January 03 2013 11:51AM
1. Another good draft
While you and I may sit here and disagree with the selection of Mark Jankowski all day and night, the fact remains that the Flames have been able to put together goodish drafts under Jay Feaster, at least in terms of early returns.
January 03 2013 09:25AM
The holiday season is both a quiet and busy time for hockey.
On one hand, most junior, college and pro teams get time off from regular play for the holidays. On the other hand, there are a lot of international and other tournaments that take place over the holiday break.
January 02 2013 11:12PM
Four Flames prospects face-off this morning in a Canada/US rematch. Johnny Gaudreau, Pat Sieloff and Jon Gillies for the red, white and blue versus Tyler Wotherspoon for the Canucks.
January 02 2013 03:51PM
Another day, another CBA update. Happy new year!
In case you missed it, the league forwarded a comprehensive proposal to the players union last week. Since that time, the two sides have met several times and exchanged more proposals, including the PA's recent counter today.
January 02 2013 01:08PM
This is a continuation of a series in which I propose a method of rebuilding the Flames organization. For a frame of reference, you can go to the first in the series here.
To date, the team has drafted a high-end center prospect within the top ten (estimated at 6th overall, at the 2013 draft and added another high-end pick, estimated at around 9th overall, either a forward or defenseman. The remainder of the draft would be run with an eye to skill and hockey intelligence at all positions. Seven selections were made, two in the first round.
Rebuilding the Flames - Year 2
At the end of year one and going into training camp for year two, 2013-2014, the roster looks like this: