How did the Flames fare in Sunday's World Cup prelims?

Ryan Pike
September 11 2016 07:09PM

There was only one pre-tournament game on the World Cup of Hockey schedule on Sunday. But it was a big one, as Team North America faced Team Europe in Montreal in a rematch of the previous 4-0 win for the young guns in Quebec City.

How did Johnny Gaudreau's crew fare in their second tune-up?

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Setting expectations for the 2013 Flames draft class

Ryan Pike
September 11 2016 12:00PM

The 2016-17 hockey season is slowly creeping upon us, and pretty soon junior teams will begin their seasons. Heck, European teams already have began their regular schedules. With that in mind, we're looking at the last few seasons worth of Calgary Flames draft picks, checking out each player's progression, and making some prognostications and goal-setting for their upcoming years.

Let's move onto the 2013 Draft class! (NHLE calculations from the most recent Hockey Abstract revisions.)

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How did the Flames fare in Saturday's World Cup prelims?

Ryan Pike
September 10 2016 06:33PM

After a day off on Friday, the Calgary Flames' players at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey were back at it today in scintillating pre-tournament action! The big news was that both games were pretty competitive – and entertaining for those of us that chose to flip back-and-forth between them – and that none of the Flames representatives in the tournament were scratched.

How did Saturday treat the Flames in pre-tournament competition?

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Setting expectations for the 2011 & 2012 Flames draft classes

Ryan Pike
September 10 2016 12:00PM

It's September, and many junior teams have been in camp for a few weeks. In another week or so, National Hockey League teams will begin their prospect camps and the continent will be overrun with hockey once more.

It'll be great.

But the opening of camps is a good chance to reflect on the performance of the last few seasons of Flames draft picks. Which picks are doing well? Which are doing poorly? And what are reasonable expectations for their performances this coming season?

Let's begin with the 2011 and 2012 Draft classes, as they have the most seasons for us to judge! (NHLE calculations from the most recent Hockey Abstract revisions.)

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What happened to this summer's Flames free agents?

Ryan Pike
September 10 2016 08:00AM

The summer of 2016 was one of much change for the Calgary Flames, and nowhere was that more evident than through the sheer amount of organizational turnover over the last few months. The Flames had 19 free agents of various stripes beginning July 1.

With the hockey season almost upon us, let's check in to see what happened to those 19 UFAs and RFAs.

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