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Daily Cupcakes: April 5th, 2011

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Fox News is giving Ryan O`Reilly some props. This quote is from Joe Sacco.

"It bodes well not only for him, but it bodes well for the organization moving forward that he's more than just how he made our team last year basically as a defensive forward and penalty killer, a responsible player. Now he can add this to his repertoire as being a guy that can produce offensively. He's made some really nice plays and certainly has stretched his game and in the right way."

 

I can't wait until whatever happens with Phoenix and Atlanta happens. The fans and players deserve more.

What's interesting is that long before the Coyotes have put the 2010-11 season behind them, it will be time to ask what's next for another NHL welfare child, the Atlanta Thrashers.

The Thrashers are on the block, having lost $130 million over the past five years according to court records.

 

Joey Hishon is going to the second round of the playoffs. He shook hands with the Knights captain, Stephen Sanza,  and offered to buy him a drink. Before you think "Matt Duchene", the legal drinking age in Ontario is 19.

Hishon, going to the second round for the first time in his OHL career, leaned in to his shut-down shadow — the guy he screamed at, slashed and punched the past two weeks — and spoke.

"I told him if he’s around this summer, let’s get together and the first round’s on me," the Owen Sound star forward from Stratford said. "He’s a good player. He did an unbelievable job in the series."

 

Speaking of Joey Hishon, hockeysfuture.com released another part of their Top 50 Prospects list.

The Colorado Avalanche have another prospect in the rankings, with Owen Sound Attack center Joey Hishon landing at #29. Hishon has turned in a strong season for the Attack, more than doubling his offensive output from the 2009-10 season. The play of the Stratford, Ontario native was integral to the Attack's ascent to the top of the OHL's Western Conference standings this season.