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 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…
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
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.
The Flames made a trade and made a pick during the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The circumstances of both weren’t without a bit of hand-wringing among Flames fandom.
2012 Entry Draft First Round Live Chat
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.
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).
What does it cost for a team to move up at the NHL Draft? What can a team gain by moving down?
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…
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).
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.