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Brodie seems to be struggling, looks like he's trying to do too much.

Horak and Baertschi seem to have instant chemistry.

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Who was Wahl passing to there just before taking his penalty? They were on the PP for pete sake.

Yeah Wahl is another one I have been a bit disappointed with.

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Grrr bad play by Breen, Ortio goes down way too fast.

Is it just me or does Ortio sit too low in his butterfly? He doesn't seem to cover much of the top part of the net.

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Is it just me or does Ortio sit too low in his butterfly? He doesn't seem to cover much of the top part of the net.

Its not just you. He drops down way too early and has no way to cover the top half of the net.

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I had such high expectations for Ortio. This is brutal.

He'll get there, I might be wrong about this but I believe that he really hasn't had a goaltending coach the last couple of years, so working with Calgary's and Abbotsford's goalie coaches should help him.

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I hope so. Nearly every goal so far has been high in the net. Someone needs to keep him standing tall in his net rather than dropping low nearly every shot. At this point though, I am VERY unimpressed with his play.

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Horak! Probably Calgary's player of the game. He's been creating chances with Baertschi all night.

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Agreed, Horak, Baertschi, Ferland and Bancs have been impressing me. Patterson and Gal have been steady when needed but nothing flashy.

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Horak will get a goal. I feel it. :ph34r:

how do you like that? The Reaper's a prophet.

I am happy to say that IMO Negrin was the best skater on either team (the only players better were Heemskerk and Anderson)

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Wow, I'm watching it now (recorded it) and I think this would have been a closer game if we had a goalie who stopped pucks (ouch Ortio...I hope it was just a bad night). Baertschi was just flying out there, Horak seems like a decent pickup, Negrin might be closer to an NHL spot than many think.

Let's wreck the Nucks tomorrow...

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I think that Negrin is definitely a good skater, but I saw some holes in his game in some of his decision making. Not to say it was all bad, but to me there were some issues he needs to work on especially playing the puck close to his own blue line. I can't say any of the other Flames D really did any better. They all seemed to be nervous about taking the extra second or 2 before moving the puck. I hope it was just first game nerves. We will see how the next 2 games pan out.

6-1 final. Horak scored on a penalty shot late in the third.

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I think that Negrin is definitely a good skater, but I saw some holes in his game in some of his decision making. Not to say it was all bad, but to me there were some issues he needs to work on especially playing the puck close to his own blue line. I can't say any of the other Flames D really did any better. They all seemed to be nervous about taking the extra second or 2 before moving the puck. I hope it was just first game nerves. We will see how the next 2 games pan out.

Negrin and Leach were the best defensemen on either team IMO. I said this in the chat during the game, but if Heemskerk/Anderson had been playing like Ortio, the score would have been more like 18-6. His awfulness (sorry Joni, but it's true) magnified any mistakes made by the D. As it is, Negrin made like 3 bad decisions in the whole game--and one of them was on the scoring chance where he held the puck too long.

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The lines have been confirmed by Steinberg

Bouma-Wahl-Nemisz

Baertschi-Horak-Bancks

Holland-Reinhart-Howse

Patterson-Gal-Ferland

Brodie Negrin

Breen Jackson

Leach Martin

Ortio starting

Ring was pretty darn close.

All I did was put guys together that could be playing together this year or we want playing together in the future (WHL eligible guys)

Granlund is not playing in the tournament for a couple of reasons, 1. I believe he is going back to Europe this year for more playing time at that level. 2 (the more important one) Granlund is not signed to a contract with the Flames or their system and therefore cannot play in this tournament.

Ramage, as stated earlier is back in class at school and therefore cannot make the tournament. Please read earlier posts before asking about specific players.

I am not sure why Byron isn't going.

As for "all the UFA's we signed" they are no longer on entry level contracts (the same as Irving and Meyer) and therefore are not eligible to play.

Grndlund is not playing because the European hockey season has already started, his contract status is irrelevant as several guys are not signed that will be playing.

You are right about Ramage, plus he would have to pay his own way. He would have to pay for flight/bus fare to the tourney, his own lodging for the tourney... etc. NCAA rules are so strict that when they attend the summer rookie camps they have to return the team socks or they can lose eligibility.

Byron has played too many pro games. Same reason Backlund was not there.

The UFAs have all played too many pro games as well, nothing to do with not being on their ELCs.

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Ortio didn't impress. I liked what I saw in Ferland, Holland, Horak, Baertschi, and Negrin.

I'm happy my prediction about Horak came true.. but darn -- I'd trade my super powers for a win lol.

Can't wait for next game.

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Sorry Baalzamon, I didn't mean to be offensive. Negrin was likely one of the best D in the game, but I am not so sure that meant he was stellar. He had some good plays and some not so good. I didn't see anything glaring, like you said the scoring chance holding too long, but none of the D from either team really seemed to have much going for them pass wise coming out of their own end. So often the play in the neutral zone had the puck bouncing from team to team. Whether it was bad passes or receivers not paying attention I can't say for sure. It was pretty much every player on the ice having this issue.

I think Negrin made a strong comment though with his play that, as long as he keeps it up, he will likely be getting a solid look in Pre-season. I think it is well deserved. He definitely played better than either Brodie or Breen.

I think overall it was players trying to get used to each other and nerves seemed to play a role big time for the Flames. Hopefully today shows a big turnaround since the first game is now behind them.

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Sorry Baalzamon, I didn't mean to be offensive. Negrin was likely one of the best D in the game, but I am not so sure that meant he was stellar. He had some good plays and some not so good. I didn't see anything glaring, like you said the scoring chance holding too long, but none of the D from either team really seemed to have much going for them pass wise coming out of their own end. So often the play in the neutral zone had the puck bouncing from team to team. Whether it was bad passes or receivers not paying attention I can't say for sure. It was pretty much every player on the ice having this issue.

I think Negrin made a strong comment though with his play that, as long as he keeps it up, he will likely be getting a solid look in Pre-season. I think it is well deserved. He definitely played better than either Brodie or Breen.

I think overall it was players trying to get used to each other and nerves seemed to play a role big time for the Flames. Hopefully today shows a big turnaround since the first game is now behind them.

no offense taken. I know what you mean about the dmen. I personally didn't notice a single one of SJ's dmen as individuals with the occasional exception of Taylor Doherty.

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So what's with all these try-out guys on are roster for the tourney? Possible guys we can sign to AHL contracts to fill out the Heat this year?

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