The Gambit

Jonathan Willis
February 24 2009 09:50AM

chess-pieces

I’ve always enjoyed the game of chess.

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AHL Prospect Rankings: #7 – Cody Wild

Jonathan Willis
February 20 2009 12:52PM

cody Wild (left)

Cody Wild is a player who has the reputation of being an offensively-minded defenseman with shortcomings in his own zone. This season, he’s played the tough opposition in the AHL while putting up one of the best +/- numbers on the team; quite possibly at the expense of his offensive totals.

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AHL Prospect Rankings: #8 – Rob Schremp

Jonathan Willis
February 19 2009 08:59AM

Rob Schremp

Rob Schremp has one very special talent: he creates goals. He sets them up, he scores them (well, aside from this season), and he’s got a satchel full of fancy lacrosse moves that he pulls out for shootouts and minor-league All-Star games. That special talent is offset by an occasionally flagging work ethic, mediocre skating, and an inattention to defensive detail.

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AHL Prospect Rankings: #9 – Tyler Spurgeon

Jonathan Willis
February 17 2009 11:17AM

Spurgeon and Goulet

There is one major concern with Tyler Spurgeon, a concern that could ultimately decide whether or not he has an NHL career: injuries.

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AHL Prospect Rankings: #10 – Viacheslav Trukhno

Jonathan Willis
February 15 2009 09:59AM

Trukhno scores preseason goal

Slava Trukhno (whose first name is variously spelled Viacheslav, Vyacheslav or Viatcheslav) was a fourth round pick of the Oilers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Trukhno had come over to North America for the 2004-05 season, finishing second in scoring on the QMJHL’s PEI Rocket with a modest 59 points.

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