Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Frkwatch Update: Moose Cruise in Q

This is a semi-frequent piece that I will run as much as I can attend Detroit Red Wings' prospect Martin Frk's QMJHL games. The views and opinions are those of myself and ONLY myself. I can't claim objectivity; my sole purpose is to report what I see myself.

Marty Frk buries a bizarre pass from Nathan MacKinnon. I was there!

It's been a while since I updated the progress of Detroit Red Wings' prospect Marty Frk. Since the last update I attended a game between the Halifax Moosehead and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on November 23rd. The game was a 4-2 win for the Moose, but not without the Eagles putting up a strong effort. Frk had a goal, an assist, was +2, and took two very stupid penalties. It was more of the same for Frk, who displays an incredible array of speed, skill, and a nose for the net, as well as a tendency to take foolish penalties more often than desired. The checking-from-behind penalty he took in the first period led to a power play goal by the Eagles, and he drew a second penalty four minutes later. Still, it was a strong game for Frk, who has an increasing tendency to take over games one way or another.

Overall, Marty Frk's progress since the last report has been spectacular. Frk is the third man on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, who are second and seventh in the Q for scoring as of the publication of this entry. Frk himself sits 29th in scoring with 13 goals, 25 assists, 38 points, a shocking 52 penalty minutes, and a much improved +9. It appears as though the slow start due to leg surgery is a distant memory. Is the World Junior Hockey Championship the next destination for Frk?

I'll leave you with another video package, simply because There isn't much else for me to write about! Stay tuned for some more puck poetry and some World Junior talk!

Coach Russell talking about a 16 year old Martin Frk.

That concludes another of many forthcoming Frkwatch entries. I'd love to read some feedback so please feel free to comment here on the blog or follow me on Twitter at @wizofozblog. Thanks for reading and as a Canadian icon used to say, keep your stick on the ice.

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