June 22 2016 02:00PM
The 1988 Winter Olympics were a massive part of Calgary's history. The bid came together during the economic doldrums of the National Energy Program and helped turn the city's ineffable rage into a sense of "Hey, look at what this city is capable of doing!"
(The Flames really loved the '88 Olympics because they got a free building out of it.)
Well, strap in, folks: the first step towards a second Olympics in Calgary happened Monday night at City Council, as they voted to authorize the Calgary Sports Tourism Authority to form a bid exploration committee for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
June 22 2016 12:00PM
When the Flames dealt three picks - including their first rounder - for Dougie Hamilton just before the 2015 draft, it ensured they wouldn't be picking until 53rd overall. That's quite some time to wait until making your first pick of the draft, especially with cupboards still in need of restocking.
The Flames spent that first pick on Rasmus Andersson, and so far, he's looked to be more than worth it.
June 22 2016 10:00AM
Crossing the pond once more, we venture into the hockey rabid country that is Sweden, hope to some of the greatest hair the NHL has to offer.
To discuss Sweden's entry to the 2016 NHL Draft is Chapin Landvogt, not only a scout and writer for FutureConsiderations and Hockey's Future, but also a junior hockey coach back in Germany. It's a shame I forgot to ask him how close he was to landing the Calgary Flames head coach position. I guess we'll have to stick to prospect talk today.
June 22 2016 08:00AM
Photo Credit: Michael Caples/MiHockey
Today we profile 19-year-old Rem Pitlick of the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL, a high-scoring over-ager that is expected to be drafted very late in the 2016 draft. His father, Lance Pitlick, had a moderate career in the NHL as a defenseman through the 1990's and early 2000's.
June 21 2016 04:00PM
Wrapping up the Canadian content of our NHL Draft Scout Series with the QMJHL, Scott Wheeler from FutureConsiderations gives us the inside look on the happenings of the league named after the province that invented poutine. And as we will discover, this Q class looks just about as appetizing as poutine.