Future Considerations

Heads up for Siemens
June 23, 2011, 7:27 pm
Filed under: NHL Entry Draft, WHL | Tags: , ,

From Aaron Vickers:

Keep your head up.

It’s what opposing Western Hockey League forwards have learned when coming down the wing against the Saskatoon Blades.

More specifically: Duncan Siemens.

Siemens, ranked 11th in Future Considerations’ final ranking for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, will not hesitate to throw the body around.

“My style is more of a shutdown defenseman, hard to play against, physical,” Siemens said. “I like to contribute offensively as best I can but (I’m) definitely more of a shutdown defenseman that plays with an edge.”

Or his fists, for that matter.

Siemens dropped the gloves seven times during his draft year. Eight if you count the dust up in the CHL Top Prospects Game against fellow draft eligible David Musil. Continue reading

Consider This! Time To Amend NHL/CHL Agreement
February 20, 2011, 5:33 pm
Filed under: NHL, OHL, QMJHL, WHL | Tags: , , , , ,

From Aaron Vickers:

The Brandon Wheat Kings and subsequently, the Saskatoon Blades were given a gift from the Los Angeles Kings in the near year.

Brayden Schenn.

The Wheat Kings were able to option Schenn to the Blades before the WHL’s trade deadline, receiving a ransom for arguably the best player in Major Junior this year. Continue reading