Flames Recall Morrison and Sieloff

Kent Wilson
September 30 2015 12:26PM

Only a few days after re-assigning them to the farm, Calgary has recalled defenders Kenny Morrison and Pat Sieloff. It's a somewhat curious reversal, so the question is...what's up?

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The Flames Should Keep Hiller

Kent Wilson
September 28 2015 12:00PM

I've made this point numerous times since rumours emerged that the Flames were shopping Jonas Hiller - he's the best goalie in the organization right now. I don't mean in terms of overall value (clearly Ortio and Gillies have higher ceilings). I just mean in terms of a guy who has proven he can stop the puck at the NHL level. Ramo is a clear step below. The kids are unknown commodities.

If the Flames want to make the post-season again this year, getting rid of Hiller is a big gamble. Here's the proof. 

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A Call For Moderators

Kent Wilson
September 27 2015 12:49PM

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Greetings Flames Nation. 

The new season is almost upon us. That means daily articles, nightly gamethreads and a whole lot more. That also means lots of comments. 

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Who will be the Flames 2nd Line LW?

Kent Wilson
September 26 2015 12:17PM

Brad Treliving did a lot to plug roster holes this season, but the Flames still have at least one, big question mark remaining: who plays LW in the top 6? After Johnny Gaudreau there's a lot of kids, hopefuls, checkers and unknowns. Of the preseason training camp battles (7th defender, starting/backup goalie), the top-6 LWer might be the toughest to handicap. 

Here are the current candidates to fill the gap. 

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Cutting the Fat

Kent Wilson
September 23 2015 09:00AM

Get out the red pens ladies and gentlemen. The Flames roster needs heavy editing. 

The Flames have too many bodies at every single position. Almost none of them can slip through waivers unencumbered. All the guys you'd want to demote are expensive. All the guys you could demote are too good. 

It's definitely a conundrum. If a wave of injuries or trades don't happen during training camp, Calgary will be facing a lot of tough decisions, with the possibility of either losing useful guys on waivers or burying a lot of money in the minors.

Here's how things look currently. Who would you cut?

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