First Round Targets: Joel Armia

Kent Wilson
June 11 2011 03:46PM

 

 

While Sven Bartschi is a good target for the Flames in terms abilities, the truth is it's entirely possible he'll be picked by the time the 13 choice rolls around. The lanky Fin Joel Armia, however, lands right around the Flames in just about every draft llst I've seen so far.

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First Round Targets: Sven Bartschi

Kent Wilson
June 09 2011 11:40AM

 

 

The native of Langenthal Switzerland exploded onto the WHL scene as a rookie this year, scoring 34 goals and 85 points in just 66 games for the Portland Winterhawks. Although not the biggest winger at 5'10" and 185 pounds, Bartschi nevertheless finished fifteenth in the league scoring (one place ahead of Flames prospect Ryan Howse).

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Flames Re-sign Brett Carson

Kent Wilson
June 09 2011 10:54AM

 

 

According to the Flames official twitter, the club has re-signed Brett Carson to a new, two-year deal. Incredibly, the official release also states the official terms of the deal (!): $550k, $600 for a cap hit of $575k.

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Flames Hire Hartsburg and Jamie Pringle

Kent Wilson
June 06 2011 11:25AM

 

 

As expected, the Flames announced the hiring of Craig Hartsburg today. I suspect Brent Sutter was the catalyst for this choice given their past associations. Hartsburg has had some rough times as a head coach in the league, but his resume is pretty solid otherwise. It'll be interesting to see what role he takes with the club.

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Flamesnation Draft Prep

Kent Wilson
June 04 2011 10:07AM

 

 

I guess it's about time to put the Tim Erixon unpleasantness behind us and start concentrating on better things. As you all may or may not know, Pat Steinberg, Robert Cleave and I will be attending the draft in St. Paul Minnesota in just about three weeks time. There will be pictures, interviews and radio shows starting the 23, but until then there's still a lot of ground to cover.

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