend, Perreault is back on the ice with the Bears. (And yes, Kyle, Perry will be wearing his 24.  Carroll has switched to 34) [PennLive]

Lawrence Nycholat close; Todd Ford recalled; Braden Holtby upgraded to day-to-day; Andrew Gordon downgraded to week-to-week; Zach Miskovic ruled out for the weekend; Johann Kroll week-to-week and Phil Oreskovic skated for the first time since surgery, but is out for about another month. [PennLive]

The Old Barn Hockey Show is out with their latest. [OBHS]

  • Part 1: Gregg Mace joins Frank for Bears analysis.
  • Part 2: Dan “Beaker” Stuck joins Frank and Gregg to talk about Orlov and player injuries. Beaker put Holtby on the phone while he was getting iced down.
  • Part 3: Atlanta Thrashers broadcaster Dan Kamal joins the show to talk NHL.

AHL Clear Day deadline is Monday 3/7 at 3:00 pm ET.  Anyone have any roster predictions?  If so, leave them in the comments.

  • Sherry

    You know i read that article about the salary loophole… what confused me the most in the article was they felt the need to remind us Sheldon Souray used to be married to a Baywatch beauty.. how is that relevant at all? lol

  • Greg

    personally I think what you see is what you’ll get on Monday. The only addition that I could see would be a goaltender but I am not even sure they will do that.

  • joanne

    I read the article about the AHL and some of its players being the “unwanted” in the NHL. He makes the assertion that all of these cities and arenas are dumps. How little the man knows, Hershey is a first class home to a first class team…next time do your homework!!!

  • Heather

    Andrew Gordon downgraded?! Noooooooo!