July 02 2013 07:57AM
The Stanley Cup has been won and the draft is over, but the summer is only just beginning. Unrestricted free agents will hit the open market this week and the bidding war will begin.
Normally there's at least a few big names inciting considerable interest across the league, but the truth is the UFA crop for this off-season is entirely underwhelming. The most interesting guys are probably going to be whoever gets bought out (Vincent Lecavalier, Ilya Brygalov, etc.).
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.