Calgary should offer Kris Versteeg a PTO

Mike FAIL
September 06 2016 08:00AM


When news broke yesterday that Kris Versteeg wouldn't be heading to the NLA due to insurance issues, yet another able-bodied forward became available. This isn't a Chris Higgins situation but more of a chance to pursue a player considerably more skilled.

And if we're being honest here, Kris Versteeg offers more than some existing roster players.

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Flames hire former Coyotes GM Don Maloney as pro scout

Mike FAIL
August 17 2016 03:17PM

The Arizona/Phoenix connection that Brad Treliving has continues as the Calgary Flames added former-Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney to the scouting staff as a pro scout. Maloney served as the Coyotes' GM from 2007 until the end of this past season.

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Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard hired as Assistant Coaches

Mike FAIL
July 06 2016 01:45PM

After yesterday's speculation as to former Ottawa Senators Head Coach Dave Cameron and Utica Comets' assistant Paul Jerrard it appears the Calgary Flames have made their hiring official. There is rational concern amidst Cameron's disappointing results, though even more intriguing to this hiring is the now three assistant coaches behind the bench.

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Speculation Time: Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard spotted at development camp

Mike FAIL
July 05 2016 03:35PM

Amid the excitement that accompanies every free agency period in the NHL there still remains the lone coaching vacancy behind the bench beside new Flames coach Glen Gulutzan. The role once held by Jacques Cloutier under Bob Hartley's tenure has been a quiet topic, with little discussion of who would be a candidate for the role.

It's no surprise that with the message conveyed from the top down - from Treliving's lips to Gulutzan's - that the emphasis is on improving the power play, as well as overarching systems. And with that, these attributes should be a priority over anything else, really.

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FlamesNation Player Evaluations: Mikael Backlund

Mike FAIL
June 16 2016 12:00PM

It's hard to believe that it's been nine years since the Flames drafted Mikael Backlund in the first round. Since then, he's had to battle through injuries, limited usage, being talked as a potential trade piece numerous times, and consistent criticism.

In a season that was dreadful for the team there were limited bright spots that occurred: one of which was a season that may have been long overdue, but nonetheless, was impressive. Finally, after many seasons we were treated to seeing a lot of what we here at Flames Nation have appreciated for many years.

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