August 28 2015 09:00AM
Finishing just a tad outside the top five in this year's listing of the Calgary Flames top prospects - as rated by the FlamesNation crew - is defenseman Rasmus Andersson.
The first player selected by the Flames in the 2015 NHL Draft seems tailor-made for the team's needs. He's a Swedish import who had a good first season in the Ontario Hockey League, and could find himself representing Sweden at Christmas' World Junior Championship.
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August 28 2015 06:15AM
Canucks building a contender, Leafs hire old Oiler scout, Giordano gets paid, Calgary's arena talks, show Byfuglien the money, Yakupov with McDavid, jersey sponsors, team previews, free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
August 27 2015 06:19PM
The brave new world of the American Hockey League was finally revealed today, as the league officially released their 2015-16 schedule - featuring 68-game schedules for each of the five California-based teams.
As one of them, the Calgary Flames' AHL affiliate - the Stockton Heat - will play 68 games during their inaugural season. And they'll do so by only playing against 9 of the AHL's other 29 teams.
August 27 2015 03:30PM
The latest member of FlamesNation's All-Time Team is the ninth player named to the club, but he's number 10 in your programs and your hearts - Gary Roberts.
One of the most prolific, gritty and versatile forwards in Calgary Flames history, Roberts was a rock on the left side for the Flames during some of the team's best years. Even as his body seemingly broke down due to injury in his later years, Roberts remained a productive player and a consummate professional.
Outside of Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff, Roberts may be the best Flames player to not yet have his jersey number honoured (or retired) by the team.
August 27 2015 03:02PM
In the wake of Mark Giordano's contract extension earlier this week, Calgary's cap crunch going forward has become even more clear. With big money also due to both Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau for the 2016-2017 season, the Flames are going to be right up against a salary cap that isn't expected to rise dramatically. Calgary is going to have to make some tough decisions, and some of those choices might have to be made during the coming season. Let's take a look at their most valuable, and most likely, trade assets for the coming year.