Yet another Cody Eakin update/article.
Check this out, it's a good read. It should get Bronco fans excited for the upcoming season:
Former Bronco sniper Jeremy Williams is the newest member of the New York Rangers organization.
He signed on yesterday. Here's a story on that from the Rangers website.
J-dub is one of my favorite Broncos to come through in my time. It just so happened that my first season of play-by-play in 03/04 was highlighted by his 52 goals playing alongside set-up man Tyler Redenbach.
Speaking of former Broncos, Benny Ondrus has moved on and signed with the Edmonton Oilers last week. This after spending his first seven years of pro with the Maple Leafs organization.
I recently had a chance to catch-up with former Bronco Athletic Therapist Paul Ayotte who is entering his 2nd season with the Toronto Marlies.
Paul had nothing but sparkling things to say about their captain. I think the Leafs will miss Benny as a guy who showed the way in their farm system to the young up and coming prospects.
Maybe that was the problem though. He was too good at that job. You don't want to be a career AHL guy and after seven seasons of pro, Benny has played in just 52 NHL games.
I believe he will be back next week for the Broncos Golf Classic.
It seems the Broncos are stock-piling 17 year-old (1993) defensemen. Yesterday's swap of prospects with the Moose Jaw Warriors landed the Broncos 17 year-old d-man Jeff Francyzk.
So, add Francyzk to the list of Reece Scarlett and Graeme Craig who were full time d-men with the club last season. Nathan Zimbaluk who was called up to play a handful of games and also newly drafted import d-man Richard Nedomlel of the Czech Republic.
It's a group that has it all. Size, skill and poise. They can't all play with the big club though.
In a lesser form (for now), it's reminding me of the group of 17 year-old d-men the Broncos entered the 06-07 season with. Derek Claffey, Paul Postma, Eric Doyle and Ryan Molle.
In their 18 year-old year something had to give. Postma was packaged up in a deal with Kyle Bortis and sent to the Calgary Hitmen for Keegan Dansereau and Eric Felde via Brett Plouffe.
While we're on the topic of former Broncos, you have to like the chances of Dale Weise finally cracking the New York Rangers this year.
The Rangers shipped out two forwards including Aaron Voros and Ryan Hillier to Anaheim for D Steve Eminger.
Voros played a role with the Rangers similar to what Dale will be asked to play. A gritty two-way, bang and crash big-bodied forward.
I'm sure Dale may have secretly smiled when he heard Voros was on the way out of the Rangers organization.
I sure hope Dale is putting in the work this summer. I know this latest move will be a big motivating factor to go out and grab that roster spot with the big club.
Hard to believe but Broncos training camp opens in only six weeks......