December 18 2013 09:31AM
Brian Burke didn't really waste any time getting into his new-ish role, as the Flames announced during Tuesday night's game that the club has signed 2013 first round pick Morgan Klimchuk to a contract.
Klimchuk's deal is for three years and an annual cap hit of $925,000. Because he signed during his 18-year-old year, his contract is eligible to "slide" twice (this season and next season) if he doesn't play 10 NHL games. Picked 28th overall in the latest Entry Draft, Klimchuk is the second Flames pick (after Sean Monahan) to sign on the dotted line.
December 16 2013 09:38AM
As the National Hockey League enters into the third month of the 2013-14 season, we're also hitting the lean part of the junior and college seasons. Christmas breaks are upon us, so hockey is thinning out a tiny bit.
So we have a little bit less to catch up on here in the Weekly Ignition.
December 15 2013 08:43PM
photo courtesy vagueonthehow
Just over 24 hours after their triumph in Buffalo, the Calgary Flames attempted to sweep the first two games of their five-game Eastern road trip in New York City. Facing a Rangers club that has a similar record, but isn't “rebuilding,” the Flames aimed to make their return to Broadway one to remember.
While the result on the standings probably wasn't what the team hoped for (with just a point to show for their trip to Madison Square Garden), we were treated to quite the entertaining spectacle on Sunday evening.
December 12 2013 09:54PM
It was a busy, busy day in Flamesville, with firings, demotions and all manner of eventful proceedings. There was also a hockey game, as the Flames (11-15-4) hosted the Carolina Hurricanes (13-13-6), best remembered as the Hartford Whalers.
While the media types may be wringing their hands over the end of Jay Feaster's tenure, the Calgary Flames still have 52 games left to play in 2013-14 NHL season. Tonight was Game 31.
December 12 2013 10:18AM
The Flames official Twitter account has announced that Jay Feaster and John Weisbrod have been relieved of their duties.
A press conference with real, actual details is coming up at 11am.