Bill F-ing Murray

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  1. Mackenze Stewart Talk

    By Drew Wilson paNOW Staff The story of MacKenze Stewart is a tale of perseverance in the face of tremendous adversity. The towering 17-year-old defenseman has beaten the odds all his young life. The Calgary native who is on the cusp of making the Prince Albert Raiders had to overcome a lot just to play hockey. "I was born deaf." said Stewart. "Then I had a lot of surgeries, so I didn't start playing hockey until I was in grade six, so 12-years-old." However, once Mackenze hit the ice, he developed quickly. "As soon as I started hockey, I loved it, I kept progressing and working hard and it got me to where I am today." Up until that point, lacing on the skates had been merely a dream of a young boy facing a considerable life challenge. "I always had an interest in the sport," said Stewart. "I was watching it on CBC, Hockey Night in Canada, sit down and watch it with my dad and played street hockey all the time. It was always fun and became a part of my life." Stewart is an imposing figure on the ice. His 6'3" 225 pound frame caught the attention of Raider scouts while scoring 3 goals and 8 assists in 24 games with the Okotoks Bisons of the Heritage Jr-B League and picked up valuable experience making it all the way to the final of the Alberta Jr-B championship tournament. Stewart also feels he continues to improve the deeper he goes into a new WHL experience. "I feel I played a lot better in main camp than rookie camp, but I've still got a lot of work to do and hopefully make it through to the (regular) season and work my way up into the lineup." MacKenzie feels adversity early in life has helped his hockey career. "Definitely all the hard work and knowing what it takes and you've got to pay a price to be where you want to be and it's definitely a big commitment, I was willing to do what it took to get me where I am, and still am today." Mackenzie Stewart has been an A-student at Calgary's Edge School which has an excellent Midget hockey program, but chose to play Jr-B last season feeling it would be better for his development. However, the chance to play in the WHL as a 17-year-old considering a young life full of obstacles is still sometimes hard to believe. "I never expected a situation like this. I have a lot of friends I've definitely looked up to in the league and I thought, wow, what a chance, what an opportunity to get where they are." said Stewart. "It was a surprise I even got an invite to this (Raider camp) this year and be where I am right now. I'm in a pretty good position. It's pretty much a lifelong dream" That dream will continue as the Raiders open the preseason Friday 7pm at home against Saskatoon with the home-and-home series closing out Saturday night in Warman.
  2. Gustav Forsling Talk

    undersized d man that has offensive upside considered a sleeper here Gustav Forsling, Defenseman, Linkoping U18 (Sweden) Slightly undersized defenseman is especially effective in the offensive zone where he adept at either using his very heavy shot or distributing the puck quickly and efficiently. Size is always a factor but his skating and hockey I.Q make up for it.
  3. Nikita Tryamkin | D

    2010-11: Nikita Tryamkin skated for the Automobolist 1994-born team in the Ural region of Russia. He scored 6 goals with 3 assists and had 155 penalty minutes in 34 games. Tryamkin was selected by the club's KHL team in the third round (66tH overall) of the 2011 KHL Draft. 2011-12: Tryamkin played for Auto Yekaterinburg's U22 team in the MHL as a 17-year-old and skated for Russia's U18 team in the 2011 Sergei Zholtok Memorial tournament. He scored 3 goals with 9 assists and was -7 with 82 penalty minutes in 60 MHL games during the regular season and was +3 with no points and 8 penalty minutes in nine games during the MHL play-out series. He had 1 assist in three games at the Sergei Zholtok tournament. 2012-13: Tryamkin skated in 32 KHL games for Avtomobilist — splitting the season between the KHL and MHL — and represented Russia in a pair of Four Nations tournaments at the U20 and U19 levels. He scored 3 goals with 1 assist and was -4 with 12 penalty minutes as Yekaterinburg finished last in the Kharlamov Division; winning a league fewest eight games. In nine relegation games he was +3 with no points and 8 penalty minutes. Tryamkin scored 8 goals with 10 assists and was +9 with 58 penalty minutes in 28 regular season MHL games for Auto and added 1 goal with 2 assists, finishing -5 with 40 penalty minutes, in eight playoff games. He was +1 with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in three games with the Russia U20 team and was +3 with 1 goal and 2 penalty minutes in three games for the U19 squad. Tryamkin was ranked 123rd amongst International skaters in his second year of eligibility for the NHL Draft but was not selected. 2013-14: Tryamkin returned to Automobilist for his second KHL season and played for Russia's U20 team in the 2014 World Junior Championship. He scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was +5 with 2 penalty minutes in seven games at the World Junior Championship. Russia defeated Canada, 2-1, to win the bronze medal. Tryamkin was ranked 25th amongst European skaters in Central Scouting's mid-season rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft. Talent Analysis A huge defender with a cannon of a shot, Tryamkin is an intriguing prospect who has been oddly overlooked during two NHL Drafts. His size and puck skills are certainly interesting even for North American teams, who may have gleaned some good indications on his game during the recent WJC, where he was an important player on the Russian blue line. Tryamkin should work on his skating and positional play, but has some good intangibles.
  4. Bo Horvat Talk

    brule was a offensive player that was sent out to check. When you are expected to be great on a crap team I can see that hurting development more as the whole locker room is having confidence issues. Being surrounded by people who are experiencing the turmoil day in and day out weighs on you and being so young can imo hold you back. bo has a chance to prove himself to the organization. If his play shows he is ready, then play him. All of this talk about bo staying or going is putting the cart before the horse. since the draft I have to admit that everything i see about him is exciting me like a child before christmas. Well ok a child that has been told that santa is not coming, not real and remembers last year when drunk santa started to strip again.
  5. Nicklas Jensen Talk

    He wouldn't come here right away. Some playing time in Chicago to get reacquainted with NA style of hockey would be good. But if they could rush it a bit that would be great mmmmkay.
  6. OMG! I just laughed myself silly with your sig! That image is just great!

    Yhank ou for the comics relief, I needed it.