September 21st, 2017This article was originally published in March, 2013.
Iginla was shipped out by General Manager Jay Feaster last night to the Pittsburgh Penguins in return for college prospects Ben Hanowski and Ken Agostino as well as a first round pick. Last nights’ proceedings certainly became clustered once the Flames publically announced that Iginla would be a healthy scratch for that evening’s game against the Colorado Avalanche, ending his...
September 20th, 2017The Calgary Flames, despite short shrift from oddsmakers, have a decent shot at making a respectable plunge into the playoffs this year. As solid as the team looks, particularly on defence, several players did not perform as expected last season. If the Flames are to succeed in the upcoming season, they will need better production from these three skaters.
Can Sam Bennett Play Center?
Sam Bennett is still only 21. If Bennett had wanted a beer...
The Calgary Flames and forward Sam Bennett have agreed to terms on a 2-year deal worth $3.9 million, the team announced Wednesday. Bennett was among nine restricted free agents still looking for a new deal heading into the 2017-18 season prior to inking this extension - a deal that will pay him $1.95 million in each of the next two seasons. This deal comes after Darren Dreger reported Bennett could hold out and play overseas just one day prior to the extension due to a gap in contract talks.
The 21-year-old Bennett was selected...September 6th, 2017
For the second time in three seasons, the Calgary Flames went to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2016-17. As a result of their recent playoff success, and their summer of moves, the Flames may be gaining a lot of new followers in the coming season. In the interest of informing newcomers to the franchise, here's everything new fans need to know about the Flames.
A Brief History
The Calgary Flames were originally the Atlanta Flames, a 1972 expansion team added so the New York Islanders wouldn't create an unbalanced NHL schedule. Shockingly, hockey didn't really take hold in Atlanta and the...September 5th, 2017
The Calgary Flames had a bounce-back season in 2016-17 in two big ways. First, they rebounded from a lackluster 2015-16 season that cost Bob Hartley his job. Then they managed to survive the steep learning curve of Glen Gulutzan's new system and a start that saw them dead-last in the National Hockey League standings by mid-November, eventually ending up in the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. But after a summer of big moves by general manager Brad Treliving, expectations are raised for the Flames for 2017-18.
As the players prepare for training camp, here's an early...September 2nd, 2017
What's going on with some of the more veteran free agents on the market? With players like Jarome Iginla and Jaromir Jagr still yet to find homes, many are linking them to former teams or out west where clubs like the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers could potentially use another addition at right wing. Is there any truth to these rumors?
Plus, what's going on with David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins who appeared to be low-balling the forward? Are they any closer to a deal?
The Flames and Iginla
Eric Francis reports the Calgary Flames are likely not looking at either...September 1st, 2017
There's just over a month before the first puck drops on the 2017-18 NHL season. The Calgary Flames kick off their season on October 4th against the Edmonton Oilers after an eventful off-season. General Manager Brad Treliving overhauled the goalies, re-signed key pieces and tightened up the defence in hopes of building off 2016-17's promising, but ultimately disappointing, season. There are, however, some questions that remain unanswered.
Will Mike Smith's Penalties Exceed his Shutouts?
This question is not as crazy as it sounds. Last season, Mike Smith didn't notch his first shutout until...August 29th, 2017
Could there be some closure for big-name free agents on the horizon? Is there a team that is "officially" done for the summer? Where are the kids from college going to sign?
No Ducks, No Oilers, But Maybe the Flames?
Elliotte Friedman took a look at some of the key remaining free agents and near the top of his list was Jaromir Jagr. It's still a mystery to many that Jagr hasn't landed anywhere yet, but there may be a reason.
When speculating on what's happening with Jagr, Friedman said:
I know some teams that have kind of talked and taken a look at it. I think Calgary has been one...August 23rd, 2017