FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Jon Gillies

Since it’s Top 20 Prospect season here at FlamesNation, let’s take a stroll down memory lane to 2015, when FN agreed that Jon Gillies was the #2 prospect in the Flames organization. This year, he received two 20th placed votes. We’ll let those writers speak for themselves, but I think they did it out of…


FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2019: #19 Josh Nodler

The Calgary Flames are pretty shy on right handed shots. Based on our criteria (Calder eligibility), only five righties were eligible for voting. The first is the most recent addition to the prospect pool, Josh Nodler. The 6’0, 196lbs listed centre is a college bound prospect, looking to prove that there’s more to him than…


FlamesNation mailbag: the fringes

We’ve gone on about the big issues of the Calgary Flames off-season for a long time now: what’s happening with TJ Brodie and/or Michael Frolik? What’s happening with Matthew Tkachuk? How can we lose players and also get better? Et cetera, et cetera. Let’s give everyone a break from that conversation and look at some…


A closer look at Dustin Wolf

The Flames were going to draft a goalie at some point in the 2019 draft. With a glaring organizational need, it was only a matter of where. They waited until the third last pick of the draft to select Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips. Despite athleticism, an extremely high hockey IQ (just a high…


A closer look at Josh Nodler

If you open up any FlamesNation article from about March 28th, 2013 to now, there’s a good chance that the Flames’ right wing struggles is mentioned at some point or another. It’s a wee bit of an ongoing issue. Specific to drafting, the Flames have been notoriously poor with righted handed forwards. They drafted two…


FlamesNation mailbag: the Milanbag

It’s a trade. No one (at least on this side of Red Deer) asked for it, and no one particularly wants it (especially on this side of Red Deer), but it’s something that happened after three weeks of nothing happening.


FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Glenn Gawdin

The Calgary Flames gave the Stockton Heat an injection of Western Hockey League talent this season. 2017-18 WHL players Matthew Phillips, Dillon Dube, Nick Schneider, Juuso Valimaki, and Glenn Gawdin all made appearances with the Heat at various times this season. We’ve already covered all of them with exception of Gawdin, today’s subject. How has…


A closer look at Ilya Nikolayev

Calgary Flames first round pick Jakob Pelletier gets a decent number of comparisons to Boston Bruins megapest Brad Marchand. Maybe not so much on the dirty play and/or licking people levels, but more so on the small but high energy side of things. It’s meant to be a positive.