June 19 2012 01:57PM
One of the most intriguing late risers on many consensus lists this year is the diminutive Finnish forward Teuvo Teravainen. His ascension to a probable top-10 pick is not only surprising because he wasn't really on many radars a couple of years ago, but also because at 5'11" and just 165 pounds, he's well below the typical size threshold applied to high-end prospects.
June 19 2012 09:23AM
For the most part, the idea of which UFA’s the Flames should re-sign has been pretty black and white. The consensus has Calgary needing to pursue a drastically different course of action that will take them off the dead end path that they have been blindly plodding for the better part of the last decade.
Where that discussion sees a little more grey area is when we discuss the future of David Moss.
June 18 2012 05:24PM
File this under "disconcerting" -TSN's Darren Dreger reported today the Flames may be shopping Mikael Backlund and Jay Bouwmeester. Here's the pertinent passage:
The Calgary Flames have a new coaching staff and a willingness to consider all trade scenarios not including Jarome Iginla or Miikka Kiprusoff.
June 18 2012 02:26PM
Way, way back in 2009, the Calgary Flames drafted a talented Swedish defender. That defender, Tim Erixon, decided against signing a pro contract with the Flames and prepared to re-enter the 2011 draft. In one of the more impressive feats of his general managerial tenure with Calgary, Jay Feaster swung a deal that garnered three assets (forward Roman Horak and two second round picks, used to take Tyler Wotherspoon and Markus Granlund) for the rights to Tim Erixon and disaster was averted.
June 18 2012 10:30AM
Near the start of the 2011-12 season, Mikhail Grigorenko was considered one of the top two talents in the upcoming draft. In fact, some lists had him as a "1B" prospect next to probable first overall pick Nail Yakupov.