The Monday Wrap

Pat Steinberg
June 28 2010 03:40PM


Desk calendar


A busy day for the Calgary Flames has fans talking about two key issues...what's next for Ales Kotalik?  And where are things going with Ian White?  That's because the Flames placed Kotalik on waivers while White was among restricted free agents qualified by the team.

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A Nice, Quiet Weekend

Pat Steinberg
June 26 2010 03:57PM


Hibernating bear


So, after two days of drafting in Los Angeles, the weekend comes to an end without a "big move" from GM Darryl Sutter and the Calgary Flames.  They made one deal and drafted six players, but the feedback I'm getting seems to point to a little disappointment.

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The Latest from Darryl

Pat Steinberg
June 26 2010 11:14AM

OTTAWA - JULY 30:  Calgary Flames personnel display the twenty-sixth overall pick Matt Pelech jersey after his selection in the 2005 National Hockey League Draft on July 30, 2005 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada.  (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

Just had a chance to talk with Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter as he gets set for his first pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.  There has been speculation leading up to the draft here in Los Angeles that Sutter might make move to get a pick in the top 60 picks, but that doesn't seem to be in the cards.

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The One That Got Away?

Pat Steinberg
June 26 2010 01:23AM


Phoenix Coyotes' first pick Brandon Gormley adjust his cap during the first round of the 2010 NHL hockey draft in Los Angeles, California June 25, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Blake  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)


Many Calgary Flames fans were over the moon when the team acquired Olli Jokinen from the Phoenix Coyotes 15 months ago.  The tone of Flames fans changed from sweet to sour, though, as Jokinen played parts of two seasons wiht the team.  And that sour taste may have gotten a whole lot harder to take after the first round of the NHL Draft concluded on Friday night.

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Day 1 Recap - The Flames Sit and Watch

Pat Steinberg
June 26 2010 01:00AM


COLUMBUS, OH - JUNE 22:  General Manager Brian Burke (R) of the Anaheim Ducks speaks to General Manager Darryl Sutter of the Calgary Flames during the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft at Nationwide Arena on June 22, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


Kinda tough to do anything when you have no picks in the first round, and the Calgary Flames didn't do much (anything) on Friday night, much to the chagrin of many of their fans who were hoping for a big splash.  There was plenty of action on the draft floor, headlined by a historic night for Calgary's provincial foes in Edmonton.  However, on day one of action at the NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, the Flames could only be observers.

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