Flames Take Morgan Klimchuk 28th Overall

Ryan Pike
June 30 2013 04:28PM


Morgan Klimchuk
- pic via Tricia Hall


In their third trip to the podium in the first round, the Flames went back to their list and grabbed a hometown boy, in the form of Morgan Klimchuk of the Regina Pats.

The Flames are obviously familiar with Klimchuk, having seen the Pats play in the Dome quite a bit. After the fan (and media) confusion regarding passing on Hunter Shinkaruk at 22nd overall in favour of Emile Poirier, Klimchuk is a completely logical choice. A Calgary prospect, Klimchuk has put up strong offensive numbers for the Pats over the last two seasons – 113 points in 144 games, including being just over a point-per-game this season for the struggling club.

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Flames take Emile Poirer 22nd overall

Kent Wilson
June 30 2013 03:39PM


Émile Poirier

- pic via flovalser


Although consensus top-10 offensive talent (and Calgary born) Hunter Shinkaruk was still on the board when the Flames took the podium, the Flames instead chose to be the first team to go well off-board in the first round by choosing QMJHL left winger Emile Poirier.

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Flames Take Sean Monahan At Sixth Overall

Ryan Pike
June 30 2013 02:09PM




Amidst a tumultuous first round of the NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames brought a rare glimpse of sanity and stability when they chose Sean Monahan of the Ottawa 67s sixth overall – possibly the only pick accurately guessed by mock drafts and prognosticators.

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It's Draft Day Open Thread: Threat Level Feaster

June 30 2013 12:29PM




It's been asserted by more than a few people that today is "The Most Important Day In Calgary Flames History", which, by the way, isn't true, but is one of those fork in the road moments for the organization, and need not be taken lighlty.

Flames fans, rightfully so, are TERRIFIED about the developments about to unfold today. Many of them are looking at their watch and wondering if it's too early to hit the sauce. For the record, I'm writing this now because it's too early for the liquor store to be open.

In an effort to kill time and to agitate an entire fanbase, I thought I'd take a minute to offer a little bit of a Draft Primer that touches on the picks held and some of the rumours surrounding the Flaming C.

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Will the Flames Trade Down For A Second Rounder?

Ryan Pike
June 30 2013 11:56AM



For the tenth straight draft, the Calgary Flames won't have their own second round pick. However, with all the ballyhoo about how deep this draft is, even after the first round, some onlookers (myself included) are thinking that Jay Feaster and his staff may try to wheel and deal one of their roster players or later first round picks in order to get more picks between 30 and 60.

Is this a feasible plan? And which teams are likely to take the bait, so to speak?

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