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)

Top Ten Calgary Flames Prospects, Winter 2014 Edition

The onset of the Calgary Flames rebuilding process has created a lot of opportunities for young players in the organization. Due to departures of veterans, injuries and other reasons, a […]

by · March 12, 2014 · 4 comments · Calgary Flames
(Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

Joe Colborne: Living Up to the Flames Legacy

Joe Colborne and I are alike in a few ways. We’re both from Calgary. We both grew up playing local minor hockey. We both grew up cheering for the Flames. […]

by · March 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Mike Cammalleri (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

Calgary Flames 2014 Trade Deadline Primer

As many of the National Hockey League’s clubs scramble to prepare for the playoff stretch drive, the rebuilding Calgary Flames are preparing for their future. With president of hockey operations […]

by · March 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
(Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

It’s Not Easy Being the Seventh Defenseman

Reaching the National Hockey League is something all young hockey players dream about and spend years working towards. While each NHL club carries 23 men on their roster, per-game line-up […]

by · February 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Lance Bouma (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

The Injury Ninja Hates The Calgary Flames

The 2013-14 season has been one of change and transition for the Calgary Flames. After several years chasing the playoffs, the club has regrouped and is using this year to […]

by · February 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Dustin Jeffrey has been claimed on waivers in his career. (Icon SMI)

NHL Waiver Wire Primer

The waiver wire is one of the most crucial aspects of player personnel management and the new NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement. Waivers are also one of the most misunderstood parts […]

by · February 22, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary
Calgary Flames: Youth Movement and Work Ethic Go Hand-in-Hand

Calgary Flames: Youth Movement and Work Ethic Go Hand-in-Hand

The Calgary Flames weren’t expected to be very good as the 2013-14 NHL season approached. In fact, they were expected to be pretty awful. Jarome Iginla, Jay Bouwmeester and Miikka […]

by · February 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Switzerland: Olympic Hockey Dark Horse Has Momentum On Their Side

As the 2014 Winter Olympic Games draw near, the spotlight on the men’s hockey tournament intensifies. Canada and the United States are both gunning for a repeat of their thrilling […]

by · February 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Olympics
Joni Ortio (Ross Bonander / THW)

Joni Ortio: Finnish Rookie Poised for Flames Debut

The Calgary Flames search for a bonafide starting goalie may get a bit more complicated if one young Finn has his way. The club announced on Monday morning that the […]

by · February 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Mark Giordano (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

2013-14 Calgary Flames: How They Were Built

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Much like a great city, neither is a National Hockey League team. The 2013-14 Calgary Flames roster is the product of transactions conducted by […]

by · February 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Mike Cammalleri (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

Calgary’s Fire Sale? A Look Towards The Trade Deadline

Sometimes familiarity breeds contempt. Sometimes it builds fondness. In the sports world, often there’s a level of attachment for a team you put together, sometimes regardless of that group’s success. […]

by · January 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Sean Monahan (left) (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Calgary Flames: Three Reasons for Optimism

As the days of the calendar fly past and February approaches, the Calgary Flames have seen some tough stretches in their schedule. Heck, they were shut out six times in […]

by · January 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames