Flames First Round Targets 2013: Josh Morrissey

Ryan Pike
May 29 2013 01:28PM

 

 

This year's draft is being lauded for the number of highly-skilled forwards in it. With names like MacKinnon, Drouin and Barkov being tossed again, it's easy to forget sometimes that there are also a lot of high-level defensive prospects available on June 30. Everyone knows about Seth Jones. A lot of people know about Darnell Nurse and his impressive lineage. But not a lot of people know about an excellent blueliner that's been honing his craft right in the Flames back yard.

That blueliner is Josh Morrissey of the Prince Albert Raiders.

Read Article | 28 Comments

Flames Top 15 Prospects 2013: #10 Laurent Brossoit

Christian Roatis
May 29 2013 08:48AM

What's the similarity between Laurent Brossoit's statistics and his FN prospect ranking relative to last season?

They've both climbed.

Read Article | 48 Comments

RIP Anton Babchuk's Calgary Career

bookofloob
May 28 2013 04:15PM

 

 

Good afternoon.

We are gathered here today to pay tribute to the notion of something we never truly came to grips with. We are here to say goodbye to Anton Babchuk, Calgary Flame.

Please be seated.

Born Anton “Anatoliiovych” Babchuk in Kiev, Ukraine, on May 6th, 1984, Babchuk's middle name, once again, is ANATOLIIOVYCH, and that is a total nightmare. This is fitting because it would also come to be an apt metaphor for Flames fans who would see him play in Calgary.

Read Article | 25 Comments

Random Thoughts - More Changes on the Horizon

Kent Wilson
May 28 2013 09:58AM

 

20080103-DSC_8490.jpg
- pic via Justin Yamada

The Flames have already gone through a lot of fundamental change since Jarome Iginla was traded, but talking to some of the media close to the team this off-season one gets the feeling there's more to come, starting (if possible) with the draft. The primary target to get moved next seems to be Alex Tanguay - although his cap hit isn't all that bad, the feeling seems to be that he's not considered part of the solution going forward.

Read Article | 66 Comments

Flames First Round Targets 2013: Elias Lindholm

Kent Wilson
May 27 2013 12:28PM

 

Aside from Sean Monahan, Elitersen rookie Elias Lindholm is perhaps the Flames most likely choice at 6th overall this coming June. Like Monahan and Aleksandr Barkov, Lindholm is a center with a offensive capabilities and an advanced two-way game. So, like the two targets we have already profiled, Lindholm ticks a lot of the organization's boxes.

Unlike Monahan and Barkov, however, Lindholm isn't a "big body", standing at about 5'11" and weighing 185 pounds. That doesn't make him overly small, but it also means he's not the ideal vision of strength and size down the middle.

Read Article | 94 Comments