August 16 2013 01:17PM
With the Flames rebuilding through the draft I thought I’d take a look at other teams that have drafted their core as part of a rebuild to determine a line as to where success and failure lie.
I decided to look at four recently rebuilt and relatively successful teams that used the draft as a principal means of talent acquisition – Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and Washington. This isn’t an exhaustive search, and doubtless there are other examples of teams rebuilding their roster through various means, but these four are some of the most notable rebuilds since 2000 and three of them have become Stanley Cup champions in the last five years. I also felt that the Flames were closer to the situations in which these teams found themselves at the beginning of their rebuild than most other examples.
August 16 2013 09:20AM
It's no secret that things are slow in the NHL world - that August kind of slow. Most sports fans in
So without further ado...
August 15 2013 02:33PM
I didn't get to see any of the Flames kids at the recent WJC development camp tournament, but Hockey Prospectus' Corey Pronman took in every second of play (or close anyways). So in oreder to buttress Christian's insights from earlier today, I contacted Pronman and asked him to weigh on how the Calgary kids performed.
August 15 2013 12:01PM
A number of the world's top hockey countries held evaluation camps this month in anticipation of the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championships in Sweden and it's generated a little buzz in the Calgary Flames world as a number of it's prospects received invitations to these camps. While not many fan bases pay much attention to which of their prospects get invited to a summer orientation camp, things seemed to be a little different in
August 15 2013 07:05AM
1. A look at what they've got
With all those mid-summer youth tournaments now concluded, Calgary got a good ol' fashioned eyeful of five of their most prized prospects, all of whom appeared for either Canada or the US at the World Junior Evaluation Camps in Lake Placid last week. The results were, shall we say, mixed.