August 19 2014 01:30PM
An anxiety appears to have been building in Calgary regarding the Flames' new management
team and their seemingly undying thirst for size and toughness. The debate
seems to ignite itself on the majority of message board and article comment
section, regardless the topic of the original post.
August 19 2014 08:30AM
It's probably fair to say that last year is one that Matt Stajan probably won't want to relive for all the tea in China. In addition to some awful off-ice issues that he and his family had to deal with, Stajan's Calgary Flames club finished fourth-last in the NHL and the veteran missed 19 games between injuries and the other factors.
On the other hand, Stajan had his best offensive season since coming to Calgary. Before you get too excited, it was 33 points, good for sixth on the team. So how good is Matt Stajan at this juncture?
August 18 2014 01:15PM
By now you have all read some of the Reasonable Expectation series that my fellow writers here at Flames Nation have been posting. My contribution is going to be somewhat different.
I’m going to examine the entire Flames roster and use a
number of advanced stats categories alongside past performances and possible
deployments by the coaching staff to try and draw a line in the sand of what
the coming season most likely holds in store for the Flames.
August 18 2014 08:30AM
Bollig is basically a younger, better version of Kevin Westgarth. Westgarth's 30, has 16 points in 169 NHL games and has a Stanley Cup ring. Bollig is 27, has 14 points in 125 games and has a Stanley Cup ring. Westgarth played zero games during LA's Cup run. Bollig played 15 in a checking role.
August 17 2014 08:30AM
Friends, as the calendar pages fly away and the summer creeps towards its inevitable conclusion, thoughts turn to the fall. And with the fall, the opening of Calgary Flames prospect camp and the return of the Penticton YoungStars Tournament in mid-September.
Looking at the Calgary Flames' potential roster one thought comes to mind: daaaaaaamn.
This could be a really fun tournament to watch from a Flames perspective, even ignoring the possiblity of someone like Kevin Hayes perhaps joining the organization maybe.