Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Blades Re-tooling For Next Season??

firstly here are 3 more pictures.

The first one is a sign by a restaurant near my house:

If you look back at the Saskatoon Blades 2009-2010 campaign,they accomplished many things: They battled hard with those same Wheat Kings in an attempt to repeat as East Division Champions. Near the end of 2009 and starting the new year they posted a 5-1 record on their US Division roadie. With one game in Cranbrook as well.

They posted a regular season record of 46 wins 19 losses for 99 points. They were also in the CHL top 10 for most,if not all of the regular season.

They swept their 1st round opponent, in the 2nd round they came back from being down 2-0 and almost forced a game #7.

Now a look ahead to next season. The bridge city bunch have 9 twenty year old possibilities but only 3 spots.

Here are the candidates: Jeremy Boyer,Gaelan Patterson,Steven Stanford,Travis Toomey,Sena Acolatse,Teigan Zahn,Randy McNaught,Marek Viedensky,and Jyri Niemi. The last two are probably not going to be returning since they are both drafted and take up two spots (but you never know)

I am going to wait until I make a prediction as to who I think will stick with the Blades as 20 year olds.

Now a look at the rookies that could possibly making the team next season. Ryan Olsen,a 1st round pick of the Blades in 2009. Darren Dietz a 17 year old defencemen from Medicine Hat. Colton Robak (yes that is the younger brother of Wheat Kings d-man Colby Robak) Davis Vandane.

There may be some names that I missed.

Now the forwards. I think that Lukas Sutter will make the team based on his impressive showing in his time with the team. Ryan Olsen should challenge for a spot. Alex Elliott. Does the name sound familiar? If Stefan and Alex are related,I hope that hockey runs in their family.

Braden Johnson who was up playing for the Blades this season until trades were made and he was sent down. Levi Bews could make the jump as well. Also Jonathon Robinson the kid from California could surprise some people but at least he is reporting... US flavor.... remember Aaron Bader??

Their may be some names that I missed.

Both Steven Stanford and Adam Morrison could return to keep the goaltending situation under control next season.

One more thing Wired 96.3 pulled some pranks on the Red Deer Rebels and Brandon Wheat Kings... quite funny if you are a Blades fan. If you want to listen go to Wired 96.3's facebook page and it is there....some searching is required though.

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