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

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 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Mark Giordano could be a top five defenseman. (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 · Comments are Disabled · 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 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Sean Monahan and Jiri Hudler (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 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
(Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports)

Rob Klinkhammer: The Unlikely NHLer

Every year, countless thousands of young hockey players work insanely hard in the hopes of getting drafted into the National Hockey League. Every year, only about 200 of these young […]

by · January 23, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Arizona Coyotes
In the "Battle of Sam", Sam Reinhart goes 1st overall in the 2014 NHL Mock Draft - Olympic Edition (Photo by Brad Watson)

Top Prospects Game Standouts

In the middle of January, roughly three dozen of the top draft-eligible players in the Canadian Hockey League converged on Calgary for the annual BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. The […]

by · January 22, 2014 · 1 comment · NHL Entry Draft
In the "Battle of Sam", Sam Reinhart goes 1st overall in the 2014 NHL Mock Draft - Olympic Edition (Photo by Brad Watson)

Sam Reinhart: One-on-One with 2014 NHL Draft Prospect

Since he emerged onto the major-junior scene two years ago as a 16-year-old with the WHL’s Kootenay Ice, the hockey world has waited with baited breath for Sam Reinhart’s draft-eligible […]

by · January 21, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
Aaron Ekblad  (OHLImages)

Aaron Ekblad: One-on-One with 2014 NHL Draft Prospect

Since he entered the Ontario Hockey League as an under-aged player in the 2011-12 season, Aaron Ekblad has had the spotlight (and some sizable expectations) upon him. At the BMO […]

by · January 15, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · NHL Entry Draft
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Calgary Flames Just Cannot Buy A Goal

As the Scotiabank Saddledome stands rapidly emptied following a 5-0 Calgary Flames loss at the hands of the St. Louis Blues, the newest Flame sat in his locker room stall, […]

by · January 11, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Ilya Kovalchuk (syume/Flickr)

2014 Winter Olympics – Roster Breakdown by Club Team

For two weeks in February, the sporting world will converge upon Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and the hockey world is no exception. The 2014 Winter Olympic hockey […]

by · January 8, 2014 · 1 comment · Olympics
Paul Byron (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