Prince Albert 5 - Regina 3 End of 1st...Shots 21-18 PA

Prince Albert 5 - Regina 3 End of 1st...Shots 21-18 PA

Joined: October 28th, 2010, 5:17 pm

March 10th, 2011, 1:47 am #1

Jonathon Parker has 3 goals in the first period already, giving him 44 on the season

Jordan Weal has 2, he has 38.
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Joined: January 24th, 2007, 3:21 pm

March 10th, 2011, 2:17 am #2

Is this what we're doing now?

Forwarding info from whl.ca to WHL fans who are apparently too useless to go there themselves, but, yet still care?!?!?!?

(And, just what does this score have to do with the Blades? Is this thread even allowed on here without mentioning the Blades..... Aaaahhhh. Consider them mentioned.)
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Joined: October 28th, 2010, 5:17 pm

March 10th, 2011, 2:26 am #3

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Joined: August 26th, 2008, 4:13 am

March 10th, 2011, 2:52 am #4

wins 10-8
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Joined: November 17th, 2008, 5:38 pm

March 10th, 2011, 7:38 am #5

Sad thing is the team that had 53 shots LOST. That don't happen very often me thinks. 53 shots on goal and you lose. Gotta be hard to swallow for the Patties. Good for we Canes fans as we lost tonight also, so that lotto is lookin good with 2 of the top 4 chances at getting the #1 pick in the draft.
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Joined: October 28th, 2010, 5:17 pm

March 10th, 2011, 2:56 pm #6

There is no clear cut #1 this year!
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Joined: August 20th, 2009, 12:14 pm

March 10th, 2011, 3:40 pm #7

Even though there doesn't seem to be a clear-cut #1, we'll still hope the Hitmen get it just so that Kelly Kisio and Brad Whelen get the guy they want. The big difference for finishing last is going to be the #3 spot in the CHL Import Draft: picking #3 has been Gabriel Landeskog and Martin Frk in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Can you imagine Calgary's rebuilding process with a Gabriel Landeskog-type player? Or a potential 50-goal man like Nail Yakupov? For all we know there's another Pavel Brendl out there!
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Joined: October 28th, 2010, 5:17 pm

March 10th, 2011, 3:49 pm #8

As for the Hitmen and the bantam draft.

I think they would lean to taking a defenseman and that defenseman could be Ryan Pilon who is our #1 ranked player right now. However, they may want to opt for one of those talented Calgary kids such as Reid Duke or Tanner Macmaster. Although, I do think that is a tad bit high to take Tanner. Reid Duke is very similar to Greg Chase who the Hitmen took last year.

Jake Virtanen from Abbotsford is another in the ilk of Chase and Reid Duke as well who should be drafted high.

Joe Hicketts is the defenseman to take but I've spoken with a few head scouts who ask you this: How many teams are achored by a 5'8 defenseman? Fact of the matter is that Hickettts has huge skill, hits hard and is one of the best dmen available.

Jordan Thomson who is playing Midget AAA in Southwest Cougars in Manitoba is another.

My bet is Pilon at this point.
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Joined: August 20th, 2009, 12:14 pm

March 10th, 2011, 4:28 pm #9

As much as Ryan Pilon could be considered a #1, it'll be interesting to see if they do end up taking him or now. Currently the Calgary organization is probably overloaded with young defencemen and it's very probable that the existing 6 (7 if you include Ben Wilson who should be back as an overager but is playing a lot of forward nowadays) will all return for next season and possibly the one after that. There's probably at least 2 or 3 prospects who are going to be quagmired in the system because of this - will taking Pilon just lead to a bigger logjam when the Hitmen truly need a goal-scorer?

We do agree with you that 1st-3rd is probably too high for MacMaster, he's probably an 8th-15th pick. Maybe the Hitmen can get his linemate Braden Point with a 2nd or a 3rd instead? One of the benefits of finishing last (and winning the lottery) is that you not only pick #1, but you pick #1, #23, #45, etc. Top of the second round is pretty much equivalent to what the Hitmen have been picking the past few seasons at the end of the first round.

The good news from our standpoint is that Calgary is going to only lose 3-4 players next season: 3 overagers and probably a goalie (Calgary doesn't keep overage goalies, Snider probably doesn't warrant one of the 3 spots). When you fill one of those spots with a Euro pick one with a goalie and one with an overager spot, it means that technically Calgary has 1 vacancy in their roster for next season. Alan Caldwell has outlined about 5-6 Hitmen prospects that have a chance of grabbing a roster spot (Greg Chase, Calder Brooks, Luke Gordon, Brent Wold, Garrett Forster, Austin Calladine) so it definitely makes training camp interesting. Maybe existing 3rd/4th-liners like Gayle and Lawrence lose out to Brooks and Gordon? And maybe Dimitri Jaskin gets brought over to North America after he gets picked in the NHL draft - some NHL teams want their prospects to experience the North American game first (ala Mikael Backlund).

Yes we're overtalking Calgary, but with the season we've had, there's not much else to talk about!
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Joined: January 7th, 2007, 3:44 am

March 10th, 2011, 5:25 pm #10

Who looks to be the #22 Bantam ranked player ths year?
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