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.
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.
June 01 2012 09:20AM
The Flames officially unveiled new head coach Bob Hartley on Thursday afternoon. I attended the press conference and have some notes in the aftermath. (More can be found over at The Hockey Writers, especially regarding Troy Ward):
May 29 2012 04:07PM
A lot of ink, digital and otherwise, has been used to describe the changing fortunes of the Calgary Flames at the NHL Entry Draft. For various reasons, the 2008 Draft has been pointed to as the year of the most obvious turn-around. The draft produced several decent prospects who have been able to tip their toes into the NHL pond and not look horrible – notably T.J. Brodie, Greg Nemisz and Lance Bouma.
May 28 2012 05:08PM
On Monday afternoon, Ottawa Sun columnist Bruce Garrioch's Twitter lit up with a seemingly befuddling post.
This can't be true: Craig Hartsburg is a candidate to replace Brent Sutter in Calgary? Seriously? #NHL— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) May 28, 2012