January 18 2017 10:00AM
More than halfway through the season for Calgary, a convincing argument can be made that Mikael Backlund has been the team's MVP.
Because he's been so good all season, you can start to hear a little buzz linking Backlund to the Selke Trophy as the NHL's top two-way forward. I'm here to tell you that buzz should be a little louder because his case for the annual award is very, very strong.
December 31 2016 10:00AM
Choosing the top five moments of the calendar year 2015 was significantly easier than it was 365 days later. That's because 2015 included a Calgary Flames playoff appearance and some of the craziest moments related to the team in recent memory.
That doesn't mean 2016 didn't give us some fun moments, though. Much like we did a year ago, let's countdown the top five Flames moments over the last 12 months.
December 28 2016 10:00AM
With the new year fast approaching, the conversation is going to start picking up on potential contract extensions for players like Chad Johnson. That's because players on one-year deals are eligible to sign extensions starting Jan. 1.
Is it too early for the Flames to start going down that road with Johnson? And what might a new deal look like for one of Calgary's most pleasant surprises this season?
December 24 2016 10:05AM
I can't think of a better way to celebrate the holiday season than to take a beautiful Christmas song and use it as the motivation to write a whimsical, slightly lame article with a yuletide theme. But because I lack originality and yet also want to bring Christmas cheer, I present the 12 Flames of Christmas... a holiday wish-list for 12 members of your favourite team.
December 21 2016 10:00AM
Assuming the Calgary Flames elect to protect one goalie, three defencemen, and seven forwards in June's expansion draft, the team is going to face one tough decision: who should that seventh protected forward be?
While I think there might be some debate among Flames fans, the decision is pretty clear to me. Of the possibilities, Micheal Ferland makes the most sense to be Calgary's final protected player.