I guess it’s about time to put the Tim Erixon unpleasantness behind us and start concentrating on better things. As you all may or may not know, Pat Steinberg, Robert Cleave and I will be attending the draft in St. Paul Minnesota in just about three weeks time. There will be pictures, interviews and radio shows starting the 23, but until then there’s still a lot of ground to cover.
Calgary now has three (!) picks inside the top 60 this summer, including 13th overall. Word is there’s a lot of disagreement across the board outside of the top-5 this year (and even at the top there isn’t universal consensus). That means there’s a good possiblity of a highly ranked talent falling to the Flames in the first round. Mark McNeill, Joel Armia, Zack Phillips, Sven Bartschi, Mika Zbanejad, Brandon Saad and Matt Puempel are just a sample of the quality forward prospects that may well be aroudn when Calgary takes the podium.
We plan to profile those prospects most probable to be within range and of the most interest. Feel free to suggest others or declare a favorite in the comments or in the poll at right
Also, any suggestions on what kind of material or coverage you’d like from Flamesnation while we’re in Minnesota will be appreciated. We’ll try our best to cover all the bases.