June 26 2010 11:14AM
Just had a chance to talk with Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter as he gets set for his first pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. There has been speculation leading up to the draft here in Los Angeles that Sutter might make move to get a pick in the top 60 picks, but that doesn't seem to be in the cards.
June 26 2010 09:19AM
After the disappointing non-evnt that was day one fo the draft for Calgary fans, there's some anticipation that Sutter will make at least one or two minor moves on day two, be it in the form of moving picks or dumping salary. If not, at least the Flames will actually be making picks.
Updates and reactions will be added to this thread as things happen.
UPDATE - Perhaps the good news for the Flames is that there was a lot of unexpected "reaches" in the first round, meaning a bunch of quality players got bumped down the order. John McFarland, Stanislav Galiev, Tyler Pitlick, Jon Merril, Alex Pterovic, Brad Ross, Kirrill Kabanov, Jordan Weal, Tyler Toffoli and Justin Falk were all considered decent bets to be top 30 picks themselves. With that much quality still around, hopefully Sutter can take advantage today.
- For those unaware, the Flames picks today are: 64, 73, 104, 108, 133, 163 and 193
June 26 2010 01:23AM
Many Calgary Flames fans were over the moon when the team acquired Olli Jokinen from the Phoenix Coyotes 15 months ago. The tone of Flames fans changed from sweet to sour, though, as Jokinen played parts of two seasons wiht the team. And that sour taste may have gotten a whole lot harder to take after the first round of the NHL Draft concluded on Friday night.
June 26 2010 01:00AM
Kinda tough to do anything when you have no picks in the first round, and the Calgary Flames didn't do much (anything) on Friday night, much to the chagrin of many of their fans who were hoping for a big splash. There was plenty of action on the draft floor, headlined by a historic night for Calgary's provincial foes in Edmonton. However, on day one of action at the NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, the Flames could only be observers.
June 25 2010 02:28PM
After much fenagling, FlamesNation and The FAN 960 are on the draft floor right now. As Kent has his draft day thread open, I'll be posting everything that I hear and see right here. Anything we hear on the Flames front will go up as an article on the site right away. So lets get this thing going!