Flames Darkhorse Targets 2016: Rem Pitlick

Byron Bader
June 22 2016 08:00AM

Pitlick Picture

Photo Credit: Michael Caples/MiHockey

Today we profile 19-year-old Rem Pitlick of the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL, a high-scoring over-ager that is expected to be drafted very late in the 2016 draft. His father, Lance Pitlick, had a moderate career in the NHL as a defenseman through the 1990's and early 2000's.

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Flames Darkhorse Targets 2016: Matthew Phillips

Byron Bader
June 16 2016 08:00AM

Matthew Phillips, the ultimate darkhorse, stands 5'6'' and weighs 140 pounds. He is the smallest draft-eligible player of the WHL and likely the entire draft class. His numbers aren't elite like DeBrincat which means, given his size, he will go somewhere between rounds three and seven, if he goes at all.

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Flames Draft Targets: Cam Morrison

Byron Bader
June 14 2016 08:00AM

ed: We couldn't get an actual picture of Morrison, so here's a picture of an eagle because he played in the USHL and America, or something (though he's Canadian). Also apparently eagles are CONSTANTLY at sporting events? This is a really fun gallery.

Cameron Morrison is a big bodied scoring center from the USHL that projects to go in the second or third round (ranked 46th amongst North American players by Central Scouting) that could be a good fit for one of the Flames' three second rounders.

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Flames Darkhorse Targets 2016: Tyson Jost

Byron Bader
June 02 2016 08:00AM

Tyson Jost, a mid-first round projection for 2016, is our next prospect target. There's little chance he is legitimately in the sixth overall conversation but his stock rose after an exceptional U18 tournament and he is the most highly-touted prospect to come out of the BCHL since Kyle Turris, who went third overall in 2007, so let's dive into the player.

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Flames Darkhorse First Round Targets 2016: Clayton Keller

Byron Bader
May 26 2016 08:00AM

Every year there's a few players that jump up much higher than they were projected and players that fall much further than they were projected. 

Clayton Keller, although unlikely to go sixth, is a possible reach target that could be on the Flames' radar if they're not completely sold on whoever is left to them between Nylander, Tkachuk, Dubois or a top-end defender. Keller is generally thought of as a tier or two below the Tkachuk, Nylander, Dubois group but there are a few arguments for why he might be in the sixth conversation.

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