It’s been a while since we checked in on the Lightning players plying their trade in European league. With NHL negotiations essentially exploding last week, this list is probably going to get a bit longer in the near future.
- Friday’s game that saw the Ravensburg Towerstars fall to the league leading SERC 5-2. The loss was forward Adam Hall’s 7th consecutive game with a goal. Adam Hall: Scoring Dynamo. Who knew?
- Goalie Anders Lindback.. seems to be doing well. We’re assuming this based on the numbers Bolts Prospects is coming up with. Apparently Google Translate has issues with Finnish. For example, a translated excerpt of an Ilves game recap:
“The second tranche was dominated by IFK. Away team statistics, the Lynx did not get any item category one paint the place. Got a great job with Lynx goalkeeper Anders Lindbäck rejected item 15 times.” (Source: YLE.fi)
- Defenseman Victor Hedman was recognized as the best defenseman in the KHL for the month of November. Though he has yet to score a goal for Barys, he has 18 assists in 21 games. His team is pushing to make the playoffs and the big blueliner is getting a lot of opportunities to improve his play.
“”A great experience. I’ve been playing a lot and developing my game. I’m very happy I chose to come here, and I’m very eager to get back to Tampa and prove I’ve gotten better as a player,” Hedman said. (Quote Source: Tampa Bay Times)
Hedman is committed to work on his offense as well as mastering playing on the power play. Defensemen often take longer to mature into their positions. Considering the marked improvement he’s shown in the previous two seasons additional playing time can only help.
- The newest Bolt to head to Europe is forward Dana Tyrell. Tyrell has signed on with Slovak Extraliga club Banska Bystrica.