Report: Flames bringing in Nicklas Grossmann on PTO

Ari Yanover
September 15 2016 11:05AM

The Calgary Flames are pretty much full up as far as defencemen go, but that's not going to stop them from bringing someone else in.

No, not Jakub Nakladal - that we know of (although he's busy at the World Cup, anyway) - but according to first Dean Molberg and now Roger Millions, it's Nicklas Grossmann: the 31-year-old 6'4, 230 lb. Swede who has been left without a contract since his four-year deal, worth an annual average value of $3.5 million, expired this past summer.

Grossmann played 58 games for the Arizona Coyotes last season, scoring three goals and seven points total. Before them, he spent four years with the Philadelphia Flyers organization.

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Comparing the 2016 Young Stars Classic rosters

Ryan Pike
September 15 2016 08:00AM

The annual Young Stars Classic Tournament kicks off on Friday in scenic Penticton, British Columbia. The event brings together the National Hockey League's four Western Canadian clubs in a battle of their youngest and most promising non-college/non-European prospects.

Now that all the rosters have been announced, how do the Flames compare to the teams from Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg?

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2016 World Cup of Hockey Preview: Group A

Jonathan Willis
September 15 2016 07:30AM

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With the preliminary round out of the way, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey is ready to get down to the contests that actually count this weekend. Group A will feature the marquee matchup of Canada vs. the United States, along with the less-heralded Czech Republic and Team Europe.

Here’s how those countries stack up.

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Jakub Nakladal and the cap space dilemma

September 14 2016 02:00PM

It's September, the World Cup of Hockey tournament is about to start for real, and the Calgary Flames still have to sign Johnny Gaudreau. But an underlying and rather valuable asset remains unsigned as well: Jakub Nakladal.

After his well above-average showing to close out last season, the Czech blueliner is among a small contingent of capable NHLers who may warrant a PTO or a contract - whether it's in the NHL or overseas - that can help improve a team immediately.

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Setting expectations for the 2016 Flames draft class

Ryan Pike
September 14 2016 12:00PM

Training camp is almost here, so we're taking a trip down memory lane and checking out previous Calgary Flames draft classes. Which picks are doing well? Which are doing poorly? And what are reasonable expectations for their performances this coming season?

We close out with the 2016 NHL Draft class! (NHLE calculations from the most recent Hockey Abstract revisions.)

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