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

RexLibris
January 02 2013 01:08PM

 

 

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.

To date, the team has drafted a high-end center prospect within the top ten (estimated at 6th overall, at the 2013 draft and added another high-end pick, estimated at around 9th overall, either a forward or defenseman. The remainder of the draft would be run with an eye to skill and hockey intelligence at all positions. Seven selections were made, two in the first round.

Rebuilding the Flames - Year 2

At the end of year one and going into training camp for year two, 2013-2014, the roster looks like this:

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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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