TJ Brodie Signs

TJ Brodie has finally put his mark on a new contract with the Flames.


Should the Flames Pursue Marc Staal?

    On Monday we talked about the Flames potentially targeting Cody Franson thanks to the Leafs less than ideal cap situation. The New York Rangers are currently in a similar situation, with only about $3M in cap space to re-sign RFA Derek Stepan and John Moore, which might potentially leave Marc Staal available for a…


Development Camp 2013: Keegan Kanzig

    If there’s one draft pick fans were anxious to see at Flames development camp early this month, it was Keegan Kanzig. The third round selection of the Flames in the 2013 Draft is gifted with immense physical size – he’s roughly 6-6 and about 240 pounds – but because he plays for the…


Flames Sign Josh Jooris

  – pic via Kaitlynn Pena   Word from the NY Daily Gazette today that Flames development camp invitee Josh Jooris is leaving Union college of the ECAC to sign a pro contract with Calgary. The 6’1", 190 pound center is 23 years old and has three years of college experience under his belt.


Should the Flames Pursue Cody Franson?

  – pic via kkthemook   The Toronto Maple Leafs are facing some tough decisions. Even though they bought out Mikhail Grabovski and let Clarke MacArthur walk this summer, the new deals handed out to David Clarkson ($5.25M) and Tyler Bozak ($4.2M), Paul Ranger ($1.0M) and Jonather Bernier ($2.9M) in concert with a dropping cap has them in…


Development Camp 2013: Mark Jankowski

  – pic via D. Mahoney   A year ago, Mark Jankowski entered Calgary Flames development camp as an enigma. Who was this lanky kid and how was he going to turn into Joe Nieuwendyk and save the franchise? A year later, Jankowski is no longer quite as lanky and is slightly less of a…


Where I’m Coming From – Part 1

    And now for something completely different. We’ll continue to add prospect profiles and other fun numbers based analysis over the next few weeks, but for now I’d like to share a few things about who I am and why I write about hockey. It recently occurred to me that FlamesNation has grown rapidly since…


Development Camp 2013: Turner Elson

  – pic via OKC Barons   Turner Elson’s got a great hockey name and a great hockey story. Originally from New Westminster, BC, Elson took the non-traditional approach to the NHL. He was a star in midget but had unspectacular numbers in bantam, so he wasn’t grabbed in the WHL’s Bantam Draft. So he…


Flames top 10 Prospects – Summer 2013

    FlamesNation recently did an in-depth, democratically structured prospect ranking. This was before the recent draft and included TJ Brodie owing to the age cut-off point. It was a fine list, but is now incomplete thanks to the 2013 selections, and parts of it didn’t reflect my personal ratings of the Flames hopefuls. In addition, Corey…


TJ Brodie vs Oliver Ekman-Larsson

  – pic via Hockey and Cats   Kent posed a question to me the other day in relation to using Oliver Ekman-Larsson as a comparable to TJ Brodie. As you all know, Oliver Ekman-Larsson is one of the better young defenseman in the entire NHL and would be a top-pairing player on just about…


Five things: Somehow this is still a thing

  – pic via D. Mahoney   1. Yes, we’re still talking about Mark Jankowski I kind of can’t believe this is a thing that is still ongoing, but there is, apparently, still some dispute about the particulars of Mark Jankowski’s freshman season at Providence College.


Smiles And Rainbows: Cheer Up, Everyone

      Dark Days are ahead, friends. They say that most business ventures fail in their first year. The Calgary Flames, the NEW Calgary Flames, can thusly be looked upon as a business venture, and it is going to hurt. The Young Guns, or as friend of the blog Duncan Clark has dubbed them…