June 10 2016 10:30AM
With zero decisions in net, the Calgary Flames have reportedly added another goalie into the system today with the reported signing of former BK Mlada Boleslav goalie David Rittich, per a Czech website.
Update: BK Mlada Boleslav's site has confirmed the signing too.
June 07 2016 12:00PM
Josh Jooris was the poster child for making a splash, coming out of virtually nowhere and winning the hearts of hundreds of Flames fans for his unyielding work ethic, depth scoring, and penalty kill work. The undrafted Union College forward made a strong case for sticking around.
This past season? It was noticeably dissimilar at times as it seemed like Jooris was under-used for the attributes and the skill set he possessed. Make no mistake though: the Flames shouldn't walk away from him at all.
May 07 2016 08:50PM
Bruce Boudreau is finalizing a deal to be next head coach of the Minnesota Wild. Ottawa has been informed.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 8, 2016
So the Minnesota Wild have legitimately upgraded by hiring Bruce Boudreau, the hottest free agent of the coaching world. Which inevitably means the Calgary Flames will be looking elsewhere for the vacancy that Bob Hartley once filled.
We've spoke at length previously about candidates who could fill the void left by Hartley, many of which are ideal for the state of this hockey team as they move forward and grow. And no, the likelihood of Randy Carlyle actually coming to Calgary to coach this team goes against everything Treliving has indicated previously.
May 04 2016 10:00AM
It's official: the Calgary Flames are in a post-Bob Hartley era as they begin the important quest of finding the coach who can take them above and beyond his limitations. Personal opinions aside, from a purely objective perspective this is by far the most important step for this team next to finding suitable goaltending.
Coincidentally, it aligns just perfectly with Bruce Boudreau's termination in Anaheim. However, given the fact that Boudreau in his own right is a hot commodity: should the Flames miss the opportunity on signing arguably the best candidate for the job, then who else is available?
Shockingly, there are a few candidates worthy of an opportunity to lead this team moving forward.
April 14 2016 08:00AM
One of the standout elements to the Calgary Flames' season has been the element of the youth movement. More so in this season than the last two seasons of the rebuild has it been more evident that the future lies in the pursuit of young talent.
And here's the best part: Calgary's youth, between 18 to 22 years old, was among the league's best in point totals. Who could have predicted that? Probably a lot of people who looked closely enough at the talent on this roster this past season.