October 14 2016 02:00PM
It happened so quickly, and yet with the Flames so slowly, that it is possible you may have missed it. With Brandon Bollig clearing waivers last Tuesday, it is possible that the last pure enforcer has played for the Calgary Flames.
To start this season, the Flames have decided that, at best, their lineup would have players who could punch faces if need be and not as their modus operandi. Big deal right? Well, to many who have grown up watching the Flames, or most NHL franchises for that matter, this is a departure from essential NHL roster construction and a direct path to how some fell in love with the game itself. Let's talk about this after the jump.
August 18 2016 08:00AM
I think we can sum up Brett Kulak with two words: "pleasant surprise". One of the largest risers in this year's countdown, Kulak moved up five spots from 17th last year to 12th this year and is one of about three defenceman that are expected to challenge for a bottom pair role with the Flames this season.
Well, that is, if there is even a spot for Kulak to challenge for, but that's another matter.
August 08 2016 04:45PM
The Stockton Heat bolstered their veteran/tough forward quota today by signing the former captain of the Syracuse Crunch Mike Angelidis, a 2016 AHL All-Star and member of the 2011-12 Calder Cup Champion Norfolk Admirals.
If this is a sign that the Flames are moving away from stocking their AHL roster with "character guys" like Colton Orr, then I am all for it. Angelidis was widely loved in Syracuse and has at least some ability to score. Let's meet Mike Angelidis after the jump!
August 08 2016 08:00AM
It's back! The FlamesNation Top 20 Prospect Countdown is here, and it starts today with number 20, Ryan Culkin.
It's August, which means we are starting to get closer to training camp and an end to the miserable, depressing, hockey-free existence that comes in the dog days of summer. As such, we'll be counting down the Flames' 20 best prospects, defined as Flames eligible for the Calder Trophy this season. A full explanation can be found here.
First up is Ryan Culkin, who has slid from number 13 last year and is coming off a very disappointing season split between the AHL and the ECHL. Come read all about it after the jump!
July 08 2016 11:00AM
It's been a turbulent couple of weeks for Ryan Huska I would imagine. Most of last year's Stockton Heat, though mediocre, was completely dismantled and will have a lot of new faces next season. Certainly, turnover at the AHL level is hardly news but what was surprising was that some of last year's most consistent performers were allowed to walk, leaving some pretty significant questions heading into next year.
Let's try and imagine what the Heat will look like after the jump!