August 14th, 2017Even at age 45, Jaromir Jagr is still one of the most productive players in the NHL. He still has the ability to rack up points and also plays with a physical edge. Yet, as the offseason is coming to a close, Jagr still finds himself without an NHL home and that is extremely shocking.Although Jagr had a down year this past season, he still managed to put up 46 points. This was on a Florida Panthers club that did not offer him much...
August 13th, 2017When Sam Bennett was drafted fourth overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, it was initially met with great praise. At the time, he was rated as the top North American skater of the draft class and easily was projected to be at a minimum, a top-six centerman.Yet, after two complete seasons with the club, Bennett has yet to reach the statistical output that many thought he would achieve by now. In fact, his overall...
It wasn't that long ago that the Calgary Flames were a rudderless ship, led astray by a veteran-laden roster and kept there by their inability to draft and develop young talent. However, the last several years have seen the Flames draft well and stock their prospect cupboards with a wide array of talent.At this juncture, though, four prospective Flames stand slightly above the rest.
Parsons may be the best goaltender the Flames have drafted since Mike Vernon (way back in 1981). A second round selection of the Flames in the 2016 NHL Draft – taken with a pick acquired...July 11th, 2017
Since the end of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Calgary Flames have been busy. Aside from perhaps Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee, no National Hockey League executive has been as active as Brad Treliving in trying to improve his club.As the dust from a busy month of moves settles, the Flames are a much different team than they were at the end of the playoffs. But are they better?
Treliving's busy summer was preceded by some mid-season roster tinkering. The Flames had seemingly turned a corner in mid-November and found their stride, but...July 10th, 2017
In a somewhat surprising move, the Calgary Flames added another piece to an already stacked top-four blue line when they re-signed defenseman Michael Stone to a three-year contract extension on Friday. Even after adding Travis Hamonic by trade, general manager Brad Treliving didn't settle and now has a top-five that will rival any blue corps in the NHL.https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/880872347716202500
How the Stone Deal Made Sense
Stone's contract comes in at an annual salary of $3.5 million. It's a potentially hefty price to pay for a defender not in the top-four but it...July 1st, 2017
As originally reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the NHL waiver wire will be full heading into the free agency period that starts on July 1. The full list of players placed on waivers with the intent to buy out their contracts includes Jimmy Hayes from the Boston Bruins, Jussi Jokinen from the Florida Panthers, Mark Stuart from the Winnipeg Jets and finally the Devils are buying out both Michael Cammalleri and Devante Smith-Pelly.https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/880820122344095744
Breakdown of Buyouts
Murphy, acquired by the Flames less than 24 hours prior to this waivers...June 30th, 2017
The Calgary Flames and forward Kris Versteeg are finalizing a one-year deal that will pay the 31-year-old $1.75 million to remain in Calgary for another season for the 2017-18 season, as reported by Darren Dreger of TSN. Versteeg joined the Flames in October of 2016 on a one-year deal that saw him earn $950,000 following his time in Edmonton on a Professional Try-Out (PTO). Proving to be an invaluable member of the team on an affordable deal, the Flames offered him almost double his earnings from the previous season to stay with the...June 29th, 2017
For the second time in three seasons, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving came into the annual NHL Draft coming off a playoff appearance by his club. For the second time in three seasons, he made a big move at the draft to upgrade his team's blueline group in an effort to keep them in the playoffs a little bit longer next time. In-between his trade talks, his club also made five selections in the draft.Here's a look at how the Flames did on draft weekend in Chicago.
The Flames selected 16th in the first round, their latest opening round selection since 2009 - a...June 28th, 2017