Team Canada Takes Shape – And Looks Pretty Good, Too

Jonathan Willis
April 25 2012 11:54AM

With the additions of Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp, this year’s Canadian entry at the World Championships is shaping up to be one of the strongest we’ve seen recently. Given how Canada has fared the last few years at the Worlds, that’s a very good thing.

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The Flames Fifteen: #12 - Paul Byron

Kent Wilson
April 25 2012 10:25AM



The first forward to show up on our Flames prospect ranking is Paul Byron. Acquired with Chris Butler in the Regehr/Kotalik trade last summer, Byron's first season with the Flames was a bit of a mixed bag.

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Five things: The funniest thing I ever heard

Ryan Lambert
April 25 2012 08:55AM

1. Thank you Mike Gillis for my biggest laugh of the season

As some of you may or may not know, I wrote the Canucks eulogy for Puck Daddy this week, and that rat Mike Gillis waited until about an hour before it was posted to drop a quote that would have changed the whole thing.

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Flames Trade Targets: Matt Duchene

Kent Wilson
April 24 2012 04:46PM



Although the Avalanche had a pretty good season and managed to challenge for a playoff spot until the bitter end, there's some concern in Colorado about former third overall pick Matt Duchene. After a 27-goal, 67-point sophomore effort, Duchene struggled mightily for the Avs this season, managing just 14-goals and 28-points in 58 games.

His struggles were so pronounced, Duchene found himself on Colorado's third line playing 11 minutes a night and beset by rumors that he and coach Joe Sacco don't get along by the end of the year. Naturally, with Sacco recently being extended by the organization, there's a sense the team might move the 21-year old center as a result.

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Reviewing Flames Secondary Forwards Projections

Robert Vollman
April 24 2012 09:29AM



For two years now we’ve set pre-season individual scoring expectations for the Calgary Flames, using Tom Awad’s famed VUKOTA system, and our own Snepsts System to set worst-case, best-case and average scoring expectations for each player. 

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