Sunday Open Thread

Kent Wilson
May 13 2012 10:04AM



For the past couple of weekends, we have had open threads on potential trade scenarios regarding both Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff.

Read Article | 41 Comments

Why the Flames should hire Troy Ward

Ryan Pike
May 12 2012 10:40AM



When the Calgary Flames announced that they were parting ways with head coach Brent Sutter, the hockey world was abuzz with speculation regarding what highly-touted coach would take over the job. Shockingly, among the names brought up was one that I was oddly familiar with from my two years covering the team – Abbotsford Heat coach Troy Ward.

Call it a gut feeling, but I firmly expect Troy Ward to be named Flames head coach within the next month.

Read Article | 25 Comments

Calgary's Roster Hole

Kent Wilson
May 11 2012 12:00PM



Last off-season, we looked at why the Flames were mediocre in a series of posts. This year, I plan to discuss what significant challenges face them in their bid to stay competitive and not be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the dreaded rebuild.

Read Article | 28 Comments

The Flames Fifteen: #10 - Bill Arnold

May 10 2012 11:26AM



Is there a more boring name than "Bill Arnold" in professional hockey? Hard to say, but probably not.

Is there a more underrated (and unknown) Flames prospect than Bill Arnold? Again, probably not - and that's definitely a good thing

The six foot, 210 lb. center from Needham, Massachusetts will never be mistaken for his teammate and fellow draft prospect Johnny Gaudreau. He's a decent size and likes to use his body when he can. But don't take that to mean he's a 4th line energy player. Arnold brings plenty of other qualities.

Read Article | 25 Comments

The playoffs as a development tool

Ryan Pike
May 10 2012 07:49AM



Around this time of year there's a fairly large contingent of my friends and family who ask me the same thing - I often bring up the success of Flames prospects in their respective league playoffs (as the big club isn't involved anymore) - and am met with a blank stare, followed by “why do their playoffs matter?”'

Read Article | 8 Comments