The medal round began on Thursday at the 2019 World Hockey Championship in Slovakia. The Calgary Flames began the day with five potential medalists, but that was pared down to just one by the end of the quarterfinals.
The Stanley Cup playoffs are winding down and for teams that aren’t in the mix, trade chatter is beginning to heat up. Per a pair of reports from The Athletic’s Michael Russo and Josh Yohe, the Calgary Flames have had discussions with the Minnesota Wild for a move involving Jason Zucker.
The Calgary Flames have added three Europeans to their organization so far this off-season, and may potentially add more before the regular season begins. During general manager Brad Treliving’s tenure they have frequently added European free agents, but the on-ice results for these signings have varied wildly.
While the hockey stick graph was originally coined in regards to climate change, it also seems appropriate for the progression of Andrew Mangiapane, who unlike most climatologists actually wields a hockey stick. Having been on the cusp of making the NHL for the past few years, he was finally able to put the pieces together…