March 24 2015 01:30PM
It's been a long time since the Flames were a real threat to make the post-season. It's been an even longer time since anyone could say the club had an above average collection of young players and prospects. Both are true of Calgary currently, which is encouraging at this point in the rebuild.
But it also means the club will have to make some tough decisions on some of the kids this coming off-season. Not only will they be adding to the professional depth when guys like Sam Bennett, Jon Gillies, Keegan Kanzig and Morgan Klimchuk likely turn pro, the organization also has 15 pending RFA's in the NHL and AHL level to sign, trade or walk away from.
Here's a look at the Flames soon to be free agents, with an eye to who they should keep, how much it will cost and who the team may cut bait with. We'll start with the main guys on the parent squad.
March 24 2015 12:00PM
Another weekly edition of Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts column over at the Sportsnet site has, as usual, resulted in some interesting Calgary Flames information.
Per Friedman, the Flames are reportedly looking to dip into the college free agent pool once again.
As of Monday night it was not 100 per cent certain Colgate forward Kyle Baun will forego his senior season to join an NHL roster, although teams would be surprised if he didn’t. He’s still sorting through offers, with a few Canadian clubs (Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Winnipeg) interested. We should have a better idea of his future Tuesday afternoon.
March 24 2015 11:00AM
It's that time of the season where BOTH teams are ramping up for a playoff push. Never thought I'd say that again. Feels good, man.
This week, there are a whole bunch of story lines surrounding the Adirondack Flames, so I dove into a few topics to briefly discuss some of the more interesting tidbits Flames fans should know about.
March 24 2015 09:24AM
There are now nine games remaining in the 2014-15 regular season.
Rather than beat around the bush, we went to our crack team of writers and asked one simple question. (Well, two...)
Will the Calgary Flames make the playoffs?
Here's how the responses shook down. For the sake of posterity, bear in mind that these responses were all written prior to last night's game against Colorado.
March 23 2015 10:10PM
The Calgary Flames received zero help on the out-of-town scoreboard this evening. However, much as Pedro Cerrano (of Major League) proclaimed, they did it themselves.
The Flames weathered the storm against a very talented Colorado Avalanche team, scored early and help on for a 3-2 victory at home. The victory moves their record to 40-27-6 through 73 games and moves their magic number to clinch a playoff spot to 9.5 (versus the Los Angeles Kings, who won tonight).
Here's how it happened at the 'Dome tonight.