And how much he loved the sport became evident when he wasn’t allowed to play it.
"It definitely puts everything into perspective and I’m going to appreciate everything a lot more now," the Colorado Avalanche first-round pick said.
"When you go through a situation where something you love is completely taken away from you, it’s not fun at all. Everything’s looking up now and it’s very exciting."
What happens in the AHL when the refs blow a call? They release a statement saying they were wrong.
The loss came two days after the Marlies came up short in a heartbreaking Game 3 on a fluke goal in overtime. Kostka scored on a dump-in that deflected off a stanchion and into the open Toronto goal on a delayed offside.
The next day, the AHL released a statement saying the officials made the incorrect call and the goal shouldn't have counted.
Despite the disappointment of being swept out of the final, Eakins praised his team for its season in which the Marlies won the North Division and finished second in the Western Conference before its playoff run to the Calder Cup final.
The Glendale saga continues.
The Glendale city council voted Friday in favour of an arena management deal that could keep the NHL Coyotes in Phoenix. The 4-2 vote approved a tax payer-funded, arena management contract that would enable buyer Greg Jamison to purchase the Coyotes. The arrangement will see the city pay out roughly $300 million U.S. over 20 years for Jamison to manage the city-owned Jobing.com arena.
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Why, then, did the Kings lose so often during the regular season, and why are they winning so often in the playoffs?
The answer, it turns out, is tied in part to their shooting efficiency and simple mathematical probability.