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10-01-2012, 12:09 AM
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10-01-2012, 09:47 AM
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would have to sign an AHL-only contract to play, like Palushaj has done with the Habs.
In his case it's a PTO, so he's limited to something like 50 games (not bad).

Also, Neulion has an AHL affiliation, if anyone wants to pay to watch the games. It's a little pricey for an Internet feed, though ($5-6 per game IIRC).

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10-07-2012, 09:19 AM
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First cuts from the Heat yesterday, and Wahl is sent to ECHL again. What happened to this kid? I know he had injuries/concusion issues, but he was touted as defensively sound. You'd think after putting up more the a PPG in Utah last year he'd be able to stick around as depth. Is he a product of the lockout? You'd expect when a few of the players return to the Flames (Bouma/Horak) that a spot may open up for him.
Howse (who apparently wasn't in the best shape yet again) and Patterson were also packing for Utah.

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10-07-2012, 09:27 AM
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Look like Wahl and Howse are busts.

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10-07-2012, 10:16 AM
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Considering where they were drafted, it's hard to consider them that.

Wahl's dedication to hockey was in question before he was even drafted. I know many didn't like that pick at the time. He'd rather be surfing in California than playing hockey in Abbotsford.

Howse's conditioning isn't up to par. He's got a lethal shot, and unfortunately he believed that's all he needed to make the pros.

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10-07-2012, 06:30 PM
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Look like Wahl and Howse are busts.
Pretty much. These guys were all Sutter's draft picks. Howse, Cameron (signed as a free agent), Wahl, Patterson. Feaster is still trying to clean up Darryl's mess.

Good news is most of these guys will be free agents after this year.

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10-07-2012, 08:11 PM
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Wahl was good pick. He had a phenomenal last year of juniors, came in and scored 10 points in 16 games in the AHL that year. He had a phenomenal camp his first real pro season and didn't look far away from being an NHL guy. Then he gets injured and his career falls apart.

He was a good pick who was just unlucky. Unfortunate, but these things happen.
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Wahl's dedication to hockey was in question before he was even drafted.
Link? Evidence? Last year was the first I'd ever heard of Wahl showing any attitude.

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10-08-2012, 10:04 AM
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Pretty much. These guys were all Sutter's draft picks. Howse, Cameron (signed as a free agent), Wahl, Patterson. Feaster is still trying to clean up Darryl's mess.

Good news is most of these guys will be free agents after this year.
Sutter made some pretty good picks in his last couple of years as GM. Wahl was a pretty good pick at the time (projected late first rounder) and Howse looked like a sweet pick before crapping the bed in the AHL.

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10-12-2012, 11:53 PM
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4-1 final in Game #1.

Walter, Horak, Street, and Baertschi with the goals. Bart looked great in his AHL debut (1 goal and 1 assist), Aliu was his pesky self, and Taylor was solid in net. McCarthy looked good on D as well with a couple of solid defensive plays.


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10-13-2012, 09:27 AM
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Nice dangle goal by Bartschi last night.

Liked what I saw from Street last night too.

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10-13-2012, 11:08 AM
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I missed the game last night, how did Horak look? I'm actually expecting him to surprise some people this year. Also, any thoughts on Reinhart?

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10-13-2012, 11:38 AM
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I missed the game last night, how did Horak look? I'm actually expecting him to surprise some people this year. Also, any thoughts on Reinhart?
I didn't notice Horak too much other then his goal, maybe I wasn't paying enough attention.

Reinhart was one of the best forwards last night. He's a warrior. He works so hard to create scoring chances. He is very good on the forecheck, which created the first goal for Abby. I don't remember him making any bad plays. I'm a huge Reinhart fan, and I will be surprised if this kid doesn't become a top 6 centre for the flames in the future.

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10-13-2012, 07:53 PM
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Any streams for tonights game? I can't seem to find any abby ones

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Any streams for tonights game? I can't seem to find any abby ones
they do stream on the abbotsford website.

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Firstrowsports is a good second option as well. I always say I think Reinhart could be like a Pavelski kind of player.

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10-14-2012, 03:54 AM
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What a ridiculous shot by Sven, couldn't even see the puck until it came out of the net.

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10-14-2012, 06:51 AM
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Watched some of the game last night, and from what I saw, I really like TJ Brodie's game. While on the ice, he controlled the game with nice slick passes. 3 points in 2 games, too.

