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