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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Flames First Round Targets 2016: Matthew Tkachuk

Byron Bader
May 20 2016 08:00AM

Matthew Tkachuk, son of NHL legend Keith Tkachuk who played with the Jets, Coyotes, Blues and Thrashers, is most certainly going to a western Canadian team in the 2016 NHL draft. Nearly every draft ranking and mock draft thus far has him going between fourth and sixth. There's a good chance the Flames end up with him, especially if the Oilers and/or Canucks decide a defenseman is their need with their first pick.

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Early thoughts on the 2016 top 5 forwards

Byron Bader
March 08 2016 12:00PM

Sixteen games left in the season and we can say with 99% confidence that the Flames will not be making the post-season dance. A horrendous season has nearly come and gone. Many would have guessed the Flames would have fallen back this year after the miracle season of 2014-15 but would we have guessed they would be fighting it out with Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Buffalo for last overall... probably not. It's not all bad... it's mostly bad... but at least it appears we're going to get a top five pick out of the deal. 

I have some thoughts on the 2016 top five forwards. Join me on a look at the numbers.

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