June 30 2014 09:04AM
The draft is over and free agency season is rapidly approaching. We won't be able to truly grade the new regime's work in Philly for another 3-5 years, unfortunately, so all we're left with right now is first impressions and gut reactions based on the info we have the factors you weight and covet. As much as we talk about prospect's characters and builds and skills and results, the truth is each kid is or more or less a scratch lottery ticket - you buy a bunch now and only in 3+ years do you find out if you won anything.
For now, here is my knee-jerk reaction to Treliving's first draft.
June 29 2014 06:20PM
June 29 2014 09:30AM
The draft is over!
But now there's a lot of things that will happen in rapid succession: qualifying offers to RFAs, free agency and Flames summer development camp.
June 28 2014 12:53PM
June 28 2014 11:29AM
The final pick of the Flames 2014 entry draft is right in line with the rest of the team's activity - Austin Carroll is a big, 20 year old winger out of the WHL who has size (6'3" 215 pounds) and truculence (115 PIMs last year). He was passed over in each of the last two drafts and was actually at the Flames development camp last year as an invite.