June 27 2014 10:32PM
Day one of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft is in the books. Calgary picked a really good hockey player in one Sam Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs. All appears well in Flames-Land, as the team's new brass didn't overpay to get an asset, or leverage picks for magic beans or any such non-sense.
And there's six more rounds remaining, with the Flames owning six more draft picks!
June 27 2014 05:38PM
The Calgary Flames finally have their Sam.
In a move telegraphed when the previous three teams made the picks that everyone - more or less - had predicted they would, the Calgary Flames selected Kingston Frontenacs forward Sam Bennett at 4th overall.
June 27 2014 02:15PM
The scouts have argued. The press box coffee at the Saddledome has gone cold. The hockey world has worked itself into a lather with trade rumours and pick speculation.
It must be Draft Day.
June 26 2014 11:08AM
It's almost time!
The 2014 NHL Draft goes Friday and Saturday from scenic Philadelphia, PA. The Calgary Flames own five picks in the first three rounds. To edify my own curiosity, I went ahead and made a fancy table of every Flames pick in the first three rounds since 2001 - the year Tod Button became head scout and began running the draft board. Each player is listed in overall order, and listed with the number of pro games they've played split into North America's three major leagues (the NHL, the AHL and the ECHL).
Table after the jump!
June 25 2014 01:15PM
The Western Hockey League, home of the Calgary Hitmen (owned by the Flames) released its 2014-15 regular season schedule this morning. Because the Flames have many drafted players currently in the 'Dub, we now know when we'll have the chance to see prospects play live!
And depending on the results of this weekend's NHL Draft, there will probably be more names added to this list on Monday.