Flames Take Sam Bennett at 4th Overall

#481753281 / gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames finally have their Sam. In a move telegraphed when the previous three teams made the picks that everyone – more or less – had predicted they would, the Calgary Flames selected Kingston Frontenacs forward Sam Bennett at 4th overall.

2014 NHL Entry Draft – Nations Round 1 Liveblog

Pick # Team Player 1 FLA  Ekblad 2 BUF  Reinhart 3 EDM  Draisaitl 4 CGY  Bennett 5 NYI  Dal Colle 6 VAN  Virtanen 7 CAR  Fleury 8 TOR  Nylander 9 WPG  Ehlers 10 ANA  Ritchie 11 NSH  Fiala 12 PHX  Perlini 13 WSH  Vrana 14 DAL  Honka 15 DET  Larkin 16 CBJ  Milano 17 PHI…

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FGD: The First Round…of the Draft

The scouts have argued. The press box coffee at the Saddledome has gone cold. The hockey world has worked itself into a lather with trade rumours and pick speculation. It must be Draft Day.

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NHL Draft Pick Value (Review)

#171985016 / gettyimages.com We all know first round picks are worth more than second round picks and that a #1 pick is worth more than a #4 pick, but by how much?  I’m far from the first person who has tried to answer this question.  In this post we’ll take a look at a few…

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Jared McCann: Bergeron 2.0?

Ok, Bergeron 2.0 is a pretty unfair question to ask, but you can blame Jared McCann for that. His gifted offensive talents combined with the pride he takes in shutting the opposition down could make him a name that comes up in Selke talk in the future. I was fortunate enough to talk to the…

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The 2014 Flames Fifteen – #1: Sean Monahan

Via the NHL – let’s hope we see this about, oh, 750 more times? I’m not sure how much to write about Sean Monahan because we all watched him the same amount last year. I, along with a couple of other mysterious figures at FlamesNation, have had the same sort of idea about Monahan since…

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What are the odds?: Draft prospect Michael Bunting

#453786001 / gettyimages.com Hey everyone! Steve “Dangle” Glynn here. I’ll be in Philadelphia with Canucks Army overlord Dimitri Filipovic for this year’s NHL Entry Draft! We’ll be gathering lots of content, some team specific and some that everyone can enjoy, so I hope you like it! I’m not in Philly just yet but I wanted to get…