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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Recent Articles by Ryan

Calgary Flames 2011 fourth-rounder Johnny Gaudreau (Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)

5 Prospects That Could Make The Calgary Flames

As the club hits the second year of their rebuild, the Calgary Flames have a new general manager in Brad Treliving and a bunch of new veterans. But while the […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, Prospects
Heatherington tries to emulate his game after Robyn Regehr. (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

11 of the 2004 Calgary Flames Are Still Playing

For fans of the Calgary Flames, there are really two teams that are remembered fondly in the heart-of-hearts. The first is rather obvious: the 1989 Stanley Cup team, when Cliff […]

by · September 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Calgary Flames 2011 fourth-rounder Johnny Gaudreau (Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)

Veteran-Laden Roster Part of the Flames Plan

The Calgary Flames entered the 2013-14 season with low expectations. Against all odds, by virtue of a strong team concept and a stellar work ethic, the team arguably over-achieved and […]

by · September 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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The 5 Most Important Goals in Calgary Flames History

The Calgary Flames have been a part of the National Hockey League for more than three decades, and over their tenure in the league they’ve accumulated a fair amount of […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames
Mikael Backlund (Icon SMI)

Underrated Trio Drives Calgary Flames Rebuild

Heading into the 2013-14 season, you could’ve been forgiven if you didn’t give the Calgary Flames much of a chance to be competitive. First off, the NHL’s realignment placed the […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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The NHL’s Advanced Stats Arms Race Heats Up

The sports world can be both incredibly competitive and incredibly insular, run by the twin mentalities of “What have you done for me lately?” and “Keeping up with the Joneses.” […]

Mikael Backlund (Icon SMI)

Calgary Flames: First Round Failures And Redemption

On May 25, 1989, the Calgary Flames won their first Stanley Cup, winning the sixth game of their final series against the Montreal Canadiens. They became the first (and ended […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, NHL Entry Draft
Mason Raymond (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Flames Add Veteran Trio in Free Agent Frenzy

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving began putting his touches on his team’s roster by breaking out the chequebook on Day 1 of unrestricted free agency season. Treliving added a […]

by · July 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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Reviewing The Calgary Flames 2014 Draft Class

The Calgary Flames added six prospects and a roster player during a fairly positive, albeit uneventful 2014 NHL Entry Draft. THE RUNDOWN In the first round, the Flames addressed what […]

by · June 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, NHL Entry Draft
2014 NHL Draft: The Writers Mock Draft

2014 NHL Draft: The Writers Mock Draft

Throughout the National Hockey League season, we here at The Hockey Writers boast a writing staff featuring a mix of experienced and emerging writers from throughout all 30 NHL markets […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 5 comments · NHL Entry Draft
Reid Gardiner – The Next Ones: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Reid Gardiner – The Next Ones: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Reid Gardiner THW Close-Up Date of Birth: January 19, 1996 Place of Birth: Humboldt, SK Ht: 5’11” Wt: 185 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Center NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 Numbers aren’t […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects
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Brett Pollock – The Next Ones: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile

Brett Pollock THW Close-Up Date of Birth: March 16, 1996 Place of Birth: Sherwood Park, AB Ht: 6’2” Wt: 187 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Center NHL Draft Eligibility: 2014 If […]

by · June 24, 2014 · 0 comments · NHL Entry Draft, Prospects