Monday, July 14, 2008

breakin' the news on 2008 prospect camp

i just got off the phone with peter hanlon (director of communications for the flames) who was returning my call querying the timing of the 2008 development camp. apparently there will be info posted on the flames site later this evening** outlining schedules and attending players.

the information that i gathered, for those (like me) who would like to set their schedules, is that goalie camp will start on monday, july 21, preceding the 'main' camp by a day. i'm uncertain if monday's drills will be open to the public, but starting tuesday, july 22, all interested parties are welcome to attend. all sessions are up for a venue change, moving from the far northeast (last year's camp was held at the don hartman sportsplex) to the more accessible pengrowth saddledome....

so..... ?
who's in ??
;)


**UPDATE: i guess if i had waited just a few more hours i would have found these links:
one for the development camp roster, and one for the schedule.


noticeably absent:
adam pardy
david van der gulik
aki seitsonen
per jonsson
brett sutter
brandon prust

ones to watch:
mikael backlund
john negrin
keith aulie
matt pelech
matt keetley
leland irving

interesting additions:
dan ryder
dustin boyd


in other news, i see on the NHL network (aka: tsn for hockey nerds) that jamie mclennan has been hired by the flames as "pro scout and director of goaltender equipment." this is a different title from the official announcement ("pro scout and director of goaltender development"), and i'm honestly wondering if this is a typo, misinformation, or if someone at tsn thinks that it's a pretty funny joke to play on the noted prankster....

7 comments:

awildermode said...

i'm uncertain if monday's drills will be open to the public, but starting tuesday, july 22, all interested parties are welcome to attend.

does that mean I can skate with the Flames??? i wish i was up there, i would go.

MetroGnome said...

Damn, you beat me to it.

I still might do my own post anyways.

walkinvisible said...

Damn, you beat me to it.

it is truly the only time of year, MG, where i'm confident i'll beat you to the punch. i start looking forward to prospect camp the very moment the cup gets handed out...

AWM: you can't skate with the boys, no. you just get to watch them do drills n' stuff to see if they're any good... and i get to sit next to sutter and keenan (see last july's posts).

MetroGnome said...

If you sit next to Keenan, can you ask him why the hell he kept playing Eriksson in the top 4 last year?

walkinvisible said...

what, you're not comin' ??

c'mooooon... call in sick. just for an hour... ;)

jonesin said...

"what, you're not comin' ??

c'mooooon... call in sick. just for an hour... ;)"

How do you call in sick for an hour???

walkinvisible said...

you tell your boss you feel like hell and you're going to the doctor... like, duh.

;)