Not everyone can be Jeff Gorton. On Thursday, Gorton signed Brandon Pirri to a one-year, $1.1 million contract, capping a summer in which he added a slew of inexpensive bets that come as low-risk and potentially high-reward acquisitions. It has brought in Mika Zibanejad and a second-round pick via trade as well, and added UFAs Pirri, Jimmy Vesey, Josh Jooris, Nathan Gerbe, Michael Grabner, Adam Clendening, Michael Paliotta and John Gilmour.
This is part of Calgary Flames day at PHT… Even though the 2015-16 season was a disappointing one for the Calgary Flames, they still have a great young core of young forward talent. They added to that group at the 2016 NHL draft when they selected Matthew Tkachuk with the No. 6 overall pick, immediately making him one of the team’s top prospects. The 18-year-old forward is coming off of a monster season for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League that saw him score 30 goals and add 77 assists in only 57 games. When you combine his skill, size and strength he has the potential to add a power forward dimension to the Flames lineup that none of their young forwards currently possess. That
Gordie Clark said at prospect camp that the Rangers want Steven Fogarty to bring the offense back to his game. (NYR) Clark said that the Rangers want Fogarty to continue to play a strong defensive game but wanted him to the guy from Penticton. (NYR) When he was in the BCHL with Penticton, Fogarty had 33 goals and 49 assists in 60 games. He said that Fogarty, (6-3, 212) started showing his defensive ability while in the BCHL and scouts would say that he was the best two-way player on the team. Clark said that he was placed in a defensive role at Notre Dame and that he is a player who really "understands defense." In his career at Notre Dame, Fogarty had 8 goals and 13 assists in his first two