It was announced earlier today on their website that the Flames have traded their 6th round draft pick to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Lane MacDermid, son of former Hartford Whalers right-winger, Paul MacDermid.
According to Wikipedia, Lane MacDermid was a 4th round pick by the Boston Bruins (he played 8 games with the Bruins) but played mostly with Providence until he was traded to the Dallas Stars, where he played 12 games.
This 24 year old is 6’3′ and weighs 205 lbs, which means he will bring some strength to the Flames left wing. MacDermid is known for his tough playing style and will also add more grit to the Flames depth chart.
Considering that Tim Jackman was traded to Anaheim Ducks yesterday for a 6th round pick, and that draft pick was given to Dallas in exchange for MacDermid, it seems to me that Calgary basically got a younger version of Jackman.
It’s also clear to me that the Flames aren’t done with the rebuild. Ever since Calgary traded Iginla to the Pittsburg Penguins, I’ve been on high alert, waiting to hear who will be traded next because I’m under the impression that no one on the Flames is safe from being traded.
Who do you think may be next on the Flames chopping-block?
As a follow-up to the news of Blair Jones being recalled from Abby, Hartley spoke on Flames TV about how impressed he is with the progress that Jones has made. I hope that means that Jones will be staying at the NHL level for a while because he seems to get better and better every time he’s called up. His playing style fits well with the team and he has accumulated 7 points in 21 games so far this season with the Abbotsford Heat. Now, all that’s missing is some NHL experience to help him become a well-rounded player.