Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 3:39pm


The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins for a first-round draft pick in 2015 (No. 15 overall) and two second-round draft picks in 2015 (No. 45 and No. 52 overall).

What does it give the Calgary Flames
Whoa! This is quite a shocking development, as Calgary already boasts a great group of four blueliners. Now with Hamilton in tow, the Flames can afford to part with a defenseman in order to re-stock their future assets shelves. A restricted free agent, Hamilton will sign a big deal with Calgary and become part of the team's great, young nucleus moving forward. A veteran--Mark Giordano (one more year left on his contract before UFA status), Dennis Wideman or Kris Russell--may be moved.

What does it give the Boston Bruins
This move is both incredibly curious and positively intriguing from the Bruins standpoint. Instead of making a series of moves in order to be able to keep pending RFA Hamilton, new Boston GM Don Sweeney instead decided to move Hamilton himself (for future assets ONLY). The B's receive three early picks in the deep 2015 draft but are now left with a fairly large hole along their blueline. Asset-wise, it's a strong move by Boston. However, they're now in clear regression.

Fantasy impact
Hamilton's fantasy value, like that of Giordano, Wideman and Russell, may depend (at least in the short term) on whatever other moves Calgary GM Brad Treliving makes with regards to his blueline. That said, Hamilton's fantasy stock is on the rise.

Player focus

Calgary Flames

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Boston Bruins

a first-round draft pick in 2015 (No. 1 overall)

a second-round draft pick in 2015 (No. 52 overall)

a second-round draft pick in 2015 (No. 45 overall)