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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Schwartz led the Blues with a plus-28 last season (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Calgary Flames: The Resurrection of Paul Byron

Winter in Calgary has been tough. December featured giant snowfalls, frigid temperatures, and just all-around misery. Life hasn’t been great for the Calgary Flames, either, as the team struggled to […]

by · January 6, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Mikael Backlund (Icon SMI)

Mikael Backlund Steps Up In Calgary – A Sign of Things to Come?

As the Calgary Flames rebuild has kicked into gear this season, the club has featured three former first round picks prominently in its roster. However, the three men have taken […]

by · December 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
2014 NHL Draft Alternate Rankings – Holiday Edition

2014 NHL Draft Alternate Rankings – Holiday Edition

We’re now into the Christmas Season, which means we’ve had enough hockey this season to adequately judge the progress of this year’s NHL Draft eligible players. So as you nestle […]

by · December 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
(Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE)

7 Candidates For Calgary’s New General Manager

After two months with the organization, Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke pulled the proverbial rip-cord last week, firing general manager Jay Feaster and assistant GM John Weisbrod. […]

by · December 20, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Brian Burke (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)

Calgary Flames Fire Jay Feaster

In a move that’s been anticipated since his hiring, today Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke has fired general manager Jay Feaster. Assistant general manager John Weisbrod was […]

by · December 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Lance Bouma (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

Lance Bouma Finding His Niche In Calgary

As the Calgary Flames leap head-long into their long-awaited rebuild, a lot of attention has been placed upon some of the team’s top young prospects. However, while Sean Monahan and […]

by · December 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Joni Ortio (Ross Bonander / THW)

Abbotsford Heat: The Hottest Team In the AHL

Through the first quarter of the 2013-14 American Hockey League season, the Abbotsford Heat are the hottest team in the league. This a tad surprising, you could argue, when you […]

by · November 28, 2013 · 1 comment · AHL, Calgary Flames
Corban Knight (Ross Bonander / THW)

Calgary Flames May Move Veterans to Audition Rookies

After a quiet first month of the season, trade talks have begun swirling in Calgary following the Flames conducting a pair of trades this week. First they sent veteran winger […]

by · November 26, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Ladislav Smid won't put up tremendous offensive stats, but he will be responsible in his own end. (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