June 12 2011 10:36AM
The Flames head to this month's draft with a relatively barren prospect cupboard to fill, so decent players of any sort will do, but the primary deficiency the club faces at the developmental level is the absence of skilled forwards. The 13th pick in the draft represents an opportunity to address that need, and one of the potential players of interest is Prince Albert center Mark McNeill.
June 11 2011 05:19PM
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June 11 2011 03:46PM
While Sven Bartschi is a good target for the Flames in terms abilities, the truth is it's entirely possible he'll be picked by the time the 13 choice rolls around. The lanky Fin Joel Armia, however, lands right around the Flames in just about every draft llst I've seen so far.
June 10 2011 01:02AM
The NHL season, which often has the aura of a forced march during the regular year, is a just a week away at most from being complete. Where the hell did the time go? It just seemed like yesterday when people were questioning Roberto Luongo and wondering if Ryan Kesler would start scoring like he had earlier in the year. Oh, wait, that was yesterday. Silly me. At any rate, it’s time again for a review of NHL news local and otherwise. This week, the Flames sign a young defender, the Finals head back to B.C. and some hockey team sold some tickets.
June 09 2011 11:40AM
The native of Langenthal Switzerland exploded onto the WHL scene as a rookie this year, scoring 34 goals and 85 points in just 66 games for the Portland Winterhawks. Although not the biggest winger at 5'10" and 185 pounds, Bartschi nevertheless finished fifteenth in the league scoring (one place ahead of Flames prospect Ryan Howse).