Since the Atlanta Flames relocated to Calgary in 1980, the team has taken part in 30 NHL Entry Drafts. In the 1980s, they drafted numerous top-tier NHL stars – including Al MacInnis, Mike Vernon, Gary Roberts, Brett Hull, Theoren Fleury, and Joe Nieuwendyk.
There are a lot more goalies in the system than you might be aware of. Learning more about these players and where they stand in terms of contracts, might help you decide where you stand on the goalie controversy.
Eric Engels of Sportsnet asks an interesting question in a recent article. With speculation earlier in the season that the Calgary Flames were contemplating moving Johnny Gaudreau as he and the team struggled, did this current NHL pause just put a hold on any possible trade talks?
Drafting has always been crucial to building a good team in the NHL, especially since the salary cap era began. Teams aren’t able to throw money at every big-name free agent like they were in the past, so it is extremely important to draft and develop young talent that is able to make an immediate impact on an NHL roster.
Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Flames added to their defensive prospect pool today The Calgary Flames have added some depth to the prospect pool by signing two defenders today.