PENTICTON, BC. – Everyone was expecting the Boston Bruins to pull the trigger today but they have surprised many when they traded stud defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. In return for the 22 year old defenseman, the Flames gave up three picks: 15th overall, 45th overall and 52nd overall.
While Milan Lucic announced that he’d accept a trade to the Vancouver Canucks, everyone turned their attention that way until Don Sweeney surprised the crowd. While this trade may lead to another one for the Bruins, the consensus seems to be unanimous that the Flames are the big winners in that deal, although anytime draft picks are involved, it needs time to work itself out.
Ironically, the two key guys the Bruins got in return for Phil Kessel (Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton) are no longer with the organisation.