AGD: wolves in the Morning

Kent Wilson
December 19 2012 10:36AM

 

 

The Heat play the Chicago Wolves today - starting right now in fact - so here's the hatily thrown together gamethread:

- Abbotsford still having trouble scoring. Not sure if Baertsch i will be back.

- The Wolves are the Canucks affiliare and are 10th in the conference with just 12 wins in 24 games so far. They are led in scoring by Brett Sterling (16 points), Zack Kassian (14) and Jordan Schroeder (14). Kassian's 14 points in 22 games has to be a disappointment for Vancouver fans and management so far. 

- No, I dont know why they are playing this game at 10am.

Enjoy!

 

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#1 Baalzamon
December 19 2012, 10:37AM
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"and Jordan Schroeder (14)"

surprise!

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#2 Charleston Kingsley
December 19 2012, 10:45AM
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I wonder what attendance will be for this game.

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#6 SmellOfVictory
December 19 2012, 11:55AM
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So many infractions that the ref's gonna have an infarction!

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#9 KetchupKid
December 19 2012, 01:01PM
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Thanks for the coverage Kent! You'd think the Heat's actual website would be a little more proactive during a lockout. I think I've seen them post the day of a game like once. Probably for a contest.

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#10 RexLibris
December 19 2012, 01:15PM
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Brust stood in there fairly well, but this offense is so anemic that if they can't develop something they are going to have a very difficult time down the stretch and into the playoffs.

Complaining about the penalties? Remember, this is the Canucks' farm team. I see a lot of cross-checking and slashing penalties there.

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#13 RexLibris
December 19 2012, 03:46PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

Incredibly, Horak had 7 of the team's 25 shots. That means the rest of the club accounted for just 18.

So what you're saying is that Horak is the Heat's very own Taylor Hall cardboard standie.

;-)

Honestly though, that does bode well. If the rest of the team can't get things going at least he is pushing things in the right direction. Even if it means he only ever tops out as a Radek Dvorak type player, it is still something from a bad trade scenario.

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#15 RexLibris
December 19 2012, 09:16PM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

Yeah Horak has exceeded a lot of my expectations.

He seems to drive play, within his limitations.

What I like perhaps most about him is his versatility. His talent is somewhat limited, but his effort is good, and he seems like a plug-and-play kind of forward. Very useful.

He certainly seems to have become a salve for some of the sting from the Erixon debacle.

Once again, the Flames find a serviceable bottom six forward.

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#16 Baalzamon
December 19 2012, 11:26PM
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@RexLibris

he seems to have a Lee Stempniak-like ceiling. A guy who, though perhaps best suited to the 3rd line, can fill in in the top 6, and who can play any forward position (actually, I guess it's more David Moss in that respect).

Related: The Flames just may have a killer 3rd line in their future

Horak - Reinhart - Arnold

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