FGD: The 2016 NHL Draft, Round 1 (5pm MT, SN West)

Embed from Getty Images Every year, fans and media personnel alike look forward to the annual National Hockey League entry draft. The 30 NHL clubs jockey to select the best and brightest 18-year-olds available – along with some 19 and 20-year-olds that fell through the cracks in previous drafts – and try to upgrade their…

Who will the Flames select in the first round?

Embed from Getty Images Barring trades, the Calgary Flames will draft at sixth overall at the 2016 National Hockey League Draft on Friday night in Buffalo. The draft has a pretty cut-and-dry consensus top three grouping – Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi – who will likely be selected by Toronto, Winnipeg and Columbus…

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FN Mailbag – 2016 Draft Edition

The big day is here and there’s lots to talk about. Goalie trade rumours! Move up! Move down! Sixth overall! Nylander, Dubois, Puljujarvi, oh my! As of this writing, the Flames still had all of their top 60 picks and were still picking sixth overall. There’s talk of a Ben Bishop pursuit, P.K. Subban being available and…

Ryan’s 2016 WHL scouting notebook

Embed from Getty Images Over the course of the last hockey season, I had the great opportunity to watch many, many Western Hockey League games. While we’ve had a chance to profile several players as part of our draft coverage here, there are several that we haven’t gotten a chance to yet. In the interest of…

Should the Flames trade Dougie Hamilton to Edmonton?

Embed from Getty Images It’s draft weekend, so rumours are running rampant around the hockey world regarding….well, everyone and everything. Particularly prominent in most rumours are your beloved Calgary Flames. The Flames are trying to acquire a goalie, and seemingly they’re trying to do it by any means necessary. McKenzie just talked about a scenario…

2016 NHL Draft: Calgary Flames rumour roundup

Embed from Getty Images It’s here. At long last, the day we’ve long been waiting for since the Flames’ season ended pitifully on April 9: it’s officially the NHL Draft. Well, not quite yet; the draft itself is still 11 hours away. But as we know, it can be a very, very busy day. Just…

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The Roundup

Big week for the Leafs, should the Jets make a big trade, Flames hire new coach, is Marc-Andre Fleury a fit in Calgary, Datsyuk disaster in Detroit, 10 years since Oilers went to the cup final, Vegas expansion confirmed, official expansion draft rules, 2016 mock draft, free agency and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent…

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5 things you need to know from Buffalo (so far)

The countdown to the 2016 NHL Draft has entered its final stages with the Calgary Flames right in the middle of the action. The Flames have been connected to numerous trade rumours and will likely continue that way until they leave Buffalo on Saturday. With plenty swirling around so far, here are the top Calgary takeaways…