2010 NHL Draft Analysis: Calgary Flames

July 1st, 2010 by Joel Dundas Leave a reply »
The Calgary Flames had a bad year compared to past. They fell just out of the playoffs, saw stars on the decline, and made some questionable trades. The Sutter boys had a rough go, but managed to retain their jobs and will look to make a much better run at it next year.

Some improvements were needed in nearly all aspects of the game, so a good draft was imperative for the Flames if they wanted to fill holes in the lineup. However, the Flames had traded away their picks in the first two rounds, so they had to wait until the 64th overall selection to pick their first player.

That player turned out to be Maxwell Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice. Maxwell has made good strides in the WHL. From a rookie season that only saw him record 27 points in 62 games, he boosted his numbers to 51 points this past season.

He has the hockey sense and intelligence to be a good player, but at this point it is any one's guess at whether he will improve enough to actually make the team. If he grows up in his father Paul's image, however, he should do just fine.

The Flames liked what they saw in Kootenay, so they took Reinhart's teammate Joey Leach nine picks la ...

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