February 28 2015 11:10AM
Giordano hurt, depth on D sorely lacking and an opportunity for spiteful irony. Please claim Tim Erixon @NHLFlames— Kent Wilson (@Kent_Wilson) February 28, 2015
An old friend of the organization went on waivers today.
Tim Erixon, the Flames first round pick from 2009, was waived by the Chicago Blackhawks. Ironically, the 24 year old has been unable to nail down a full time NHL gig since forcing a trade to the New York Rangers in the summer of 2011 (ostensibly because he didn't see an opportunity to make the Flames).
February 19 2015 01:00PM
So far we've investigated at the Flames primary trade priorities (defenders) and their expendable trade assets. With just a couple weeks until the trade deadline, it's time to take a look at some of the forwards who could be available to help the Flames in their drive for the playoffs.
February 15 2015 11:42AM
One of modern hockey's most inspiring stories turned tragic today.
Peel Regional police are reporting that former NHL defenseman Steve Montador has died in his home. He was 35-years-old.
February 13 2015 01:00PM
It's time for another edition of the FN Friday Mailbag and there's lots to talk about. The trade deadline looms, wildcard teams are nipping at the Flames heels and the club continues to defy expectations (despite suffering two of its toughest losses of the season in the last week or so).
Let's start with some questions about the Flames blueline.
February 10 2015 01:00PM
Previously we looked at the Flames potential deadline trade targets, with the focus being top-4 type defenders who could solidify the club's blueline depth both now and in the future. Of course, In order to land any of those players, Calgary is going to have to part with a few assets of their own.
Unlike your typical contender, the Flames can't really justify parting ways with quality futures or first round picks for a deadline player. Although they have been the Cinderella story in the NHL this season, Calgary is still very much in the midst of an organizational rebuild, meaning the focus and priority remains the long-term.
This naturally limits trade pieces to expendable players only. Here's a list of what the Flames might have to offer a deadline partner come March. Not included are players who obviously have next to no value (Deryk Engelland, Brand Bollig, etc.) and guys I consider to be core pieces of the rebuild (TJ Brodie, Mikael Backlund, Sean Monahan, etc.)