View Full Version : Winger Cunning energizes Flames, disrupts flow of games (QC Times)
12-12-2007, 01:12 PM
“I just have to come out every game, bringing that energy, being physical every game, being a pest to other teams, taking the body whenever I can,” he said. “Every shift I am out there, I have to be throwing the body around. I can’t be taking nights off. I have to be out there giving it everything, just winning all the battles.”
12-12-2007, 01:29 PM
For a guy taken in the eighth round (which they don't even have anymore), I think Cunning has done quite well. Naturally, there's limitations on a player drafted at that position (which slots him roughly with those not taken) except for an intangible or two. For Cunning, I suppose that distinction is putting forth a strong effort. A trait that was noticed by Mike Keenan in training camp. Puts the kid in good stead, no doubt.
If Cunning can continue to polish his rough edges, I think he can go on to fashion some semblance of a NHL career. I've seen a bit of his play, and I liken him to a steam train. Just kind of chugs along; a meat 'n' potatoes type that coaches appreciate.
12-12-2007, 02:20 PM
You're right, Reggie. And he's very fun to watch, since you never know what kind of trouble he's going to create!
I like him very much.
12-12-2007, 02:23 PM
Isn't Cunning's nickname "Bam Bam"? Or is that just something someone in cyberspace came up with?
12-12-2007, 02:58 PM
I recall Flames brass calling him "Bam Bam Cam" while in Omaha last year. Holditch would giggle as Cunning pasted another guy into the boards while Sutter would just smile.
12-19-2007, 12:17 PM
That was Cam Neely's nickname also.
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