Flames recall Alan Quine from Stockton

The Calgary Flames have made a roster move, recalling forward Alan Quine from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat. Quine takes up Curtis Lazar’s previous spot as the 13th forward.

Quine, 26, was previously with the Flames for nine games (and 20 days) earlier in the season. He amassed three goals and four points playing on the bottom six. However, a few defensive lapses in his last couple games earned him a ticket back to Stockton.

Quine is 14th in the AHL in points, with 52 points (and 19 goals) in 45 games. He’s Stockton’s leading scorer despite missing 14 games, and the only player remotely close to him on a per-game scoring basis is Dillon Dube. Not only that, Quine’s a veteran who’s got playoff experience. If the Flames need an extra forward around down the stretch, Quine is probably the ideal player to have taking on that role.

Since he’s played nine games, Quine will require waivers to go back to the AHL as soon as he is dressed for one more game. (Or if he’s on the NHL roster for 10 days.) It’s probably safe to assume he’s here for the long haul. The Flames now have two recalls left before the end of the regular season.

    • MDG1600

      It seemed clear Bennett got his bell rung pretty good in Arizona so I have trouble imagining he is legit ready play. I’m sure he is telling everyone he is fine but man was he disoriented after he got hit.

      • Justthateasy

        Of course Bennett will tell you he is fine. Remember all the shoulder stuff when he started his career. He likes down play the downside. By the same token I like how he does not go nuts when his upside is shining.
        My thinking is he should sit today’s game.

  • RealMcHockeyReturns

    Good call up. Played well when here and minor D lapses were something most guys would have not been punished for, however you gotta play great defence as a bottom 6 forward so hopefully lesson learned

  • Skylardog

    4 points in 9, versus 6 points in 30 for Mangiapane indicates that for a team in desperate need of scoring right now, Quine is an upgrade. If the Flames were scoring, that may not be the case, given the defensive mistakes Quine made earlier in the season.

    But will he ever crack the lineup? Peters has been very stubborn in making any changes up front to a lineup that can’t put the puck in the net.

    • Albertabeef

      How come you pick on the Rookie Mangiapane so much. You are starting to sound like WW with Backlund. Kid has more heart and grit than most of the vets in our lineup. His production was the same as Dube in the same amount of games, has a higher point per game than Hathaway. What’s the issue? Did he run over your dog or something?

      • Joel Ottos Jock

        How is calling a spade a spade picking on him? Skylar has facts to back up his statements. Dube wasnt doing much here either..hence why he was sent down.

  • b

    Better than just being 14th in points, Quine is 3rd in the AHL for points per game of anyone who’s played more than 4 games. I hope he gets some playing time again in the NHL. I realise he’s a bit older, but his numbers blow away Lazar (and anyone else but Dube) by a big margin.

  • Gus Fring

    Is it just me or is it pretty sad that we are relying on bottom 6 players from our farm team to give us a spark? Not a young hot prospect but a depth player. This is not the ideal situation to be in coming down the stretch. A year ago everyone wanted to drive Lazar to the airport. Now we were all counting on him to make a difference in the Lineup! People were upset that he didn’t get tp play IMO I don’t think he would of made much of a impact. Let’s just think about that for a min. Our playoff success is hoping a bottom 6 player can come in and straighten out our offense. Not a good position to be in.

    • Captain Ron

      Agree with you on Lazar I don’t get what the big deal was with him not playing any games. He never showed much in an entire season last year. He will be useful as a replacement player in the playoffs if or when injuries happen but that’s about it. I was hoping for more but my expectations are low for him.
      We are not in the playoffs yet. I don’t think anyone is counting on Quine to be anything more than a role player that chips in once in a while like any other bottom 6 guy.

        • Skylardog

          Based on that, Mangiapane isn’t either then, and Hath and Czar are marginal at best.

          Lazar makes an NHL roster next season when he escapes the Flames lack of vision and opportunity.

          • Albertabeef

            If you love Lazar so much why don’t you marry him? Jokes aside, clearly the Flames brass feels he would not inject anything more to the lineup than anyone already in the lineup. I love that you feel so fondly about a prospect buy I feel it’s completely misguided. I just don’t see the qualities of elite-ness that would make me say the things you do about a player. If he was so glorious should we all not be able to see it?

        • Captain Ron

          If he was any good he also could have elevated his linemates. It’s not a one way street. He got lots of chances last year and failed just like he did in Ottawa. I wish it was different but unfortunately things haven’t changed much from last year. If so he would be in thelineup.
          Sorry Lazar fan club!

          • HOCKEY83

            You obviously have no idea what your talking about. He was given no chances in calgary or ottawa. At least mangi gets to play with some speedy youth on the 4th line. Some players just have an easier go of it than others. Look at Ferland…No where near worth what people think he is but got gifted top line minutes here as a flames and never proved he belonged there. Lazar could have easily gotten the 65 points ferland got on that top line over 2 seasons if he had the same chance.

          • Captain Ron

            @ Hockey83

            HAHAHA OK Lazar with 65 points in 2 seasons on the top line! Woohoo let’s all celebrate! Are you president of his fan club or maybe you’re Curtis himself? You can’t possibly be serious or do you think you can see things that everyone else on two NHL teams can’t. Maybe you should call Peters directly and demand that he get top line minutes ASAP ahead of Tkachuk and Lindholm. He did nothing to earn his way to the top line and if he did he would have been there. Dude has stone hands at the NHL level. I don’t dislike Lazar the person at all but no way in hell does he play ahead of other guys on our top line. And if your being honest with yourself you will also realize that Ferland is pretty effective for the Canes when healthy which is his biggest problem.
            But hey according to you, you are the only one around here that “knows what he is talking about”. So please continue to enlighten of us dummies with your brilliance.
            By the way if you want to have a civil conversation with someone try starting off with a different line. I’m not always right but my opinion is just a valid as yours is bud.

    • Skylardog

      One of the reasons we are relying on bottom six guys is because we only have 4 top six players, Gaudreau, Monahan, Lindholm, and Tkachuk. That means we are hoping that players from the bottom 6 and prospects can fill in the 2 vacant spots.

      This is the price for standing pat at the deadline, and regardless of how you view the lack of deadline deals, we still need to go get two more top six guys to really be a contender. Getting one would have made the work needed in the summer way easier.

      • Captain Ron

        So let’s find out what we have this year without blowing the wad. We haven’t won anything yet but we haven’t lost yet in the playoffs either. Rentals were too damn expensive. Still like our team and BTW Tampa is a smaller team than we are (albeit more talented all around).

  • Pizzaman

    Long term and in the playoffs your top two lines have to score. Yes, our bottom two lines are better than prior years but Johnny Monny Lindy and Chucky have to break out of their slumps. Before the playoffs!