Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20

The dog days of the summer are coming to a close, and the 2019-20 season couldn't come any sooner. With just over a month remaining before training camps get underway, the Calgary Flames' roster looks to be somewhat set. Barring the results of the Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane contracts, the Flames should just have … Continue reading Analyzing the Flames’ potential defensive deployment in 2019-20

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Realistic UFA targets for the Flames

Less than 24 hours stand between the Calgary Flames and the July 1st Free Agent Frenzy. Although the interview period has been open for a few days, the Flames haven't been linked to many players. Currently sitting at just over $69M in projected cap hit, the team has $12M and change to work with. Of … Continue reading Realistic UFA targets for the Flames

Brad Treliving isn’t great at signing UFAs

Since taking over as general manager in 2014, Brad Treliving has completely retooled and redesigned the Calgary Flames we know and love today. He has built up the prospect pool, made bold trades, and signed key core players to cap-friendly and long-term deals. Treliving's skills as a GM rival any in the entire NHL and … Continue reading Brad Treliving isn’t great at signing UFAs

Cam Talbot of the Edmonton Oilers tracking a hockey puck mid-game. Photo by Jason Franson/The Canadian Press.

Is Cam Talbot the right man for the Flames’ job?

It has become a yearly tradition for Calgary Flames fans to sit around at the end of June and wonder: who is going to be playing in net next season? Ever since the retirement of Miikka Kiprusoff, the Flames have yet to have an established number one goaltender they can rely on for extended seasons. … Continue reading Is Cam Talbot the right man for the Flames’ job?

Nov 3, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich (33) and left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) celebrate the win over the Chicago Blackhawks at Scotiabank Saddledome. Flames won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Qualify or let them fly? The Flames’ RFA landscape

The next major off-season marker is quickly approaching, with the deadline to extend qualifying offers being just mere hours away (5 pm EST, June 25). Teams with restricted free agents (RFA) have until the deadline to retain the negotiating rights to those players, or have them become unrestricted free agents. Issuing a qualifying offer can … Continue reading Qualify or let them fly? The Flames’ RFA landscape

VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 7: Loui Eriksson #21 of the Vancouver Canucks and Milan Lucic #27 of the Edmonton Oilers skate up ice during their NHL game at Rogers Arena October 7, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

A UFA Cautionary Tale: The 2016 free agent class is nightmare fuel

As the old saying goes, if you're building your team through free agency - you're probably doing it wrong. Sure, on July 1st there is always a huge opportunity for teams to make improvements by signing available free agents. Some come as big ticket players, while others come as depth signings, both inked for the … Continue reading A UFA Cautionary Tale: The 2016 free agent class is nightmare fuel

Calgary Flames management and scouts at the second day of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Re-drafting the last ten years of Calgary Flames picks

Tonight is the night, the 2019 NHL Draft is finally here. Dreams are going to be made for many prospects, general managers from around the league will be looking to fix their rosters with the right deals, and a wealth of surprises will emerge that have yet to be sniffed out by NHL insiders. The … Continue reading Re-drafting the last ten years of Calgary Flames picks