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So we're selling our house, it's a nice house. It's a new house we built. It's kind of a grey-blue. We'd hoped for more grey, but it's actually quite blue. Nice floors, radiant heat AND airconditioning.
That's not the story, the story is my agent has a son who plays in the BCHL and is heading to Portland to join the WHL Winterhawks this season. I poured him a cup of coffee in my fancy Sens mug and he says "my son's buddy just signed with Ottawa". I prod him for more (he coaches and is very involved in the BCHL). He says David Dziurzynski is huge, strong and very slick. He says he has very soft hands and can skate like the wind. He was on the top line (league wide) with 2 brothers (one of whom was a 4th rd. pick of Montreal...Mark Macmillan ). Turns out David was the reason that line was so dominant. Lots of 2nd assists and even more '3rd" assists. My agent said in the playoffs, when the team was losing, the kid "decided" to stop making his linemates look so good and took over. Look up his playoff stats....pretty impressive.
(Ed. note: The Ottawa Senators signed Dziurzynski to a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract back in April.)
The kid has a grade 9 education, and was heading up to Fort MacMurray to work the oil rigs (and disappear from the hockey scene) but after such a strong season, was hustled by Edmonton, Ottawa, NYR and another team (forgot the 4th...sorry).
My agent has seen plenty of talented kids move from the WHL/BCHL to the NHL and, to quote "this kid could very well stun some people". He's not a...ahem, Joe Juneau level rocket scientist, but could be worth a close watch next month.
These are my thoughts from the far west. I"ll certainly be following David Dziurzynski.
(My agent also said Pat Wiercioch is a total stud and, if his wonky knee...yikes...is OK, should/could make the jump this year. )
Now... who wants to buy a 3200 sq. foot house off Main street in Vancouver?