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Flames Hope History Repeats at 2018 Draft

Flames Hope History Repeats at 2018 Draft

May 15th, 2018 The Calgary Flames bet big on themselves in the summer of 2017. General manager Brad Treliving sent several draft selections out the door during that off-season in an effort to bring in Mike Smith, Michael Stone and Travis Hamonic. The 2018 NHL Draft is when Treliving's hockey club has to...
Theo Fleury - It's the Size of the Heart That Matters!

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

May 14th, 2018   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...

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April 14th, 2018
Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames didn't make the playoffs following a disappointing 2017-18 regular season. Much of the time teams have hefty to-do lists in the off-seasons following a playoff miss, and the Flames are no exception. However, don't expect Flames general manager Brad Treliving to blow his team up. With the key players in the organization very much still on the up-slope of their careers, keep an eye on Treliving as he toils on a handful of very specific tasks over the spring and summer. Lock Up Matthew Tkachuk If you watch the Flames a lot, you'll likely notice that Matthew Tkachuk is the emotional heart-and-soul of the club. Still only 20 years old, he has an uncanny ability to get under the skin of opponents and finds a way to get everybody on his side emotionally engaged in whatever game they're in. While he doesn't have the offensive upside of Johnny Gaudreau, he's arguably a more complete three-zone player. The observers that are optimistic about the Flames'...
April 6th, 2018
Calgary Flames

There's a lot of frustration surrounding the Calgary Flames as the 2017-18 NHL season draws to a close, and rightfully so. The fans are upset, the players are disappointed, and management & coaching staff are trying to figure out where things went wrong. Although there's plenty to like when looking at the Flames roster, the bottom line is that this roster missed the playoffs, and changes need to be made. However, this change should not be confused with a rebuild. The Flames still possess a rock-solid core -- offensively with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan and defensively with Dougie Hamilton and Mark Giordano. Without breaking up the core, the Flames will likely make a few minor lineup changes to retool the roster, while also making a potential change behind the bench. Flames Need Goals Nobody can knock what Gaudreau and Monahan did this year. They both set career-highs in points, and were basically the fuel to the Flames' offense. If they weren't rolling, the offense...
April 4th, 2018
Calgary Flames

Following the Calgary Flames' 7-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks on March 16, head coach Glen Gulutzan expressed optimism about his team by stating “We have 100 points left on the table." The number was a reference to the games remaining and potential points the Flames could capture. Two weeks later the Flames had captured zero of those available points, falling completely out of the West's playoff picture. A goal with 21.4 seconds remaining against Columbus helped the Flames save a very small amount of face as it ended their pursuit of a goal-scoring futility mark – they still went 167 minutes and 21 seconds, over eight full periods, without scoring a single goal. With the postseason firmly out of reach, the team has shifted from a playoff push to evaluation mode in an effort to get a jump-start on solving the problems that put them in this position. Goaltenders In between the pipes, the Flames have been examining whether Jon Gillies or David Rittich – or neither – can...
March 31st, 2018
Free Agents

With the Calgary Flames set to miss the playoffs in a season where expectations were high, change is most certainly coming this off-season. Whether it's changes in the coaching staff or on-ice personnel, there will be a shakeup. One of the major areas of concern this season has been goal scoring. As of March 31, the Flames are ranked 26 in the NHL in goals-for with 204. In addition, the man-advantage was horrendous, currently ranking 27 in the league at just 16.3 per cent efficiency. One area offense has been especially scarce has been the right wing. With Matt Stajan and Kris Versteeg set to have their contracts expire following this season, the Flames will have a few extra salary dollars to work with. The Flames may very well look to the free agent market this summer to try and bolster the right side. Here's a look at six potential free agent targets for the Flames. Rick Nash It's unlikely Rick Nash re-signs with the Boston Bruins this off-season, following his trade from...

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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... May 14th, 2018