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

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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
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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
Mark Giordano (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

The Flames Soldier On Without Mark Giordano

The Calgary Flames have had a miraculous 2014-15 season. Pegged by most analysts to be among the National Hockey League’s worst teams and projected to fall to the bottom of […]

by · March 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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Flames Off-Season Additions Share Common Trait

The Calgary Flames entered this past summer with a bit of a problem. Their first rebuilding season had gone reasonably well, given their injury troubles and their general lack of […]

by · March 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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Calgary’s Matt Stajan Shares His Trade Experience

The National Hockey League’s trade deadline can be a stressful time for everybody – coaches, scouts, media, management and, above all else, players. Players from virtually every background and experience […]

by · February 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Mikael Backlund has made an immediate impact on the Flames' lineup since returning from an injury, and fantasy managers should definitely consider adding the forward. (Icon SMI)

Unheralded Trio Driving The Flames Playoff Push

When the Calgary Flames returned from the All-Star Break, head coach Bob Hartley decided to do a little line shuffling. Having had some success together in the previous game against […]

by · February 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Steve Montador passed away on Sunday at the age of 35.
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Jonathan Daniel

Steve Montador Was The 2004 Calgary Flames

He was never supposed to be there. Undrafted, unheralded and largely unknown, Steve Montador was 24 years old when the Calgary Flames made their miracle run to Game 7 of […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames