World Junior Hopefuls: Ryan Culkin

Ryan Pike
November 14 2012 12:31PM



Every year, the annual IIHF World Junior Championship tournament provides young hockey players with a great opportunity to show their wares against the best players from their age-group from throughout the world. It's a great development tool and players as varied as Jarome Iginla, Roman Horak and Leland Irving have had the chance to represent their nations at the World Juniors.

Over the next few weeks, we're going to take a look at the chances of the various Flames prospects vying for World Junior roster spots.

First up is Ryan Culkin.

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Worst to First Jerseys: The Calgary Flames

Kent Wilson
November 14 2012 09:42AM



This installment of the Worst to First Jerseys features the Calgary Flames, and much thanks to FlamesNation for letting me guest post on their blog. On my own blog, I talk about about graphic design in hockey and  I'll be doing the rest of the league over time, so come by Hockey By Design to check it out. 

By John van der Woude

Any regular reader of my blog knows that I'm a die-hard Canucks fan, but I promise not to let that bias influence me while I rank all the jerseys the Flames ever wore. I will not rank the 1994 home jerseys higher than the 2004 road jerseys, simply because I have better memories from the Flames wearing that jersey. I promise.

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AGD: What's That Coming Over The Hill?

Kent Wilson
November 13 2012 03:54PM

Time: 8:00 pm MST

Location: Abbotsford AESC


It's time for another B2B series against the Lake Erie Monsters, this time in the warm confines of the AESC. Abbotsford split their series with the Barons last weekend and remain the only team in the Western Conference with just a single loss in regulation so far.

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Joe Colborne And Other Mark Jankowski Comparables

Kent Wilson
November 13 2012 11:33AM

When Flames prospect Mark Jankowski was picked in the first round this past June out of Stanstead College, it was difficult to put his results in context. Stanstead has never produced an NHLer before, nor has any team ever picked any one from that system in recent memory. Virgin waters means an uncharted course.

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Three Flames Fans Take on the Lock-out

Kent Wilson
November 13 2012 08:21AM


Jared Keeso returns with lock-out knowledge and a lot more player name puns...

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