January 10 2016 02:00PM
We're about half-way through both the current National Hockey League season and the seasons for the various other leagues that the Calgary Flames have prospects in. So we're far enough into the season to be able to compare each player's performance with previous seasons - and with other prospects - by using NHLE to track and compare their offensive production.
To keep things manageable here, I focused the examination on Flames prospects 22 years of age and younger, which also effectively capped it at players from the 2012 NHL Draft and younger.
January 10 2016 12:00PM
On Monday, Robyn Regehr will retire from the National Hockey League as a member of the Calgary Flames.
If you're like me, two thoughts immediately come to mind when hearing this news: (1) Isn't he already retired? (2) Will this lead to the team honouring him in the future with a banner of some type?
January 09 2016 02:00PM
The Calgary Flames were back on the practice ice today following a day off Friday, and an interesting figure was back with them: Michael Frolik.
#Flames Frolik cleared for contact...was wearing yellow jersey so players knew not to hit him "too hard". Won't play Monday, but he's close.— Derek Wills (@Fan960Wills) January 9, 2016
Frolik has been on the shelf since suffering a shoulder injury in Calgary's December 15 win over Nashville.
January 09 2016 12:00PM
Hockey and the business world have been intertwined for basically as long as both have existed. And ever since Canada's biggest movers and shakers of various industries have become involved in the ownership groups of the Canadian National Hockey League teams, its meant that the business of business is almost as important as the business of hockey.
In a lot of ways, the introduction of the salary cap has diminished the amount that exchange rates and commodity prices can impact any individual club's operations, but for a few reasons, you might want to keep an eye on the recovery of oil prices (and the Canada/U.S. exchange rate) over the next six-to-nine months.
January 08 2016 09:00AM
Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports
That was almost a Miikka Kiprusoff-esque game. Not because Karri Ramo is Kiprusoff, nor will he ever likely be (though he had been on a rather nice run as of late), but because you remember those games way back when Kiprusoff would do everything humanly possible to give his team a chance to win, and the rest of the Flames simply refused to respond in kind and would leave him with a loss despite his efforts?
Ramo did everything he could to give the Flames a chance, and his team returned the favour with complete discombobulation.