Baertschi again leads Top 20 for much-improved Calgary Flames prospect pool
The Calgary Flames utilized the 2013 NHL Draft to continue building up the new foundation in Calgary by stocking up on talented prospects. General Manager Jay Feaster made eight draft picks and selected a group of four versatile forwards and four solid defensemen. Prior to the draft, Feaster acquired prospects Ken Agostino, Ben Hanowski, and Mark Cundari via trades of veterans. During this period, Feaster also traded a 2013 fourth round pick to the Florida Panthers in exchange for the highly touted forward Corban Knight. The change of direction in Calgary has opened up opportunities for the new prospects in the system to find their way into the Top 20 ranking.… read more
I really liked the rankings and the overall article. I like the analysis of Knight having good speed. I'm really curious about what he'll bring to the Flames.
If the Flames are out of it quickly and trade further veterans for future assets, we could see some very interesting things out of the Flames prospects. Reinhart, Knight, Baertchi, Ferland, Granlund, Hanowski, Horak, and Nemisz will all likely get NHL time at some point, even if its in the last few games of the season. It could make for some quality push for jobs.