Schenn Trade Imminent, Taffoli Keeps Up Pace, Kitsyn Lands in OHL (Prospect Notes)

Ottawa 67's drop Owen Sound Attack 6-4 as Toffoli reaches scoring milestone - Winnipeg Free Press
Tyler Toffoli had three goals and an assist as the Ottawa 67's earned a big 6-4 win over the Owen Sound Attack in Ontario Junior Hockey League action Sunday. The four points give Toffoli an even 200 for his OHL career. He is in his third season with the 67's.

67’s Toffoli makes up for lost time
The usually mild-mannered Toffoli got tagged with the first misconduct "of my life" late in the opening period and had to stew in the penalty box for a total 12 minutes 36 seconds of elapsed playing time in what he said seemed almost like a life sentence. Once a free man again, however, Toffoli went right back to what he does best, single-handedly erasing a two-goal deficit in his first 5:01 of freedom on his way to his third hat trick of the season. Toffoli’s offence helped the 67’s (28-11-2) bounce the explosive Owen Sound Attack (25-13-2) in a statement game before 5,347 at the Rona Centre Sunday afternoon. All Toffoli did was question the officials about linemate Shane Prince being pulled down in front of the Owen Sound goal as the Attack went up ice and scored the game’s opening goal at 15:39. [...] "It’s a terrible feeling," said Toffoli, now with 38 goals in 41 games on the season to surpass his total of 37 from last year. "It looked like their guy hauled down (Prince) and I got a little upset, and the ref kind of said, ‘One more word …’ and I stopped talking. And he still gave it to me."

CTV Winnipeg- Reports: Brayden Schenn heading to Saskatoon Blades - CTV News
With the WHL trade deadline looming on Monday, reports surfaced Sunday evening that Brayden Schenn was traded from the Brandon Wheat Kings to the Saskatoon Blades. However, according to the Blades, no announcement will be made tonight and those close to the team say they believe the deal is not done. Schenn, a Saskatoon native, has been home recovering from a separated shoulder that he suffered at the World Junior Championship, where he was the tournament MVP with 18 points.

Mississauga Article: Kitsyn shines in Majors debut
Maxim Kitsyn wasted no time in making an impact with the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors. The big Russian forward used his size to his advantage, scoring a goal and adding an assist in his Ontario Hockey League debut as the visiting Majors defeated the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 5-1 [...]. Kitsyn, Mississauga's second pick in June's Canadian Hockey League import draft, was thrust into the national spotlight earlier this week as a member of the World Junior Championship-winning Russian squad. He scored the second of Russia's five third-period goals against the Canadians in Wednesday's 5-3 come-from-behind victory in the gold medal final [...]. He finished in a tie for fifth in tournament scoring with five goals and nine points in seven games. Majors coach Dave Cameron and Cizikas, both of whom served with Team Canada at the World Juniors, returned to the Mississauga lineup tonight. Kitsyn, who is on loan with the Majors from Novokuznetsk Metallurg of the Kontinental Hockey League for the remainder of the OHL regular season, playoffs and CHL Memorial Cup, had plenty of chances on goal and finally put the Majors on the board with two minutes to go in the first period.

Is Schenn The Next Gretzky? | Rink Royalty | A LA Kings Blog
Not bad company to keep. In fact, Schenn managed to tie the Team Canada record for points scored at the World Juniors. So that brings us to the question posed above. Is Schenn the next Gretzky?

Don't be silly. Schenn hits people.

Off-topic, but worthy:

Puck Headlines: Sutters not speaking; Ducks' Getzlaf out 4-6 weeks - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports
This may be the first time we've ever written or considered the following, but Ed Snider is awesome. After hearing Ted Leonsis was impressed that Penguins and Capitals fans bonded over a "Flyers Suck" chant at the Winter Classic, he said: "It was an interesting tongue-in-cheek observation. I like the fact that there two teams playing each other and the fans are yelling, 'Flyers suck.' I think it’s kind of funny. It’s a testament to the Flyers, I think. ... I loved it, I loved it. I thought it was pretty unbelievable. I haven’t called [Leonsis], but I probably will." [CSN Philly]