For Your Consideration: Bill Peters for the Jack Adams Award

Coming out of the 2017-18 season, the Flames knew they had to make a change behind the bench. A mere 10 days after their season ended, they let go of Glen Gulutzan. Not even a week later, they hired Bill Peters. Peters had some of the baggage associated with Gulutzan – namely, coaching high-corsi teams…


For Your Consideration: Sean Monahan for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

The Calgary Flames are in the midst of one of the best seasons in their franchise’s history. As a result, several of their top players are likely to be in consideration for major awards. At the NHL’s unofficial midway point, let’s assess the candidacy of Sean Monahan for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.


FlamesNation Roundtable: Reevaluating at the halfway-ish point

It’s been an eventful 50-odd games for the Flames so far leading up to the All-Star Break. After the lethargic end to the 2017-18 season, Brad Treliving spent what little capital he could to make changes for this year’s campaign. So far, they appear to have paid off: the Flames are second across the entire…


Breaking down the PHWA mid-season awards results

For the second consecutive season, the Professional Hockey Writers Association has engaged in mid-season awards balloting. They released their results early on Thursday morning, with several Calgary Flames representatives prominent within the results.


Hitmen Report: A bad week for the locals

The Calgary Hitmen played twice this week. Unfortunately for them, they lost both games. That circumstance has made their playoff position a little bit dicey as they head into a busy stretch.


Pros outweigh the cons for aggressive trade deadline approach

What should Calgary do at the trade deadline? That’s the most thought-provoking discussion surrounding the Flames right now, and it’s one we’re not really used to having. Barring a massive collapse down the stretch, Calgary will enter the 2019 postseason as contenders for the first time in years. While there are myriad opinions on how…


An ace up the Flames’ sleeve

Free The Flame reached out to me and asked if I could rank the forwards group in Stockton to see who would fit the term “Black Ace” for the Flames playoff run. Unless the Heat go on a 10-game winning streak, Stockton will miss the Calder Cup playoffs for the third time in four years.


WWYDW: Adding a forward at the trade deadline?

The trade deadline is just over a month away, and the Flames definitely look like they’ll be buyers. A backup goalie is probably on their minds, and perhaps another veteran defenceman, depending on how trusting they’re willing to be of a number of rookies in the playoffs. But what about the forward group? The Flames’…