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FlamesNation prospect update: Eetu, brute?

According to a poorly translated tweet from the Finnish Liiga, it appears that our favourite philosopher Eetu Tuulola Dennis Wideman’d a linesman sometime yesterday. Hence, the title of this post (thank Bill for that one).

Hell, this version of the prospect update is packed with violence. Send the kids to bed early.

In case you missed it

Rasmus Andersson – D, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 17 2 10 12 6 5 5 27.2
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 -1.06

Another assist for Andersson this week. Nice to know at least one Flames RHD is having a good time.

Austin Carroll – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Finally got a shot and filled in for the departed Garnet Hathaway.

Dillon Dube – C/LW, Kelowna Rockets, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 25 16 20 36 19 26 14 34.24
Change from last week 3 2 5 7 3 4 1 2.89

Dube might be the best junior talent the Flames have, which is a pretty bold yet completely dependable statement. The kid went off this week, adding five points for Kelowna. You’ve probably seen this goal already:

It’s amazing. Here’s another one, fewer dangles, but an equally slick shot:

Even when he doesn’t score, he makes moves:

Legitimate. He’s scored 10 points in his last five games, by the way.

Zach Fischer – RW, Spokane Chiefs, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 20 11 7 18 12 12 10 21.40
Change from last week 3 2 0 2 1 2 1 -2

Goal highlights are hard to find for Fischer, but you can always find highlights of him doing his second favourite thing: fighting.

Spencer Foo – RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 19 1 6 7 4 6 3 14.2
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1.14

Another assist for Foo this week, who continues to be snakebitten. Among all forwards who have shot 40 times or more, Foo has the second worst SH% at 2.44. I say it every week, but it’s going to reverse one day.

Adam Fox – D, Harvard Crimson, ECAC

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 10 0 9 9 3 3 0 16.97
Change from last week 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 0.47

There’s the Adam Fox we know: two assists in two games for the Harvard defenceman.

Glenn Gawdin – C/RW, Swift Current Broncos, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 27 23 30 53 29 43 21 46.68
Change from last week 3 4 1 5 2 6 2 -0.88

With another four goals this week, Gawdin is six points away from tying his previous career high, which was set in 52 games.

Josh Healey – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Played a game of hockey.

D’Artagnan Joly – RW, Baie-Comeau Drakkar, QMJHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 19 9 10 19 10 18 10 20.50
Change from last week 3 1 2 3 1 3 1 0

Joly had a pretty good week, scoring a goal and setting up two shorthanded goals for the Drakkar.

Pavel Karnaukhov – LW/C, CSKA Moscow, KHL/Zvezda, VHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
KHL current 8 0 2 2 2 1 1 15.17
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VHL current 19 8 12 20 12 15 8 32.80
Change from last week 2 1 2 3 0 2 0 -2.03

He’s still yoyoing between the KHL and VHL. Three points in two games for Zvezda this week.

Morgan Klimchuk – LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 20 9 5 14 9 12 9 26.98
Change from last week 3 1 0 1 1 1 1 -0.85

Another week, another goal for Morgan Klimchuk. He’s been consistently putting pucks in the net recently.

Oliver Kylington – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 20 1 8 9 6 4 4 17.34
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.21

A noise point for Kylington this week, but a point’s a point.

Linus Lindstrom – C/LW, Skelleftea AIK, SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 24 2 1 3 3 2 2 5.95
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1.63

Notched an assist this week. Lindstrom is also likely to go to Sweden’s camp for the WJC. Being a third line centre in a men’s league as a teenager is a pretty tough resume to argue against.

Ryan Lomberg – LW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 19 2 2 4 4 3 3 8.11
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1.31

Lomberg was an assist shy of the Gordie Howe hat trick against Bakersfield. Here’s the fight…

… and here’s the goal.

Andrew Mangiapane – LW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 20 9 13 22 14 16 11 42.39
Change from last week 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 -2.57

Just a goal for Mangiapane this week. He’s slowed down considerably given his torrid start to the season.

Mitchell Mattson – C/LW, Sioux Falls Stampede, USHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 20 6 4 10 9 8 7 11.48
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.28

No points for Mattson this week.

Adam Ollas Mattsson – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

No points for this Mattsson, either.

Matthew Phillips – C/RW, Victoria Royals, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 31 21 26 47 19 34 13 36.05
Change from last week 4 1 0 1 1 1 1 -4.46

Like Mangiapane, Phillips is finding a bit of difficulty after a wild start to the season. Just a meagre goal this week in four games. It’s not for a lack of trying, as he’s had 23 shots in those four games, including nine against Swift Current.

Emile Poirier – LW/RW, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 19 2 9 11 7 8 4 22.31
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 -0.36

Poirier’s found a spot as a puck distributor, having consistently picked up an assist in the past three weeks.

Brett Pollock – LW/C, Stockton Heat, AHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 5.51
Change from last week 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 5.51

Congrats to Pollock, who picked up his first AHL point. He’s centering a line with Mangiapane and Foo, for some reason.

Daniel Pribyl – RW/C, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Still injured.

Rushan Rafikov – D, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, KHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 36 1 10 11 10 7 6 18.54
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.09

Two games played for Rafikov this week.

Adam Ruzicka – C/LW, Sarnia Sting, OHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 29 17 18 35 13 31 9 29.69
Change from last week 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 -2.48

Also can’t keep up with a hot start. Just an assist this week.

Hunter Shinkaruk – F, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 18 5 2 7 2 6 2 14.99
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.87

No points for Shinkaruk this week.

