Deadline drama day

CAMERON MAXWELL -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:16 AM ET

For an 18-year-old, Calgary Hitmen goaltender Scott Bowles is pretty calm about today's WHL trade deadline.

All clubs have until noon to close out any deals. Bowles has been the subject of plenty of speculation of late but the affable kid from Creston, B.C., is taking it all in stride.

There's no telling what might happen today but rest assured, Bowles, who said he has not heard his name linked with any trade speculation, isn't going to hover over the phone.

"We have a day off, so I'm going to use it to relax," he said. "I hear the zoo is a nice place to go, so maybe I'll stroll around the zoo.

"I don't think anybody's going to be waiting by the telephone or the Internet because if they do, they're going to be a mess."

Bowles, who backstopped the Hitmen in their 3-0 shutout win over Swift Current last night at the Saddledome, said there's not much he can do because any trades are out of his hands.

"You really can't control what's going on outside of the game, so all I need to do is focus on what I do and what this team needs to do to not only make the playoffs but be in good position for the playoffs," said Bowles, who has a 15-12-4 record but also a reputation for giving up some weak goals.

"Some wise man a long, long time ago said control what you can control and whatever else that's out of your hands is none of your concern, so you take the advice and head out on your way," Bowles said.

Rest assured Kisio won't be hanging out at the zoo, although he'll likely be prowling around his office this morning, even though he's not expecting much to happen on the trade front regarding his club.

"It doesn't look good right now," said Kisio, who in each of the last three seasons has brought in a 20-year-old goalie, the most recent being Barry Brust last year. "We're always talking but, as of right now, it doesn't look like there'll be much done on our part."


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