Calgary Flames: Best and Worst Drafts in Team History

Calgary Flames: Best and Worst Drafts in Team History

March 29th, 2020 Since the Atlanta Flames relocated to Calgary in 1980, the team has taken part in 30 NHL Entry Drafts. In the 1980s, they drafted numerous top-tier NHL stars – including Al MacInnis, Mike Vernon, Gary Roberts, Brett Hull, Theoren Fleury, and Joe Nieuwendyk. Some of these players played key roles...
Flames' Goaltending Has Real Depth

Flames' Goaltending Has Real Depth

March 27th, 2020 There are a lot more goalies in the system than you might be aware of. Learning more about these players and where they stand in terms of contracts, might help you decide where you stand on the goalie controversy. NHL Goalies David Rittich The 27-year-old, Czechoslovakian native has...

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March 17th, 2020
Hockey Cares

Travis Hamonic lost his father unexpectedly at the age of 10 years old. Since his sophomore season with the New York Islanders, he has made sure to help children and families going through their own grieving process. The D-Partner Program The Hamonics host a child and their family at every Calgary Flames home game. The child is awarded a special D-Partner shirt. They and their three guests get to sit in the lower bowl of the Scotiabank Saddledome thanks to the Hamonics. After the game, the young child and their guests have the chance to sit down with him and discuss what they're going through. Travis Hamonic, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) “It’s rewarding to be able to hang out with these kids and their family members or guardians,” Hamonic said. “When you meet the kids, they’re very excited. One of the boys who was here was 10 years old and lost his dad when he was eight. He was at one of our last games with his mom. That one struck a chord...
March 17th, 2020
Seattle NHL

With all the exciting things that happen in the NHL day in and day out, it is sometimes hard to remember that there will be a new NHL franchise in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. Although an official date for the Seattle Expansion Draft has yet to be announced, the Vegas Golden Knights had theirs on the day of the NHL awards on June 21, 2017. Their first season began that same year, so we can expect the draft to be around the same date in 2021. This means that the Calgary Flames will have to start preparing for who they will both protect and leave exposed. Related: Flyers Won't Get so Lucky in Next Expansion Draft Before the Golden Knights' first NHL season, almost everyone predicted them to struggle. Many of the players they picked were considered castoffs, but we now know that wasn't the case. Then-general manager George McPhee and his scouting staff did a tremendous job, picking up several players who had strong seasons and helped the team advance to the Stanley Cup Final....
March 16th, 2020
Calgary Flames

Andrew Mangiapane’s emergence in the 2019-20 season was a welcome development for the Calgary Flames. Before the NHL suspended play amid coronavirus concerns, he had secured a spot on the team's second line and was on pace for a 20-goal campaign. He sits with 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points in 68 games. Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban lets in a goal from Calgary Flames' Andrew Mangiapane (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) Heading into this season, few would have predicted that Mangiapane would step into a top-six role. But he did just that and is enjoying a breakout season in his first full year with the Flames. Is the 23-year-old winger the long-awaited solution to the team’s need for scoring depth? Calgary Flames: Who is Andrew Mangiapane? Mangiapane was a sixth-round draft pick (166th overall) by the Flames in the 2015 draft. Since this selection in the late rounds, he’s quickly risen in the organization’s depth chart. Related: Flames'...
March 14th, 2020
NHL Rumors

In today's NHL rumor rundown, the New York Rangers have signed a new player, even though they were trying to keep it secret. There is news on what happens to some of the conditions on trades that took place this season should the regular season now be over. Plus, there is some hostility circling some of the NHL franchises that are electing not to pay their hourly or part-time employees and players who are stepping up to look after those employees. Trade Conditions on Some Pretty Big Trades While the season could conceivably still resume and knowing this is likely the last thing on the minds of NHL leagues offices today, there's some buzz about what happens to some of the trade conditions if the regular season doesn't get completed. Edmonton Oilers forward James Neal (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports) For example, the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames made a deal that included James Neal coming to Edmonton for Milan Lucic. Part of the trade condition was that if Neal...

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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... July 15th, 2019