With the #Flames looking for more goals, we look at how defencemen can add more offence!
The Flames have understandably been busy this offseason, and their moves have given them some flexibility with line combinations. In fact, this seems to have been a focus for GM Brad Treliving and his staff. With a number of middle and bottom six forwards added to the mix, there are lots of interesting options for … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should reorganize their forward lines for 2020-21
Two years ago, Derek Ryan had a great season for the Flames. Playing alongside Garnet Hathaway and Andrew Mangiapane for a good portion of the year, Ryan gave the team a legitimate fourth line that was at times a real weapon for the team. Last season, his production dropped slightly, although not significantly, and Ryan … Continue reading Does it make sense for the Calgary Flames to trade Derek Ryan?
Today at noon marks the beginning of NHL Free Agency for the year, and the Calgary Flames will have a number of important decisions to make. We already broke down what to watch for with the Flames' RFA class. But unrestricted free agency is a whole other story, and the Flames could be busy this … Continue reading Free agent targets for the Calgary Flames
By his standards, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau struggled for much of 2019-20 regular season as well as the playoffs. Among the very tough decisions the club will have to make this season will be whether or not to continue building around the talented forward who was once considered to be the bedrock of the … Continue reading Flames Film Room: Why Johnny Gaudreau should stop shooting from bad angles
One of the biggest Calgary Flames adjustments to their lineup was adding defensemen Erik Gustafsson at the trade deadline. Gustafsson is a smooth skating defensemen with great puck moving skills, and he has been a stalwart in the line up ever since. His numbers at even strength are solid but unspectacular: in 7 regular season … Continue reading How Erik Gustafsson is helping the Calgary power play
Opportunistic special teams play was almost enough, but the Flames couldn't hang on long enough to secure the victory. Joe Pavelski opened the scoring late in the first, but was answered quickly by Johnny Gaudreau on the power play. The two teams then traded goals. Pavelski scored on a bullet shot on a two on … Continue reading About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 4: Special Teams Not Enough For Flames, Stars Even the Series.
We are finally at the 6th and final team of our Olympic projection series. Having covered the top five favourites so far, today we turn our attention to the last member of the big six hockey nations: The Czech Republic. In case you missed the first five teams, find them here: Team Canada, Team USA, … Continue reading What will the next Team Czech Republic look like?
Back at it again! This is the fifth instalment of the Olympic projection series, and today we will look at Russia. There has also been some timely news, with it being reported that the NHL will return to the Olympics in 2022 and 2026. https://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/1278308950522376197 This is great news for the game of hockey, and … Continue reading What will the next Team Russia look like?
Back at it again! This is the fourth instalment of the Olympic projection series, and today we will look at Finland. In case you missed the first three teams find them here: Team Canada, Team USA, and Team Sweden. The Finnish side has some talented players for sure, but certainly doesn't have the depth of … Continue reading What will the next Team Finland look like?