December 09 2016 10:00AM
The game that we all love very much is very much a results based business. The window of opportunity for teams, players, coaches, and management is so finite now that maximizing your window by any means should be key. The problem - among other things - is the salary cap situation for this Calgary Flames team and maximizing results from players before they become a sunk cost.
A portion of that salary cap problem comes from pre-existing contracts that are hurting the team, one of which is Lance Bouma's contract. Between consistency, health, and on-ice results it's proving to be quite the disastrous use of money.
Let's not mince words here: if there was an opportunity to move on, it would be best to act on it.
December 08 2016 09:00AM
The Calgary Flames made some adjustments this morning with the recalling of Tyler Wotherspoon from the Stockton Heat (AHL). With that of course, someone is going down to the AHL and it's Brett Kulak. Both defensemen are still relatively young, with some upside, and opportunities in their game but it's Wotherspoon's time to hopefully shine.
This is yet another opportunity for Wotherspoon to possibly find himself in the lineup and make a positive on-ice impact.
December 04 2016 08:49PM
On a night where the chosen child Johnny Gaudreau returned and triumphantly made himself noticed, the Calgary Flames lost another forward as Micheal Ferland will not return. This, of course is incredibly unfortunate given his play over the last handful of games and being one of the more effective players of late.
December 01 2016 02:00PM
Hello internet, it's your much maligned community manager with episode three of the new FlamesNation podcast. Today's episode features show regulars Ari Yanover, Christian T., and myself. Ryan Pike was unable, presumably lost in the Saddledome.
If anyone has seen him, let us know.
November 30 2016 10:00AM
It's hard not to love Micheal Ferland. Well, besides Canucks fans who seemingly believe he is the worst human ever to fans/players of the opposition night in and night out assuming he may murder someone. But he's nearly universally beloved by Flames fans.
He's the type of modern NHL player that gets admiration from traditionalists, from stats oriented fans/analysts, and from his teammates. All of this is warranted and against numerous odds he's become an NHL regular: a feat in itself that should get more attention.
But seeing him played in a situation that plays to his underlying impacts rarely happens. What's up with that?