FN’s All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Robert Reichel

View image | gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames have loaded up in recent years with Czech players, adding Ladislav Smid, Michael Frolik and Jiri Hudler to bolster their roster. Heck, one of their more useful young assets of the Jay Feaster Era was Czech forward Roman Horak. But the most useful, dangerous Czech in Calgary Flames…

Seven Flames Gunning For World Cup Spots

View image | gettyimages.com The hockey world was abuzz yesterday with the unveiling of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey groupings and schedule for the September 2016 tournament. The groupings, along with further clarifications of the team qualification rules and discussions of roster timelines, have folks chattering about which players around the league may be…

Flames and Ferland Reportedly Agree To Two-Year Deal

View image | gettyimages.com Just under the wire, Brad Treliving has reportedly finished up the last bit of unfinished business for the summer. Earlier today, reports emerged of a deal between the Flames and restricted free agent Micheal Ferland. Michael Ferland and CAL closing in on a two-year deal at approx $800K per year. One-way…

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Chris Johnston: Flames’ young core ‘better positioned’ than Oilers for future success

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports From dampened tracksuits to potentially disastrous predatory offer sheets that failed to account for a pretty important CBA article, Sportsnet reporter Chris Johnston has broken all kinds of colourful, interesting, and controversial stories in his career.  This month Johnston has got a new sort of challenge though: tour the country and host…

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2015 Penticton Prospects at a Glance

The Young Stars tournament is finally here. That means some real, actual hockey with players, goals, hits and, where applicable, pride at stake. Last year I ran through the prospect groups for the Oilers as a way to introduce to fans here some names with which they may not otherwise be familiar. The idea was…