September 30 2015 09:00AM
The Flames have a problem: they have way, way too many waiver-eligible forwards.
Let's talk specifically about Brandon Bollig.
September 29 2015 10:00PM
The Calgary Flames came into tonight's game with some momentum. After losing their first two games against the Edmonton Oilers when the curtain raised on the pre-season, they've been on a bit of a roll.
Tonight, they put an NHL line-up against the Colorado Avalanche. To steal a phrase: "They are who we thought they were." The Flames didn't play a strong full 60 minutes, but they didn't need to. They coasted to a 2-0 win at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
September 29 2015 02:00PM
We hit the three-quarter mark of the National Hockey League exhibition schedule tonight, as the Calgary Flames dust off the welcome mat when they host the Colorado Avalanche.
Well, most of 'em. It is still pre-season, so outside of a few familiar names like Nathan MacKinnon, it's not the full-scale Colorado Avalanche - no Matt Duchene, Jarome Iginla or Alex Tanguay, for instance. But it represents a test for a Flames roster that's beginning to take shape, and for a few key names that are hoping to be on the club when rosters are announced on October 6.
Puck drop is slightly after 7pm MT. There's a video stream on Flames.com, and otherwise your pals Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias of Sportsnet 960 The Fan have the radio call.
September 29 2015 12:00PM
We're back with the second half of our rundown of the ten best defensemen in Calgary Flames history. In case you missed the first half of the list, check it out here.
The top five Flames defenders ever after the jump!
September 29 2015 09:00AM
There was no getting around it: the Flames really, really needed help on the right wing. Jiri Hudler aside, the right side has basically been a desolate wasteland. There may be some hope in a prospect such as Emile Poirier, but not only is he an uncertainty; he's not enough.
Fortunately for the Flames, in the offseason there were a handful of positive possession right wingers available: guys who were good players, but wouldn't break the bank.
The very best of the bunch? Michael Frolik. The Flames identified him as such, targeted him, got him, and had a very successful opening to free agency.
Now all that's left is to see if that pays off.