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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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
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