July 26 2013 09:44AM
FlamesNation recently did an in-depth, democratically structured prospect ranking. This was before the recent draft and included TJ Brodie owing to the age cut-off point. It was a fine list, but is now incomplete thanks to the 2013 selections, and parts of it didn't reflect my personal ratings of the Flames hopefuls. In addition, Corey Pronman recently released his own Flames top 10- ranking, so I wanted to add my own take to set up things heading into the new season.
So, without further ado...
July 23 2013 02:47PM
It's the off-season and the Flames are entering slumber mode until training camp. Nevertheless I still have a few things kicking around my head, including stuff on Sieloff and Jankowski.
- With Pat Sieloff signing his ELC, I've heard a lot of noise about him potentially turning pro this year. Sieloff is a rare CHLer in that he can skip right to the AHL at 19 because he spent his 17-18 year old season in the US development system. Taking that preliminary development step would probably be good for a lot of teens who are stuck in juniors owing to the CHL-AHL arrangement, but I'm not sure what the rush is with this particular player.
July 22 2013 12:00PM
Jay Feaster continues to cross items off his summer "to-do" list. This weekend RFA's Lance Bouma and Paul Byron were inked to 1-year, two-way deals while word came down today that 6th overall pick Sean Monahan has been signed to a 3-year entry level contract. Like many high-level draft picks, Monahan's deal features a few performance bonuses that push up the annual average cap hit to $1.775M per season.
July 20 2013 10:55AM
The roster is more or less set. The schedule is done. New divisions have been created and with them a new post-season cut-off format. It's time to start guessing where the Flames will land next season.
July 19 2013 05:19PM
Feaster knocked two more names off the list today, inking former second rounder Patrick Sieloff as well as 23 year old AHL all-star Mark Cundari to a pair of contracts.