So Much Flames News – A Round-Up

#482447315 / A whole lotta Calgary Flames signing news came down today, as the hockey world awaits the July 1 free agency kick-off. Here’s a rundown.


Random Thoughts – The Flames 2014 Draft

The draft is over and free agency season is rapidly approaching. We won’t be able to truly grade the new regime’s work in Philly for another 3-5 years, unfortunately, so all we’re left with right now is first impressions and gut reactions based on the info we have the factors you weight and covet. As…

Now What? – A Look Ahead

#451342600 / The draft is over! But now there’s a lot of things that will happen in rapid succession: qualifying offers to RFAs, free agency and Flames summer development camp.

Flames Take Austin Carroll 184th Overall

The final pick of the Flames 2014 entry draft is right in line with the rest of the team’s activity – Austin Carroll is a big, 20 year old winger out of the WHL who has size (6’3″ 215 pounds) and truculence (115 PIMs last year). He was passed over in each of the last…


Flames take Adam Ollas Mattsson 175th Overall

The second defender taken by the Flames in the 2014 entry draft is large Swedish defender Adam Ollas Mattsson in the 6th round. The 17-year old stands 6’4″ and weighs in at 214 pounds, so he’s already NHL-sized (which seems to have become a theme for the Flames day-2 activities in Philadelphia). He is described by most…

Flames Acquire Brandon Bollig for 83rd Overall

#495444725 / The Flames have acquired winger Brandon Bollig from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the 83rd overall selection, originally acquired for Lee Stempniak. So that trade is now Lee Stempniak for Brandon Bollig.

Flames Take Hunter Smith at 54th Overall

#468816599 / The Calgary Flames have completed their second round picks, taking Oshawa Generals forward Hunter Smith with their 54th overall pick. (He’s the mean-looking dude with the beard in the background, FYI.)

FGD: Day Two (Or: Six More Kicks At the Can)

#451340670 / Day one of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft is in the books. Calgary picked a really good hockey player in one Sam Bennett of the Kingston Frontenacs. All appears well in Flames-Land, as the team’s new brass didn’t overpay to get an asset, or leverage picks for magic beans or any such…