Ryan Pike

Ryan Pike
A native of the Stampede City, Ryan Pike has covered the Calgary Flames extensively since 2010 as a Senior Writer for The Hockey Writers and as Managing Editor of FlamesNation.ca.


Recent Articles by Ryan

Bob Hartley (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

A New Coach Won’t Solve Everything: Lessons From Calgary

Two underachieving Canadian NHL clubs hired new coaches this week, as the Edmonton Oilers brought in Todd McLellan and the Toronto Maple Leafs recruited Mike Babcock. The announcement of these […]

by · May 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
2015 NHL Draft Alternate Rankings – Final Edition

2015 NHL Draft Alternate Rankings – Final Edition

We’re roughly six weeks out from the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The majority of the games have been played, with the notable exception of the Memorial Cup, and it’s time […]

by · May 16, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Mark Giordano (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Flames Big Season A Stepping Stone, Not A Giant Leap

The hockey world was abuzz throughout the season, with much of the chatter focusing on the surprising Calgary Flames. In just the second season of their rebuild, the Flames displayed […]

by · May 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Jansen Harkins (Brian Liesse/WHL)

Jansen Harkins – The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Jansen Harkins THW Close-Up Date of Birth: May 23, 1997 Place of Birth: North Vancouver, BC Ht: 6’1” Wt: 180 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 Jansen […]

by · May 5, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Sam Bennett has fit right in with the Flames in what is one of the toughest first-round series. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Shades of 2004: The Flames Impress in the Playoffs

Way, way back in 2004, the Calgary Flames opened a lot of eyes and leaped forward in their organization’s development. Aided by a rag-tag group of seemingly mis-matched players playing […]

by · April 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
(James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

Flames Drafting and Development On Display In Playoffs

One of the most commonly-used axioms in the hockey world is “you have to build through the draft.” In a salary cap era, you can occasionally grab valuable pieces off […]

by · April 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Upstart Flames Face A Familiar Team In The Canucks

A few seasons ago, the Calgary Flames had a problem. Faced with an aging core anchored by Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff, the club repeatedly pushed their chips to the […]

by · April 15, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Bob Hartley (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

Five Important Men Lead Calgary’s Comeback

The Calgary Flames punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup playoffs last night, qualifying for the post-season for the first time since 2009. The team is a much, much different […]

by · April 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Calgary Flames: The NHL’s Card-Counters

As the season winds down, the Calgary Flames are hovering around the playoff picture. Their success has been well-documented, as has the perception that it’s a bit befuddling considering the […]

by · March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Ryan Pilon (Darwin Knelsen/WHL)

Ryan Pilon – The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Ryan Pilon THW Close-Up Date of Birth: October 10, 1996 Place of Birth: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Ht: 6’2” Wt: 212 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 Ryan […]

by · March 26, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Ivan Provorov (Eugene Erick/WHL)

Ivan Provorov – The Next Ones: 2015 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Ivan Provorov THW Close-Up Date of Birth: January 13, 1997 Place of Birth: Yaroslavl, Russia Ht: 6’0” Wt: 201 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense NHL Draft Eligibility: 2015 The Brandon […]

by · March 23, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Meaningful Spring Hockey Returns to Calgary

Life in southern Alberta is generally in tune with the seasons and the weather. Aside from periodic chinook winds that temporarily melt the city’s snow, residents of Calgary are typically […]

by · March 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames