February 08 2016 10:00AM
With the trade deadline three weeks away, the Calgary Flames face four decisions with pending unrestricted free agent players. In each situation, the Flames need to decide whether to make a move prior to the deadline or to keep the player beyond February 29th with the eye to potentially re-signing him. Each case is different which is why we'll take a look at all four players.
We'll start with Karri Ramo, because I think he presents the most interesting case. There are compelling cases on each side, so what makes the most sense for Ramo's future?
January 26 2016 10:00AM
The Calgary Flames have got some difficult decision to make going forward. With their season quickly slipping away, the Flames have some choices to make on certain players prior to the 2016 trade deadline. Additionally, with two massive contracts to finalize prior to next season, Calgary is going to have to make some contract sacrifices elsewhere.
Knowing where things are going, the Flames are going to have to surround their core with good value, savvy contracts. Luckily there are a few already on the team. I've narrowed it down to the three best ones.
January 22 2016 10:15AM
I think we can all agree that the 2015-2016 season has been a disappointing one thus far for Jiri Hudler. After leading the Flames in scoring on their improbable run to the playoffs last year, Hudler has just five goals and 22 points through 38 games this season. While many of us thought we'd see reduced offensive output from Hudler this season, I'm not sure we envisioned things dropping off as much as they have in numerous different areas. So how come? Let's take a stab at a few potential reasons why.
January 20 2016 10:00AM
Right now, much of the trade talk surrounding the Calgary Flames is focused on pending unrestricted free agents Jiri Hudler, David Jones, and Kris Russell. Any and all conversation surrounding the futures of those three players is very much warranted. But those three aren't the only potential trade chips the Flames have right now. With less than six weeks to go before the deadline, I've got three less obvious players to keep an eye on, too.
January 15 2016 10:00AM
Everyone is still buzzing over Sam Bennett's star making performance against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night, and for good reason. Bennett was spectacular in becoming the 11th Flames player to ever record four goals in one game. Here's the thing, though: he did it as a winger. I think it's time to shift Bennett back to centre ice, and I've got three reasons why.