July 01 2013 09:09AM
Greetings from New York, where another gathering of the clans ended last night with little drama, at least relative to the buildup coming in. Of course, Canuck fans might quibble with that description, but their little psychodrama was very much the exception this weekend. After the jump, I’ll look at a few matters of note from the day’s proceedings.
June 30 2013 08:01PM
With their final three picks, the Flames took a pair of college players and a Russian defender out of the MHL.
June 30 2013 07:06PM
After the *ahem* interesting Kanzig pick in the third round, the Flames chose one of FN's darkhorse targets in the 5th round in Eric Roy. A big defender with huge offensive numbers a year ago, Roy was considered a potential first round talent before the season started. Unfortunately, Roy's offense took a step backwards and his undeveloped defensive game didn't improve, sinking his stock considerably.
June 30 2013 05:46PM
After keeping all three 1st Round Picks and turning them into Sean Monahan, Emile Poirier and Morgan Klimchuck, the Calgary Flames opted not to make a move into the 2nd Round where they lacked a pick and used their 3rd Rounder - 67th overall - on Victoria Royal defensive giant, Keegan Kanzig.
June 30 2013 04:28PM
In their third trip to the podium in the first round, the Flames went back to their list and grabbed a hometown boy, in the form of Morgan Klimchuk of the Regina Pats.
The Flames are obviously familiar with Klimchuk, having seen the Pats play in the Dome quite a bit. After the fan (and media) confusion regarding passing on Hunter Shinkaruk at 22nd overall in favour of Emile Poirier, Klimchuk is a completely logical choice. A Calgary prospect, Klimchuk has put up strong offensive numbers for the Pats over the last two seasons – 113 points in 144 games, including being just over a point-per-game this season for the struggling club.