Pat Clarke

The New Guy, Prospects Guy, guy who has #PlayedTheGame because beer league counts. Pat sat in Section 328 for his first Canes in 2003 and will be back there this season.Since he hadn't been a STH since '08-09, he can be blamed for the playoff drought. You can follow his personal twitter @PatClarke27 and follow his daily prospect coverage at @CanesProspects.

Midseason Canes Prospect Mailbag and Recap

by Pat Clarke •  Feb 2, 2017  •  1 comment

After taking last month off I’m back with the Canes Prospect report and a bonus mailbag. First let’s highlight some of the headlines in the last six weeks: Jake Bean (0G 2A), Julien Gauthier (5G 2A), and Nicolas Roy (3G 1A) all earned silver medals…

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October 2016 Canes Prospects Report

by Pat Clarke •  Nov 4, 2016  •  0 comments

This marks the first of my monthly recaps on all the players in the pipeline not playing professionally in North America. Sorry Checkers fans (#ForNow – show your support for the blog and that could change in the future). The bulk of this and future posts…

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Leadership Is Not Built on Goals Alone

by Pat Clarke •  Oct 19, 2016  •  2 comments

You know what grinds my gears? Beat reporters offing knee-jerk ideas to a guy scoring a goal or two. The Caniac Twittervese was already salty yesterday, but I apparently threw a giant log on the fire. During the third period in the match against…

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An Introduction and Reflections on Canes Prospect Camp

by Pat Clarke •  Jul 14, 2016  •  6 comments

(Ed. note: this was written by Patrick Clarke, aka @CanesProspects.) Part of my hockey background is in coaching and officiating, where I developed an eye for evaluating talent. Enjoying individual skill development, sometimes I like watch practices and games, and focus on individual players rather…

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