February 24 2015 11:14AM
Let's get this out of the way first and foremost: I am not saying the Calgary Flames will trade Mikael Backlund. I have no inside information. I am not a sooth-sayer. And I'm not necessarily right.
I am, however, somebody who has spent an inordinate amount of time in the Saddledome this season and watching this team.
So here's why I think the Calgary Flames might trade Mikael Backlund prior to the trade deadline.
February 24 2015 07:00AM
We're now firmly in the swing of Trade Deadline Week here at FlamesNation, and it's time to check in with our team before the team we cover trades everybody away for magic beans. So we checked in with Mike Cadarette, Arii, Byron Bader, Beloch and me to see how we think the next week-or-so will play out.
Add your takes in the comments!
February 23 2015 01:00PM
Over the weekend, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving held court with local media to primarily discuss Sam Bennett's return to the Ontario Hockey League. Since it was the last time many of us will see him before the NHL's trade deadline, he was kind enough to field questions about the trade deadline.
Here's the gist of what he spoke about over the weekend. There were other questions asked about a few other topics, so I cut out any questions that didn't directly relate to the trade deadline for clarity and reading convenience.
February 23 2015 12:00PM
While it's an off-day for the Calgary Flames as they trek back east to prepare for the beginning of their seven-game road trip tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden, an opportunity to watch hockey tonight has emerged.
February 23 2015 11:00AM
So we've been doing these power rankings for a month now (almost!), and let me tell you, to think up 20 players and/or things to rank each and every week, well for me, a lowly street urchin with a Grade 3 education, it gets pretty darn difficult filling these out every week.
Especially when there's not a whole lot of rankable Flames stuff that has gone down lately. I have to use my own cunning and wit to get through this, so we are all truly doomed.
Anyway, here are this week's power rankings. They are, as always, just crazy important, so please treat them with such regard.