September 02 2015 03:00PM
You can't have an all-time team without a starting goalie. And is there anybody better to anoint as a starter than the guy who, for seven straight seasons, played at least 70 games a season? At a (mostly consistently) high level? And somehow didn't die?
From lockout to lockout, Miikka Kiprusoff was the backbone of the Calgary Flames. He was in net night in and night out, and while he never won a Stanley Cup for his efforts (although he was one of two major reasons the Flames even got close), he did secure the only Vezina Trophy in the franchise's history.
You better believe he starts for the FlamesNation All-Time Flames Team.
September 02 2015 12:00PM
This was an exciting summer to be following the Calgary Flames.
General manager Brad Treliving made a big swing at the NHL Draft, acquiring Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins for a few draft picks. Fan excitement was high, as was anticipation from media types regarding just how much of an impact Hamilton could have on a pretty talented young Flames team.
With an eye towards exploring just how much Hamilton can impact the Flames in 2015-16, let's dig into the possible pairings for the next season.
September 02 2015 09:00AM
We're in the top three in our annual FlamesNation prospect rankings now, and when you get to the top three, you know you're getting good players. At least, in theory you are - and unless your prospect pool has no hope whatsoever, by this point, you're looking at future NHLers.
The Flames are a few years out of the hopeless prospect pool era now. And Emile Poirier, who comes in at number three? He's probably gonna be pretty good.
September 01 2015 03:00PM
As far as defensive defenseman go, you’d be hard pressed to find one better than Jamie Macoun in Calgary Flames history. He, along with Ric Nattress, formed one of the stingiest shutdown pairings of the 1988-89 season to help earn the Flames their first Stanley Cup.
But things weren’t always so great Macoun.
September 01 2015 12:00PM
Well, training camps open next week and before you know it, it'll be time for fantasy drafts. Particularly given that the Calgary Flames were one of the eight best teams in the National Hockey League last year - it seems weird to us, too - there might be a growing temptation to draft Flames players wherever possible.
So which players should you try to grab and who should you steer clear of? We dissected Yahoo's rankings for the entire Flames roster to give you some tips and tricks for using Flames players to maximize your fantasy hockey success.
Players are listed with their Yahoo overall rank in brackets.