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The Latest from Darryl

Just had a chance to talk with Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter as he gets set for his first pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.  There has been speculation leading up to the draft here in Los Angeles that Sutter might make move to get a pick in the top 60 picks, but that…

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Draft Day Two – Open Thread

  After the disappointing non-evnt that was day one fo the draft for Calgary fans, there’s some anticipation that Sutter will make at least one or two minor moves on day two, be it in the form of moving picks or dumping salary. If not, at least the Flames will actually be making picks. Updates and…

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The One That Got Away?

    Many Calgary Flames fans were over the moon when the team acquired Olli Jokinen from the Phoenix Coyotes 15 months ago.  The tone of Flames fans changed from sweet to sour, though, as Jokinen played parts of two seasons wiht the team.  And that sour taste may have gotten a whole lot harder…

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Day 1 Recap – The Flames Sit and Watch

    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…

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Draft Day

    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…

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Draft Day Open Thread

    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…

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Moving bigger pieces – Value for a few Flames

                                              One of the advantages to moving bodies in the summer is the absence of short term competitive pressure on a GM. As we’ve seen the last two deadlines, Darryl Sutter’s judgement in that scenario left a lot to be desired, and as I noted the other day, he’s done OK moving NHLers…

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NW Division Draft Preview

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…

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10 Things to Watch For at the Draft

  It’s quite an exciting time to be a fan of NHL hockey. The NHL  Awards were just handed out, incorrectly (boy, is Henrik’s face going to be red when Bettman tells him ‘horribly premature April fools!). There is the anticipatory excitement of the NHL free agency period opening July 1st can be felt in…

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Can They Do It? Will They Do It?

    The Calgary Flames don’t have the greatest prospects here in Los Angeles ahead of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.  With no first or second round pick, many of the top players will have passed the team by before they draft for the first time in the third round.  So will the Calgary Flames…

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Darryl Talks

Darryl Sutter isn’t talking a lot down in Los Angeles, but I did get a few interesting tidbits out of his conversation with The FAN 960 that will run later today. The Flames don’t have a first round draft pick; in fact, they don’t have a second round draft pick, so just what do we…

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2010 First Round Preview/Mock Draft

  Even though the Flames don’t (yet!) own first round selection, day one of the entry draft is typically the most interesting and action packed for those interested. As such, it makes to profile the teams and player who will mostly likely be involved. 1.) Edmonton Oilers – Taylor Hall Even though David Staples is…