Flames Trade Deadline 2015: Inventory

Ryan Pike
February 23 2015 07:00AM

The National Hockey League trade deadline is an interesting time. Doubly so for the Calgary Flames, who are in the bizarre situation of being in Year 2 of a rebuild AND contending for a spot at the post-season. This after several years of "going for it!" and missing the post-season entirely.

In many ways, GMs at the trade deadline can operate like children in a gift shop - rather than focusing on what they have and what they need, they can fixate on what they want. So as we kick off the wildest week of the hockey year here at FlamesNation, we begin with a glance at where the Flames are organizationally and where they need to go.

Come along, Bort!

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The Playoff Chase - February 22 2015

Ryan Pike
February 22 2015 03:00PM

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It's Sunday, and one week has ended and another is about to begin. The Western Conference playoff picture only gets more and more jam-packed.

Let's check in on the playoff chase.

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Nation World HQ
February 22 2015 02:00PM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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Why The Flames Should Claim Ilya Bryzgalov

Ryan Pike
February 22 2015 01:00PM

Two nights ago, Jonas Hiller started in goal for the Calgary Flames. His goaltending partner, Karri Ramo, worked the face-off clipboard and did not play. At this point, Hiller has been firmly established as Calgary's top netminder. Down on the farm, Joni Ortio has been playing well, though he is now out for several weeks with a high ankle sprain.

With several teams scrambling for goaltending help down the stretch, the Flames can do themselves a favour and corner the goaltending market by doing one simple thing.

They need to claim Ilya Bryzgalov off the waiver wire.

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First Star, Worst Star: February 22, 2015

February 22 2015 12:53PM


Like sands through the hourglass, so is First Star, Worst Star. 

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