Development camp 2018: Eetu Tuulola is biding his time

Most of the time, late round draft selections are project picks. As Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving often phrases it, they’re players with longer “developmental runways” – they’re planes that need more time to get up to the speed where they’re able to take off. When dealing with young players who may be raring…


Internal contract negotiations make up Brad Treliving’s best work

The signing of Elias Lindholm to a six-year, $29.1 million contract earlier this week continued an impressive theme for Flames’ general manager Brad Treliving. Since taking the reins in April 2014, Treliving has forged a reputation of being a tough negotiator and it’s yielded impressive results, particularly in one area: internal contract negotiations. When it…


Development camp 2018: Matthew Phillips is poised to go pro

For whatever reason, smaller players have a tendency to slide in the NHL Draft. While in the past teams like the Calgary Flames would have seen this trend as proof that players 5’10” or shorter were cursed or made of bees, more recently the Flames have seen this market inefficiency and jumped all over it….


Do the Flames have a plan in net?

It’s pretty clear when looking at his moves that Brad Treliving generally has a plan when it comes to his roster. Over the past few weeks, he’s added 21-year-old Noah Hanifin, 23-year-old Elias Lindholm and 25-year-old Austin Czarnik to his club. If you look at the Flames’ roster and pay special attention to the key…


Report: Flames re-sign Jon Gillies (two years, $750k)

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has been busy over the past few days. A report from TVA’s Renaud Lavoie indicates that he’s crossed another item off his to-do list. Per Lavoie’s reporting, the Flames have re-signed restricted free agent goaltender Jon Gillies to a two year deal worth $750,000 annually. The first year is…


FlamesNation Mailbag: Keep or toss?

Having built up depth with a bunch of new faces this offseason, the Flames have a few tough decisions to make regarding some of their old faces. There’s a few that have become expendable given what’s been added to the team. There’s no room for complacency anymore. Who might stay, and who might go?


Development camp 2018: Dmitry Zavgorodniy is chasing his dreams

The Calgary Flames seem comfortable leaving their comfort zone in the late rounds of the NHL Draft. In recent years they’ve become more comfortable with grabbing undersized scorers, with the likes of Matthew Phillips and Andrew Mangiapane being snapped up by the club. But this past June they did something they rarely do: select a…


Is Elias Lindholm worth a $5-million cap hit?

Elias Lindholm isn’t signed – yet. But the Flames are working towards locking down one of their biggest offseason acquisitions, with rumour having it he may get a five- or six-year deal, with an annual average value of around $5 million.