News and Notes from Wednesday's Presser

Ryan Pike
July 18 2012 01:51PM

 

The Calgary Flames held a media availability on Wednesday at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Here is what was discussed in no particular order:

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FlamesNation chats with Sven Baertschi

Ryan Pike
July 18 2012 09:09AM

 

 

Since last year's draft, it's been a series of highs and lows for Sven Baertschi. The lows, thankfully, weren't particularly low – Baertschi missed several games due to injury and failed to make a huge impact at the World Juniors in Calgary.

However, the rest of Baertschi's season was rather impressive. He racked up a stellar 94 points in just 47 games and added 34 points in 22 playoff games as he lead the Portland Winterhawks to their second consecutive berth in the WHL finals. He also was summoned to Calgary on an emergency recall when the Flames were riddled with injuries and, despite being the youngest player on the club, scored three goals in five games.

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FlamesNation chats with Laurent Brossoit

Ryan Pike
July 17 2012 01:22PM

 

 

A few years ago, you could be forgiven if you followed hockey but didn't know who Laurent Brossoit was. A product of Surrey, British Columbia, he toiled as a back-up to Edmonton Oil Kings starter Jon Groenheyde during the 2010-11 season. He posted respectable numbers and was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

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FlamesNation chats with Max Reinhart

Ryan Pike
July 17 2012 07:34AM

 

 

Max Reinhart played an awful lot of hockey last year.

After a regular season slightly shorted by an injury and a trip to Hockey Canada's World Junior try-out camp, Reinhart took his Kootenay Ice into the WHL playoffs for a fourth straight time. After being eliminated from the playoffs, he jumped to the American Hockey League and joined the Abbotsford Heat in time for their playoffs.

FlamesNation's Ryan Pike chatted with the eldest of the three hockey-playing second-generation Reinharts at Flames development camp.

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FlamesNation chats with Coda Gordon

Ryan Pike
July 16 2012 03:05PM

 

- picture via Shawn Mullins Swift Current Broncos Blog. He has his own interview with Gordon here

In the sixth round of last month's NHL Entry Draft, the Flames chose Calgary resident Coda Gordon, a winger with the WHL's Swift Current Broncos. Ranked fairly highly by NHL Central Scouting, Gordon scored 30 goals in his only full WHL season but his production tailed off a bit towards the end of the season. He chatted with FlamesNation's Ryan Pike at this week's Flames development camp.

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