July 18 2013 08:24AM
When you're covering Calgary Flames prospect camps, the first question you get from the more casual Flames fans is “Which one is Johnny Gaudreau?” The second thing you hear is “Ohhhh, wait, nevermind...” as the person speaking to you suddenly sees the little guy do something dazzling on the ice.
July 17 2013 08:53AM
(Ryan Pike attended every day of the Flames development camp. We will continue roll out the interviews he collected while there this week)
When he was chosen at 22nd overall in the 2013 NHL Draft, Emile Poirier seemed like a bit of an odd choice. Traditionally full of big, burly western Canadians, the Calgary Flames have rarely drafted players from the QMJHL and the only time they chose one earlier than Poirier was in 1995, when they grabbed Denis Gauthier at 20th overall.
July 15 2013 08:02AM
(Ryan is dutifully attending every day of the Flames development camp. We will continue to roll out all of the player profiles and interviews as he collects them.)
One of the biggest acquisitions of the summer for the Calgary Flames was Corban Knight. The big-bodied center was a star at the University of North Dakota (for the team formerly known as the Fighting Sioux), but opted not to sign with the team that drafted him, the Florida Panthers.
July 12 2013 02:59PM
(finding a pick of Mr. Harrison is difficult)
(Ryan is attending many of the development camp sessions this week. He is going to share his thoughts as much as possible and will also add brief player interviews this one from time-to-time).
You could be forgiven if you didn't know who Tim Harrison was when he was drafted in the sixth round of last week's NHL Draft. The high school senior is hardly a household name, and boasts a light smattering of information regarding his hockey career throughout the hockey-related web.
The 19-year-old even chuckled a bit at the mention of the mystery surrounding him following the draft.
I had the chance to catch up with the 157th overall pick of the Calgary Flames at their annual development camp this week at Winsport.
July 12 2013 08:09AM
The first day of on-ice work is complete at Calgary Flames Development Camp 2013. While it's incredibly difficult to say who was good or bad based on a series of skating and puck-handling drills, here were my general impressions of the first few sessions.