Flames Pick Patrick Sieloff at 42

    With the 42nd overall pick, Calgary chose 6′, 195 pound defender Patrick Sieloff out of the U-18 developement team in the US. He’s a guy descibed as having a good first step, a fluid stride and good leadership qualities. He didn’t score much last year and probably doesn’t have much upside in terms…

The Five Top-Ranked Players Left At The 2012 NHL Draft

The first round of this year’s draft saw some surprising selections. At the very top, Nail Yakupov went first overall as the Oilers opted for the consensus best player, but there were reaches and slides sprinkled throughout. Filip Forsberg, ranked 2nd on the consensus list, fell to 11; Teuvo Teravainen was pegged as a top-10…

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Flames 2012 Draft Day Two Primer

    By trading down to pick Jankowski yesterday, the Flames added Buffalo’s second rounder (42nd overall) to bring their total picks today to six. Here’s how those choices break down: Round 2 – 42 Round 3 – 75 Round 4 – 105 Round 5 – 125 Round 6 – 165 Round 7 – 186

Mark Jankowski – Quotes and Analysis

  In the midst of wailing and gnashing of teeth, I managed to make my way down to the press scrum with the newest member of the Calgary Flames, Mark Jankowski. The 17-year old looked every bit the high school student, but answered questions in a calm, poised manner.

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2012 NHL Entry Draft: Assorted Thoughts

    With the draft starting tonight, I had some assorted thoughts that seemed to be worth sharing. Most of these won’t fill out a full article, but merited more than a Tweet.

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Flames 2012 First Round Overview

    Over the last few weeks, FN has profiled 10 different potential Calgary first round targets, some of whom are long shots to be around (Teravainen, Trouba) and others who will be available but have obvious holes in their game or risks associated with them (Aberg, Pouliot).

The Flames Fifteen: #3 – Johnny Gaudreau

  SVEN notwithstanding, Flames fans have had few high skill prospects to get excited about in the last decade. There have been plenty of “Coke Machine” prospects (big, strong, and zero skill) and a few all-around players (Erixon, Brodie, and Reinhart come to mind), but players whose raw offensive skill just dazzles you? They have…

Flames 2012 First Round Targets: Cody Ceci

    The final, primary target in the FN series is the Ottawa ’67s Cody Ceci. A big defender with excellent offensive potential, Ceci finished second in defender scoring in Ontario last year with 17 goals and 60 points in just 64 games. Only former top-10 pick Dougie Hamilton scored more (72 points in 50 games).

The Flames Fifteen: #4 – Max Reinhart

  Entering the 2010 Draft with no selections in either of the first two rounds, the Flames opted for a conventional selection with their first pick in the draft (64th overall): they chose the son of a former NHLer.