Jarome Iginla to retire on Monday

Ladies and gentlemen, get those tissues handy. The greatest Calgary Flames player of all time, Jarome Iginla, will announce his retirement from the National Hockey League at a press conference on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. MT.


Flames re-sign Mark Jankowski (two years, $1.675M AAV)

Ladies and gentleman, a Calgary Flames forward has turned one year of National Hockey League duty into a pretty hefty raise. The club announced this morning that they’ve re-signed centre Mark Jankowski to a two-year deal worth $1.675 million per season. The signing allows the club to avoid salary arbitration with Jankowski.


Juuso Valimaki presents intriguing options this season

Juuso Valimaki is knocking on the door. Calgary’s 2017 first round pick has generated a lot of buzz over the last few months, stoked most recently by his performance at development camp. Entering his 20-year-old season, it’s almost certain Valimaki will play professionally, whether it be in the NHL, AHL, or both. Where he plays,…


What is Brett Kulak’s place in the Flames’ lineup?

As of this writing, Brett Kulak has been through his arbitration hearing: the first Flame to have gone that far in the process since Lance Bouma in 2015. Bouma, then, was a depth player coming off of a shooting percentage-inflated season and very quickly proved not worth the three-year deal he received before the arbitrator…


FlamesNation Mailbag: Goalies in focus

The Flames made moves on every front this offseason. They plugged holes in the forward lines by adding four fresh faces, brought in another big name defenceman (at the expense of another one), while still stockpiling plenty of helpful depth in the minors. The one area left untouched was the goaltending, which is looking more…


Development camp 2018: Spencer Foo has his sights set on Calgary

Way, way back in the 1990s, a young man by the name of Spencer Foo grew up in Edmonton with dreams of National Hockey League stardom. He went to college, but never let his NHL dreams leave him. When he made the decision to leave school and turn pro, he faced a choice: an uncertain…


Arbitration filings show Flames and Brett Kulak are far apart

The Calgary Flames and Brett Kulak have a date on Monday morning in Toronto, as their salary arbitration hearing kicks off at 9 a.m. Both sides filed their arbitration briefs earlier today and a report from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman indicates that the two sides are quite far apart. And by “far”, we mean $500,000 apart.


Development camp 2018: Glenn Gawdin is looking to establish himself

A year ago, Glenn Gawdin was a player without a home. Originally a fourth round selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 2015 NHL Draft, he wasn’t signed by them and went through the 2017 Draft unclaimed. But his fortunes began to turn when he accepted an invite from the Calgary Flames to attend…


Brett Kulak clears waivers, headed for arbitration on Monday morning

Good news everybody, especially if you’re fans of the Calgary Flames not losing useful players for nothing. Defenseman Brett Kulak, waived yesterday in advance of his upcoming salary arbitration hearing, has cleared the waiver wire. That news is courtesy of everyone’s friend from Sportsnet, Elliotte Friedman.


Development camp 2018: Dillon Dube is focused on the future

Smart drafting and development is tremendously important for the long-term success of any National Hockey League club. The Calgary Flames landed Matthew Tkachuk early in the 2016 NHL Draft, so they’re likely already satisfied with their haul. But they have a second forward prospect from that weekend who could be knocking on the NHL door…


Several teams might have a spot for Brett Kulak on their blueline

The Calgary Flames placed defenseman Brett Kulak on waivers earlier today. The move is part of their ongoing negotiations with the restricted free agent for a new contract. Kulak’s in an interesting position, in that he has one full NHL season under his belt and is on the waiver wire at a time where most…


One down, four to go: Arbitration season is upon the Flames

Assuming there are no further signings or trades – a big assumption, but completely unpredictable at this stage – then the Flames still have a few items of housekeeping to wrap up, some of which will have to be done in short order. Specifically, six restricted free agents need to be signed. Even more specifically,…