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The Flames are set to lose a key player in the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Calgary Flames have been busy this offseason re-tooling and re-vamping their roster in hopes of a Stanley Cup push in the 2020-21 season. On paper, the team looks to be deeply improved compared to how they finished at the end of last season. Time will tell just exactly how much the team has improved, … Continue reading The Flames are set to lose a key player in the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Calgary Flames are a better team after this offseason

The Calgary Flames have had a pretty busy offseason so far, signing two of the bigger names in free agency in Jacob Markstrom and Chris Tanev, but also saw multiple players leave, like T.J. Brodie and Travis Hamonic. Brad Treliving has been a busy man, which was expected after another disappointing first round playoff exit, … Continue reading The Calgary Flames are a better team after this offseason

Visualising the development of Detroit Red Wings draft picks made by Ken Holland since 2008

The Detroit Red Wings have now had two NHL Entry Drafts led by Steve Yzerman and the Yzerplan. Just two years removed from the end of the Ken Holland era, the makeup of the Red Wings still very much have Holland’s influence all over the team, and we can look back into his recent draft … Continue reading Visualising the development of Detroit Red Wings draft picks made by Ken Holland since 2008

The Win Column sits down with Yan Kuznetsov, the Calgary Flames’ second round pick

The Calgary Flames’ selected Yan Kuznetsov with their second round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. Ranked as high as 41 on some boards, the big-bodied two-way defenceman is committed to the University of Connecticut. Our team sat down with him to discuss being drafted by the Flames, his journey as a hockey player, … Continue reading The Win Column sits down with Yan Kuznetsov, the Calgary Flames’ second round pick

The Calgary Flames are amassing depth at all positions

In a flat cap world, every dollar and every contract matters. The Calgary Flames were fortunate to have almost $17 million to spend this free agency period, and they’ve gone out and bolstered their depth at every single position. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars showed how important good depth is in their run … Continue reading The Calgary Flames are amassing depth at all positions

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

Jeremie Poirier could be a steal for the Flames from the 2020 Draft

The Calgary Flames have developed somewhat of a knack for finding high-end offensive defencemen in the second and third rounds of the draft during the Brad Treliving era. In recent years they’ve selected Rasmus Andersson, Oliver Kylington, and Adam Fox, all whom have developed into NHL players. This year was no different. With the 72nd … Continue reading Jeremie Poirier could be a steal for the Flames from the 2020 Draft

Exploring how Rasmus Andersson might fare as a top pair defenseman

Since being drafted in the second round in 2015, Rasmus Andersson‘s career has been on an upward trajectory. The 23-year-old is entering his third full season and he is undoubtedly the top choice on the right side of the Flames’ blueline. But how does he stack up among top pairing defenders league-wide? First, let’s compare … Continue reading Exploring how Rasmus Andersson might fare as a top pair defenseman

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