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.

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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…