Moving Up And Down At The NHL Entry Draft: 2001 – 2011

Jonathan Willis
June 22 2012 08:24AM

What does it cost for a team to move up at the NHL Draft? What can a team gain by moving down?

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The Flames Fifteen: #3 - Johnny Gaudreau

June 22 2012 06:11AM


SVEN notwithstanding, Flames fans have had few high skill prospects to get excited about in the last decade. There have been plenty of “Coke Machine” prospects (big, strong, and zero skill) and a few all-around players (Erixon, Brodie, and Reinhart come to mind), but players whose raw offensive skill just dazzles you? They have been far and few between...which is what makes Johnny “Pocket” Gaudreau so special.

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Flames 2012 First Round Targets: Cody Ceci

Kent Wilson
June 21 2012 07:36PM



The final, primary target in the FN series is the Ottawa '67s Cody Ceci. A big defender with excellent offensive potential, Ceci finished second in defender scoring in Ontario last year with 17 goals and 60 points in just 64 games. Only former top-10 pick Dougie Hamilton scored more (72 points in 50 games).

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The Flames Fifteen: #4 - Max Reinhart

Ryan Pike
June 21 2012 03:24PM


Entering the 2010 Draft with no selections in either of the first two rounds, the Flames opted for a conventional selection with their first pick in the draft (64th overall): they chose the son of a former NHLer.

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Flames 2012 First Round Targets: Derrick Pouliot

June 21 2012 04:09AM



The Flames have plenty of positional and skill needs that have been discussed in regards to the draft: big centers, skill wingers, and so on. So how does a silky, offensive defenseman sound?

With 59 points in 72 games (11-48-59), Pouliot was potent from the blueline for SVEN's Portland Winterhawks. He has a reputation for having an excellent stride, good puck moving and possession skills, and being offensively adept.

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