June 04 2010 05:04PM
The Flames more recent first round pick spent the entire season in the Swedish Elite League, playing for Skelleftea HC. It was Erixon's second season playing pro hockey for the club, despite only recent turing 19 in February. He was a depth player for the team as a 17/18 year old, but managed to play a more prominent role in his sophomore season (45 games, 7 goals, 13 points).
June 03 2010 02:45PM
As the Stanley Cup Finals wind down, I wonder if Patrick Kane is the most under-rated player in the NHL; or at least from the Canadian media and fans. Jonathon Toews gets more accolades than Kane, and despite his 22 points, to Toews 27; Kane hasn’t been mentioned as even a possibility for the Conn Smyth.
Why I wonder?
June 03 2010 10:04AM
While it's almost a certainty that Backlund will make the big team out of training camp this coming October, the young centerman is still technically a rookie and therefore a "prospect", so I felt it would be meaningful to look at his AHL results from last year, given the fact that he spent a majority of the season there.
June 02 2010 10:02AM
We've discussed the recent free agent signee previously here and here. What wasn't mentioned in those articles is the fact that Cameron's team - the Barrie Colts - were one of the strongest clubs in the CHL last year. They finished with a record of 57-9-02 (!!) for 116 points and had a goal differential of +141. Even the Memorial Cup winning Windsor Spitfires didn't boast results that impressive during the regular season.
June 01 2010 04:03PM
(Please welcome the Nation's newest contributor, AZR from the snarkiest Flames-focused site on the web, Domebeers!)
Vicki Hall is normal, AZR from Domebeers.com is in italics.
Darryl Sutter received a vote of confidence last week from his boss, Ken King.
Not really. Mr. King didn’t want questions like “Why are the Flames still allowing some inbred hick to run their hockey operations?” ruining his outdoor game press conference. Ergo, the announcement.
The pronouncement from the team president apparently meant little to the embattled general manager of the Calgary Flames.