The 2014 NHL Draft is just three weeks away!
The most important Draft in Calgary Flames history has a lot of hype at the top end, with (as Christian as ably detailed) a lot of good players in the top-end of the first round. The problem is the Flames have just one pick in the first round – 4th overall.
So which player(s) that aren’t in that tippity-top group do you feel the Flames should get with their picks in the second or third rounds?
With a clear consensus in the top 5 or 10, and then an utter lack of consensus afterwards – scouts have indicated there’s maybe a group of 60 players with similar talent levels that could go anywhere from mid-first to late third depending on the whims of teams – it’s hard to guess who’ll be available when Calgary uses the 34th overall selection.
Me? I’d love Peterborough’s Eric Cornel or Red Deer’s Conner Bleackley. Cornel is a young kid with a big frame and had just shy of a point-per-game pace. Bleackley was team captain for Brent Sutter’s Red Deer Rebels and was reliable and versatile in leading that team to the WHL playoff…tiebreaker.
Who do you got at 34? Or even after that?