September 16 2015 03:00PM
Doug Gilmour was a player of much debate when the contributors of FN were discussing the all-time greatest Flames team. He was a great player who had a Hall of Fame career. The problem wasn't his talent but rather the length of time he was a Flame. Gilmour didn't spend a lot of time in a Flames uniform and is generally always associated with the Leafs. But after much debate ... nobody felt right leaving Gilmour off the greatest Flames team as he was one of the best centers and players the team ever had.
September 16 2015 12:00PM
Sam Bennett is the highest drafted player in Flames history and the organizations current unequivocal best prospect. His draft +1 year was mostly used to rehab a bum shoulder but it also featured a short dominating stint back in the OHL with Kingston Frontenacs and a modest playoff run with the Flames. This year he will most certainly be a lock to make the big club and become a full-time NHLer.
September 14 2015 09:00AM
June 26th and 27th, 2015 were a great few days for the Calgary Flames. The weekend was filled with savvy drafting from the Flames brass that delighted the fan base, especially the analytically-minded folks at FN. But the weekend's finest moment was when 22-year-old stud defenceman Dougie Hamilton was acquired from the Boston Bruins for a 1st round pick and two 2nds. The addition of Hamilton on the Flames blueline took them from a mediocre d-core with two elite pieces in Brodie and Giordano to one of the best d-cores in the league.
September 12 2015 12:00PM
After the undersized Gaudreau was drafted he continued to get better and better at Boston College. In his 3rd and last season at Boston College, he put up offensive numbers not seen in over a decade and was universally considered the Flames' best prospect. Finally he joined the Flames in the 2014-15 season as a full-time NHLer and appears to be the superstar everybody hoped he would be.
September 09 2015 03:00PM
Hakan Loob, a name synonymous with the Flames of the '80s. He was the ultimate fan favorite, adored by the entire Flames fan base. He was only a member of the Flames for six seasons but left his mark on the organization and is an obvious choice for FN's All-Time Greatest Flames Team.