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Flyers Prospect Round Up | November
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Here's the latest on some of the the Flyers juniors and college prospects, presented to you with, I believe, only 1 sex joke (maybe 2):

If you've been following our tweets you've probably ignored a couple links on the kid who has become the Flyers most intriguing prospect - Brendan Ranford. The 18 year old WHLer was recently named the CHL player of the week after a 6 point performance in a double header. Ranford was one of the youngest players chosen to play on Team WHL in the annual Subway Series against the Soviets and is currently 4th in the WHL in points and first in goals. Looking like this kid might not be a bad deal at all for a 7th rounder.

Michael Chaput, the Lewiston Manieac of the QMJHL, is on a similar scoring pace to last year's with 19 points in 23 games. As our highest draft pick last summer (3rd Round) this doesn't exactly bode well for his development. He's wearing an A up there in Lewiston and will hopefully pick up the scoring pace if he has any interest in turning pro at the end of this season. There's also a strong chance that he's seen the Phantoms record and has no interest in joining that club next year, so he's playing it safe hoping for another year of banging Bates co-eds.

Michael Parks was tearing up the USHL with 6 points in 9 games for the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders before he was selected to play on Team USA in the World Junior A Challenge. Parks notched two goals during Team USA's tournament sweep, in which they outscored their opponents 27-10. Park recently returned to the Rough Riders, where he hopes to continue riding rough.

Our 4th round pick from last summer's draft, Tye McGinn, is putting up about a point a game for Claude Giroux's Gatineau Olympiques, while also handing out curb stompings like this:



After they drafted him the Flyers convinced stay-at-home Swedish defenseman Richard Blidstrand to not stay at home and come over to North America and hone his skills as a member of the Regina Pats of the WHL. So far this season Blidstrand has 5 points in 22 games. Blidstrand's been playing mostly on the third pairing for the Pats and has the worst plus/minus on the team!

Simon Bertilsson is in Sweden.

2009 6th Rounder David Labrecque has helped his Shawinigan Cataractes to a 15-6-1 record in the QMJHL by contributing 20 points in 17 games so far this season, including two assists in a game against Victoriaville last night. One of them coming on the OT winner.

And finally, our sole college prospect, Danish beanpole Oliver Lauridsen, has two points in 13 games during his junior year at St. Cloud State. He has not admitted as much, but knows the chances of him ever seeing time in an NHL game are not next to nothing, but riding nothing missionary.

A great many deal of our prospects have combined to form what could prove to be one of the worst teams in AHL history this year up in Glen Falls, New York. The Phantoms are 3-13-2 and are being outscored nearly 2-to-1 on a nightly basis. I think Riley Cote needs to lace those Bauers back up and give that first line a kick in the ass. Cote's not only a Calder winner (Cup, not Trophy), but has 8 AHL goals to his credit - which would be almost 1/4 of the goals the Phantoms have managed to put up in 18 games this year.