The 10 Best Flames Defenders Ever – #6 to #10

View image | gettyimages.com As we’ve learned in the past couple of seasons here in Calgary, defense is incredibly important and it helps to have good defensemen on your side. In four decades of Flames hockey, there have been a few really good defenders and a handful of great ones. Here’s the first half of…

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The entry level slide and how it applies to the Flames

One of the most confusing, but relevant, parts of the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement relates to entry level contracts and how they’re allowed to “slide”. Now, deciphering the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement is one of life’s most painful, tedious, and unpleasant things. But knowing the contract and cap situation of the Calgary Flames, I thought it might…

Stockton Heat Open Inaugural Training Camp

Stockton Heat training camp underway @AHLHeat pic.twitter.com/2KJsvS1UEs — Brad Pascall (@bradpascall) September 28, 2015 After the big round of cuts up at the National Hockey League camp, the Calgary Flames’ brand-new American League affiliate the Stockton Heat open their first-ever training camp today. And they’ve helpfully passed along their camp roster!

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The Flames Should Keep Hiller

View image | gettyimages.com I’ve made this point numerous times since rumours emerged that the Flames were shopping Jonas Hiller – he’s the best goalie in the organization right now. I don’t mean in terms of overall value (clearly Ortio and Gillies have higher ceilings). I just mean in terms of a guy who has…

5 Training Camp Battles That Will Affect The Stockton Heat

View image | gettyimages.com Let’s face it, training camp battles are awesome. Whether they’re direct battles in scrimmages or indirect battles for a spot on the opening day roster, it doesn’t matter. Training camp battles are fun because you don’t know how they’re going to play out. This got me thinking about how September will…