Ryan Pike | @RyanNPike

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.

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Jack Eichel is just one of highly coveted prospects available for the 2015 NHL Draft.  (USA Hockey/Ellen DeLuca)

2015 NHL Draft Alternate Rankings – Holiday Edition

The holiday season is almost upon us. With that season, comes a few beloved traditions: gift-giving, holiday music and the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. World Juniors time is also […]

by · December 18, 2014 · 1 comment · NHL Entry Draft
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Flames Make Smart Move, Extend Bob Hartley

It’s easy to like Bob Hartley. He’s very affable. He makes jokes before scrums. Heck, half the time he has a wacky sound-bite or quote that he trots out for […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Sean Monahan and Jiri Hudler (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Inside the Unlikely Success of the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames should not be this good. This is a common refrain throughout the National Hockey League. It’s extolled by many on both sides of the aisle; the hardcore […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Radel Fazleev [photo: Amy Irvin]

Calgary’s Teddy Bear Toss Turns 20

The Calgary Hitmen are celebrating their 20th Western Hockey League season in 2014-15. And that means there was another anniversary celebrated in Calgary – the annual Teddy Bear Toss. The […]

by · December 7, 2014 · 0 comments · WHL
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Bob Hartley Hits 400 Win Plateau

On the evening of December 4, 2014, Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley joined some elite company, and did so in dramatic fashion. Calgary’s 4-3 overtime victory over the Colorado […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Mark Giordano could be a top five defenseman. (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

The Battle of Alberta: A Tale of Two Rebuilds

As the 2014-15 National Hockey League season moves head-long towards the one-third mark of the schedule, two questions are emanating out of the province of Alberta. “Why are the Calgary […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames

Biggest Flames Prospect Comes To Calgary

You can’t teach size. That’s the mantra partially driving the Calgary Flames’ drafting and development over the past few seasons. The notion is that you can hire coaches to help […]

by · December 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, Prospects
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

A Brief History of Flames Coaches and GMs

With the success of the Calgary Flames and the progression of the club’s rebuild under current head coach Bob Hartley, a lot of ink has been spent of late discussing […]

by · November 28, 2014 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames
T.J. Brodie is part of a defensive group that definitely jumps into offensive play. (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

5 Reasons for the Calgary Flames Early Success

In the Calgary Flames locker room – in the back away from the public area where the media congregates – there is a big board. And on that board are […]

by · November 22, 2014 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames
Sean Monahan and Jiri Hudler (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Sean Monahan: Calgary’s Top Center


by · November 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Connor McDavid: Exceptionally talented prospect eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

2015 NHL Draft Alternate Rankings – November Edition

We’re about six weeks into the 2014-15 hockey season, and while a lot of the attention of the hockey world is focused on the here and now of the National […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
PDO: A Key Fantasy Indicator

PDO: A Key Fantasy Indicator

Advanced statistics in hockey are hot right now, and one of the key applications of these statistics can be in the realm of fantasy hockey. That is, if you know […]

by · November 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Advanced Stats, Fantasy