June 27 2015 09:20AM
Brad Treliving is not a timid man, it seems.
For the second time in as many days, he made a bold move at the NHL Draft to improve his team. He sent two picks (76th and 83rd) to the Arizona Coyotes for the 60th overall pick, then selected Swedish defender Oliver Kylington.
June 27 2015 09:09AM
After trading away their first three picks of the draft yesterday for Dougie Hamilton, the Calgary Flames have added another defender from Ontario with the 53rd selection. The Flames used their pick to select Rasmus Andersson of the Barrie Colts.
June 26 2015 10:59PM
It's not often that a team that trades away its first round pick in the NHL Draft is considered one of the big winners of the event's first day. Of course, it's not often that a player the likes of Dougie Hamilton is traded, so today was unusual all-around.
The Calgary Flames took an indisputable step forward in their rebuild today. And they paid a big, big price for it.
June 26 2015 10:04PM
We've spent the evening accumulating some quotes encapsulating the reactions regarding the trade earlier today between the Calgary Flames and the Boston Bruins involving Dougie Hamilton.
Even more than digging into the numbers, you get the sense from the quotes from both sides - and from Hamilton - that this is a big deal for everybody involved. When you have a 22-year-old player of this caliber, when he gets moved to another team - and a team that's in many ways seemingly headed in the opposition direct of the Bruins right now - it's huge.
We've organized what we've collected and curated after the jump: big thanks to Sportsnet 960 The Fan for making the audio of the Brad Treliving press conference in Sunrise, FL available, to Nations overlord Thomas Drance for the quotes from Bruins GM Don Sweeney, and to the Flames PR staff for organizing a quick conference call with Dougie Hamilton prior to the beginning of the first round.
June 26 2015 07:23PM
Earlier today, the Calgary Flames made a big splash at the Draft by trading for Dougie Hamilton - sending a trio of picks heading the other way to Boston. The assets you acquire at an entry draft are, almost always, untested and unpolished. You don't know what they are, have vague ideas of what they may become, and in many respects you're trading lottery tickets as much as you're trading picks.
So in essence, the Calgary Flames trade a trio of lottery tickets for a really good young defenseman.
But now that the Flames have a shiny new toy for Bob Hartley to work with, there's the question of what you can do with Dougie Hamilton and where he could be used.