Flames picks Adam Fox, Mitchell Mattson, and Eetu Tuulola speak at the draft

Embed from Getty Images The first day of the draft is the one with all the fanfare. It’s televised nationally. Cameras are on all the potential picks; they smile and hug their families before walking up to the stage and getting a jersey; sometimes, with their name on it. Then they’re put through the ringer, marched around until…

Flames got what they came for in Buffalo

Embed from Getty Images The Calgary Flames arrived in Buffalo hoping to get a few things done. They wanted to get a starting goalie. They wanted to stock their cupboards with some skilled forwards. They wanted to add some size. They wanted to add some right-handed shots. After two days, seven rounds (and a trade)…

Flames pick Stepan Falkovsky at #186

Embed from Getty Images He’s the jumping guy With their final pick in the draft (as of this writing), the Flames have selected Stepan Falkovsky, a left handed defenceman, from the Ottawa 67’s at #186.

Flames select Matthew Phillips at 166th overall

Embed from Getty Images With their second pick of the sixth round, the Calgary Flames have gone back to the Western Hockey League. Perhaps they have a bit of inside intelligence from head coach Dave Lowry – rumoured to be up for an associate coach spot with the Flames – but the Flames nabbed pint-sized…

The Flames pick Eetu Tuulola at #156

Embed from Getty Images With their first and own pick in the sixth round, the Flames have selected Eetu Tuulola, a right winger from HPK of the Finnish Liiga. Their second foray into the European prospect pool, Tuulola is a massive 6’3″, 227 lbs and probably has the hardest name to spell out of all…

Flames select Mitchell Mattson at 96th overall

With their fifth round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames have gone back to school. High school, that is. They’ve selected Minnesota high school center Mitchell Mattson at 126th overall. What is he? He’s big.

Flames Select Linus Lindstrom at 96 Overall

Calgary added another centre to the depth chart today, picking 6′, 160 pound Swedish pivot Linus Lindstrom.  Described as an offensively capable, playmaking C by scouts, Lindstrom bounced between Sweden’s various elite and super elite leagues last year. He mostly stuck with the Skalleftea U20 club, where he managed 44 points in 40 games and served as…

Flames select Adam Fox at 66th overall

Embed from Getty Images The Calgary Flames have made their third round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft. They’ve selected defenseman Adam Fox of the U.S. National Development Program at 66th overall. (The only photo Getty had of him was from his days with the Long Island minor hockey program when he was 15 or…

Flames select Tyler Parsons at 54th overall

Embed from Getty Images After a bit of waiting, the Calgary Flames have made their second selection of the 2016 NHL Draft. At 54th overall, with the pick obtained from trading Jiri Hudler to the Florida Panthers, they have selected goaltender Tyler Parsons of the London Knights.

Flames Draft Targets: Potential steals in later rounds

Embed from Getty Images We are (unfortunately) moving towards the end of our draft coverage. We’ve focused extensively on the first three rounds, now it’s time for the rest. Instead of throwing darts at a list, we’re going to look for the steals of this draft. The Johnny Gaudreaus and the T.J. Brodies of this…

Flames snag Tkachuk and Elliott on Day 1 of draft

Embed from Getty Images In the run-up to the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, we heard all kinds of crazy rumours about the Calgary Flames. In short? The Flames had been connected to basically every team, pursuing every goalie, and were going to trade everything to get everything else. What ended up happening…