January 10, 2013

Opening Faceoff: Thursday, Jan. 10

By Jesse Connolly

Andrew Ference may have a lot of work ahead of him if Tyler Seguin tops his goal total from last season. (Getty Images)

Good reads

  • According to a Swiss paper, Tyler Seguin was a lot better at scoring goals for EHC Biel than he was at keeping his apartment overseas from becoming a pigsty. Check out Deadspin’s take.

  • In related news: Andrew Ference has pledged to plant 50 trees for every goal Seguin scores this season. Yahoo’s Harrison Mooney has the story.

  • With the No. 1 overall pick three years running, the Oilers have a wealth of young talent on their hands. Many of their key prospects spent the lockout in the AHL and had a memorable experience in Oklahoma City. The Barons’ Chris Wescott has the story.

Quick hits

  • BU blew a 5-2 lead last night, falling 6-5 in overtime against Harvard. “I don’t remember being this disappointed in a BU team in a long time,” Terriers coach Jack Parker said afterward.

History lesson

  • Happy 50th birthday, Normand Leveille.

Today on NEHJ

  • We’ll have Shawn Hutcheon’s latest Juniors Journal and power rankings, unveil the next wave of players on our list of the 100 greatest players from New England and have a Bruins training camp preview from Kirk Luedeke, focusing on Ryan Spooner and Dougie Hamilton’s efforts to earn spots with the big club.

Entirely off-topic

  • I’ll keep this description short: Craig Biggio got screwed yesterday.

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.