2023 Calgary Flames trade targets More top nine forwards

At the beginning of January, I wrote a Calgary Flames trade targets article featuring some top nine forward options. Since that article has been released, there have been some changes to that list, and changes in the trade market as a whole. With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to update the list of potential trade targets for the Flames.

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Headed for Abbotsford, here are all 9 of the Canucks newest prospect Aatu Ratys goals this season

The Vancouver Canucks pulled the trigger on a Bo Horvat trade and acquired a top-12 protected 2023 first-round pick, 25-year-old Anthony Beauvillier and 20-year-old Aatu Raty.

We will have to wait to see what the first-round pick becomes and as for Beauvillier, he is a 5’11” left winger who has nine goals and 11 assists through 49 games this season.

Easily the most interesting piece in the trade is 20-year-old C/W Raty. General manager Patrik Allvin spoke with the media tonight about what the club likes about Raty.

“Our scouting staff really liked him in his draft year,” said Allvin. “He was a highly rated player, struggled a little bit in the end of this draft year, which I think is why he slid out of the first round. But he had such a strong draft year plus one back in Finland there having a point per game, I believe in the top league there and then came back and played really strong at the World Juniors.

“We like the size, 6’2 centre, competitive, good two way game, a lot of details. For a young player to step in right away from Europe and play the way he has done in New York here for 12 games is pretty impressive. That being said, it’s up to us here, I believe we have our development staff in place and our coaching staff to help him to become a full-time NHL player here and when the time is right, we’re gonna help them with that.”

Ratu has appeared in 12 NHL games and 27 AHL games this season. Through those 39 professional games in North America, Raty has scored nine goals.

Here is what they look like!

AHL Goals (7)

NHL Goals (2)

We will have a more in-depth scouting report on Aatu Raty coming soon to CanucksArmy.

But from what we can see in these clips, the kid has a nice-looking release and some pretty good hands. His speed is good on a few of those bursts in the AHL but we will have to watch more video on him to really have a full breakdown of what the Canucks are getting with Raty.

Keep it locked here on CanucksArmy for all the latest news as we are all hard at work to blast out as much content as possible in the coming hours!

NHL Notebook Vancouver Canucks trade Bo Horvat to New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers have interest in Shayne Gostisbehere as well as Nick Bjugstad and more

The Bo Horvat era in Vancouver is over.

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Recapping the weekend split whats good with Matt Murray Leafs Morning Take

What a weekend.

As most of you know, Rosie and I took in Friday’s game from the alumni box at Scotiabank Arena. It was amazing. Naturally, we were consuming some cocktails, so I wasn’t as enraged as one would think when it came to the Matt Murray situation. It’s all good though, we dissected the entire episode on the Monday edition of Leafs Morning Take.

Seriously, it was probably for the best that I had all weekend to stew on that Houdini act.

We kicked off today’s show by breaking down Toronto’s 5-1 beatdown of the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. Skating in his 1000th NHL game, John Tavares notched two assists. Additionally, Ilya Samsonov, who isn’t afraid of playing his former team, made 23 stops to improve to 15-1-1 at Scotiabank Arena. Meantime, T.J. Brodie tallied an assist in his return to the lineup after missing 10 games with a rib injury. Indisputably, the cherry on top to a fantastic night was witnessing Morgan Rielly finally pot his first of the season.

After that, we dove into Friday night’s 6-2 loss to Ottawa —at least what we remember from it. For some reason, it feels like it was three weeks ago at this point. At any rate, the Leafs will wrap up their five game homestand on Wednesday night against the Boston Bruins. The B’s are winless in three consecutive games for the first time this season.

Lastly, we wrapped with the PointsBet Canada bet of the day.

 

Join me at 11 AM ET on Tuesday as I continue to dissect the homestand and look ahead to Wednesday night’s showdown with Boston. Also, Jay Rosehill will drop by with another instalment of 3 Hits With Rosie.

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Recap Pelletier returns to the AHL with two points in Wranglers 4-1 win over the Reign

The Calgary Wranglers had a busy week of hockey playing two midweek games at home and two weekend games on the road. Three out of four of these games were against the Ontario Reign. They finished the week against the same team they started it with and beat the Reign 4-1 on Sunday night. The game was not as spread as the score shows as two empty-net goals secured the win for the Wranglers late in the third.

Game at a glance

All the Calgary call-ups were back in the lineup for this game. Only Walker Duehr was back for Saturday’s game but Jakob Pelletier, Dennis Gilbert and Walker Duehr were all back for Sunday’s game. Dustin Wolf also got the start after Oscar Dansk played in Saturday’s game.

These teams are quite familiar with each other so this game was a hard-fought battle that really could’ve gone either way. The scoring started with the Ontario Reign. 4:06 into the first, they scored on the second shot of the game and got an early 1-0 lead. 

