Geoff Ward directs traffic at Flames practice

Breaking down the stories and takeaways from the first day of Calgary Flames training camp

45 players have been invited to Calgary Flames training camp, which starts on the ice today. The lineup includes 26 forwards, 13 defenceman, six goaltenders, and is a good mix of veteran NHLers, young prospects, and guys trying to take the jump from the latter to the former. GM Brad Treliving, Coach Geoff Ward, and … Continue reading Breaking down the stories and takeaways from the first day of Calgary Flames training camp

Oliver Kylington re-signs with the Calgary Flames, rounding out their 2020-21 roster

Finally, the Calgary Flames have signed Oliver Kylington to his one-year qualifying offer deal. The team brought him back on a two-way deal valued at $787,500, which means Kylington will see a nearly $60,000 increase from him expired entry-level contract. Not only did Kylington have to wait the longest to sign his deal among the … Continue reading Oliver Kylington re-signs with the Calgary Flames, rounding out their 2020-21 roster

What the Calgary Flames should do with Travis Hamonic

There is a new rumour afoot. As reported by Bob Marjanovich on TSN1040 in Vancouver, Travis Hamonic's name is on the radar of a few NHL teams, specifically the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks. For unknown reasons, the tweet posted by TSN1040 earlier today that garnered quite a lot of interest has since been deleted. … Continue reading What the Calgary Flames should do with Travis Hamonic

Calgary Flames prospect Johannes Kinnvall is turning heads in Sweden

The Calgary Flames have undergone some pretty big changes to their defensive personnel and depth chart over the past year. The organization has seen some lineup mainstays like T.J Brodie and Travis Hamonic walk out the door. Meanwhile plenty of fresh new faces have come into the fold including Chris Tanev and Conner Mackey. The … Continue reading Calgary Flames prospect Johannes Kinnvall is turning heads in Sweden

Visualising the luckiest and unluckiest Calgary Flames using expected goals. Plotting the differentials of goals scored to expected goals (G - xG) as a way to quantify "luck". Data taken at all situations and includes every player in the past five seasons. Chart by @mrbilltran of thewincolumn.ca. Data from NaturalStatTrick.com

Visualising the luckiest Calgary Flames in the past five seasons using expected goals

The Calgary Flames have seen plenty of ups and downs in the past five years, both on and off the ice. In terms of their on-ice product, they've had one of their best franchise performances in 2018-19, just one season removed from missing the playoffs. This past season, they might have tended closer to what … Continue reading Visualising the luckiest Calgary Flames in the past five seasons using expected goals

The Calgary Flames have big questions to answer on defence

Although there are still at least a couple months until the NHL season gets going, it feels as though the Flames have made many of their big roster moves for this season. With little space left under the cap and with little in the way of movement right now, the Flames seem to have finalized … Continue reading The Calgary Flames have big questions to answer on defence

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

NHL 21: Breaking down Calgary Flames player ratings

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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

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