Flames Draft History: Ups and Downs (1997-2001)

Ryan Pike
June 19 2015 11:07AM

If the goal of drafting is the put NHL players on your NHL team, the late 1990s were a time of moderate success and crushing, abject failure. Three of their five picks were out-and-out not that good, and were also followed by some really shoddy asset management. Two of their picks actually turned into good, albeit not star-level, NHL players, and helped the Flames get to the Stanley Cup Final in the decade that followed.

But just take into account how lucky the Flames are to have gotten Sean Monahan at sixth overall in 2013; the last two times they traded at that spot, they got Daniel Tkaczuk and Rico freakin' Fata. It could have been so much worse.

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Realistic Expectations For Patrick Sieloff

Mike Cadarette
June 19 2015 09:00AM


Photo by Clint Trahan

Patrick Sieloff hasn’t had hurdles in his short hockey career, he’s had walls – gigantic walls that have impeded his progression and have left many questioning his future.

The truly disappointing part isn’t what he’s endured the last three years, it’s the fact that he has all the parts to the car, but hasn’t had the time to put it together yet. I know he’s not the shiny new toy anymore, and heading into the upcoming draft he’ll surely fade even farther out of the collective eye, but let’s not give up on a kid who hasn’t given up on himself yet.

Let’s take a look at Patrick Sieloff’s gravelly path and what we can realistically expect from him next season.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
June 19 2015 06:45AM


Oilers and Flames need help in the pipes, Cam Talbot, Eddie Lack, as many as 8 teams interested in Phil Kessel, top 5 trade destinations for Dion Phaneuf, McDavid, Kassian, Hudler, NHL buyout options, a great scrap, free agency, draft profiles and more in this week's Roundup

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Brad Treliving Media Availability Recap

Ryan Pike
June 19 2015 01:29AM

Yesterday afternoon, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving held court with local media in his last availability prior to jumping on a series of planes for the next few weeks. FlamesNation was in attendance.

Here's what we found out about the Flames, the draft, and many other things.

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Flames Draft History: Transitions (1992-96)

Ryan Pike
June 18 2015 03:00PM

The early 1990s were time of transition for the Calgary Flames. The bright dreams of the 1980s were rapidly diminishing. Long-time general manager Cliff Fletcher left for a job with the Toronto Maple Leafs. His protege, former Flames player (and assistant general manager) took over.

In terms of drafting, Risebrough's scouting team actually did pretty well, though he wouldn't be around to see the majority of his draftees make the NHL.

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