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04-07-2012, 11:44 AM
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This is how I see things as a Canucks fan...

The Flames prospects are not the best in the league, by any means, but, I think they are certainly similar in level to the Canucks prospects. Let's compare...

Flames: Baertschi, Brodie, Niemisz, Bouma, Aliu, Jones, Backlund, Irving, Butler, Smith, Horak, Reinhart, Carson, Byron... did I miss anyone major?

Canucks: Kassian, Tanev, Gragnani, Lack, Connauton, Jensen, Schroeder, Sweatt, Rodin, Cannata, Sauve, Polasek, Corrado... did i miss anyone major?

Looking at this list, things look pretty even, to me. Maybe even a slight edge to Calgary?

It'll sure be fun to watch over the next 5 years. Both teams are getting older. The guys above and future picks will have to step in soon!

I know I'll get "flamed" for this, but, upon closer examination of the Flames assets, I think the Flames are actually going to make the playoffs next year.

They have a solid, veteran core which, because of dumbass contracts, they may be forced to keep. Iggy, Gio, Kipper, Tangs, Cammy, J-Bo, Jackman, Stajan (eek!) maybe re-sign Joker (ughh! He's so Jekyll and Hyde!), Sarich and Hannan... older, but solid.

Add in the yute, and it's experience from this season, and some new-blood, 9-12 slot role players and you just might have a playoff squad in 12-13.


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05-22-2012, 11:13 AM
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Ivanans has signed with Dinamo Riga (KHL).

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Ivanans has signed with Dinamo Riga (KHL).
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05-22-2012, 01:12 PM
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This is how I see things as a Canucks fan...

The Flames prospects are not the best in the league, by any means, but, I think they are certainly similar in level to the Canucks prospects. Let's compare...

Flames: Baertschi, Brodie, Niemisz, Bouma, Aliu, Jones, Backlund, Irving, Butler, Smith, Horak, Reinhart, Carson, Byron... did I miss anyone major?

Canucks: Kassian, Tanev, Gragnani, Lack, Connauton, Jensen, Schroeder, Sweatt, Rodin, Cannata, Sauve, Polasek, Corrado... did i miss anyone major?

Looking at this list, things look pretty even, to me. Maybe even a slight edge to Calgary?

It'll sure be fun to watch over the next 5 years. Both teams are getting older. The guys above and future picks will have to step in soon!

I know I'll get "flamed" for this, but, upon closer examination of the Flames assets, I think the Flames are actually going to make the playoffs next year.

They have a solid, veteran core which, because of dumbass contracts, they may be forced to keep. Iggy, Gio, Kipper, Tangs, Cammy, J-Bo, Jackman, Stajan (eek!) maybe re-sign Joker (ughh! He's so Jekyll and Hyde!), Sarich and Hannan... older, but solid.

Add in the yute, and it's experience from this season, and some new-blood, 9-12 slot role players and you just might have a playoff squad in 12-13.

The issue I see with this is that the Flames have nowhere near the core talent that the Canucks do. The Canucks have a prospect group that accruately reflects being a top team in the league. The Flames' prospect are not up to snuff for a team that is the definition of average. However, Sven is an elite prospect and Irving is looking like he may be able to grow into an NHL goaltender. There are a few bright spots. Hopefully Feaster will continue his 1 year Flames record of landing a nice prospect.

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05-22-2012, 01:31 PM
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Another contract off the books, nice! Maybe PL3 will follow??

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Good for the guy and good for the team.

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He was UFA on July 1st anyways, but it is good that he got a job playing hockey somewhere else, and even better that he is no longer one of the Flames...

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Another contract off the books, nice! Maybe PL3 will follow??
Both Ivanans and Leblond were UFA's at the end of the season. Their contracts weren't on the books for next season anyway.

Ivanans moving on was a no brainer. Hopefully Leblond isn't re-signed.

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