Question 4: How do you feel about the trade during round 2 of the draft that got the Calgary Flames Travis Hamonic? (It was almost exactly what was dealt for the Hamilton trade, one first rounder and two second rounders, but the flames got a fourth rounder back as well for Hamonic).
A stroke of pure genius by Treliving. How is it that he managed to rob two teams absolutely blind of grade A defenseman? Hamonic for my money puts this team over the top and makes them good enough to contend for top spot in the west and… a cup. I know, been a while since Flames fans heard that. The best defense core in the NHL is in good ol’ CGY.
Love it. Times 100. Calgary needs to go all-in now. With this young core ready to compete for championships, trading for Hamonic shows Calgary is confident they can win now. They lost to the Anaheim Ducks because they didn’t have the speed, physicality or depth on the backend to keep up with them. Hamonic could just be the missing piece for the Flames to embark on a deep playoff run.
Treliving said it best, you have to give to get. Calgary needed to solidify their top four, and they did that rightfully so. I think Hamonic can come in and be that player the Flames have been needing to play alongside TJ Brodie. I love this trade for the Flames.
I’m SO happy with this trade and I’m glad this is the general consensus. This is exactly what the Flames needed. The top four for the Flames now is absolutely dangerous and easily in the top 3 in the league. With this top-four in front of Mike Smith, I’m confident that the Flames can do well. And since they don’t have a draft pick next year in either of the first three rounds, this shows that the Flames management is fully confident that the Calgary Flames will be legitimate cup contenders next season.
That’s all in this edition of the Monday Roundtable! How do you feel about the first selection for the Calgary Flames at this year’s draft? And how do you feel about Engelland leaving? Let us know!