The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Flames’ first day of Free Agency

The offseason has been an absolute whirlwind thus far. After the 2020 NHL Entry Draft was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, teams were right back in action at the start of Free Agent Frenzy on Friday. Without a courting period as we have seen in previous seasons, teams were left to wait to the 12PM … Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Flames’ first day of Free Agency

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

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