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Hey peeps... every Monday, CalgaryFlames.com publishes some prospects content. We have a Future Watch update, an ADK Report (written from a beat reporter in Glens Falls) and a few others.

 

Here is what we published today:

 

ADK Report

Future Watch Update

Prospect of the Week

 

From earlier on the week: Klimchuk poised for big year

 

Also, for those who aren't aware, we have an entire website designated specifically for prospects content: http://flamesfuturewatch.com

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Hey peeps... every Monday, CalgaryFlames.com publishes some prospects content. We have a Future Watch update, an ADK Report (written from a beat reporter in Glens Falls) and a few others.

 

Here is what we published today:

 

ADK Report

Future Watch Update

Prospect of the Week

 

From earlier on the week: Klimchuk poised for big year

 

Also, for those who aren't aware, we have an entire website designated specifically for prospects content: http://flamesfuturewatch.com

This is all good, but what is happening down on the farm? Seems like a terrible start with lots of players regressing versus last season. The location has changed, but also the coach. Any insights?

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This is all good, but what is happening down on the farm? Seems like a terrible start with lots of players regressing versus last season. The location has changed, but also the coach. Any insights?

 

My assessment is this:

 

- Completely new city, new fans, new media, new arena, new staff

- New coaching staff

- New systems

- A bunch of new players

- New division

 

Those aren't excuses but rather facts of where that team had to start this season. It's going to take a solid month - six weeks for them to get into a groove. The core of Ferland, Granlund, Ortio, Wotherspoon, Baertschi, Knight, Hanowski and Culkin is solid. They have added some decent players (Agostino, Arnold, Van Brabant, Wolf, Elson, Cundari, Sieloff) and most of these players haven't played together for a significant amount of time.

 

The other thing is there are some damn good teams in the AHL. There's really no reason to think the Flames are one of the top teams at all.

 

Give them some time to work through the kinks. They will start stringing some wins together soon...

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My assessment is this:

 

- Completely new city, new fans, new media, new arena, new staff

- New coaching staff

- New systems

- A bunch of new players

- New division

 

Those aren't excuses but rather facts of where that team had to start this season. It's going to take a solid month - six weeks for them to get into a groove. The core of Ferland, Granlund, Ortio, Wotherspoon, Baertschi, Knight, Hanowski and Culkin is solid. They have added some decent players (Agostino, Arnold, Van Brabant, Wolf, Elson, Cundari, Sieloff) and most of these players haven't played together for a significant amount of time.

 

The other thing is there are some damn good teams in the AHL. There's really no reason to think the Flames are one of the top teams at all.

 

Give them some time to work through the kinks. They will start stringing some wins together soon...

Well I can't disagree, and they have a 2 game home streak going. I'm still waiting to be sold but remain positive. I believe the new AHL Division may be more signifiant than expected, and I know they've played the top team (Utica) several times already.

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San Antonio Rampage (5-2-0-0) vs Adirondack Flames (2-5-1-0)@ 05:00 PM MDT [Wed, October 29, 2014]

 

Listen Live (For the addicts)

Twitter Feed (RT game updates) - twitter.com/AHLFlames - This is a very active RT twitter feed. Sate your addiction.

Twitter Feed (Post Star) - twitter.com/dianacnearhos - Another active twitter feed from the Post Star AHL beat writer

 

PREVIEW: RAMPAGE @ FLAMES - adirondackflames.com

Preview: Rampage at Adirondack - sasrampage.com

 

Flames assign Corey Potter to Adirondack - calgaryflames.com

Another big showing for Joni Ortio - poststar.com

Sena Acolatse out with injury - poststar.com

Mathieu Tousignant gives Adirondack Flames boost in dressing room - poststar.com

 

A match against the Florida Panthers AHL team.

So this is where Shane O'Brien ended up upon his compliance buyout after his stint with the Flames. <_<

Looking for Adirondack to continue the strong showing they had with Saturday night's 7-3 victory vs Rochester.

 

Calgary Flames Future Watch - calgaryflames.com :)

(Coverage of all the Flames prospects in the AHL-ECHL- CHL-College-Europe)

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Hopefully Ferland can continue his strong showing, even without one of his main linemates (Granlund) being called up.

 

Going to need a full team effort that's for sure.

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Looks like we are missing asome old fashioned hockey tonight...6-6 with 12:55 left in the 3rd.

Edit: Make that 7-6 Flames Knight with his 2nd of the...night.