Hunter Smith – RW, Kansas City Mavericks, ECHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Up to date 21 6 5 11 11 11 11 12.02
Change from last week 3 2 1 3 3 3 3 1.82

Smith has gone from five points in a week to zero points in a week to three points in a week. Odd guy.

Filip Sveningsson – LW, HV71, Superelit/SHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
SHL current 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Change from last week 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Superelit current 15 8 12 20 12 15 8 21.87
Change from last week 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 -0.39

Sveningsson saw some SHL action (they have him listed at three minutes average TOI) and scored a goal in the Superelit this week. He’s a darkhorse for Sweden’s WJC squad, but I’m personally cheering for him. Kid is exciting.

Eetu Tuulola – RW, HPK, SM-Liiga

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 24 7 1 8 3 7 3 11.75
Change from last week 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 1.68

A goal and an assist this week for Eetu, who was also named to Finland’s WJC camp.

Also, from up above, it appears Tuulola Wideman’d a linesman and will get a call from Liiga’s discipline office.

Juuso Valimaki – D, Tri-City Americans, WHL

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 16 5 12 17 8 12 8 25.27
Change from last week 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ditto for Valimaki, who is expected to captain that squad. He’s out from WHL action due to injury.

Tyler Wotherspoon – D, Stockton Heat

GP G A P 5v5 P P1 5v5 P1 NHLe
Current 20 2 10 12 7 7 6 23.12
Change from last week 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 1.71

A goal and an assist for Wotherspoon this week. Has he earned an NHL look?

Jon Gillies – G, Stockton Heat

GP TOI SV% SA
Current 12 715.87 0.921 369
Change from last week 1 60 0.003 28

Gillies came up big for Stockton in their weekend clash against Bakersfield, stopping 27 of 28 (0.964SV%). Here’s some good saves:

Mason McDonald – G, Kansas City Mavericks, ECHL

GP TOI SV% SA
Current 8 426 0.875 192
Change from last week 1 60 0.002 25

If goaltending doesn’t work out for McDonald (it really isn’t), he could switch positions and become an enforcer.

I’m not sure why the audio sounds like it’s recorded in a basement, but a goalie brawl is always a lot of fun.

Tyler Parsons – G, Kansas City Mavericks

GP TOI SV% SA
Current 16 897 0.906 509
Change from last week 2 117 -0.003 57

Parsons had a rough week, stopping 50 of 57 (0.877) in two appearances.

David Rittich – G, Stockton Heat – X

GP TOI SV% SA
Current 6 359.7 0.931 188
Change from last week 0 0 0 0

In the NHL for the time being.

Nick Schneider – G, Calgary Hitmen, WHL

GP TOI SV% SA
Current 24 1418 0.889 738
Change from last week 2 123 0 63

Another good game/bad game week for Schneider. He started off rough by allowing four goals on 28 shots (0.857) but finished strong by stopping 32 of 35 (0.914).

  • everton fc

    We could use a guy like Lomberg’s attitude, on the big club. Too bad his offence wasn’t better thus far, this season.

    Based on recent samplings… I’d call up Klimchuk, over Mangiapane.

    • JMK

      I’m glad they sent him back for another year. He was very young for his draft year. Let him build some confidence and strength. Can’t wait to see how he does at WJC. Not to mention Valimaki, Tuulola, Phillips, Ruzicka, Fox and potentially the Swedish guys.

  • J Doge

    This team just seems like it is in dire need of a change up and spark, yes GG doesn’t seem to have the answers and needs to be way more motivating and energizing in this time. Here is a lineup shakeup that could work.

    Gaudreau Monahan Ferland
    Bennett Jankowski Tkachuk
    Mangiapane Backlund Frolik
    Hathaway Lazar Jagr

    Giordano Hamilton
    Brodie Stone
    Kulak Hamonic

    Smith
    Rittich

    • Lucky 13

      I like the look of this lineup.
      Pretty solid lines 1-4 and I think Brodie would fare better with Stone.
      The last pairing D looks like a viable and less scary option.

      Nice work, how do we convince our coach to go with this?

  • McRib

    Dillon Dube destroyed it this past week. I watched two of the games and good god he was everywhere, we’re talking about utter domination, six plus shots a game just completely controlling the play. He won’t be spending anytime in the AHL it’s straight to the NHL next year.

    • Just.Visiting

      The more I see of him, the more I think I underestimated him as potentially a Stajan replacement. Now, I’m interested to see how he would do playing higher in the lineup with Backlund or Janko, although I’d be OK with him starting out on the 4th line to learn the ropes.

    • ThisBigMouthIsRight

      Lets not Lazar or Bennett this kid, but you never know I Guess? Maybe he could skip the AHL Completely if he can Monahan or Tkachuk it. I’d Rather break him in to the line up like they did with Janko. Either way this kids seems to be something special.

      • McRib

        The majority of NHLers skip the AHL. I don’t think Bennett would ever have had the problems if not for the Centre experiment. Dube is a far better WHL than Curtis Lazar ever was, Lazar never really dominated the WHL, to be honest I always had concerns with his finishing ability turning pro as he has shown. Whereas even on an off night Dube is still always all over the place.

        • The Doctor

          I disagree a little bit. Lazar excelled at every level until he hit the NHL. I think he may just be one of those guys who hit his ceiling in junior. It happens sometimes.

  • Nick24

    It’ll be very exciting to see Dube in the WJC over the holidays. He’s a player who should of been given a game or two at the start of the season for the Flames. Had a fantastic camp, and is keeping up the pace. I would be thoroughly surprised if he didn’t make the big team next year.