Flames sign Glenn Gawdin to ELC

Usually if news comes out around 5 p.m, it’s bad news they want to slip under the radar. In this case, it is the opposite. The Flames have signed training camp standout Glenn Gawdin to a three-year ELC.


FlamesNation Prospect Update: Goalie focus

The Flames may have lost Mike Smith for the time being, and with confidence in Eddie Lack already low, it’s likely the Flames have to look to California for a goaltender. They already have a competition brewing between Jon Gillies and David Rittich, and whoever wins could potentially open a spot for Tyler Parsons (who…


FlamesNation Mailbag: No worries

The Flames have picked up five of their last six, have started to find their goal scoring, and have slowly been turning into one of the better teams in the NHL. Sure, it’s November, but it’s better than previous seasons where they find themselves on the outside looking in. Perhaps it’s the long weekend, perhaps…


FlamesNation Mailbag: Lineup optimization

It’s probably been the best October for the Flames in years. Before I wrote about hockey two or three times a week, I would usually skip hockey until after Halloween as a rule of thumb. The Flames always started slow and weren’t worth watching ever. Why bother? Thankfully, it’s been the opposite this year. The…


Ruzimania runnin’ wild: The rise, fall, and rise of Adam Ruzicka

One of the more perplexing prospects in the previous NHL entry draft was Flames fourth round selection Adam Ruzicka. The Slovakian centerman had all the makings of a future first round pick: size, skill, smarts, and a resume with professional and international experience. What were missing were results. Although he performed well with Slovakia at…


FlamesNation Mailbag: .500 and feeling fine

The Flames head into a three-day break, having vanquished one of the more potent NHL offences after a game where they flat out dominated their opponents for 60 minutes (despite some referees running interference). It was one of the rare games where there was almost nothing the team did that you could complain about. For…


FlamesNation Mailbag: How can the Flames improve?

Since the last outing, it’s been quiet on the Flames front. The bye week will do that to you. But there have been two losses and not a whole lot of improvement. The team arguably played their best start-to-finish game Saturday night against the Wild, but the result was bad and now the team is…