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.
April 05 2016 08:26AM
FlamesNation will be donating $100 to Kids Up Front Calgary. Let's do a run down of why we're doing this, the success previously, and what you need to know.
Hi friends, it's me, your friendly neighborhood community manager. Part of why I accepted Thomas' offer to join the Nation Network wasn't to help grow the community and drive traffic. It was to help give back and start growing FlamesNation in areas our friends in Edmonton tend to do.
We had some relatively big success in October with our initial Flames Money on the Board drive which raised at least $690. This is huge, given the cost to send one kid to a sports event via Kids Up Front Calgary is about $5. So in doing so, we sent approximately 138 potential kids to sporting events.
We're aware of the obvious issues with the economy and such; many of us here at FlamesNation to varying degrees have been affected, too. So we can understand if some of you can't contribute much or at all. If anything all we would ask is for you to share this - maybe your friends or family would be interested, too.
April 03 2016 08:00AM
The Flames lost their first ever Battle of Alberta in the very arena they dominated last night. If there is one distinct positive through the ups and downs of this rebuild it's pretty steady and fantastic goal-totals in Rexall for Battles of Alberta. Last night was no different.
And to cap it off: they did it by checking off all the pertinent boxes in what you do to a blood-rival.
It was a baptism in fire and now the fans in Edmonton are collectively losing their minds again.