Brad Treliving: 'This is the time of year you try to improve your team'

Ari Yanover
June 23 2016 11:15AM

We're just a little over a day away from the 2016 NHL Draft finally - finally! - getting underway. There have been some trades, some movement, and a lot of conversations before it, but as we approach the day itself, things ramp up.

To that end, Brad Treliving has, understandably, been a busy man. His team has an obvious need: goaltending. His team has a relatively high pick: sixth overall, though it could always be higher. In short, his team has a lot of stuff to do right now, and in his own words, "This is the time of year that you go out and try to improve your team."

Treliving spoke this morning before the festivities really begin.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: Russia

Christian Roatis
June 23 2016 10:00AM


We make our seventh and final stop on the NHL Draft Scout Series in Mother Russia, home of enigmatic hockey players and shady Olympics. 

To discuss Russian prospects to look out for at the 2016 NHL Draft, I'm joined by writer Roman Solovyov. 

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The 6th overall pick: a mock draft compilation

Ari Yanover
June 23 2016 08:00AM

Mock drafts are an awesome way to pass the time while we wait for the real thing to actually come. After all, there are only so many times you yourself can speculate on just who your favourite team will pick - why not read what others have to say about it?

Hence, the mock draft. They don't necessarily mean anything; even the most insightful, well-researched ones can be derailed at a moment's notice simply because the NHL can be unpredictable.

But boy, if they aren't fun. So to that end, here's a gathering of mock drafts - and more specifically, here's who they have the Calgary Flames taking at sixth overall.

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Mark Giordano wins NHL Foundation Player Award

Ryan Pike
June 22 2016 06:06PM

The second time was the charm for Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano.

After being nominated for the NHL Foundation Player Award last year and failing to capture the honour, Giordano was announced as the 2015-16 recipient of the award. He's the second Flames player to capture the award, following his predecessor as team captain, Jarome Iginla, in 2004.

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The 2016 Flames Nation Awards (for Flames)

Ari Yanover
June 22 2016 04:00PM

Tonight is NHL Awards night!

... Yay?

Well, the Flames had a pretty bad season overall. Nobody on the 2015-16 edition of this team is going to win, say, the Vezina. Or anything, really - the only Flame up for an award is Mark Giordano who is, for the second year in a row, in the running for the NHL Foundation Award. That's... pretty much it.

This lack of Flames representation will not stand. So we decided to take the typical NHL award categories, and vote various Flames to them. After all, they're the only important team here.

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