FlamesNation player evaluation: Nick Shore

Teetering on the edge of a playoff spot in late February, the Flames weren’t exactly in a position to do much of anything. It would take major balls to sell at that point, with so much of the season left to play and no first round pick. At the same time, buying wasn’t an option,…


Flames at Worlds update: Playing for medals

There are just four games left at the 2018 IIHF World Championships: two semifinals, the bronze medal game, and the gold medal game. Three Flames remain in contention: Bill Peters as head coach of Team Canada, Mikael Backlund as captain of Team Sweden, and Johnny Gaudreau as one of Team USA’s top scorers.


Flames at Worlds update: One week in

The 2018 IIHF World Championships are currently a week in. Unfortunately, due to time zones, scheduling, and all around real life getting in the way, none of us here at FlamesNation have really been able to watch much of the games. To that end, here’s a statistical update on the Flames’ four representatives – Team…


FlamesNation player evaluation: Chris Stewart

The Flames weren’t in a position to spend assets at the trade deadline. At the same time, they weren’t really in a position to sell, either. To that end, might as well do the next best thing: pick up a right winger on waivers and hope he’ll work out. The Flames’ season was lost soon…


FlamesNation player evaluation: TJ Brodie

TJ Brodie has been an excellent player for the Flames for many seasons. Mark Giordano’s rise to a top pairing defenceman kicked off alongside him. The past two seasons, though – since they were separated, since Brodie began playing the left side of the ice instead of the right, since Glen Gulutzan took over –…


FlamesNation player evaluation: Mark Giordano

Considering just how poorly the Flames’ 2017-18 season played out, there are a lot of questions they’ll have to field as they prepare for the next year. One of those questions, however, will not be the on-ice performance of their captain and all around best defenceman, Mark Giordano. He may be 34 years old, but…


FlamesNation Mailbag: Trade defencemen, sign free agents

I get the feeling we aren’t really going to see any dominoes start to fall until the playoffs are over, so if other teams can just get on with that, then maybe we can get a clearer idea of what’s to come. In the meantime, this team is totally one Michael Stone trade and John…