Always love when I get a chance to put a story up on draft day.
Its raw. The player is 10 minutes old as a Calgary Flame. Things are sinking in slowly. You had your own list going into the draft and you hope it goes your way.
Then you see the selection, and you can take a deep breath.
Last year I felt elated when Lindholm was taken a pick ahead of Calgary. I jumped out of my seat. I didn’t envision such an immediate entry into Flames lore, a 20 goal season, and rising to my feet many more times during the season but I was pumped.
Similar feeling this year with the Flames getting Sam Bennett, after the Oilers take Draisaitl at #3.