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

Sean Monahan and Jiri Hudler (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Sean Monahan: Calgary’s Top Center

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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
Corban Knight (Ross Bonander / THW)

AHL Flames Roomies Chasing NHL Dreams

In the summer of 2013, the Calgary Flames convened their annual summer development camp at Canada Olympic Park. At that camp, friendship blossomed between three aspiring NHLers. The three got […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
(Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports)

Corsi Close: Does Puck Possession Equal Points?

Advanced statistics have been lauded for their potential for having predictive value. Much as baseball’s shift towards a reliance on on-base percentage – as teams that are full of players […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 1 comment · Advanced Stats
Johnny Gaudreau (Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)

Flames Johnny Gaudreau Adapting to the NHL

Johnny Gaudreau began the 2014-15 NHL season with a lot of hype and fanfare. The winger – generously listed by the NHL as 5’9″ and 160 pounds – has become […]

by · October 24, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Paul Byron (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

T.J. Brodie Headlines Flames Young Core

If the Calgary Flames have had a particularly glaring developmental fault over the past decade – and it would be charitable to conclude they have just one fault – it […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
(Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

Calgary’s Goalie Rotation Pays Early Dividends

Last season was the first campaign in a decade where the Calgary Flames had uncertainty in goal. After the retirement of local legend Miikka Kiprusoff over the off-season, the Flames […]

by · October 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Lance Bouma (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

Blue-collar Calgary Flames Face Tough 2014-15 Season

The post-Jarome Iginla era began last season for the Calgary Flames. In their first full season without their long-time captain, the Flames transitioned to a new era and a new […]

by · October 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
(Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Calgary’s Sam Bennett Dilemma

A year ago, the Calgary Flames made history twice. First, they drafted sixth overall – tying the club record for the highest pick ever since moving to Calgary – and […]

by · October 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames