May 14 2016 12:00PM
Signed as an undrafted free agent out of the Red Deer Rebels organization, Turner Elson has put in a solid four years of professional service to the Calgary Flames. Over that time, he's played just about everywhere possible: graduating from the WHL, playing in the AHL, winning a championship after being demoted to the ECHL, securing an AHL spot, and finally, getting in his first NHL game (and his first NHL point to go with it).
It's been quite the ride for Elson, and since winning the Kelly Cup with the Alaska Aces, he's been a pretty consistent player. But is that enough?
May 14 2016 06:00AM
Sweden finally has a goal explosion... and then, their scoring dries right back up for the next game, forcing them to eke out a tight 3-2 win over Team Norway.
While Mikael Backlund didn't pick up any points, he was still a frequent presence out on the ice - particularly towards the end, as the Swedes fought hard to maintain their tenuous two goal, and then suddenly, one goal, lead.
May 13 2016 02:00PM
a horizontal surface projecting from a wall, cliff, draft ranking, or other surface.
Entry drafts in sport are often described using the word above: ledge. Going down the draft board there exist certain points where the quality of prospect decreases significantly, and thus creates a “ledge”. Though a relatively arbitrary term in this context, it stands to reason that in order to secure yourself the best prospect possible, it’s best to situate yourself above as many ledges as you can.
May 13 2016 12:00PM
Few players in the entire National Hockey League saw the highs and lows that Calgary Flames goaltender Karri Ramo did during the 2015-16 season.
He started the opening game of the season... and got lit up by Vancouver. He was inconsistent enough in October to get waived and banished to the American Hockey League. He played a period in the minors only to return when Jonas Hiller was injured. Ramo played well enough to get Calgary back into the playoff picture, only to see his season ended when a goal-mouth collision exploded his knee (and probably derailed his chances for another contract with the Flames).
May 13 2016 08:00AM
The Calgary Flames scored themselves a hockey operations coup a couple summers ago when they recruited Brad Pascall into the fold as an assistant general manager.
Arguably most popularly known prior to that hiring as Cassie Campbell-Pascall's spouse, Pascall brought with him a decent hockey-playing resume and an absolutely massive Rolodex of connections that he accrued over a few decades in the national men's team portfolio of Hockey Canada.
After just two short seasons, Pascall's fingerprints are already all over the Flames organization and undoubtedly will play a part in the hiring of the next head coach and his staff.