September 13 2011 08:29PM
Kent Wilson was an honored guest on Sportsnet Radio FAN 960 on Tuesday afternoon as he joined me on the phone for some Flames prospects talk. I've had the privilege of checking out Calgary's entry into the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton all week, and after the first two games involving the Flames, I wanted to get Kent's obersvations so far. We also preview the start of training camp on Saturday, something FlamesNation will be all over.
September 13 2011 04:17PM
To round up our series on what the Flames have in the system, I wanted to focus on two ends of the future spectrum. To me it is like bringing this story to completion in full circle. With all the different aspects that I have talked about, and all the different possibilities of what the Flames up-and-comers have to offer the future of this organization, I want to end this series with the blue chip prospect and the dark horse that comes with him.
September 13 2011 12:59PM
EA Sports released their much anticipated NHL12 today. Reviews and reports of game play/mechanics have been trickling in on my twitetr feed today, some of which I have decided to share. Apparently EA has gotten quite clever with this iteration and the "Be a GM" game mode hides some rather idiosyncratic quirks and pitfalls.
September 13 2011 11:30AM
Goals came pretty easy for Calgary Flames prospect Bryan Cameron in his junior career. In five seasons the Belleville and Barrie, Cameron scored 184 goals, including 53 in his final year with the Colts. However, his transition to pro hockey last season did not see the same results. In 60 games with Abbotsford, Cameron scored just six times to go along with two more in seven ECHL contests. It wasn't the season he was expecting, and Cameron hopes he can take some large steps forward in his second season with the Heat.
September 13 2011 09:21AM
Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player's plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players.
This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player talents and figure out exactly what certain teams need. There's definitely more to a hockey player than simply being "good" or "bad" and by how much, so today I will profile the defensive forward.