Flames & Treliving Take a Gamble on Tanev

Flames & Treliving Take a Gamble on Tanev

October 14th, 2020 The Calgary Flames have had a very busy October. It started with them trading draft picks on two separate occasions at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, as well as selecting seven players total. Next came free agency, where they made a huge splash signing highly sought-after goaltender Jacob Markstrom,...
Calgary Flames Get An Upgrade With Tanev Signing

Calgary Flames Get An Upgrade With Tanev Signing

October 11th, 2020 The Calgary Flames have begun a trend of bringing in players from their enemy to the west after signing two former Vancouver Canucks on Friday. Defenceman Christopher Tanev agreed to a four-year contract, earning $4.5 million per season, and the deal came just several hours after the Flames also...
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October 8th, 2020
Free Agents

In what should be a busy week for Calgary Flames' general manager Brad Treliving, the team announced on Wednesday that it had made qualifying offers to four players. Those four players were forwards Glenn Gawdin and Andrew Mangiapane, defenseman Oliver Kylington, and goalie Tyler Parsons. Related: Top 3 All-Time Flames Goalies The three players who did not receive qualifying offers were goalie Nick Schneider, defenseman Andrew Neilsen, and the biggest name on the list of not returning, forward Mark Jankowski. It may not serve as much of a surprise that these three will be testing free agency, but now the biggest question for the Flames is 'who will the Flames need to fill Jankowski's role now that space is available?' Mark Jankowski Jankowski was drafted 21st overall by the Flames in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He was brought to the Flames primarily because of his size, as he is 6-foot-4 and is now 203 pounds. His first two seasons in the NHL with the...
October 8th, 2020
Flames Prospects

Despite having a terrific first day of the 2020 Entry NHL Draft, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving had no time to celebrate, as he and his staff quickly had to switch their focus to Day 2. Prior to the draft, the Flames had the 19, 50, 96, 143, 174, and 205 overall selections. However, after making some trades prior to their first-round selection yesterday, they were able to add two third-round picks in the New York Rangers' 72nd pick and the Washington Capitals' 80th. While these were considered by most to be great moves for the Flames, it made for a much busier day for the teams scouting staff. Thankfully, they were well prepared, as they had yet another great draft day. Here were their selections. Yan Kuznetsov Second Round, 50th Overall The Flames finally drafted a defenceman, as Craig Button had mentioned yesterday they had not taken one since drafting Juuso Valimaki with the 16th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The 18-year-old Russian defenceman spent...
October 7th, 2020
Flames Prospects

With the 72nd Pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Calgary Flames Have Selected Jeremie Poirier From the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. About Jeremie Poirier An offensive dynamo from the back-end, Jeremie Poirier is one of the most talented defencemen in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. His combination of speed, hockey IQ, creativity, and slick hands make him an offensive threat and excellent player in transition. With the skill comes some risk, though, as Poirier can get caught cheating on offence, which hurts him on the defensive side of the game. THW Prospect Profile Excerpt "In a perfect world, all NHL prospects would be well-rounded and capable of playing in the NHL at 18 years old coming out of their respective draft teams. Unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world and certain players excel in specific areas while lacking in others. For a player like Jeremie Poirier, there’s no better example of a player who can be a force offensively from the back-end but who...
October 7th, 2020
Flames Prospects

The 2020 NHL Draft has been talked about for quite some time as being one of the deepest drafts in years. As a result, fans of teams who have a first-round pick have been getting quite excited anticipating who their team would possibly take. Now that day one has concluded, those questions have been answered. As is the case in any NHL draft, some players were taken sooner than expected, while others fell. That means that some fans were thrilled, while others were puzzled and upset. With Calgary being the big hockey market it is, many fans of the Flames were creating mock drafts and had a list of players they were hoping general manager Brad Treliving and his staff would choose to select with the 19th overall selection. However, Treliving chose to go a different way than anyone had predicted… Multiple Trades Just as the clock was ticking down on Calgary to make their pick, commissioner Gary Bettman announced that there was instead a trade, with the Flames sending their...

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Theo Fleury - It's the Size of the Heart That Matters!

Theo Fleury, born in Saskatchewan, Canada, was one of three sons. His father, Wally, also played hockey but an injury prevented him from reaching the professional ranks. As with most young children in Canada, Fleury grew up skating and playing hockey at every opportunity, often traveling to... July 15th, 2020