February 23 2015 01:00PM
Over the weekend, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving held court with local media to primarily discuss Sam Bennett's return to the Ontario Hockey League. Since it was the last time many of us will see him before the NHL's trade deadline, he was kind enough to field questions about the trade deadline.
Here's the gist of what he spoke about over the weekend. There were other questions asked about a few other topics, so I cut out any questions that didn't directly relate to the trade deadline for clarity and reading convenience.
February 23 2015 12:00PM
While it's an off-day for the Calgary Flames as they trek back east to prepare for the beginning of their seven-game road trip tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden, an opportunity to watch hockey tonight has emerged.
February 23 2015 11:00AM
So we've been doing these power rankings for a month now (almost!), and let me tell you, to think up 20 players and/or things to rank each and every week, well for me, a lowly street urchin with a Grade 3 education, it gets pretty darn difficult filling these out every week.
Especially when there's not a whole lot of rankable Flames stuff that has gone down lately. I have to use my own cunning and wit to get through this, so we are all truly doomed.
Anyway, here are this week's power rankings. They are, as always, just crazy important, so please treat them with such regard.
February 23 2015 09:55AM
Ladies and gentlemen, the Calgary Flames announced some roster moves this morning, including a recall that paves the way for the NHL debut of a recent first round draft selection.
The club recalled Emile Poirier and Michael Ferland from the American Hockey League's Adirondack Flames. Paul Byron has been placed on the injured reserve and Matt Stajan has been placed on non-roster parental leave to make room.
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!