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 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

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 17: Milan Lucic #17 of the Calgary Flames in action against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 17, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Salary cap implications if the Flames buy out Milan Lucic for the expansion draft

Let's be very clear about one thing: The Calgary Flames will not be protecting Milan Lucic in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. His current contract includes a no movement clause (NMC) which basically means the furthest place he can go from the NHL club is the press box. The Flames can't send him to the … Continue reading Salary cap implications if the Flames buy out Milan Lucic for the expansion draft

Jon Gillies is the training camp decision no one is talking about

In case you missed it, today is the day that teams officially report to training camp. The majority of the day consisting of fitness testing with on-ice sessions beginning on Friday, but it is still the first official event that signifies it's time to truly start gearing up for the NHL season. The Calgary Flames, … Continue reading Jon Gillies is the training camp decision no one is talking about

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

What could Sam Bennett’s next contract look like?

With the offseason upon us, the Calgary Flames have their hands full with plenty of decisions to make. The Stanley Cup has been awarded, the NHL Draft is tomorrow and free agency isn't far behind. The bulk of the heavy lifting is about to be done by Brad Treliving and staff. Certainly, signing Matthew Tkachuk, … Continue reading What could Sam Bennett’s next contract look like?

Buyout Beware: Who could the Flames buyout?

As the official offseason gets underway, the first major marker of the summer started this morning. The first buyout window is now officially open, allowing teams to utilize the strategy in preparation for the NHL Entry Draft and free agency. Buying out a contract is a method utilized by teams to either free up additional … Continue reading Buyout Beware: Who could the Flames buyout?