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.
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.
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.
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.