The FN Faceoff: Draft Lottery, the Heat and More (7pm MT Live)

Ryan Pike
April 15 2014 03:00PM

We're back with a very news-filled edition of the FlamesNation Faceoff!

On the docket:

  • The aftermath of the annual NHL Draft Lottery!
  • The announcement that the Abbotsford Heat will soon be no more!
  • The aftermath of the 2013-14 Calgary Flames regular season!
  • And general ballyhoo and merriment!

Join us, won't you?

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Ryan Pike is a Calgary native and FlamesNation's managing editor. He's covered the Flames and the NHL since 2010. His work can also be found at The Hockey Writers and The Wrestling Observer.
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#1 Jeff In Lethbridge
April 15 2014, 04:11PM
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@flamesout

hahaha I don't even mind your trolling, and genuinely hope that you feep better now. we all can sympathise with how rough you poor oiler fans have had it. heck, even Rexall doesn't have enough meds to numb the pain or calm the overpowering depression.

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#2 BurningSensation
April 15 2014, 05:30PM
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@flamesout

8-1

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#3 Flash
April 15 2014, 06:25PM
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So Edmonton missed out on #1 by 1 point. That feels good.

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#4 Rockmorton65
April 15 2014, 04:41PM
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@Jeff In Lethbridge

I know, right? Isn't it funny how the guy who owns the Oilers also owns a company that specializes in pain killers and anti-depressants? Talk about a perfect fit!

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#5 prendrefeu
April 15 2014, 06:52PM
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We're number 4! We're number 4! We're number 4! We're number 4!

Still top a five pick on a draft. Still stoked. Still great year as a fan, really liked the job Hartley has done, loved seeing the progress and development in the team. Top five pick coming. Tonnes of cap space. Great atmosphere in the locker room. Owners that give a f*ck. Intelligent, smart and passionate fan base. Teams know that Calgary ain't no pushover. Don Cherry givin' the Flames props during a down year. Tortoise losing his mind. Intensity. Rambo. The Gaudfather. Ahnold. Money. Brodano. Lord Byron. Backs. Svennnnnn. Spoon. Poirier*.

Yeah, future's looking bright, son. Looking damn bright.

*Haven't come up with a name for him yet. Something to do with jets or wheels or truculence with ridiculous speed. No idea yet.

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#6 Colin
April 15 2014, 06:13PM
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Jajarh wrote:

Please don't get drafted by an Albertan team... Please don't get drafted by an Albertan team. That is what the prospects are thinking.

Completely disagree with regards to one Alberta team, Calgary has shown an ability to draft and develop some rookies lately and had a TON of them suit up this year and is giving them a bunch of fair shakes. Now Edmonton on the other hand.......

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#7 KetchupKid
April 15 2014, 06:22PM
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Florida. I hate Florida.

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#8 Kent Wilson
April 15 2014, 05:57PM
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flamesout wrote:

The oilers are in such a better place then us. We have nothing. Monohan and Giordano should get traded for and 3rd round and 4th round pick respectively . I wish we had the oilers roster

BEST

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#9 ?
April 15 2014, 06:01PM
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"Monohan", like seriously? If you wanna troll, mind spelling the dude's name right?

That's like me saying Yacapuv is really bad, although that is somewhat justified.

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#10 schmenkley
April 15 2014, 06:18PM
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Worst. Troll. Job. Ever.

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#11 flamesout
April 15 2014, 03:54PM
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The oilers are in such a better place then us. We have nothing. Monohan and Giordano should get traded for and 3rd round and 4th round pick respectively . I wish we had the oilers roster

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#12 bookofloob
April 15 2014, 05:42PM
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flamesout wrote:

The oilers are in such a better place then us. We have nothing. Monohan and Giordano should get traded for and 3rd round and 4th round pick respectively . I wish we had the oilers roster

OBVI

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#13 mk
April 15 2014, 06:48PM
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BurningSensation wrote:

8-1

Only response needed.

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#14 Jeff In Lethbridge
April 15 2014, 06:33PM
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so, being on the road i havent heard... are the flames drafting 4th then?

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#15 Vintage Flame
April 15 2014, 09:48PM
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Is Jeremy VF?

That entirely depends on how you react to the answer..

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#16 Jajarh
April 15 2014, 06:02PM
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Please don't get drafted by an Albertan team... Please don't get drafted by an Albertan team. That is what the prospects are thinking.

