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    I would doubt if he makes the team, just because he's not very high on the depth chart.

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    Well here are their D listed on the website....which do you think are likely to make it?

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    Anton Babchuk  
    Jay Bouwmeester"A"  
    TJ Brodie  
    Chris Butler  
    Brett Carson  
    Mark Giordano  
    Scott Hannan  
    Jordan Henry  
    James Martin  
    Brendan Mikkelson  
    Joe Piskula  
    Cory Sarich  
    Derek Smith  
    Clay Wilson
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    My depth chart:

    Giordano - Bouwmeester
    Babchuk - Sarich
    Hannan - Butler

    ----

    Brenden Mickelson
    TJ Brodie
    Matt Pelech
    Clay Wilson

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    Looks like Matt Pelech is lower on the Flames depth chart than you have him....he didn't receive a qualifying offer in June, and doesn't appear on their roster. If you are right however, with the big 6 and next three most likely to get the call in case of injuries or whatever, it looks like Martin can look forward to playing his entire year in Abbotsford.

    They just announced on the radio here that Martin is off to Abbotsford, so it appears that was the intent of the contract today. I will look forward to hearing how he plays there (though it is kinda close to Riotville ).

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    Didn't even notice, but Pelech is in the Sharks' system now as of this off-season.

    Pelech is the nephew of Mike Gillis. Flames probably couldn't handle that stench.

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    Flames radio folks were referring to him as a depth guy with not a lot of real chance for this year-- The undrafted aren't usually that likelyand they are talking Carson or if he stays hurt Jordan Henry


    Jordan Henry's physicality was on display on Tuesday night against Vancouver.
    CALGARY, AB -- If you asked hockey pundits in the summer what the Calgary Flames blueline would look like on Oct. 8, they probably would have scoffed and told you it was a no-brainer.

    Mark Giordano, Scott Hannan, Chris Butler, Jay Bouwmeester, Cory Sarich and Anton Babchuk would have been listed as the top six guys in the defence corps. Brett Carson, who signed a one-way deal with the club in the summer, would likely have slotted into the seventh d-man position.

    Now, a week into training camp, that is suddenly up in the air. Sarich (pelvis) and Carson (back) have both been hampered with injuries and likely will not be ready to suit up come early October. Sarich has been skating in the groups but has been wearing the yellow no-contact jersey. Carson hasn't joined in group practices yet.

    TJ Brodie, Chris Breen and Brendan Mikkelson haven't shown enough in early preseason performances to be considered shoo-in's for a roster spot. John Negrin has already been assigned to the Abbotsford Heat.

    However, amidst this uncertainty, one blueliner has stood out with his steady play.

    It might just be Jordan Henry's time.

    Acquired in the off-season when the Flames swapped rearguards with the Florida Panthers - 23 year-old Keith Seabrook went to the Sunshine State - and while it appeared the Strathmore, AB native was likely headed to Abbotsford in Seabrook's place, he's right in the mix to snag a roster spot.

    "My goal coming into this camp was to make the team," the 25 year-old said. "One game in, I'm feeling comfortable. I just need to focus on my own game."

    Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing in at 198 lbs, Henry has provided the Flames with a big-bodied, physical defenceman who moves the puck well. His focus is on his defensive game but he is very willing to jump into the rush if an opportunity presents itself.

    His performance on Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks showcased his two-way game perfectly.

    While in his own end, you could barely notice Henry and that is a good thing. He held the Canucks to the perimeter, used his stick well and made quick work of defusing any potential offensive strikes by Vancouver.

    When he entered the offensive zone, your eyes were drawn to him. He either went steaming in on the rush or was roaming the opposition's blueline, looking for a pass in hopes of sending a blast from point.

    However, the Canucks roster on Tuesday night could be described as a bare-bones when it comes to the number of NHL-ready players they sent to Calgary. As the preseason rolls on, he'll be faced with tougher competition and will need to continually elevate his game.

    "Every night is audition and there are a lot of good d-men out here," he said. "We've got a lot of young guys that can play. If I take care of my job and play well, I think I've got as good a chance as anyone."

