Calgary Flames: What could happen at the 2018 NHL Draft

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CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 23 2017: (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

With the Calgary Flames not having a draft pick until the fourth round at this year’s NHL draft, let’s look at some possibilities on moves they could make.

The 2018 NHL Entry Level Draft is quickly approaching! In less than two weeks, we’ll get to watch fans from all over get excited about their team selecting a draft pick. Especially for Buffalo Sabres fans, who already know they’re getting Rasmus Dahlin. Unfortunately for Calgary Flames fans, they don’t have that same kind of privilege this year.

At least not for right now.

As we all know and are somewhat dreading, the Flames don’t have a draft pick until the fourth-round this year. I mean, it isn’t always all bad! Let’s not forget that Johnny Gaudreau wasn’t drafted until the fourth round.

The Flames traded away all their picks for what was supposed to be their Cup-run year. But as we all know, they didn’t qualify for the postseason. To put it frankly, it sucks.

It was reported that at a GM meeting in March, GM Brad Treliving let it known that he’s planning on trading for a first-round draft pick. While I’m not entirely opposed to that, as long as it’s a smart trade, I’d prefer to trade for a top-six winger instead.

I ran a poll on Twitter to see what our followers thought, and it looks like a vast majority of them also agree with that.

Assistant GM Brad Pascall also mentioned how they’re pushing for Rasmus Andersson to have a full-time spot on the Flames roster next season. Which could mean they’re planning on moving a defenceman (hopefully Michael Stone) and could get something in return. What that something in return entails, I’m not sure yet.

So, what are some possible moves on draft day for the Calgary Flames? Let’s take a look.

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