July 06 2016 01:45PM
After yesterday's speculation as to former Ottawa Senators Head Coach Dave Cameron and Utica Comets' assistant Paul Jerrard it appears the Calgary Flames have made their hiring official. There is rational concern amidst Cameron's disappointing results, though even more intriguing to this hiring is the now three assistant coaches behind the bench.
July 06 2016 11:00AM
In many ways, the fact that Calgary Flames development camp is at the Winsport complex at Canada Olympic Park is fitting because it has allowed Dillon Dube's year to come full circle. In just 12 short months, the trajectory of his hockey career has changed drastically.
July 06 2016 08:00AM
The world's changed quite a bit since the 2012 NHL Draft.
Oil prices crashed. Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister of Canada. The United Kingdom "brexited," whatever that means. The Flames drafted Sean Monahan and Sam Bennett in the first round, and both made the jump directly to the NHL. Meanwhile, 2012 first round selection Mark Jankowski was plying his trade in the NCAA with the Providence College Friars, biding his time.
Four years and a national championship later, Jankowski has an entry-level NHL contract and will finally be making the jump to professional hockey – following in the footsteps of a dozen players drafted after he was.
July 05 2016 05:00PM
Calgary Flames development camp is in full swing down at the spacious Winsport complex at Canada Olympic Park, and the announcement of Linden Vey's signing by the Flames prompted a brief media availability with General Manager Brad Treliving.
As usual, Treliving didn't exactly gush about things he has on the horizon, but he shared his thoughts on the addition of Vey to the organization as well as the club's depth at the American Hockey League level and a potential entry-level deal for 2016 first round selection Matthew Tkachuk.
July 05 2016 03:35PM
Amid the excitement that accompanies every free agency period in the NHL there still remains the lone coaching vacancy behind the bench beside new Flames coach Glen Gulutzan. The role once held by Jacques Cloutier under Bob Hartley's tenure has been a quiet topic, with little discussion of who would be a candidate for the role.
It's no surprise that with the message conveyed from the top down - from Treliving's lips to Gulutzan's - that the emphasis is on improving the power play, as well as overarching systems. And with that, these attributes should be a priority over anything else, really.