Draft Day

 

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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!

Not much going on right now, we’re hearing St. Louis might be in the market to acquire Florida’s Keith Ballard.  As for the Flames, we’ve been told not much is going on.  As I wrote earlier this week, it’s doubtful that Calgary will move up into the top 30 picks.  But we’re certainly hearing that it’s very possible a move into the second round is in the cards.

GM’s are starting to filter in…we’ve had a Mike Gillis sighting from the Canucks and Cam Neely is kicking around from the Boston Bruins.  Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com saying contract talks between Gonchar and GM Shero seem to be going nowhere with not a ton of progress being made.

Darren Dreger of TSN reporting that Denis Grebeshkov’s name is now in play as well.  He’s a restricted free agent on July 1st.

Mark Spector of Sportsnet reporting the Flames and Darryl Sutter are trying to move into the first round.  I still don’t know if I see it happening, but apparently Darryl is talking.

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