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
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
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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
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
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
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
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?
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
The Calgary Flames haven't made the earth shaking trades many expected after their first-round exit at the hands of the Dallas Stars, but there have been substantial changes to the roster through free agency. Last season was the year of signing ex-Oilers, and this year seems to have followed a similar script, except this time … Continue reading A look at what Chris Tanev brings to the Calgary Flames