If you follow the Calgary Flames, you’re very familiar with Mark Giordano’s journey to the NHL. But after being in Las Vegas watching him win the organization’s first ever Norris Trophy, that’s the one thing I kept thinking about. Giordano didn’t travel the typical road to the show, but nothing about Calgary’s captain is typical….
The Calgary Flames were one of the top teams in the National Hockey League in the 2018-19 season, so it makes sense that they were prominently featured throughout the voting for the 2019 NHL Awards. While Mark Giordano’s dominance in the Norris voting was the top story, the team was well-represented in other races.
Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano – aka everyone at FlamesNation’s father (yes we’re all related) – has won the Norris Trophy at the annual National Hockey League awards event in Las Vegas. This is awarded annually to the league’s top defender who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.
Sweden has been nothing short of a factory for top NHL defencemen for many years, and don’t seem to be slowing down in 2019. Two Swedish defenceman in Phillip Broberg and Victor Soderstrom could go in the top 15 of the 2019 NHL Draft, and as many as three in the first round, if teams…
The fans have spoken, and they have said “no” to the Calgary Flames.
For the first time since 2017, the Calgary Flames have a first round pick in the NHL Draft. There are several players that the club may be interested in selecting when they head to the podium on Friday night in Vancouver.
The regular season Calgary Flames and playoff variety Calgary Flames were two very different teams. One of them had 50 wins (good), and one of them nearly got no wins (not good). Since the playoffs have ended and the playoff Flames got zero recognition, let us turn to the National Hockey League Awards and see…