FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2018: The no-votes and runners up

It’s just about August, and August means no hockey. We’re not far away from hockey coming back, but in the meantime, there is very much no hockey being played. On top of that, August is the one month of the calendar devoid of any big NHL events. Preseason? No. Postseason? No. Regular season? Absolutely not….


Flames re-sign Garnet Hathaway (one year, $850k)

Historically, the Calgary Flames tend to avoid salary arbitration hearings when they can. They’ve managed to avoid four of their five scheduled hearings this summer, as they’ve re-signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a one-year, one-way deal worth $850,000. The deal came just hours before they were scheduled to head into the hearing room for Hathaway’s…


Handicapping the Flames roster, six weeks out

The Calgary Flames have made a lot of changes to their player personnel over the last several months. The comings and goings have created a few logjams on the roster, and potentially have set up a few races to keep an eye on when training camp opens up. There’s roughly six weeks before the Flames…


Hathaway arbitration ask is $975k, Flames offer $650k for Monday hearing

While much of the Calgary Flames organization and the greater Canadian hockey community will spend Monday morning showering adulation on Jarome Iginla, general manager Brad Treliving and a few members of his hockey operations team will likely be in Toronto. The occasion? A salary arbitration hearing with depth forward Garnet Hathaway. Per Chris Johnston of…


2018 Flames draft: a closer look at Dmitry Zavgorodniy

The Flames may have saved their most intriguing pick for last at the 2018 NHL draft. Dmitry Zavgorodniy (alternatively: Dmitri Zavgorodny) is a 5’9″, 174-pound right-shooting left winger out of the QMJHL originally hailing from Russia. Drafting a short guy isn’t necessarily a Flames oddity, but the final two categories are out of their general…


Calgary’s forwards are finally slotted where they should be

One word comes to mind when looking at Calgary’s revamped group of forwards: depth. The Flames have transformed their forward unit over the last month and, at least on paper, it looks like the team’s biggest strength entering the season. While Calgary has upgraded their top end, the most significant improvement comes further down the…


Development camp 2018: Linus Lindstrom has his eye on North America

It’s reasonable to return to a place you’ve had success, and the same holds true for National Hockey League clubs and drafting. The Calgary Flames have had a lot of historical success drafting Swedes – from Kent Nilsson all the way to Mikael Backlund – so it makes a lot of sense that they’ve kept…


Development camp 2018: D’Artagnan Joly is poised for a big season

The theme of the 2017 NHL Draft for the Calgary Flames was untapped offensive talent. Following the event, head amateur scout Tod Button used the phrase “high ceiling” to describe the offensive potential of several of their new players, and few embody that approach more than Baie-Comeau Drakkar winger D’Artagnan Joly. Drafted a year ago…


Flames re-sign David Rittich (one year, one-way, $800k)

The Calgary Flames have avoided another arbitration hearing. Just days before his hearing, the Flames have re-signed goaltender David Rittich to a one-year, one-way deal worth $800,000. Rittich’s hearing was scheduled for July 28, so both sides were to have filed their arguments by this morning.


Arbitrator awards Brett Kulak $900,000 on one-year deal

Unable to reach a deal on their own, the Flames and Brett Kulak had to turn to an arbitrator to get the latter signed. Now, the arbitrator has handed down their ruling: Kulak will be playing the 2018-19 season on a one-year, one-way deal worth $900,000.