August 18 2015 12:37PM
Today the Flames are releasing details about their proposed arena/stadium/mixed use project. A private season ticket holder session (occurring presently) is to be followed by a public press conference at 2:30pm this afternoon.
What we know so far: The proposed project would be in Calgary's West Village and feature an event centre, field house and FIFA sized sports stadium. More details as they surface.
What we don't know so far:
Who will pay for what. See update below.
August 18 2015 12:00PM
I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Robyn Regehr.
Regehr came over to Calgary in the Theoren Fleury trade, forever ensuring that he'd be compared to the beloved Flames sniper. The summer after he was traded to Calgary, he was involved in a head-on car collision which broke both of his legs.
With the odds up in the air as to whether he'd be able to walk, skate or do anything else again, he seemingly scoffed at the odds, worked his back-side off in his rehab assignments and made the Flames roster - aside from a short rehab assignment to the American Hockey League.
The bruising stay-at-home defender soon became a fixture on the Flames blueline and the proprietor of a establishment affectionately known as the "Tunnel of Death," so-named because he would steam-roll hapless attacking forwards into the boards with regularity.
He never put up a ton of points, nor did he score key goals, but Robyn Regehr was a shut-down defender's shut-down defender and the second longest-serving Calgary Flame of all-time.
August 18 2015 09:00AM
You may know him as "The one we were supposed to like from the Iginla trade" but there's a lot more to Kenny Agostino than you may have guessed. Agostino posted a sneaky-good season last year in his first season as a professional and accepted his qualifying offer from the Flames this summer.
Agostino is a prospect who has been hovering around this spot for the past two summers so it'll be interesting to see what kind of look he will get this season.
August 17 2015 03:30PM
Alongside our annual FlamesNation Prospect Rankings, which look to the future, we're going to be spending the next few weeks looking back at the past. With that in mind, we've begun unveiling our first-ever FlamesNation All-Time Greatest Flames Team, featuring 23 players from yesteryear who combine - like a red-jersey-clad Voltron - to create the best possible Flames squad.
Let's be blunt here: Jarome Iginla is the best player in the history of the Calgary Flames.
When we began putting together the All-Time Flames Team, he was the first person that came to mind. He's the leader in basically every offensive category that matters. He's the only player to score 500 goals and 1000 points wearing the Flaming C. He captained the team to a Stanley Cup Final appearance and served as the team's on-ice leader longer than anybody else in franchise history.
Outside of the magical last 12 months, the most important Flames moments during this century all involve Jarome Iginla.
August 17 2015 01:15PM
The Swedish Ice Hockey Association has announced their roster for the upcoming 4 Nations Cup in late August. And to nobody's shock or amazement, that roster contains two Calgary Flames draft picks on its blueline.
2015 second round selection Oliver Kylington and 2014 sixth round selection Adam Ollas Mattsson will represent their country in the event. The under-20 tournament features Sweden against Finland, the Czech Republic and Russia and runs from August 25-30 in Dmitrov, Russia. It's traditionally used by those countries as a method of selecting a World Junior team. (There's another 4 Nations Cup tournament in November in Finland featuring the same four countries.)