Looking at the Flames’ cap for 2017-18

Embed from Getty Images Here’s what we’re reasonably sure of right now: the salary cap probably isn’t budging next season. That means the Calgary Flames will have $73 million to spend on their roster for the 2017-18 season. But, as always, there are some holes and some complications moving forward.


Did the Flames make their best goaltending bet?

Embed from Getty Images So the Flames’ goaltending has not been totally ideal this season. It currently sits at a .900 save percentage, tied for 24th in the NHL. (Not last!) It wasn’t ideal last season, either, and that was with a completely different cast. Then, however, it was .892, very much the worst in the league –…

Flames 5, Wild 1 post-game embers: Sweeeeeeep

Embed from Getty Images And so we bid farewell to the Minnesota Wild for the regular season. They were a team that couldn’t handle a player scoring against them, and so their only recourse was to try to injure him. For that, they got swept. Good riddance, losers.

Post-Game: wild and young

Embed from Getty Images The Minnesota Wild are a really good hockey club. Sure, they played last night in Edmonton, but the Calgary Flames have been beaten by teams on back-to-backs before. But tonight, the Flames did what they haven’t done a lot of over the last little stretch: they battled and they got good…