Outside the Box: Sign Ryan O'Reilly to an Offer Sheet

Kent Wilson
January 15 2013 07:07AM

I recently wrote an article for NHLNumbers on some of interesting restricted free agents still waiting to be signed. Amongst them was 21-year old Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly. A former second round pick who made the NHL immediately as an 18-year old, O'Reilly is perhaps the best target for a potential Flames offer sheet for a number of reasons.

Read Article | 53 Comments

Flames Camp News and Notes, January 14 2013

Ryan Pike
January 14 2013 03:11PM



Monday was the second day of Flames training camp and the first day featuring a scrimmage. I attended and managed to jot a few notes during the action.

Read Article | 16 Comments

Powered by quiet strength, TJ Brodie knows what it takes

Patrick Johnston
January 14 2013 12:11PM


'Speak softly but carry a big stick'; Theodore Roosevelt once said that. Whether or not TJ Brodie is a student of presidential history or not, Roosevelt's motto is a perfect fit for the young defenceman. 

Following his 54 game season last year, Brodie was shipped off to the AHL for the duration of the lockout. His puck skills have been clearly NHL-calibre on the farm, but his overall dominance while on the ice for the Heat is what is really worth noting. 

A 'young' 21 when he made his debut, the now 22-year-old Brodie looks set to step forward for the Flames. We caught up with him after Friday night's 3-1 loss to Chicago, before he shipped off to Calgary for training camp.

Read Article | 3 Comments

Some Thoughts Heading into Camp and another FN Photoshop contest

Kent Wilson
January 14 2013 10:36AM

With a few injury exceptions, the Flames players and hopefuls had their first skate yesterday. They'll be on the ice everyday this week and we will likely have at least one writer in attendance to report some observations. For now, here's a few things that are bouncing around my head.

Read Article | 18 Comments

Everything You Need To Know About The Flames' Schedule

January 13 2013 02:22PM




If you haven't visited the blog in a while 1) What's wrong with you? 2) That's a very good point. 3) But they finally reached an agreement. 4) you may have noticed we haven't had a FGD posting in a long time, except for this one, but it doesn't count, because the guy who wrote it is a bit of a braying ninny starved for attention.

But that's all about to change, as the i's have been dotted, t's crossed, leers exchanged, trust forever shattered, and the end result is a signed MOU, which is a thing, I guess, but also an NHL schedule! Remember those?

Well they're coming back, which means we can all pour into the Saddledome on select days and not have to remark that the big Flaming C at Center Ice is really just a reminder on what we're missing.

So here's the highlights and lowlights of your Calgary Flames schedule.

Read Article | 21 Comments