Five things we learned over draft weekend

Pat Steinberg
June 26 2016 03:13PM

The Calgary Flames got a lot accomplished in Buffalo this weekend. On top of significantly addressing their goaltending issues at an affordable price, the Flames selected nine players at the 2016 NHL Draft. It was a busy weekend that taught us a lot about Calgary’s group, specifically for next season. Let’s take a look at the most important lessons we learned over the last few days.

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Lots of trade talk, far less action for the Flames in Buffalo

Pat Steinberg
June 25 2016 10:16PM

The Calgary Flames were admittedly involved in a ton of trade conversations over the 2016 draft weekend in Buffalo. At the end of it, though, the Flames had made just the one deal with St. Louis despite arriving at the NHL's annual convention with ten picks. While one trade might fall short of the expectations set by all that fun speculation, it doesn't mean Calgary's weekend was a disappointment.

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The things you need to know about the 2016 Flames draft class

Pat Steinberg
June 25 2016 07:28PM

You're not going to find many more varied draft classes than the one we saw assembled by the Calgary Flames at the 2016 NHL Draft. The Flames added nine players to the organization from every position in Buffalo and did so from six different leagues. After getting an exclusive chat with Calgary's Director of Amateur Scouting Tod Button, we've got the low down on a very interesting 2016 group.

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The biggest questions after round one

Pat Steinberg
June 24 2016 11:45PM


Round one of the the 2016 NHL Draft is signed, sealed, and delivered and the Calgary Flames did not disappoint. Not only did the Flames enjoy the good fortune of having Matthew Tkachuk fall to them at six overall, they were also able to acquire goaltender Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues for a reasonable price. With round two just around the corner, here are the biggest questions after round one.

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5 things you need to know from Buffalo (so far)

Pat Steinberg
June 23 2016 09:53PM


The countdown to the 2016 NHL Draft has entered its final stages with the Calgary Flames right in the middle of the action. The Flames have been connected to numerous trade rumours and will likely continue that way until they leave Buffalo on Saturday. With plenty swirling around so far, here are the top Calgary takeaways from Western New York so far.

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