October 18 2013 08:54AM
Only one thing is certain as debate continues over whether Sean Monahan stays with the Flames past his ninth game or heads back to junior to resume his role as captain of the Ottawa 67s - whatever the Calgary Flames braintrust decides, it will be based on Monahan’s development as a hockey player, and not the team’s financial bottom line. It will have nothing to do with a contract that is at least three years away from being negotiated.
October 11 2013 11:59AM
The Calgary Flames have been looking for a Brandon Prust type of player for years — well, ever since they traded Prust away.
October 01 2013 03:24PM
(Veteran sports writer Steve MacFarlane stops by FN again and shares his look at rookie Sean Monahan)
The Calgary Flames preseason schedule was freshly in the books, and long after the post-game player availability in the dressing room, head coach Bob Hartley headed back toward his office following his media scrum down the hall. He spotted Sean Monahan talking to a camera crew, which had just begun questioning the 18-year-old after the rookie patiently spoke at length with a pair of reporters who waited for the trainers to finish working on the slightly banged-up centre.