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Ryan Pike has covered the Calgary Flames extensively for the Hockey Writers since 2010 as a senior writer and contributing editor. He also contributes to FlamesNation.ca (as managing editor) and The Wrestling Observer.

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Blair Jones (Ross Bonander / THW)

Calgary Flames: Changes on the Farm Pay Dividends

One of the most important changes made in the Calgary Flames organization over the off-season was seemingly a minor one, but has already paid dividends for the club. After playing […]

by · November 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Joni Ortio (Ross Bonander/THW)

Calgary’s Cavalry: Abbotsford Players On The Verge Of The NHL

Six weeks into the American Hockey League season, the Abbotsford Heat are in a familiar place in the standings – first overall. For the second consecutive season, the Heat are […]

by · November 19, 2013 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Calgary Flames Just Can’t Score First

Through the first quarter of the 2013-14 NHL season, the Calgary Flames have hit a bit of a skid as they begin their long-awaited rebuild. After 19 games, the Flames […]

by · November 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Ladislav Smid (Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE)

Flames Add Ladislav Smid: A Trade Across Battle Lines

The Battle of Alberta was host to some action on Friday night, but not the usual kind, as the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers traded for just the second time […]

by · November 10, 2013 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames
Calgary Flames Twitter Guide

Calgary Flames Twitter Guide

The social media site Twitter can be a tremendous resource for anybody seeking to get information in a hurry, and it’s definitely true when it comes to fans of the […]

by · November 6, 2013 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Sven Baertschi. (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Power Outage: Calgary’s Flickering Power-Play

Since their win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on October 21, the Calgary Flames have amassed a disappointing 1-4-0 record. In a possibly-related development, the Calgary Flames […]

by · November 2, 2013 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Mark Giordano (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

The Flames Are In Trouble Without Mark Giordano

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has had a whirlwind career in the National Hockey League. After being signed as a minor-league depth player in the summer of 2004, Giordano worked […]

by · October 29, 2013 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
(Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

2013-14 NHL Sliding Contract Tracker

One of the most peculiar aspects of the National Hockey League’s collective bargaining agreement is the concept of sliding contracts. Designed to help teams keep the rights to their junior […]

by · October 23, 2013 · 1 comment · News/Commentary
Mike Cammalleri (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

Tough Decisions Looming for the Calgary Flames

A few injuries and a few surprising performances in the first two weeks of October may force the Calgary Flames into making some tough decisions in the last two weeks […]

by · October 17, 2013 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Five Secrets To The Calgary Flames Early Success

Through the first two weeks of the season, there have been several surprises in the National Hockey League. But considering how poorly they were expected to do, the impressive start […]

by · October 14, 2013 · 2 comments · Calgary Flames
The Scotiabank Saddledome (5of7/Flickr Creative Commons)

The Saddledome Turns 30 Amidst Flood Recovery

The fall of 2013 was always going to be a time of celebration for the Scotiabank Saddledome and its operators, the Calgary Flames. As fate would have it, the nature […]

Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Despite Good Start, Calgary Flames Still Have Work To Do

Heading into the 2013-14 season, the Calgary Flames were subject to low expectations. Considering the team had jettisoned arguably their three best players via trade or retirement and featured a […]

by · October 8, 2013 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames