Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dispatches From Down On The Farm

As you probably know, the Hershey Bears are one win away from advancing to the Calder Cup Finals (where they'll likely face - gasp - Mathieu Biron and the Hamilton Bulldogs).

Per Vogs, here are a couple of stats of particular interest to Caps fans:
  • Tomas Fleischmann now ranks third in AHL playoff scoring with 17 points (four goals, 13 assists).
  • Mike Green leads all AHL defensemen with seven playoff goals and is second with 13 points. He leads the league with six power play goals.

And here's Vogs' take on Flash's game three performance:

Quite simply a dazzling performance. He worked his wizardry with the puck throughout the evening, and finished with a goal and two assists. Flash’s goal was a work of art.

I would like to think that both Flash and Green are virtual locks for the big club next year, and with the confidence they're getting - and inspiring - during this playoff run, they're doing nothing to dissuade that notion.


Tyler said...

Green's a lock. No question.

But Flash has had a bunch of opportunities and he's never impressed much. Fourth-liner at best, no?

JP said...

I disagree. Flash looked much better in his last call-up, imo. I think given the right situation and ice time, he can be a top-six guy.

I don't think he's consistent enough for that role yet, but a modest break-out season this year or next would not surprise me at all.

Give him a regular shift and some PP time to start the season and let him show what he's got. The kid only just turned 23.

As for Green, I don't think he's etched in stone yet for next year, though a job is certainly his to lose.

Rage said...

Isn't Flash a LW? Is there any chance we could put him on the RW with Semin (though that line would be crazy young)?

JP said...

Flash (6'5", with the afro 6'9") is a LW by trade, but played some RW with the big club last year.

And speaking of "by trade," perhaps he's one of the assets the team will consider moving if the right deal comes along. He's got to be amongst their more attractive pieces.

Rage said...

Definitely attractive, especially given the hair and the playoff performance.