The Edmonton Oilers organization is hosting a prospect tournament in Camrose Alberta for the prospects of the Flames, Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. Last night, in the first meeting the Flames' prospects squeaked out a 1-0 victory over the Oilers Prospects, here is break down of a few of the standouts in my not so humble opinion.
Devan Dubnyk- Goalie: You can see why the oilers drafted this guy, he's huge!! A butterfly Goalie who played very well all night, the lone goal came after he went down a second too early, aside from that he was very solid.
Geoff Paukovich- Forward: Has good size, is getting down his form really well for hitting people from behind, has broken one neck already and maybe two now.
Cody Wild- Defense: Made a few nice plays and looked very poised, has breakaway speed.
Theo Peckham- Defense: Probably the best defenseman last night on the ice, very sound.
Colin McDonald- Forward: Showed tenacity and grit, made some good plays, had the best scoring chance of the night on a breakaway that was a for sure goal if the goalie wasn't catching right handed.
Michael Backlund- Forward: Showed why the Flames Organization picked him first round, made great passes despite the horrible ice conditions, missed a shot over Dubnyk by inches.
Greg Nemisz- Forward: First round pick in the most recent draft, went to the net and used his size all night, shows huge promise.
J.D. Watt- Forward: Antagonized the Oilers bench all night, was a buzz saw and played his checking role very well.
T.J. Brodie- Defence: Not expected to be the best flame defenseman on the night however was extremely cool under pressure and skated very well.
Matt Keetley- Goalie: Not tested too much but made two or three nice saves and one huge save on a breakaway to preserve the shutout.
If you're interested in any of the players I didn't mention I'll be glad to let you know my amateur scouting report on them!