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San Antonio Rampage 6 (5-3-0-0) vs Adirondack Flames 7 (3-5-1-0)

 

1. SA Kampfer, (3) (Olson, Mancari), 2:11

1. ADK Hanowski, (1) (Ferland, Culkin), 4:15 (PP)

1. ADK Ferland, (4) (Agostino, Arnold), 7:05

1. ADK Hathaway, (2) (Reinhart, Ramage), 12:25 (PP)

2. SA Wilson, (4) (Butler, Shaw), 3:33

2. SA Grimaldi, (3) (Parlett, Shore), 6:59 (PP)

2. ADK Hanowski, (2) (Wolf), 7:51

2. SA O'Brien, (2) (Trocheck), 9:39 (PP)

2. SA Shaw, (2) (Shore), 11:00

2. ADK Knight, (2) (Hanowski, Van Brabant), 15:06 (PP)

3. ADK Reinhart, (1) (Hanowski), 1:46

3. SA Butler, (4) (O'Brien, Olson), 4:13

3. ADK Knight, (3) (Hathaway, Baertschi), 7:05

 

Complete Boxscore

 

7 goals again :o  Ben Hanowski with 2G + 2A & Ortio's GAA average decimated in a winning effort.

Adirondack 2nd in AHL in PP% & 3 wins in a row at home in Glens Falls :)

Perhaps the Jooris & Granlund call ups showed the prospects that promotions are possible & lit a fire under their %#@.

Next up is the Utica Comets (Vancouver Canucks) on Saturday night.

 

FLAMES 7 RAMPAGE 6 - adirondackflames.com

Rampage Fall Short in First Meeting with Adirondack - sarampage.com

High scoring game leads to consecutive wins for Flames - poststar.com

Ben Hanowski makes mark in first game back - poststar.com

Flames recall Markus Granlund - calgaryflames.com
 

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NIce to see them win again, was listening to the live feed.  

 

Nice to see Ferland keeping the streak going, and a few others get their first's.

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Here's the game summary from the Adirondack Flames website:

FLAMES 7 RAMPAGE 6

10/29/2014 8:05 AM -

Glens Falls, NY – The Adirondack offense powered the team to a second straight victory, as they defeated the San Antonio Rampage by a final score of 7-6 in front of 2,429 at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Wednesday evening.

The Flames’ offense scored seven goals for the second consecutive game, following last Saturday’s 7-3 win over Rochester. Forward Ben Hanowski, who returned from an injury to play in his first game since October 10, led the way with four points (2-2-4). Corban Knight also netted two goals, while Garnet Hathaway, Michael Ferland and Max Reinhart had a goal and an assist apiece. Goaltender Joni Ortio made 36 saves to earn his third win of the season.

The Rampage started things off early as they scored just 2:11 into the first period. Defenseman Steven Kampfer notched his third of the season on a tap-in in front of Ortio, completing a tic-tac-toe passing play from Brett Olsen and Mike Mancari.

Adirondack responded at the 7:05 mark of the opening stanza. Hanowski scored his first goal of the season as he put the puck between the legs of San Antonio netminder, Michael Houser. Ferland earned the primary assist on the play and defenseman Ryan Culkin drew the secondary assist on the power-play goal.

Ferland made his second appearance on the score sheet in as many goals, as he followed up his own shot that was turned aside by Houser with the rebound goal. Kenny Agostino and Bill Arnold were credited with the assists on Ferland’s tally, his fourth of the season.

The Flames added their third of the period when Hathaway potted his second of the season on a backdoor, cross-crease pass from Reinhart. The goal came on the power play just as the first penalty of a two-man advantage expired. Defenseman John Ramage also notched an assist on the goal, which was scored at the 12:25 mark of the first. The Flames ended the opening period with a 3-1 lead and a franchise high of 17 shots on net in a single period.

The Rampage came out firing to start the middle frame. After a lengthy video review by the officials, Brett Olson was awarded a goal as he beat Ortio in a net mouth scramble. Bobby Butler and Logan Shaw recorded the assists on the goal, scored at the 3:33 mark of the period.

Just over three minutes later, with the Rampage on a power play, Rocco Grimaldi took a cross-ice pass from Blake Barlett and quickly rang the puck over the shoulder of Ortio, off the bar and into the net. Drew Shore picked up the secondary assist on Grimaldi’s third marker of the season, which occurred at the 6:59 mark of the second period.

Not even a full minute later, Hanowski scored his second goal of the game as he dove through the air to deflect a David Wolf pass past Houser. The goal gave Hanowski just the second multi-goal game of his AHL career, the first since his league debut on October 4 of last season with the Abbotsford Heat.

Less than two minutes later, veteran Shane O’Brien recorded his second goal of the season on the power play with a blast from the point that beat a screened Ortio. The goal came at 9:39 and center Vincent Trocheck had the lone assist on the man advantage marker.

With exactly nine minutes to play in the second, Shaw picked up his second point of the night, fourth of the season as he put home a rebound off of a Drew Shore shot. The goal gave the visitors their only lead of the evening as they led Adirondack 5-4.

