September 26th, 2014 In Calgary Flames 0 comments

The Calgary Flames have problems, but they're not all bad. For the first time in a couple of decades, the Flames have depth at all positions. There are solid prospects coming along, though patience is required. This is Year 2 of Calgary's rebuild but the Flames will be closer to the Connor McDavid sweepstakes than making the playoffs in the...

September 11th, 2014 In Calgary Flames 0 comments

Sidney Crosby had Mario Lemieux. Steven Stamkos had Martin St. Louis. Erik Karlsson had Daniel Alfredsson. There's no doubt that having a mentor on their team fine-tunes a young player's development like nothing else. And with so many skilled veterans and great players in the league today, NHL rookies have no shortage of talent to look up to and...

August 27th, 2014 In Calgary Flames, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

The timing of the NHL's decision to make changes to the Entry Draft and the way teams get their picks couldn’t be worse for the Calgary Flames. Changes to Draft Lottery Beginning next spring, the league will change its lottery process for the 14 non-playoff teams. The odds of getting the number one choice if the Flames finish dead last will...

August 13th, 2014 In Calgary Flames, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

When Mason Raymond, the speedy winger, was let go by the Vancouver Canucks in 2012 things looked bleak. There were no offers, no phone calls, and it wasn’t until he got himself out to Toronto for a tryout that he found a team that was willing to put money on the line for him. And boy were the Toronto Maple Leafs glad that they did – he was an...

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