October 06 2015 06:57PM
The moves are all done and the 2015-16 Calgary Flames opening roster is official.
The club will open the season with 22 active players - 3 goalies, 6 defenders and 13 forwards - and 3 players on the injured list. (You get to fill the spots of the injured guys, but you don't get salary cap relief.) As of now, the Flames have a cap hit of around $69.7 million.
October 06 2015 02:20PM
The NHL season begins tomorrow. Excitement is at a high for those that follow the Calgary Flames, because they're coming off a rare season in which they wildly exceeded expectations.
We did our roundtable yesterday to share with you our thoughts. But we thought we'd collect some predictions from around the various mainstream (and alternative) media to see if anybody else agreed with us.
(Spoiler: yes, they mostly do.)
October 06 2015 01:47PM
FlamesNation will be donating $25 for each Micheal Ferland hit in the upcoming season opener to Kids Up Front Calgary. Find out why below - and how you can help!
Tomorrow is a big day. It's the beginning of the hockey season as the Calgary Flames host the Vancouver Canucks. If there's one thing we love more at FlamesNation than hockey - and perhaps more than humbling Vancouver - it's sharing our love of hockey with others. That's where you come in, gang.
Our goal tomorrow is to enjoy a fine 60 minutes of the most perfect sport in the world (ice hockey), but also to raise some funds for a really deserving cause that does a great deal of good in the local Calgary area. We call it Flames Money on the Board.
So, tomorrow evening, as the Calgary Flames do battle with the dastardly Canucks, we hope you'll join us in raising some funds for Kids Up Front Calgary and enjoy the hockey game knowing you're also helping out some really deserving young people in your community.
October 06 2015 12:41PM
The ascension of Sean Monahan continues.
After spending his first two seasons in the National Hockey League quietly becoming an offensive powerhouse and a quiet locker room leader, the Calgary Flames today announced that the centerman has been named an alternate captain.
#Flames have named Sean Monahan an alternate captain. He and Wideman will alternate. Kris Russell has the other “A"— Randy Sportak (@SUNRandySportak) October 6, 2015
October 06 2015 11:05AM
Word came down this morning that the Montreal Canadiens have claimed forward Paul Byron from waivers. The 26 year old RW/C was set to earn just $900k this season.
It's a minor blow to the Flames depth to lose Byron. Though he's well known for getting - and missing - break aways, Byron was the ideal bottom-six player in many ways: he could play multiple positions, he was an excellent penalty killer and he could drive possession, even bad circumstances.