June 25 2011 12:38AM
After going without a first round pick last year, and not always stocking up on a lot of skill in past years when they did, the Calgary Flames went out and brought in a legitimately skilled forward at Friday's NHL Entry Draft here in Minnesota in the form of Sven Bartschi. The Portland Winterhawks product went to the Flames at 13th overall, and there's reason to be legitimately excited about the 18 year old from Switzerland.
June 24 2011 10:02PM
According to Darren Dreger, Robyn Reger has agreed to waive his NTC to go to Buffalo. Rumor is, Ales Kotalik is also part of the package which is something that cropped up our talks during FlamesNation radio on Thursday.
June 24 2011 09:55PM
Despite all the chatter about Robyn Regehr and Ryan Smyth heading into the evening, the first round of the 2011 entry draft turned out to be a pretty quiet one for the Calgary Flames.
June 24 2011 02:17PM
From a stand-alone perspective, trading Jeff Carter to Columbus is not a bad trade for the Philadelphia Flyers. Everything that happened afterwards is chaotic, as Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren laid his team's foundation and future through 2012 on a roulette table.
Where the Jeff Carter trade baffles me is that it meant more than a long contract for salary cap relief, a young roster player (Jakub Voracek) and a couple of picks, one of them #8 in a pretty decent draft. Philadelphia used all the long-term money they save on a piece that they may not have needed. An oft-repeated cliché is that the Flyers were just a goalie away from the Stanley Cup. They haven't won one since Bernie Parent.
June 24 2011 12:15PM
Trade rumors, draft picks and chatting, oh my!