December 25 2016 08:00AM
Until late June, there's really no more exciting time for the youth of hockey than tomorrow's World Juniors Championship. It's the biggest stage for the stars of tomorrow, and always provides hype and discussion that lasts all the way until the actual draft.
Seeing as this is pretty much the midway point for prospect hockey, we here at FN figured that we would revisit our prospect profiles from the summer and see how our minds have changed over the first half of the season. It's quick and painless, but also informative.
December 20 2016 10:00AM
OMG EETU SCORED THE TEDDY BEAR TOSS GOAL IN EVERETT ?!?!— hitthepost (@hitthepost) December 18, 2016
i die. pic.twitter.com/PNUEL5SvOv
The man is a large child and also the greatest.
December 17 2016 11:34AM
Per the team, the Flames have reassigned defenceman Tyler Wotherspoon to the Stockton Heat. He was recalled last week to replace Brett Kulak, but after being unable to crack the roster, the team returned him to the AHL affiliate this morning.
December 14 2016 11:30PM
While the Flames were attempting a comeback against the Lightning, Team Canada made their final cuts to their World Juniors roster. The 2017 edition of the junior team will feature Flames 2016 second rounder Dillon Dube, who survived both rounds of cuts to earn a spot on the squad.
December 13 2016 10:00AM
He came, he saw, he played 10 minutes of hockey.
Mark Jankowski, Jay Feaster's chosen one, finally made his debut a few weeks ago. Seeing as he was a precautionary call-up in case Kris Versteeg needed to go back to the IR, and seeing as he wasn't much of an upgrade yet on guys like Freddie Hamilton, Matt Stajan, Garnet Hathaway et al, he went back down to Stockton, plying his trade at a level where he can get good ice time.
Jankowski wasn't in Calgary purely on merit. This isn't a negative comment on him, it's just a fact. The team called up Linden Vey, Garnet Hathaway, and Hunter Shinkaruk before they called up Jankowski. The only reason he played against the Islanders was because it was a back-to-back and it would just be rude of the organization to drag him across the entire continent on a whim just to have him watch hockey. Regardless of which side of the Jankowski debate you are on, it is quite clear that he isn't ready yet for a full-time NHL gig.
So how does he get to that level of ready? It's a two-step process, really. It's that simple, but not really.