    Henry spent the 2010-11 season in the KHL with Minsk Dynamo. In 36 games, he scored one goal and two points while adjusting to higher level of competition than he faced in the AHL. His time in Russia improved his mobility, defensive awareness and overall skill level.

    "There's a lot of highly skilled, quick guys over there and they spread the ice out very well. It definitely helped my skating a lot. Hopefully I can bring that back with me and use it here on the smaller ice."

    His time in the KHL is going to come in handy this weekend when the Flames play back-to-back games against the Edmonton Oilers. The kids up north are speedy, skilled and hungry to show that they belong in the NHL. Henry is going to be counted on to shutdown the offensive-minded rookies from Edmonton and he knows exactly what he needs to show the coaching staff and management.

    "That I can execute consistently at this level," he said. "The first game was a step but you've got to step your game up the next time you play. I have to be able to go out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asher View Post
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    My depth chart:

    Giordano - Bouwmeester
    Babchuk - Sarich
    Hannan - Butler

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    Brenden Mickelson
    TJ Brodie
    Matt Pelech
    Clay Wilson
    Carson has to be in the mix too-- Apparently his contract is a one way
    You don't get to 300 losses without being a pretty exceptional goaltender.-- Ben Kenobi speaking of Roberto Luongo

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    Some classy fan in London, Ontario threw a banana at Wayne Simmonds tonight.
    Jesus ****.

    I hereby now and forever retract any and all statements I have previously made regarding the feasibility of a NHL franchise based in London.
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    Watched the Sharks and Canucks game last night.
    They put Pavelski on the line with Thornton and Marleau. Some of the kids look promising.
    And indeed there will be time To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?". t s eliot

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    Some classy fan in London, Ontario threw a banana at Wayne Simmonds tonight.

    Busted.
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    I have less sympathy for Simmonds considering 4 days later he called Avery a faggot and didn't even apologize when called on it.

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    That had the irony metre bouncing around.

    That being said, the point is everyone else and not necessarily the POS the comment or action was directed at, no?
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    Yeah, I don't care that it was Avery.

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    Some commentators in sports who were saying 'yeah, but it was Avery' seem not to get that.
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    Not even a fine for Simmonds
    And indeed there will be time To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?". t s eliot

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    So far this preseason it looks like Hawks have been playing from behind. Hope they clear that up before regular season starts.

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    Game ON

    In two fantasy leagues I want a Matt Cooke fight and lots of hits while in another I want Sedin to get 1 dozen assists-- The conflicted life of a fan versus his three fantasy teams is about to begin

    I have no goalies going tonight so I am hoping for amazingly high scoring affairs
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    Game ON

    In two fantasy leagues I want a Matt Cooke fight and lots of hits goals
    Edited for accuracy

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    btw, just to clarify my post above, I get that Flubber drafted Matt Cooke for hits and fights, but last night against the Canucks he managed to get two goals (one short handed)...even the "goons" chip in to help out I guess! (hence the "edit").
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    To be fair, he was shooting on a second-string goalie.

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    As he proved in the shootout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrowhawk View Post
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    btw, just to clarify my post above, I get that Flubber drafted Matt Cooke for hits and fights, but last night against the Canucks he managed to get two goals (one short handed)...even the "goons" chip in to help out I guess! (hence the "edit").


    I understood --- I also picked up Cooke for SHP but they are so rare that I hadn't mentioned-- his night was amazing-- I don't expect many like that-- A SHG and a PPG in one night-- Both leagues also benefitted from a Brandon Prust fight too !!
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    Kiprusoff just passed Mike Vernon for most wins in franchise history for the Flames.

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    Kiprusoff just passed Mike Vernon for most wins in franchise history for the Flames.

    Great milestone. Hopefully the team can play better so he doesn't average 1 win in 3 games the rest of the way
    You don't get to 300 losses without being a pretty exceptional goaltender.-- Ben Kenobi speaking of Roberto Luongo

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    Hawks really took it to Coyotes Tuesday night. On Coyote power play Hawks had three shots on goal (one resulting in a short-handed goal) and Phoenix had no shots on goal. Keep it going, boys.

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    How about that Luongo?

    Top 10 goalie of all time, amiright?

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    You have him in the league, no?

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