July 01 2013 10:50AM
Now that "the most important draft in organizational history" is over it's time to pick through the wreckage a bit...
June 30 2013 08:01PM
With their final three picks, the Flames took a pair of college players and a Russian defender out of the MHL.
June 30 2013 07:06PM
After the *ahem* interesting Kanzig pick in the third round, the Flames chose one of FN's darkhorse targets in the 5th round in Eric Roy. A big defender with huge offensive numbers a year ago, Roy was considered a potential first round talent before the season started. Unfortunately, Roy's offense took a step backwards and his undeveloped defensive game didn't improve, sinking his stock considerably.
June 30 2013 03:39PM
Although consensus top-10 offensive talent (and Calgary born) Hunter Shinkaruk was still on the board when the Flames took the podium, the Flames instead chose to be the first team to go well off-board in the first round by choosing QMJHL left winger Emile Poirier.
June 30 2013 10:37AM
Rumors and Speculation continue to swirl in advance of the draft. Seems there will be a lot fo fireworks today and the Nation Network will be sure to have you covered.
For the Flames, the main event probably isn't the trades but the draft itself. For the first time in draft history, the club has 3 first round picks. Calgary has not chosen as high as 6th since 1998 when they took (sigh) Rico Fata. Today is an opportunity for the organization to significantly re-stock their rather barren prospect cupboard and take a firm step towards becoming a contender again.