June 19 2013 01:07PM
Via the CHL
I'm a bit surprised JC Lipon went undrafted last year. After posting an NHLE of 23 in his 18 year old season, he was passed over 240ish times by every team in Pittsburgh - for Lipon, perhaps the third time is the charm?
June 19 2013 08:55AM
With the recent acquisition of Corban Knight – combined with the drafting in 2012 of college-bound kids Mark Jankowski, Matthew Deblouw and Jon Gillies – it's pretty obvious that the Calgary Flames are gung-ho about college prospects. This isn't exactly a brand-new proposition, as it's a drafting habit that arguably began in 2010, when the Flames grabbed University of Wisconsin defender John Ramage and then-incoming Boston College forward Bill Arnold.
June 18 2013 12:48PM
Corban Knight is the newest Flame. He is also a scholar, a gentleman, a free mason and a superhero.— FlamesNation (@FlamesNation) June 18, 2013
Our own Mr. BookofLoob has been warning folks on twitter that the excitement level surrounding new Flame Corban Knight seems to be a little out of step with how important the player actually is in the grand scheme of things. And fair enough.
June 18 2013 09:49AM
Last week, we took a look at the centres where Jay Feaster could find value. This week, we'll take a look at the wingers. Certainly, the Flames have a ton of cap space. But Moneypuck isn't about only finding cheap players; no, it's more about getting value from the contracts you sign. Anecdotally, the higher the price in free agency, the less value you're likely to get out of the contract.
June 17 2013 07:44PM
It was noted this evening by Edmonton radio host Bob Stauffer that the Flames may be making a play for former Panthers 5th rounder Corban Knight. A 22-year old center from High River, Knight recently completed his fourth season at the University of North Dakota where he scored 49 points in 41 games.