Should the Flames Try to Sign Cody Franson?

View image | gettyimages.com The frenzy is over and there is still one big name UFA standing: Cody Franson.  In my lead up to July 1, I named Franson as one of the Flames top targets in addition to Michael Frolik and Justin Williams. And even though Calgary’s roster is crowded and their cap situation complicated, I…

Lance Bouma is Brad Treliving’s next test

View image | gettyimages.com Brad Treliving has only been an NHL general manager for a little over a year, but it’s been a hell of a year. Misappropriated cap space aside, his early blunders can be forgiven; especially after the off-season he’s just had.  Without giving up any meaningful assets, Treliving has upgraded the Flames’ top four defence…

Looking Ahead At The Potential Cap Crunch

View image | gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames have made a big splash over the past week or so. They re-signed Mikael Backlund. They brought in Dougie Hamilton and signed him long-term. They signed Michael Frolik. Besides re-signing some restricted free agents to new deals, the Flames are seemingly done for the summer. But what implications…