The past week has been an emotional rollercoaster for the Calgary Flames, as the club left captain Mark Giordano exposed. Then they saw him claimed by the Seattle Kraken in the expansion draft. Moments after Giordano’s selection was officially announced, Flames general manager Brad Treliving spoke with the media regarding Giordano’s departure from the organization.
It’s official, folks: the Calgary Flames have lost their captain. Mark Giordano was officially selected by the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday evening, ending weeks of speculation that the Flames would be losing his services.
The Flames are reportedly interested in acquiring newly-selected Seattle Kraken forward Tyler Pitlick, Seattle Times writer Marisa Ingemi reported Wednesday afternoon.
The Calgary Flames could soon be without a captain. Conventional wisdom and industry scuttlebutt is that the Seattle Kraken will select Mark Giordano in the expansion draft, and so the Flames could need a new captain. Here’s a brief history of the comings and goings of the captains of the Flames franchise.
The official announcement of the inaugural Seattle Kraken roster isn’t until 6 p.m. MT on Wednesday night, but reports have leaked out on social media revealing many of the selections. Among them? According to TSN’s Salim Valji and The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, Seattle has claimed Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano.
Some early morning news, friends! Calgary Flames prospect Rory Kerins, a sixth round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, has been invited to Hockey Canada’s summer World Junior camp at the end of July.
Many have pointed to this summer as one of the most pivotal in franchise history. And, so far anyway, things have been quiet in Calgary save a few coaching decisions and an expected Brett Ritchie re-signing. That all changes tonight when Seattle finally ends the suspense at the NHL Expansion Draft. By this time next…
Friends, today is the first of several key days in the 2021 off-season. After today, the Seattle Kraken will have a roster full of players. And the Calgary Flames? Well, they’ll be down a player from their own roster due to the expansion draft. To commemorate such an occasion, we assembled our writing team for…