Development Camp 2013: Keegan Kanzig

Ryan Pike
July 30 2013 10:53AM

 

 

If there's one draft pick fans were anxious to see at Flames development camp early this month, it was Keegan Kanzig. The third round selection of the Flames in the 2013 Draft is gifted with immense physical size – he's roughly 6-6 and about 240 pounds – but because he plays for the Victoria Royals, fans don't know quite as much about him as they do WHL teams that come through Calgary more often.

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Flames Sign Josh Jooris

Kent Wilson
July 30 2013 07:55AM

 

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- pic via Kaitlynn Pena

 

Word from the NY Daily Gazette today that Flames development camp invitee Josh Jooris is leaving Union college of the ECAC to sign a pro contract with Calgary. The 6'1", 190 pound center is 23 years old and has three years of college experience under his belt.

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Should the Flames Pursue Cody Franson?

Kent Wilson
July 29 2013 11:07AM

 

Cody Franson
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are facing some tough decisions. Even though they bought out Mikhail Grabovski and let Clarke MacArthur walk this summer, the new deals handed out to David Clarkson ($5.25M) and Tyler Bozak ($4.2M), Paul Ranger ($1.0M) and Jonather Bernier ($2.9M) in concert with a dropping cap has them in a budgetary bind. That could mean an opportunity for the Flames to grab a relatively big, young, offensively capable defender in Cody Franson.

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Development Camp 2013: Mark Jankowski

Ryan Pike
July 29 2013 08:11AM

 

PC #10 Mark Jankowski and BU #12 Yasin Cissé
- pic via D. Mahoney

 

A year ago, Mark Jankowski entered Calgary Flames development camp as an enigma. Who was this lanky kid and how was he going to turn into Joe Nieuwendyk and save the franchise? A year later, Jankowski is no longer quite as lanky and is slightly less of a kid after a year in college. He's also filled out a bit and he's celebrated his 18th birthday – and is closing in on his 19th birthday in mid-September. When speaking to the assembled media during development camp, he noted he felt much more comfortable there this time around.

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Where I'm Coming From - Part 1

Kent Wilson
July 27 2013 11:14AM

 

 

And now for something completely different.

We'll continue to add prospect profiles and other fun numbers based analysis over the next few weeks, but for now I'd like to share a few things about who I am and why I write about hockey. It recently occurred to me that FlamesNation has grown rapidly since I joined in 2009 and that a large-ish portion of the readership may not be aware of my background and my crooked journey from hobbiest to freelancer to editor-in-chief for the Nations Network. I'd also like to discuss why I tend to focus on critical, numbers based anaylsis in my writing.

I'm hoping a biographical bit will fill in the blanks for some folks, but I'm also aware it's terribly self-indulgent so feel free to skip this article entirely. Fair warning.

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