This is the funniest story..can't believe that I didn't notice it before...
Spring 2011, I had just started into traction therapy on my back, and was spending spring break at my parents house in Chilliwack, BC with my 2 sons.
The (then) Chilliwack Bruins (now relocated to Victoria, BC)was playing the Kelowna Rockets, so my Dad, my oldest son and I went to check out the game. I was extremely impressed with the presence of the Chilliwack Bruins Captain, on Brandon Manning.
I remember saying he was the best player on the ice for both teams, and he did everything, he scored, he hit, he fought, and was a hell of a force all night long. I said I can see him being in the NHL as he had really good size, speed, and hockey sense.
I just realized that the Manning we signed last year is that same guy. I don't think he will be a Pronger or Lidstom, but he should be able to be a regular 4-6 dman.
Very excited about him being with the Flyers.
Posted on Jun 23, 2012, 11:53 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52