Not many, if any, predicted Mark Jankowski would be the newest Flames prospect but after trading down from 14 to 21 in Friday nights first round, Jay Feaster and co. had their mind set and made the pick, going off the board. It was a bold move, one that has many wondering if it was best for the Flames organization.
My annual mock draft concludes today with picks 1 to 10. The Oilers have the 1st overall pick for the third consecutive season but whether they keep the pick or who they pick is still up in the air. It looks to be a busy draft and a great way to kick-off the NHL off-season.
In part two of my annual mock draft, picks 11 thru 20 are highlighted as I try to predict which prospects go where. Day two of my mock draft brings the Calgary Flames front and center at number 14. Will they take a forward or will they take a defenseman? Derrick Pouliot is a name to watch for when Jay Feaster and co. make their selection.
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The NHL season has come to an end but the fun is about to begin. Friday is the 50th anniversary of the NHL Entry Draft as it takes place in Pittsburgh. With Mock Draft’s and trade rumors flooding the internet, everyone wants to know who is going where and who is picking who. Today post features picks 21-30.
After a second interview and a thanks but no thanks to the Montreal Canadiens, the Flames officially announced the hiring of Bob Hartley as their new head coach and 15th head coach in Franchise history.
2012 Stanley Cup FinalNew Jersey Devils vs. Los Angeles Kings Every year, we predict, we project, we try to come up with logical conclusions to what's going to happen in the latest NHL season. Everyone has their opinions, everyone comes up with their own regular season and playoff winners, their own Final, their own Stanley Cup Champions. Usually, those predictions end up being wrong. Sure, you might get lucky with a high seed, but if the playoffs prove anything year-in and year-out, it's that the National Hockey League is absolutely unpredictable. This season has ramped that up to a degree we've never seen before. To give you a brief summary, the fir...
On the eve of the Stanley Cup Finals where Flames fans will watch former General Manager and Coach Darryl Sutter compete for a Stanley Cup, many remember the days when the motto around Calgary was ‘In Sutter We Trust’. With the the Flames organization stuck in mediocrity, Jay Feaster will make his choice of who will be the next head coach behind the Flames bench and who fans can say they trust. Here are three possible candidates.
Coming off of garbage bag day there seemed to be an air of pent up frustration with the Flames management and the team in general. It is easy to forget that the Flames had played their way into a legit shot at the post season, winning five games in a row. After seeing that kind of streak it was bitterly disappointing to watch them fail miserably in a week where they faced the worst team in the league, the second worst team in the league and the second worst team in the division. The losses were the nail in the coffin that meant the Flames would yet again miss the Playoffs. I remind us of this because it is easy to forget our frustration, the reason why fans were calling for massive changes.
The changes were supposed to be dramatic, Iginla and Kiprusoff were mentioned in every trade rumour and fantasy scenario a fan could think of. Iginla for Staal, Kipper for Columbus 1st round pick, on and on. We wondered what massive changes would take place because obviously the Flames are just banging their head against the wall with Kipper and Iginla right? No one is mad at those players but it seemed a change was necessary to move forward.