Tuesday, December 08, 2009


As most people now know Alex Pym has left the Pats which is just too bad. I was really looking forward to this season as I figured Alex would have a break out season. He had an impressive pre-season but once the teams vets returned from pro tryouts he just seemed to get pushed down the depth chart and I have no reason or explanation as to why. Even though he did have his moments good and bad..... he is a solid d-man that needed to play and I think the more he played the better he played. I do wish Alex all the best in his future endeavours, wherever they may lead him. Good luck.

Now I don't know the reasons he left nor do I really want to, but does it ever leave the Pats in the lurch for the next little while. Over Christmas it will be tough....

Depth chart:

Teubert (WJHC)
Borstmayer (U-17)
Bell (U-17)
Davidson (injured)

I've been thinking about possible replacements and have come up with a few possibilities (barring a trade or two):

Dominic Perrault - North Battleford North Stars (SJHL) - I'm not sure if he's still listed but I guess he could be one of the stop gaps.

Justin Slobozian - OCN Blizzard (MJHL) - I really hope he's listed and wants another chance in the WHL and i think he would be a good fit as a call-up during this stretch.

A few other possible prospect call-ups could be: Rhett Holland, Shamus Graham, Ryan Leonzio, Husdon Friesen, Tyler Mueller, Tyler Pavkovich, Landon Peel, Jesse Roden and Sean Whelan. I have no idea what the Pats list consists of as of right now and the names I mentioned were on the list earlier in the season and some are still prospects.
Time will tell I guess.