Ryan Donally is a big
strapping left winger with great size, and a mean streak.
He'll be watched closely over the next 18 months to see if
he develops enough to warrant a contract.
Leclerc - a second tier NHL powerforward, with the ability
to chip in with the fists when the time comes.
pick ... any number of large junior hockey players that
don't have either the foot speed or hands to compete at the
The Calgary Flames
are in dire need of size, and size is something Ryan
Donally has in abundance. However, size alone won't
get him to the NHL, hence the question mark.
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