ROCKIES AND NORTH STARS BATTLE IT OUT....AGAIN

 

With the title up for grabs in the Norris Division this year, you sure could guess it by how the top two teams are playing each other to end off the season.  The Rockies and North Stars did not meet until after the trade deadline and it seems like it will be the series that decides the Norris Division. But hold on! The Rockies and North Stars in the last 2 games of the season series have been in a dead lock with both teams coming out with ties in each game.  And not a goaltending battle as one might expect with both teams having two of the best goalies going head to head and, yet, the teams combined for 20 goals in those 2 games. Both starting goalies were chased in the 2nd game of the series.

 

The North Stars are trying to hold off the Rockies and the Jets but injuries to key players have hampered the team's progress but the team has a two-day rest which should really help the walking wounded.

 

David Shaw is now back and JJ Daigneault has also made it back into the line up, but in the last game against the Rockies, the North Stars' leading scorer, Dmitri Khristich, went down with a minor injury and is listed day to day.  The two days rest could not come any sooner.

 

In other news, the Minnesota North Stars management team was notified the city was awarded the 1986 NFHL Entry Draft, a draft in which the team holds a top 5 pick with Anaheim's 1st round pick.

 

The team and the city are very excited for this year's post season and the upcoming draft.  Very exciting time in Minnesota.

 

Stay tuned.