May 28 2010 10:40AM
The Chilliwack Bruins top scorer is perhaps the most interesting prospect in the Flames organization. Mostly because he represents a marked departure from the franchises drafting habits under the Sutter regime. Not only is he probably the smallest forward the team has drafted at 5'11" 190 pounds, but he was also classiffied a one-dimensional "offense only" player by many scouts during his draft year. You can count on one finger the amount of players the Sutter-led Flames have drafted since 2003 with that description.
May 27 2010 04:03PM
When the Flames signed Bryan Cameron, I was lucky enough to convince Brock Otten of the excellent OHL prospects blog to share some of his observations on the overaged sniper. I went back to the well this week to get some qualitative information on Greg Nemisz, whom I recently profiled here. My questions and Otten's responses after the jump.
May 27 2010 08:20AM
The big news is that there's no news.
After meeting with Flames president and CEO Ken King, George Johnson reports in the Calgary Herald that after the club's self-imposed period of evaluation and contemplation, neither Darryl Sutter nor Jarome Iginla is going anywhere.
May 27 2010 06:47AM
The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t won the Stanley Cup in 49 years. Since they last hoisted the “toughest trophy in sports to win” they’ve lost in the Finals five times: 1962, 1965, 1971, 1973 and 1992. They made the playoffs 28 consecutive years from 1970 to 1997, so it’s not like they were awful, but hockey’s holy grail hasn’t come close to the Windy City for a long time.
May 25 2010 01:33PM
"In his draft year, he is 20th in the WHL in scoring, but more impressive to me is he is seventh in the WHL in plus-minus. That means, as a 17-year-old centerman, he is playing against other team's number one lines night in, night out. He is a playmaking center who looks to get his wingers the puck and he has very good on-ice vision and creativity."
That was Spokane Chiefs Head Coach Bill Peters commenting on Wahl back in 2008. I've made no secret of the fact that I think highly of the only player selected in the second round by Darryl Sutter and Peters remarks above highlight - I like guys who can play against the best and excel and Wahl has apparently done that for years for the Spokane Chiefs.