FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: D’Artagnan Joly

Despite lacking the pressure of major league hockey, junior hockey is still tough, and no one probably had it tougher than Flames prospect D’Artagnan Joly in 2018-19. His season saw him take a step backwards, mostly due to two trades and his coaching staff publicly taking issue with him. It was a rough and unfortunate…


Does Mike Smith fit as part of a tandem?

Pending unrestricted free agent Mike Smith says he’d like to be back with the Flames next season. On the surface, bringing Smith back on a short, affordable deal seems like a viable option, especially with how he performed down the stretch and in the playoffs. Smith would have to be part of a tandem with…


Gaudreau, Lindholm among Flames headed to the World Championship

The dust has settled on the 2018-19 season for the Calgary Flames and four more players have decided to head to Europe to play more hockey. Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, Derek Ryan and Noah Hanifin have confirmed their participation in next month’s World Hockey Championship.


Moving Elias Lindholm to centre opens up all kinds of options

It’s hard to classify Elias Lindholm’s first season with the Flames as anything but a success. Even with a decline in production down the stretch and into the playoffs, Lindholm was a positive addition and a great fit on the right side of Calgary’s top line. But is he best used on the wing with…


What should the Flames do with their upcoming RFAs?

In the early stages of the 2019 offseason, the Flames’ roster looks to be mostly intact. A number of important players are already signed for a few years yet, but there are still a couple who will require new deals as restricted free agents. And while there’s one in particular who could dictate the future…


What’s with all the Russians?

The Calgary Flames ended the 2018-19 season with six Swedish-born players on their National Hockey League and American Hockey League rosters. But suddenly, the Russians are catching up with the Swedes in terms of organizational prominence.


What should the Flames do with their upcoming UFAs?

The Flames’ season is over, and soon enough, some of the contracts of players on the team will officially expire as well. There aren’t too many of them at the NHL level – for the most part, this team’s roster makeup is set – but it still begs the question for some of these players:…