Sneak-peek at possible Calgary Flames picks in 2014 NHL Draft

Barrie Colts defenceman Aaron Ekblad will captain Team Orr in Wednesday's Top Prospects Game at the...

Barrie Colts defenceman Aaron Ekblad will captain Team Orr in Wednesday's Top Prospects Game at the Saddledome. QMI AGENCY FILE.

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:08 AM ET

NEWARK, N.J. — Odds are the Calgary Flames this summer will have their highest draft choice since moving to the Stampede City.

With long-shot luck, the Flames will have their highest draft in franchise history, but those odds are considerably longer.

The Flames, who are currently playing leapfrog with the New York Islanders for the 26th and 27th spots in the NHL standings, could win the lottery and be given the No. 1 pick in June’s draft, although sweeping the Florida teams on their road swing may have diminished their chances.

This is an organization that’s twice had the No. 2 pick, in their first two years of existence in the early 1970s. That was when the Flames played in Atlanta.

But most likely, the Flames will end up with the No. 5 pick.


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