2009 Prospects Camp Starts Today

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OK boys, it’s time to put up or shut up. The 2009 Calgary Flames Prospects camp has taken to the ice and will be skating all week in preparation for the start of the Calgary Flames training camp which starts Friday for all Flames players.

The 35 prospects are split into 2 teams and will practice today, tomorrow and Thursday. Here is a breakdown of the 2 groups:

Group ‘A’

Group ‘B’

75

Armstrong, John

C

54

Aulie, Keith

LD

40

Armstrong, Riley

RW

60

Backlund, Mikael

C

67

Baldwin, Gord

LD

68

Bennett, Spencer

LW

66

Brodie, T.J.

LD

57

Bouma, Lance

LW

62

Chucko, Kris

RW

74

Carpentier, Hugo

C

53

Cunning, Cam

LW

49

Cole, Brad

LD

73

Grantham, Ryley

LW

39

Germyn, Carsen

RW

45

Lundmark, Jamie

C

47

Greentree, Kyle

LW

61

Negrin, John

LD

64

Howse, Ryan

RW

48

Nemisz, Greg

RW

38

Jaffray, Jason

C

71

Patterson, Gaelen

C

63

Meyers, Josh

RD

56

Pelech, Matt

RD

41

Murray, Garth

C

43

Seabrook, Keith

RD

50

Palin, Brett

RD

42

Sutter, Brett

LW

44

Stralman, Anton

RD

52

Wahl, Mitch

C

59

Van der Gulik, David

LW

69

Watt, J.D.

RW

35

Irving, Leland

G

36

Keetley, Matt

G

70

Shantz, David

G

31

Spence, Daniel

G

This camp will give us a good look into the future of the Flames organization, and it’s sure to be highly competitive. There are few spots open on the Flames Roster, but the general feeling is that a few players will get the chance to rotate into the roster throughout the year. And nobody will forget the chance that Adam Pardy had last season when Jim Vandermeer suffered an injury and was out for a good chunk of the season. This gave Pardy the chance to skate in the NHL and his play improved so much that he’s now a permanent part of the Flames roster.

Such is the way of the NHL… there’s so much talent, and you have to seize the opportunity when it comes your way. Pardy did it last year; which of these 35 players will do it this year?

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Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.


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