The Wranglers were itching for a goal back and put up quite a few shots in the first. They did manage to score before the end of the period with Jakob Pelletier netting a power play goal 18:15 into the period. Connor Zary and Jeremie Poirier assisted.

That finished up the scoring action in the first and the score sat at 1-1 going into the first intermission. The Wranglers outshot the Reign 11-5. 

In the second period, the Reign looked as if they were going to take the lead once again. With 5:56 to go in the second frame, a shot got behind Wolf, the refs waved it off and the lights in the rink flashed to celebrate an apparent goal.

The teams were going to continue to play but the lights being darkened stopped play. The officials reviewed the goal and it didn’t end up crossing the goal line. Nicolas Meloche chipped the puck out of the crease and saved a Reign goal.

Playing off the good luck for the Wranglers, they managed to score another goal in the last minute of the second. Matthew Phillips scored for the first time in five games. Having Jakob Pelletier back in the lineup must have been a bit of a push for Phillips. Jakob Pelletier and Ilya Solovyov assisted on the go-ahead goal.

The second ended with the Wranglers ahead 2-1 and outshooting the Reign 24-12. The third brought a little bit more of effort by Ontario but it wasn’t quite enough to get any goals back. They outshot Calgary 10-8 in the third but Dustin Wolf held it down between the pipes. 

Ontario pulled their goalie with 1:47 to go in regulation and with 1:03 to go, Walker Duehr scored in the empty night for the second night in a row. Ontario pulled their goalie once again with 45 seconds to go an Calgary scored on the empty net once again to bring their lead up to 4-1. Ben Jones was the goal scorer for the second empty-netter.

That finished up the game for the night and Jakob Pelletier took the first star on the night and his linemate, Matthew Phillips was awarded the third star. The Wranglers ended with a 32-22 edge in shots.  

Next up

The Wranglers’ road trip has already come to a close and they will be back home later this week to host the Bakersfield Condors for the AHL Battle of Alberta. The first game will be on Thursday and they will finish up their pair of games against the Oilers affiliate on Friday night. Both games are set to start at 7:00 p.m. MT.

Patrik Allvin talks Bo Horvat trade and the Canucks process for naming a new captain

Hours after the Monday afternoon trade that sent Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat to the New York Islanders, general manager Patrik Allvin met with the media to field questions about the day’s events.

Allvin began by thanking Horvat on behalf of the organization for his time in Vancouver, and for his services as the team’s captain for the past four seasons.

“On behalf of the Vancouver Canucks organization, I wanted to thank Bo Horvat for his nine years here in Vancouver. Being a great captain, and leader, good hockey player, and a good person, what he’s done on and off the ice here. Definitely want to thank Bo for that.”

Allvin talked about the return of the trade, which saw the Canucks acquire a 2023 first round pick, Anthony Beauvillier, and prospect Aatu Raty from the Islanders.

“You know what? You can look at it that we actually got three first rounders back here,” said Allvin. “I think it was important for us to get a first round pick back. We’ve got a young prospect in Aatu Raty, and again we’re getting a 25-year-old young player in Anthony Beauvillier back here that has been playing pretty consistent for the New York Islanders over the last couple of years. I’ve seen him a lot in my previous organization in the playoffs. I like the details he plays with, his tenacity, his puck hunting. I think he will fit in well here in our top six group on the left side.”

Allvin made it clear that the Canucks are big believers in both of the players his club got back in this trade, and added that they hope Raty can continue to develop under the close watch of the Canucks’ development staff out in Abbotsford.

“Our scouting staff really liked him in his draft year,” said Allvin of Raty. “He was a highly rated player, struggled a little bit in the end of this draft year, which I think is why he slid out of the first round. But he had such a strong draft year plus one back in Finland there having a point per game, I believe in the top league there and then came back and played really strong at the World Juniors. We like the size, 6’2 centre, competitive, good two way game, a lot of details. For a young player to step in right away from Europe and play the way he has done in New York here for 12 games is pretty impressive.”

Finally, Allvin was asked about the void in the leadership group and whether or not the team would name another captain. While he didn’t know exactly when they would name a new captain, Allvin made it clear that he expects the Canucks’ two young stars to step up in Horvat’s absence.

“It’s hard to move, move, move your captain away. It was definitely a hard conversation that I had with Jim and here Rick Tocchet,” said Allvin. “As I said, there is a lot of young players here and particularly Pettersson and Quinn Hughes have shown that they’re capable of being leaders of this team. So we’ll sit down as a staff and talk about it here over the next couple of days… Not a rush, but I do think there will be a decision here either way with what we come up with.

“But I do think Pettersson and Quinn Hughes have shown they’re capable of taking over this team.”