Few fans were excited to see the Calgary Flames sign Russian defensemen Nikita Nesterov back on Oct. 23, 2020; especially given that he was labelled as a left-handed Michael Stone. Since then, if anything, Nesterov has lost supporters, with many fans either indifferent or joyous to see the Chelyabinsk native sign with the KHL’s CSKA…
The Calgary Flames have reportedly filled a key role in their organization. According to Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek, the club has hired Saskatoon Blades bench boss Mitch Love as the new head coach of the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat. He replaces Cail MacLean, who was promoted to an assistant coaching gig with the Flames.
Friends, the Tampa Bay Lightning are Stanley Cup champions once more. With the NHL playing season totally done and dusted, we turn our attention to a season that’s sure to have just as much mayhem and chaos involved: draft season. We’re nine days away from the expansion draft. Let’s check in with the mailbag.
The first round of the 2021 NHL Draft will take place on July 23. Following the results of the draft lottery, the Flames hold the 12th overall selection and will have a chance to add a high-end prospect to their organization.