The Stretch Drive: A Preview

Ryan Pike
March 03 2015 09:00AM

The trade deadline has passed. Mark Giordano is out for the remainder of the season and Curtis Glencross and Sven Baertschi have left the Calgary Flames organization via trades.

Tonight is the first of the final 20 games of the 2014-15 season. Against all odds, the Calgary Flames enter this final stretch in a playoff spot.

Here's what the Flames have left between now and Game 82 on April 11 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

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Flames Trade Deadline 2015: A Recap

Ryan Pike
March 02 2015 05:00PM

The 2015 NHL trade deadline will probably be best remembered as the day where the Calgary Flames announced Mark Giordano's season had ended.

That's probably warranted, given that's the single largest news item of the day, but it does overshadow the work done by Brad Treliving and his staff this past week. They had two players that didn't have a future in the organization and turned them into three draft picks in the first three rounds of a deep draft.

Here's a glance at how everything turned out and where we go from here.

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Mark Giordano Will Undergo Surgery, Done For Season

Ryan Pike
March 02 2015 03:00PM

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving had an injury update for reporters in Philadelphia this afternoon, and it was not good.

Flames captain - and the team's best player - Mark Giordano is to undergo surgery for a torn biceps tendon and will likely be done for the season. Treliving shared the news at his media scrum following the trade deadline, noting that the surgery typically has a 4 to 5 month recovery period.

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Report: Flames Trade Sven Baertschi To Canucks For Second Round Pick

Ryan Pike
March 02 2015 01:23PM

The tumultuous relationship between the Calgary Flames and supremely talented (yet inconsistent) prospect Sven Baertschi is now over. The 2011 first round pick has been traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a second round draft pick (likely in the 2015 draft), according to several reports.

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Justin Azevedo
March 02 2015 01:18PM

To Vancouver for a 2nd round pick this year. More to come. (UPDATE: Some reports saying 2017, some saying TBA.)

On the face of it, this looks like Calgary's management team gave up on Sven Baertschi for pennies on the grand. This prospect is 22 and has demonstrated elite scoring potential in the minors while also performing extremely well in terms of underlying numbers for the Flames (when the management team wasn't trying to get him on a plane after every shift, that is).

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