Calgary Selects Pavel Karnaukhov at 136th Overall

Ryan Pike
June 27 2015 10:39AM

After drafting Swedes with their first two selections in the 2015 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames went local (but continued to go international) with the selection of Calgary Hitmen forward Pavel Karnaukhov at 136th overall.

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Flames Trade Up, Take Oliver Kylington At 60th Overall

Ryan Pike
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.

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Calgary Selects Rasmus Andersson With the 53rd Selection

Ryan Pike
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.

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Flames Make No Picks, Win First Day Of Draft

Ryan Pike
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.

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Revisiting The Value Of Dougie Hamilton

Ryan Lambert
June 26 2015 10:20PM

EDITOR'S NOTE: A couple weeks back, your pal Ryan Lambert wrote this for OilersNation regarding the whole cap situation Boston got itself into, Dougie Hamilton, and a potential for the Oilers to help Boston out. In the wake of today's events, it'll probably be either incredibly insightful or incredibly tragic in retrospect - depending on whether you're living in Calgary or Edmonton. Enjoy!

For what seems like the millionth summer in a row — but I'm sure it's more like the seventh or eighth, which is still an eternity in the NHL — the Boston Bruins are facing a cap crunch. We don't yet know what the league's ceiling is going to come to, but a reasonable assumption is that it's going to go up about $1-2 million at most. Let's be generous and say it hits $71 million, which is the outside estimate Gary Bettman keeps giving.

Read on past the jump and I'll break down what the issue is, and how the Bruins can deal with it.

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