Report: Flames sign Josh Leivo (one year, $875K)

Folks, the Calgary Flames have signed another former Vancouver Canuck. The latest installment of the “If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em” 2020 off-season is winger Josh Leivo, who has signed a one year deal worth $875,000.


Dominik Simon isn’t your typical UFA signing, and that’s good

The Calgary Flames made a shrewd signing on Thursday, bringing in ex-Pittsburgh Penguins winger Dominik Simon on a one-year deal at the league minimum salary of $700,000. Simon, 26, spent a large part of the last two seasons as a key defensive component on Pittsburgh’s top line with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel. He’s a…


Report: Flames sign Nikita Nesterov (one year, $700K)

The Calgary Flames have apparently added to their organizational depth. The club has reportedly signed veteran Russian defenseman Nikita Nesterov to a one year deal worth $700,000 according to reports by Sports24 in Russia and PuckPedia. (It’s presumably a one-way deal.)


The Flames will be different in 2020-21, but will they be better?

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has been a busy man since the 2020 post-season ended. Since the off-season commenced, he’s brought in four new faces via free agency that will impact how the 2020-21 Flames line-up compared to their 2019-20 edition. But for all the changes the Flames have made, will they be a…


Flames have some entry level flexibility in 2020-21

Since the advent of the salary cap following the 2004-05 lockout, it’s become increasingly important to find players on entry level deals that can slot into your team’s roster and contribute. Players on their ELCs are inexpensive and waiver exempt, providing their clubs with a lot of organizational flexibility. The Calgary Flames have 16 players…


Heat bring back three players on AHL deals, add a fourth

The Stockton Heat, the Calgary Flames’ top farm club, has announced a quartet of signings. Three of them involve the Heat bringing back old faces, while one is a new addition! Returning for 2020-21 are defensemen Rob Hamilton and Zac Leslie and forward Alex Gallant. Joining the fold is forward Mark Simpson.


What does the Joakim Nordstrom addition mean for the Flames?

The rapidly growing “Little Stockholm” neighbourhood of the Flames’ dressing room added another resident on Monday as the team announced the signing of Swedish winger Joakim Nordstrom. Nordstrom, 28, has never been one to dominate teams offensively, posting just 68 points in his 400-game NHL career (roughly 14 per 82 games). He’s a defensive-minded forward…


FlamesNation prospect update: the hunt for mid-October

We’re not quite sure when hockey will get going in much of North America – except for Quebec. But for the time being, we’ll all have to make due with enjoying watching Calgary Flames prospects playing in scenic Europe (and Quebec), aside for occasions when COVID-19 parameters shut down games for a bit. Let’s check…


Noah Hanifin’s role with the Flames more important than ever

The Flames are in the midst of a blueline overhaul and are short on cap space. For both reasons, it’s not uncommon to hear Noah Hanifin’s name tossed around in trade speculation these days. The way I see it, though, Hanifin enters next season in an important position on the depth chart. I’d go as…