John Tavares to the Flames makes more sense than you might think

Expect the Calgary Flames to make a strong push for John Tavares this summer. With every passing day, it seems less likely Tavares will be back with the New York Islanders next season, which would make him the most coveted potential free agent in years. While Tavares joining the Flames may seem like a pipe…


FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Nick Schneider

“You get what you pay for” is a maxim that is just as true in hockey as it is in real life. With regards to prospects, the best are rarely free. High draft picks have high value on the trade market, of course. The draft picks 217 players, and then only around 20% make the…


FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Adam Ruzicka

Throughout his young hockey career, Adam Ruzicka has been a lot of things. He’s been a projected lottery pick, a future power forward, the hope for Slovak hockey, a projected late first, a gigantic disappointment, the potential steal of the draft, and everything in between those extremes. He has yet to turn 19. Ruzicka has…


A critical look at Glen Gulutzan’s tenure

To say Glen Gulutzan’s tenure as head coach of the Flames was an abject failure would be false. After taking a balanced look at his two seasons behind Calgary’s bench, my belief is he did more good for the team than not. I’m not saying there’s nothing to be critical of, but when looking at…


Brian Burke to depart Flames organization on May 1

The Brian Burke era is ending in Calgary. The Flames organization has announced in a press release that Burke, president of hockey operations for the hockey club since September 2013, will be leaving the organization on May 1.


WWYDW: Go big in free agency?

The Flames have a new coach, but they still have work to do this offseason. One of their most pressing issues? Their forward lineup needs bolstering in a big way. They don’t have too many assets left to trade, but there’s another way to acquire players, that costs nothing but money: sign them as free…


The Coaching Carousel: How to stop the vicious cycle

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving wasted no time in turfing head coach Glen Gulutzan a little more than a week after the season ended in utter failure, and it was clear to everyone his haste in making moves was because he already had a replacement all but officially on board.


Some city councillors are trying to restart arena talks

It’s no secret that the negotiations between the City of Calgary and the Calgary Flames regarding a new building for the hockey club aren’t going well. Heck, they aren’t going on at all right now following a public war of words in the run-up to last October’s municipal election. But a group of city councillors,…


With new coach in place, Treliving’s work just beginning

Bill Peters is Calgary’s new head coach, which puts to bed one major offseason question. However, if the Flames are hoping a coaching change is the magic elixir to cure all that ailed them last season, they’re almost certainly fooling themselves. Calgary has a lot to address this summer and, with Peters in place, general…