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The biggest questions after round one

Round one of the the 2016 NHL Draft is signed, sealed, and delivered and the Calgary Flames did not disappoint. Not only did the Flames enjoy the good fortune of having Matthew Tkachuk fall to them at six overall, they were also able to acquire goaltender Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues for a reasonable…

Brad Treliving talks Matthew Tkachuk, Brian Elliott

Embed from Getty Images According to Brad Treliving, Matthew Tkachuk and Brian Elliott have something crucial in common: character. “I like the players we added today,” Treliving said, following a productive first round of the draft. “I like the makeup, the DNA of them, too. Those kind of guys help you win, and I think that’s…

Matthew Tkachuk: Calgary was ‘the place I wanted to be’

Embed from Getty Images He didn’t go first overall – he went sixth. But it’s possible Matthew Tkachuk was the happiest draftee of them all when the Calgary Flames called his name. He simply could not stop gushing about how excited he was to be a Flame – and it didn’t sound quite like the…

Flames trade for Brian Elliott

Embed from Getty Images Brad Treliving stated that he would not leave the first round without a goalie. He fulfilled that promise. Mere minutes after drafting Matthew Tkachuk, the Flames have solved their biggest offseason need by acquiring St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott. In return, the Flames give up the 35th overall pick and…

Flames select Matthew Tkachuk at sixth overall

Embed from Getty Images After a first few picks that went a little bit differently than most predicted, the Calgary Flames had a really good player fall into their laps at the 2016 NHL Draft. After teammate Olli Juolevi went (surprisingly) to the Vancouver Canucks at fifth overall, the Flames nabbed London Knights forward Matthew…