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#17 spx03
April 15 2014, 06:19PM
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This is maybe the most stressful way they could do the lottery

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#18 RKD
April 15 2014, 06:29PM
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Panthers win the lottery, what's the over/under on Luongo aka Strombone1 sending out a funny tweet?

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#19 etianap
April 15 2014, 06:33PM
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Is not the first overall but could had been worst.

1. The good forcing after the deadline looked to favor a 5th overall with the projection to slip to 6th which would not be very nice as I saw even on FN a consensul that is a significant gap after the top 5.

2. Then it was a 4th overall with projection a probability to slip to the fifth, not so bad.

3. Now, we're at least locked to the 4th; that means that one of Ekblad, Reinhart, Bennett, Draisatl, Dal Colle will be available, with an upside for the Flames scouting and management to not have the last "slipper" from the top five.

4. If we'll not have a surprise from the team next season and the things will be more or less the same with this season, we'll have a shot to McDavid next year. As the probability for two 1st overall in row is little, somehow is good that we haven't won this lottery draft.

Waiting with interest the draft in Philadelphia...

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#20 bookofloob
April 15 2014, 08:18PM
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What is this Jeremy fellow doing?

We ask that question all the time

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#21 KingQuong
April 16 2014, 01:37AM
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prendrefeu wrote:

We're number 4! We're number 4! We're number 4! We're number 4!

Still top a five pick on a draft. Still stoked. Still great year as a fan, really liked the job Hartley has done, loved seeing the progress and development in the team. Top five pick coming. Tonnes of cap space. Great atmosphere in the locker room. Owners that give a f*ck. Intelligent, smart and passionate fan base. Teams know that Calgary ain't no pushover. Don Cherry givin' the Flames props during a down year. Tortoise losing his mind. Intensity. Rambo. The Gaudfather. Ahnold. Money. Brodano. Lord Byron. Backs. Svennnnnn. Spoon. Poirier*.

Yeah, future's looking bright, son. Looking damn bright.

*Haven't come up with a name for him yet. Something to do with jets or wheels or truculence with ridiculous speed. No idea yet.

Emile the pain train Poirier

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#22 Mort
April 16 2014, 02:24AM
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For anyone wondering, here's a link to the compilation of Gaudreau's shifts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWAP6hrSMZk

He made some pretty deft plays a couple of times, but the best part in my opinion (besides the goal) would be right around 12:24, at which point Stanton does everything he can to get Gaudreau off the puck, but Johnny does a great job of holding onto the puck.

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#23 Baalzamon
April 15 2014, 07:02PM
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@prendrefeu

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#24 Skuehler
April 16 2014, 12:37AM
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@prendrefeu

How about French Toast ...as in, he's French and you're toast dude!

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#25 ChinookArch
April 15 2014, 07:01PM
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Watch channel is the lottery on and what time?

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#26 ChinookArch
April 15 2014, 07:16PM
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ChinookArch wrote:

Watch channel is the lottery on and what time?

Never mind.

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#27 ?
April 15 2014, 07:21PM
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What is this Jeremy fellow doing?

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#28 bookofloob
April 15 2014, 08:16PM
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Those Ryans sure know how to talk!

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#29 ChinookArch
April 15 2014, 09:26PM
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@?

Is Jeremy VF?

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#30 Vintage Flame
April 15 2014, 09:32PM
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We ask that question all the time

Jeremy was the worst. I mean who logs into a video chat when their audio isn't working. How embarrassing.

He was the best looking of the bunch though.

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#31 Fire It Up
April 16 2014, 05:11AM
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prendrefeu wrote:

We're number 4! We're number 4! We're number 4! We're number 4!

Still top a five pick on a draft. Still stoked. Still great year as a fan, really liked the job Hartley has done, loved seeing the progress and development in the team. Top five pick coming. Tonnes of cap space. Great atmosphere in the locker room. Owners that give a f*ck. Intelligent, smart and passionate fan base. Teams know that Calgary ain't no pushover. Don Cherry givin' the Flames props during a down year. Tortoise losing his mind. Intensity. Rambo. The Gaudfather. Ahnold. Money. Brodano. Lord Byron. Backs. Svennnnnn. Spoon. Poirier*.

Yeah, future's looking bright, son. Looking damn bright.

*Haven't come up with a name for him yet. Something to do with jets or wheels or truculence with ridiculous speed. No idea yet.

We'll call him E-wheel.

E-wheel Poirier.

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#32 ChinookArch
April 16 2014, 06:44AM
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Vintage Flame wrote:

That entirely depends on how you react to the answer..

I think your younger than me. Not so vintage.

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