Calgary Flames July 1st rumour recap

The Calgary Flames had one of their best seasons in franchise history, but fell embarassingly short in the postseason with a five-game loss to the Colorado Avalanche. With a lower than expected salary cap increase, and the incredibly talented RFA class this season, the Flames, like many other teams, need to both shed salary and … Continue reading Calgary Flames July 1st rumour recap

Realistic UFA targets for the Flames

Less than 24 hours stand between the Calgary Flames and the July 1st Free Agent Frenzy. Although the interview period has been open for a few days, the Flames haven't been linked to many players. Currently sitting at just over $69M in projected cap hit, the team has $12M and change to work with. Of … Continue reading Realistic UFA targets for the Flames

Cam Talbot of the Edmonton Oilers tracking a hockey puck mid-game. Photo by Jason Franson/The Canadian Press.

Is Cam Talbot the right man for the Flames’ job?

It has become a yearly tradition for Calgary Flames fans to sit around at the end of June and wonder: who is going to be playing in net next season? Ever since the retirement of Miikka Kiprusoff, the Flames have yet to have an established number one goaltender they can rely on for extended seasons. … Continue reading Is Cam Talbot the right man for the Flames’ job?

Nov 3, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich (33) and left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) celebrate the win over the Chicago Blackhawks at Scotiabank Saddledome. Flames won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Qualify or let them fly? The Flames’ RFA landscape

The next major off-season marker is quickly approaching, with the deadline to extend qualifying offers being just mere hours away (5 pm EST, June 25). Teams with restricted free agents (RFA) have until the deadline to retain the negotiating rights to those players, or have them become unrestricted free agents. Issuing a qualifying offer can … Continue reading Qualify or let them fly? The Flames’ RFA landscape