September 01 2015 09:00AM
When the 2014/15 NHL Season was about to get underway, there was a mild disappointment in the air in Calgary as just about everybody agreed the team was a tad too good to be in the McDavid/Eichel sweepstakes.
There was however a shot they could finish bottom 5, and that personally got me uber excited, because it put them right in the wheelhouse to draft Swedish wunderkind Oliver Kylington (at that time, with the ‘killer’ pronunciation of: Killing-ton).
Kylington was fresh off a full SHL season as a 16 year old, and had got most everybody in Swedish hockey all hot and bothered with his oozing of potential.
August 31 2015 09:00AM
Morgan Klimchuk is FlamesNation’s 5th ranked prospect in 2015.
third of three first round picks in the much lauded 2013 Draft class has
probably contributed to Morgan Klimchuk’s status as the forgotten man in
Calgary’s prospect pool. Having the two 1st rounders ahead of him be 30 goaler
Sean Monahan and AHL All-Star Emile Poirier probably haven’t helped in that
August 14 2015 01:30PM
At this point, we’ve all probably consumed the maximum amount of CalgaryNEXT content available to us, and water coolers around the city are buzzing with excitement of what the project may hold.
Few concrete details are known at this point - a significant bulk of information will come at Tuesday’s media and season ticket holder announcement - but from what we can gather, the CalgaryNEXT project will for sure include:
• An arena for the Calgary Flames
• A stadium for the Calgary Stampeders
• A fieldhouse for the Stamps, Flames and the public (Flames would utilize it for off-ice training)
No surprises there.
There has also been speculation that it will include commercial and residential aspects, which make sense considering the slogan "Work. Live. Play."
June 26 2015 11:00AM
A long time ago, in a comment section far, far away, someone requested we do a roundtable to see who each FN writer foresees the Flames drafting at 15th overall.
Well we here at FlamesNation are people pleasers, so we did just that.
I didn't want to do just the generic "So who do you think they'll take at 15" question, so I instead I asked 3 questions tailored to the 15th overall, and one other 1st round related inquiry.
Joining me for this exercise are FN personalities Kent Wilson, Ryan Pike, Ari, Byron Bader, Beloch and Taylor McKee. Let's get this party started!
June 25 2015 09:30AM
Every year, everybody and their dog post a mock draft on their hockey blog and swear theirs is the best. Then, the NHL Draft actually starts and it all ends up looking nothing like any of the mock drafts, because the draft itself is wacky and unpredictable. Nonetheless, mock drafts a lot of fun to read and really amp up the anticipation to the real thing.
Like every year, I made one of my own. Last year, I nailed the Top 7 (woo), got 9 of the Top 10, and 26 of my projected first rounders ended up going in the Top 30, with two of them (Brendan Lemieux  and Ivan Barbashev ) being selected in the Top 33, so I'd like to think my mock draft isn't total crap.