How to Rebuild the Calgary Flames - A Four Year (and a bit) Plan - Part Four

RexLibris
December 29 2012 11:12AM

 

 

This is a continuation of a series in which I propose a method of rebuilding the Flames organization. For a frame of reference, you can go to the first in the series here. The Flames have at their disposal four 1st round draft picks resulting from trades of Bouwmeester, Iginla and Kiprusoff, as well as their own. In addition, they have amassed five more picks in the other six rounds, with only the 3rd and 5th rounds excluded. 

Draft Day 2013 - The Gathering

My goal on draft day is to acquire a future 1st line center. Two if I can swing it.

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How to Rebuild the Calgary Flames - A Four Year (and a bit) Plan - Part Three

RexLibris
December 28 2012 09:13AM

  

 

This is a continuation of a series in which I propose a method of rebuilding the Flames organization. For a frame of reference, you can go to the first in the series here.

The Starting Point

 We left off at the last article having traded away Matt Stajan and Jey Bouwmeester. That was just the beginning.

The roster at the beginning of a shortened 2012-2013 season is pretty weak, but this team isn't going to win anything built the way it is. The last three seasons have been wasted, in my opinion, on a snipe hunt. I'll post it a little further down, but for now let's look at the bodies moving in and out before the season starts.

Does Baertschi make the team out of camp?

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How to Rebuild the Calgary Flames - A Four Year (and a bit) Plan - Part 2

RexLibris
December 23 2012 09:41AM

 

 

This is a continuation of a series in which I propose a method of rebuilding the Flames organization. For a frame of reference, you can go to the first in the series here.

Preparing for a shortened 2012-13 NHL season

As I mentioned in the first article, I am operating under a list of assumptions, the first of which is that the 2012-2013 season is an abbreviated one, beginning in January. A shortened season will be Kryptonite to this already borderline roster, while a cancelled one would be potentially catastrophic for the organization as a whole.

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How to Rebuild the Calgary Flames – A Four-Year (and a bit) Plan

RexLibris
December 22 2012 09:22AM

I've given it to Feaster and the Flames a fair bit, most recently in my rebuilding series. So I figure it is probably time to put some skin in the game and say what I would do to rebuild the Flames. No tricks, no hidden agendas. I feel it is time that I add something constructive to this conversation.

I'm going to rebuild the Calgary Flames.

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Going Back to Winnipeg: Part Deux

RexLibris
November 18 2012 12:32PM

This is part two of a two-part article looking at the Winnipeg Jets in the Revisited Series. Part one can be found here.

In the previous article I had discussed the process by which True North Sports & Entertainment had acquired, and then relocated, the Jets. I detailed the scouting staff that had been retained, as well as reviewing their record at the draft and the consequences thereof. I reviewed Kevin Cheveldayoff and Claude Noel's records that warranted their positions within the organization, and we watched a video on why Gretzky is the Anti-Christ to Manitobans and how Samuel L. Jackson missed his calling as a junior hockey coach.

In this part I will look at Evander Kane, the Jets roster and recent additions, some season prognostications and my general summation of the state, and future, of the franchise.

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