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Flames moves aimed to add versatility and flexibility

As the signings rolled in on Canada Day, fans and media types alike busted out their notepads to sketch out how the Calgary Flames might look in the 2018-19 season. The top line definitely features Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. On their right side? It could be Elias Lindholm, though he could fit in up…

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Flames emphasize faceoffs with their additions

It’s no secret that the Calgary Flames were lean on right-handed centers last season. Until they acquired Nick Shore at the trade deadline, they simply didn’t have any. While the Flames probably weren’t crippled by having only southpaw centers on a macro level, their 2017-18 season was essentially “death by a thousand cuts” and having…

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Welcome to free agency season

Ladies and gentlemen, happy July 1! Not only do we commemorate Jarome Iginla’s 41st birthday and the passing of the British North America Act today, but the National Hockey League’s unrestricted free agents can sign new contracts as of 10 a.m. MT. The introduction of the free agent “courting period” has changed things quite a…