June 18 2016 12:00PM
Sweet lord above, this is a beautiful goal. I'd like to have seen a bit more of that from Shore in Stockton last season.
Sometimes really good players don't get to be NHLers. That's one of the ways to explain the puzzle that is Drew Shore so far. It isn't that he hasn't had success at the AHL level - in fact he has been mildly productive at the NHL level - it's just, sometimes it doesn't work out.
Let's see how he did this season with Stockton after the jump.
June 18 2016 10:00AM
Turning our attention to the WHL, FutureConsiderations' Western Regional Scout Donesh Mazloum joins us to talk WHL draft eligibles. The 'Dub consistently pumps talent into the NHL, and 2016 looks no different.
June 18 2016 08:00AM
In the 2014-15 season Calgary native Carsen Twarynski made his Western Hockey League debut with his hometown team, the Calgary Hitmen.
After two seasons with the club, he's reportedly garnering a lot of NHL Draft interest. While likely not somebody that will go in the first two rounds - he's ranked 64th among North American skaters by Central Scouting - he could be a really nice fit for the Calgary Flames.
June 17 2016 02:00PM
As we inch closer towards the draft, the order in which prospects will go seems to be getting clearer. Of course, there are some wild cards present - will Edmonton trade the fourth overall selection? Can we really trust Jim Benning to follow convention? - but for the most part, we have some idea.
Following the top three of Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine, and Jesse Puljujarvi, the next three players were Matthew Tkachuk, Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Alexander Nylander. Three forwards, all of whom could help the Flames, should any of them fall to sixth.
Tkachuk and Dubois' stocks have seemed to rise since then, while Nylander's seems to have fallen. There isn't necessarily any reason for this, but it's the hand the Flames, with the sixth overall selection, have been dealt.
That, and the rising stocks of Clayton Keller and Logan Brown. So let's assume the Flames are picking a forward, and let's take a head-to-head-to-head look at this new group of three. Because chances are pretty good all three will be available at sixth overall - so who might the Flames value the most to select?
June 17 2016 11:44AM
After a long period without a man at the helm, the Flames have officially named Glen Gulutzan as the 16th head coach in franchise history.
Despite his status as a relatively small name in NHL coaching circles, you couldn't help but be excited by Gulutzan. At this morning's press conference, Brad Treliving introduced him in a glowing fashion, and Gulutzan's words helped reinforce that.