Five things: More Gaudreau Gushing

Ryan Lambert
November 15 2012 02:07PM

1. I can't believe how good Johnny Gaudreau is

I think by this point I've watched four or five of Boston College's nine games, and Johnny Gaudreau has been very good in all of them. (I know I talk about this kid a lot but there's a lockout. What do you want from me?)

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Flames Weekend Guide, November 15 2012

Ryan Pike
November 15 2012 11:10AM



It's a busy weekend ahead for basically all non-NHL levels of professional and amateur hockey. The World Junior selection camps loom on the horizon and we're getting down to the meat of the professional schedule, so a lot of players have things to prove.

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Joffrey Lupul makes his KHL debut and Nicklas Backstrom nets a hat trick

Steve Dangle
November 14 2012 08:06PM

The KHL returns from a 9-day break with 22 teams playing in 11 games. Joffrey Lupul makes his KHL debut with Avtomobilist, Malkin stacks the pads (what?), Ovechkin return much to the delight of Nicklas Backstrom, and more.


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AGD: Ride the Heat Wave

Kent Wilson
November 14 2012 04:04PM

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Abbotsford AESC


The Abbotsford Heat remained one of the hottest teams in the AHL yesterday by beating the Lake Erie Monsters 3-0. The score featured two empty net goals from Baertschi and Laing, but the home club was full value for the win nonetheless outshooting their opponents 32-18 through two periods (39-29 overall). Apparently the contest would have been a laugher if Abby had finished a few of their 10-bell chances prior to the third period.

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World Junior Hopefuls: Ryan Culkin

Ryan Pike
November 14 2012 12:31PM



Every year, the annual IIHF World Junior Championship tournament provides young hockey players with a great opportunity to show their wares against the best players from their age-group from throughout the world. It's a great development tool and players as varied as Jarome Iginla, Roman Horak and Leland Irving have had the chance to represent their nations at the World Juniors.

Over the next few weeks, we're going to take a look at the chances of the various Flames prospects vying for World Junior roster spots.

First up is Ryan Culkin.

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