The advantage would be short lived, however, as Hanowski collected his third point of the night as he sent a pass to the point, which Knight fired towards the goal. The puck defected off the maze of bodies in front of the net and past Houser to tie the game at five all, 15:06 into period number two. Bryce Van Brabant got his third point over the last two games with the secondary assist. San Antonio fired 19 shots on Ortio in a middle period that saw six total goals.

Max Reinhart continued the goal parade to start the final period of play, when he whistled his first goal of the season past Houser from the left-wing circle on the power play. The assist, which was recorded by Hanowski, was his fourth point of the evening.

San Antonio responded yet again when Butler threw a shot from behind the cage, which caught a piece of Ortio and trickled into the net. O’Brien and Olson each picked up their second points on the night, with the assists on the play at 4:13 of the third.

Knight scored the final goal of a wild contest at the 7:05 mark of the third as he took a behind-the-back pass from Sven Baertschi and beat a sprawled out Houser. The goal, which was Knight’s second of the game and third of the season, was also assisted on by Hathaway. The Knight tally put the Flames up 7-6, the eventual final score.

The Flames are back in action this Saturday as they welcome the Utica Comets to town. The Flames will be in search of their third win in a row with puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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The biggest thing I noticed from these highlights was Ortio's body language, he looks like he has no confidence right now.

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The biggest thing I noticed from these highlights was Ortio's body language, he looks like he has no confidence right now.

If stats are a good measure of goalie performance, then he is having a bad year. That would blow his confidence for sure, especially losing so many so far. Even a 7-6 win sucks for a goalie. 

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 If stats are a good measure of goalie performance, then he is having a bad year. That would blow his confidence for sure, especially losing so many so far. Even a 7-6 win sucks for a goalie. 

 

Much better then a 6-7 lose, This team just needs time to meld together and they'll string together some wins.

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Much better then a 6-7 lose, This team just needs time to meld together and they'll string together some wins.

I'm less concerned with wins at this stage, than I am with prospect development. If Ortio has a shot at making the roster, then he has to lower his GAA and up his SV%. More for his sake than anything else. In his first year on the Heat, he had terrible SV% and lost his way.

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I'm less concerned with wins at this stage, than I am with prospect development. If Ortio has a shot at making the roster, then he has to lower his GAA and up his SV%. More for his sake than anything else. In his first year on the Heat, he had terrible SV% and lost his way.

 

And last year he had a stellar year, his first year on the Heat means squat.

 

Contrary to what people think you cant stop every puck, especially when the team infront of you are completely out of sync.

Blow outs happen, and hes gonna have a long year in the AHL along with alot of our prospects while guys like Seto play on the 2nd line.

 

The only way Ortio has a shot at making the roster this year is if one of Hiller or Ramo gets a injury or is traded.

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This is an important year for Ortio. He is waiver eligible next season and the Flames have to decide if they are going to extend Ramo. They also gave him a contract that turns into a one way deal next season.

It's early so there isn't much to worry about now. But he should be a top goalie in the AHL this season. If this continues the Flames have some interesting decisions to make.

It isn't just the AHL season though. He didn't look good in preseason either.

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Apparently Gilles is doing a PR event for Adirondack today judging Halloween costumes. Personally that rubs Mr the wrong way.

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Apparently Gilles is doing a PR event for Adirondack today judging Halloween costumes. Personally that rubs Mr the wrong way.

 

Why may I ask? 

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Why may I ask? 

 

Because he is on a 12-game suspension for smashing a players head on the ice and he has a long history of these cheap plays.  I don't want him sitting in a mall with our jersey on, especially at the beginning of the suspension.  

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Because he is on a 12-game suspension for smashing a players head on the ice and he has a long history of these cheap plays.  I don't want him sitting in a mall with our jersey on, especially at the beginning of the suspension.  

 

Yeah.  That warrants taking issue.  I completely forgot about that situation, and it was an ugly one. 

 

However, it looks as though it could be more of a punishment for him.  I'm sure the last thing he wants to do on his time off is judge kids' costumes. Although he's on suspension, he's still an Addy Flame roster player.  Can't do anything about it.

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Great to see Poireir is back to mid season form. First game back 2 goals. WTH is up with Ortio, is he that bad this year? Seems to not be able to stop a beach ball or is the Defense that poor?

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Great to see Poireir is back to mid season form. First game back 2 goals. WTH is up with Ortio, is he that bad this year? Seems to not be able to stop a beach ball or is the Defense that poor?

 

 

Ortio has zero confidence right now. I am not sure what the remedy is, except keep putting him in there and let him work it out. Maybe send him to the Colorado Eagles in the ECHL and try to get his confidence by facing easier competition, though it could go the other way too.

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