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

Does it make sense for the Calgary Flames to trade Derek Ryan?

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?

A look at what Chris Tanev brings to the Calgary Flames

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

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

Assessing the rumours and moves the Calgary Flames didn’t make during free agency

The Calgary Flames made a number of moves over the past week since the completion of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. They lost a number of lineup regulars from last season, while also adding a number one goaltender in Jacob Markstrom and a solid defensive defenseman in Chris Tanev. There were handful of other decisions … Continue reading Assessing the rumours and moves the Calgary Flames didn’t make during free agency

The Calgary Flames should trade for Kyle Palmieri

For years, the Calgary Flames have had a hole on the right side of their forward group. The acquisition of Elias Lindholm tempered that gap for a few seasons, putting up a career high in production his first year in Calgary. The trio of him with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan was unstoppable in 2018-19, … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should trade for Kyle Palmieri