Martin Gelinas returns to Calgary

Ryan Pike
June 14 2012 03:39PM



When new head coach Bob Hartley went to look for a new member of his coaching staff, he didn't look very far. On Thursday afternoon, the Calgary Flames officially announced that former NHLer (and former Flame) Martin Gelinas was joining the club as an assistant coach.

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Flames 2012 First Round Targets: Jacob Trouba

Ryan Pike
June 14 2012 09:22AM



Once upon a time, the Calgary Flames used to draft big, mean, Western Canadian defenders. Dion Phaneuf. Matt Pelech. Gord Baldwin. John Negrin. One by one, though, these men were sent away and the Flames adopted a different strategy, drafting mobile, puck-moving defenders like Tim Erixon and T.J. Brodie. (Erixon was also sent away.)

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Report: Gelinas to join Flames as assistant coach

Ryan Pike
June 13 2012 08:13PM



In an effort to return to the successes of 2004, the Calgary Flames may soon bring back another member of that year's Western Conference Championship team.

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Flames 2012 First Round Targets: SEBASTIAN COLLBERG

Ryan Pike
June 07 2012 09:06AM



If the Flames continue to go for talent and speed over size and brute strength in their drafting, Swedish forward Sebastian Collberg may be right up their alley. Whether or not he's chosen when they hit the draft podium probably depends on which part of his season the scouts paid attention to.

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Insight into Flames drafting

Ryan Pike
June 06 2012 09:02AM



I had the opportunity to attend an event on Tuesday night held by the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto at the Palliser. The event was part of their Leadership Speakers Series and featured author Jason Farris, who's also an executive with the Dallas Stars, and Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster. Feaster is one of 35 general managers featured in Farris' new book, Behind the Moves: NHL General Managers Tell How Winners Are Built. 

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