Assessing what we know of the Calgary Flames’ third round pick Jake Boltmann

The Calgary Flames selected players in their expected ranges for their first three picks of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, taking the trio of Connor Zary, Yan Kuznetsov, and Jeremie Poirier. But for their fourth pick, they went off the board and selected Jake Boltmann. The former USHL and USHS-MN defenceman was selected with 80th … Continue reading Assessing what we know of the Calgary Flames’ third round pick Jake Boltmann

July 7, 2019. Tyler Parsons of the Calgary Flames takes part in their 2019 Development Camp. Winsport, Calgary, Alberta.

Uh oh! The Calgary Flames have five goalies and only four spots

Last season, the Flames ran with David Rittich and Cam Talbot in Calgary, then had Jon Gillies and Artyom Zagidulin in Stockton, and had Tyler Parsons playing in the ECHL alongside Nick Schneider. Going into this season, the Flames lost Talbot to the Minnesota Wild, Gillies to the St. Louis Blues system, and Nick Schneider, … Continue reading Uh oh! The Calgary Flames have five goalies and only four spots

Breaking down how great Andrew Mangiapane is for the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames crossed another to-do list item off and it was a big one. Andrew Mangiapane just re-signed a two year deal with an AAV of $2.425 million. His most recent season saw him putting up 32 points, 29 of which were at 5v5. Even more impressively, he did much of this while playing … Continue reading Breaking down how great Andrew Mangiapane is for the Calgary Flames

Evaluating what the Calgary Flames have in Jacob Markstrom

The Calgary Flames went out on Free Agent Frenzy and got their starting goaltender in Jacob Markstrom. A bona fide starter on a long-term deal for the first time since Miikka Kiprusoff, the signing of Markstrom brought waves of euphoria among Flames fans and Elias Lindholms alike. While the Flames had an excellent run with … Continue reading Evaluating what the Calgary Flames have in Jacob Markstrom

What to expect for the Calgary Flames’ restricted free agents

The Calgary Flames chose to extend qualifying offers to four restricted free agents: Forwards Andrew Mangiapane and Glenn Gawdin, defenceman Oliver Kylington, and goalie Tyler Parsons. Not qualified by the Flames were Mark Jankowski, Andrew Nielsen, and Nick Schneider. Teams had until today to qualify players, to keep the right to sign those players. A … Continue reading What to expect for the Calgary Flames’ restricted free agents

Calgary Flames 2020 Draft Predictions and Roundtable

We are just hours away from the 2020 NHL Draft. Barring any trades, the Flames will be drafting 19th in the first round, then subsequently 50th, 96th, 143rd, 174th, and 205th. They may also have a third round pick from the Oilers after the Milan Lucic / James Neal trade, but odds are they won't … Continue reading Calgary Flames 2020 Draft Predictions and Roundtable

Five defensemen the Calgary Flames could select in the first round

The 2020 NHL draft is just days away. Held virtually this year, the first round of the draft will take place on October 6th at 5:00 PM MDT, and the second round on October 7th starting at 9:30 AM MDT. TWC will be breaking down which players the Flames could select with their first round … Continue reading Five defensemen the Calgary Flames could select in the first round

Five left wingers the Calgary Flames could select in the first round

The 2020 NHL draft is just days away. Held virtually this year, the first round of the draft will take place on October 6th at 5:00 PM MDT, and the second round on October 7th starting at 9:30 AM MDT. TWC will be breaking down which players the Flames could select with their first round … Continue reading Five left wingers the Calgary Flames could select in the first round

Looking at the Flames’ draft history by round since 2000

With the draft just weeks away, it is time to start thinking about what the future my hold for the Flames. The draft is a special time. One where the prospect of excellent performances is there, with little talk of what could have been. Let's take a look back to see how the Flames have … Continue reading Looking at the Flames’ draft history by round since 2000

July 7, 2019. Tyler Parsons of the Calgary Flames takes part in their 2019 Development Camp. Winsport, Calgary, Alberta. Photo by @NHLFlames on Twitter.

Evaluating the Flames 2019 draft class one year later

Just over a year ago, the Flames made their five selections in the 2019 draft. While none are expected to play in Calgary, there was a lot of excitement around a few of them, notably first round pick Jakob Pelletier and seventh round pick Dustin Wolf. Conversely, there was minimal reaction to the Flames other … Continue reading Evaluating the Flames 2019 draft class one year later