Monday, August 30, 2010

Final Cuts Are Made.

I think Braden Johnson has made the cut this time as well as some other players too.

There are some good stories in the Saskatoon newspaper about some of the Blades up and comers.

Little did I know until I read it of course,Teigan Zahn and Gaelan Patterson coach one team in the intersquad game. Marek Viedensky and Stefan Elliott coached the other team. The Elliott and Viedensky guided team was victorious. 7-4 was the score.

The Blades will have 9 practices in Martensville,1 practice at Credit Union Centre.

Here is the link with the specific info:

The Blades new slogan appears to be: Let's Do This. I think this is a good one. One of the better ones in fact.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Intersquad Roster Released

On the Blades website there is the list. A handful of 16 year olds are still around. Some 18 year olds are kicking. One name that will sound familiar is Braden Johnson. Will he make the team?

More tomorrow.

Training Camp Day 3.

There is once again a write-up and a video of the games between the 4 teams on the Blades website.,As well as Les Lazaruk interviewing Ryan Olsen a 16 year old 1st rounder in 09 hoping to crack the roster this year.

He also talks with Teigan Zahn and Gaelan Patterson about what the future may look like for them. The intersquad game is set for tomorrow at 1pm. The rosters for the game are supposed to be released later today hopefully.

Slovakian Team Is Not Releasing Stastny.

I read this information in "The Verb' A small paper that can be had for free here in Saskatoon.

Andrej Stastny suffered an injury. It will require him to have surgery,he will be out 4-6 weeks.

I myself do not know if Stastny himself wants to come to Canada and play in the WHL? Or is it his team in Slovakia holding him back?

The Blades would still have two imports if Marek Viedensky came back to play in Saskatoon as a two spotter.

Time will only tell. The Blades will probably have two imports no matter what happens because it usually only costs a draft pick to acquire an import.

Day 3 of training camp resumes today in Martensville.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Training Camp Underway!!!

The Blades website has all your info about this years training camp,even a video(s) interviewing some players. Also the roster is split up into 4 teams. Go and have a look.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Blades Scout Leaves: Becomes Head/Travelling Scout for Pats

This information is courtesy of Kevin Shaw over at:

Russ Kutzak is now scouting for the Regina Pats.

The Blades will have to replace him. It is a big jump going from just a Scout to Travelling Scout/Head Scout.

I am sure that the Blades organization will miss him but a spot has opened and another opportunity has been created.

Friday, August 20, 2010

15 Blades Players Going To NHL Camps

The 3 graduated players from last season did get camp invites although Sam Klassen was already signed by the Rangers. Derek Hulak earned a tryout with the Phoenix Coyotes,Walker Wintoneak earned a tryout with the Boston Bruins.

Jyri Niemi and Marek Viedensky go to camp with the New York Rangers and San Jose Sharks (They could be back but sort of unlikely)

So really 9 current Blade players are heading to NHL camps. Randy McNaught (Rangers) Teigan Zahn (Lightning),Adam Morrison (Flyers),Curtis Hamilton (Oilers) Stefan Elliott (Avalanche) Darian Dzuirzynski,Charles Inglis (Coyotes),Gogol (Sharks), Nicholls (Maple Leafs)

There is going to be 85 players in the years training camp.

All of the above information was found in the SP sports section.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

3rd Jersey????

The Regina Pats and Prince Albert Raiders have unveiled a new 3rd jersey. The Pats' one looks nice,very vintage looking. I am now anxious to see if the Blades will make another 3rd jersey???

Here is what the last one looked like:

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Canada Wins!!!

Canada defeated the US by one goal and that goal was scored by Ryan Nugent Hopkins.

I guess Duncan Siemens will have bragging rights with Canada shutting out Lukas Sutter and the Americans. They will probably have fun with it for a while but I am sure it will be all business at Blades' Training Camp from August 25th-August 29th..

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sutter VS Siemens In Ivan Hilinka U 18 Final.

Team USA will face off against Team Canada in the Gold medal game. The game should be a good one. May the best team win!!! Congratulations to both Duncan and Lukas.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lukas Sutter Interview.

Here is the link to the interview that the Blades did with him.

It talks about how he feels about being an assistant captain and being a part of USA hockey (thanks to his dual citizenship) It also talks about the potential meeting of Canada VS USA in the finals.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Duncan Siemens Makes The Cut!!

He will now be one of 4 WHL players to play for Canada at the U-18 Tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The other 3 Dub representatives include Everett defenceman Ryan Murray,Regina defencemen Myles Bell and stand-out forward playing for Red Deer: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Congratulations to those four players mentioned above.
Just a note of interest here, Duncan Siemen's birthday Sept 7th is the same day that NHL 11 is released into stores. I am so excited to get my hands on this game!!!