Friday, April 01, 2016

Broken Foot Ends Trocheck's Regular Season

It appears that the regular season came to a screeching halt for Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck, who suffered a broken foot, blocking a shot this week against the Maple Leafs.  The hope here is that Trocheck's broken bone isn't a major one in his foot and the time spent on the shelf will be limited and that he could return for a portion of the playoffs.

Trocheck has been a pretty big part of the Florida offense, which has been potent this season, helping guide them to an all but certain playoff spot, as the lead the Atlantic Division by a couple of points over Tampa Bay.

In 76 games this season, the 22-year old forward has 25 goals and 53 points for the Cats this year, which currently has him ranked 75th overall in pool scoring.  Of course, in the next week, that ranking is sure to fall down a little ways, but it is still considered to be a great year.

In the hockey pool, this is a crushing blow to the waning hopes of Scott's pool team, as they were still trying to claw their way up into the 3rd place conversation.  His team now sits in 9th place, 24 points out of the money and without Trocheck, it's pretty well certain that his team won't be able to get back into the money this year.

As for the playoffs, the pool sheet will be out soon and if he is on there, he may end up being a land mine selection, one that could blow your chances of a win, if the Panthers don't make it very far.

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