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!
June 25 2010 12:30PM
With Pat Steinberg on the scene in LA, expect more updates from the ground as well as on topical analysis from myself and Robert Cleave if (when!) the Flames make a move this weekend.
For now, feel free to use this open thread to discuss rumors, speculate about trades or just simply wail and rend your clothes over the Flames unenviable position.
To get things rollings, I'll make some predictions:
1.) A Flames defender will be dealt this weekend. Ian White or Robyn Regehr for some sort of player + daft upgrade or Adam Pardy for a third rounder.
2.) Sutter will find a way to sneak inside the top 60.
3.) An "extra" forward will be dealt, making room for Chris Higgins to be re-signed.
Let 'er rip folks.
June 25 2010 12:24PM
June 25 2010 09:41AM
Written by the Nation Network's Special Correspondent at the Draft, Matt Bugg.
LOS ANGELES - As on the ice, the teams that make up the Northwest Division represents both extremes at the draft table. Clubs who do not pick until the 3rd round will attempt to help their teams as much as those with double-digit picks, while emerging and elite teams will attempt to shore up already envious pipelines of talent as others continue to flounder in draft mediocrity. Any given draft can shape a team's future, but just as important as how the Edmonton Oilers do, it's who the other teams in the Northwest select that will shape the vision of future rivalries.