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10-14-2012, 09:38 AM
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Interesting how Taylor got both starts (looked good too), and in the post game interview Ward said it's his net.
So where are those posters who think Irving is the defacto #2 for the Flames?

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10-14-2012, 10:28 AM
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Yes, he's still the #2.

Irving's PTO with the Heat is limited to 25 games. Taylor does not have an NHL contract with the club. Taylor is winning games right now, so he's going to continue to play.

Shall I go on? Or do you need to have more obvious information pointed out to you?

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10-14-2012, 10:30 AM
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What a ridiculous shot by Sven, couldn't even see the puck until it came out of the net.
I'm wondering about Sven as he was interviewed after game 1 saying something along the lines of failing to create plays the way he's used to; right now are we seeing 4 points because of some luck combined with his explosiveness or is he really a dominate 2ppg player at this level?

if the answer is the first are we going to see him by the end of the year turn into a player that can cause the momentum of a game to change every time he steps on the ice like he did in Junior?

I really need to watch these games -.- loved finding winterhawk streams cause Sven was something else compared to everyone around him.

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Watched some of the game last night, and from what I saw, I really like TJ Brodie's game. While on the ice, he controlled the game with nice slick passes. 3 points in 2 games, too.
TJ Brodie has me really excited for our blue line I loved his defensive play at the nhl level last year.

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Interesting how Taylor got both starts (looked good too), and in the post game interview Ward said it's his net.
So where are those posters who think Irving is the defacto #2 for the Flames?

Right here.
Outside the the Bruins game where the entire team fell apart he was terrific in call-ups and pushed Karlsson out of the picture.

Taylor is not a member of the Flames he plays on a Heat contract if the Coaching staff and Feaster feel like he can challenge Irving for an nhl role we'll see a contract offer by the Flames until then Irving is the defacto #2.

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10-14-2012, 10:56 AM
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Interesting how Taylor got both starts (looked good too), and in the post game interview Ward said it's his net.
So where are those posters who think Irving is the defacto #2 for the Flames?
So because Irving doesn't play 2 games in the ahl he has lost his backup spot but when he plays 5 good games in the nhl over the other backup people say its to small of a sample size to say he is a better goalie.

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10-14-2012, 12:41 PM
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Yes, he's still the #2.

Irving's PTO with the Heat is limited to 25 games. Taylor does not have an NHL contract with the club. Taylor is winning games right now, so he's going to continue to play.

Shall I go on? Or do you need to have more obvious information pointed out to you?
First of all, you don't need to be a jerk. Second, I don't think it's that obvious. A 25 game tryout is not a small number. Unless the Flames feel there is no hope for the lockout to be worked out it makes no sence to be saving those games. The brass are watching the players, you'd think they'd want to watch their best players play. Why is Irving there if not to get some game action? Maybe, just maybe - he is not the best goalie in Abbottsford.

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So because Irving doesn't play 2 games in the ahl he has lost his backup spot but when he plays 5 good games in the nhl over the other backup people say its to small of a sample size to say he is a better goalie.
It's not just the fact that he did not start the first 2 games. It's the fact that Ward said Taylor is their man.

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First of all, you don't need to be a jerk. Second, I don't think it's that obvious. A 25 game tryout is not a small number. Unless the Flames feel there is no hope for the lockout to be worked out it makes no sence to be saving those games. The brass are watching the players, you'd think they'd want to watch their best players play. Why is Irving there if not to get some game action? Maybe, just maybe - he is not the best goalie in Abbottsford.
If Irving is sitting on the bench as a back-up, that takes up games on his PTO. Unless he is starting he will most likely be scratched.

And you are correct. At this moment Danny Taylor is continuing what he started in last years play-offs. There is no way Ward takes him off after what he did last year. But once Taylor has a bad game- they will give Irving a chance to take that starting job, and so on.

The way you interpret it is as if Irving has busted. He may not be #1 right now for Abby but he is the Flames #1 goalie prospect none-the-less and Irving will get the chance to be Kippers back-up, not Taylor or Brust.

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Lol Flames fans constantly doubting Irving, I thought Ortio was better ?? Keep doubting him, he's definately our top goalie prospect and #2 on the depth charts.

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