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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(Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Tyler Wotherspoon: Freshman Flame Impressing

It was the spring of 2011, and Jay Feaster had a big problem. Still warming into his new role as Calgary Flames general manager, he discovered he’d inherited a problem […]

by · March 31, 2014 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames
MacInnis is slated to go late in the first round (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Ryan MacInnis: One-on-One with 2014 NHL Draft Prospect

The 2014 BMO Top Prospects Game was a home-coming of sorts for Ryan MacInnis. The lanky, 17-year-old product of the Kitchener Rangers grew up in St. Louis during his father’s […]

by · March 22, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
Michael Dal Colle was the Islanders' first selection (fifth overall) in the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. (Terry Wilson /OHL Images)

Michael Dal Colle – One-on-One with 2014 NHL Draft Prospect

Maybe it’s because the game was played at the Scotiabank Saddledome – home of the Calgary Flames – but was difficult to speak to Michael Dal Colle at the 2014 […]

by · March 21, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
Lance Bouma (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

Baby Steps: How the Calgary Flames Rebuild Is Finding Its Way

In the first year of their rebuild, the Calgary Flames are once again in the National Hockey League’s bottom five. It’s not from a lack of trying. The pesky Flames […]

by · March 21, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
The Writers Mock Draft as we delve into the rationale of the Devils mock pit at #30. (File Photo)

2014 NHL Draft Alternate Rankings – Spring Edition

Major junior and college regular seasons are over and playoffs are just kicking off. Now sounds like a good time to re-visit my NHL Draft rankings. Please enjoy this second […]

by · March 20, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
Corban Knight (Ross Bonander / THW)

Abbotsford Heat Prepare for Playoffs…In Calgary

For the second straight season, the Calgary Flames’ top affiliate in the American Hockey League got off to an amazing start. While their roster has been once again decimated by […]

by · March 18, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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
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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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary