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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Noah Warren

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is one of three leagues part of the Canadian Hockey League, along with the Western Hockey League and Ontario Hockey League. Over the last decade or so, the Q has been producing elite talent at all levels whether that be goalies, forwards, or defencemen. The Flames have even dipped…

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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Aleksanteri Kaskimaki

Over the last couple of decades, if not longer, Finland has been pumping out top-tier NHL talent. This draft will feature elite talents like Joakim Kemell and Brad Lambert headlining the Finnish prospects available. The last time the Flames targeted a Finnish prospect was when they drafted Jusso Valimaki in round one of the 2017…

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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Calle Odelius

The Swedish Hockey League and Swedish hockey system have produced a number of talented defencemen over the last handful of NHL Drafts. Whether be the large and physically imposing Victor Hedman, or the smooth-skating offensive dynamic that Rasmus Dahlin possesses, Sweden has done something right when it comes to producing elite blueliners. Defenceman Calle Odelius…

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Erik Gudbranson played limited but big role for Flames in 2021-22

Last week we talked about Nikita Zadorov’s season, this week we are going to talk about his blueline partner, Erik Gudbranson. Gudbranson was another target of Brad Treliving’s last season, another big, physical, nasty defenceman who could walk the blueline with poise. In the fall of 2021, he signed a one-year, $1.95 million contract and…

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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Fraser Minten

The second round of the 2022 NHL Draft will take place on July 8. The Calgary Flames hold the 59th overall selection in the second round, and there are a number of targets that could be available for them when they are back on the clock. Up next, another prospect from the Kamloops Blazers, this…

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Nikita Zadorov’s early season struggles paid off in the end

Entering the 2021-22 season, the Calgary Flames wanted to bolster their backend with some meat and potatoes. The Flames already had guys like Noah Hanifin, Rasmus Andersson, and Christopher Tanev to do all the other work. So, Brad Treliving went out and spent a little bit of cash, $5.7 million combined to be exact, and…

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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Ludwig Persson

The second round of the 2022 NHL Draft will take place on July 8. The Flames hold the 59th overall selection in the second round, and there are a number of targets that could be available for them when they are back on the clock. Up next is a super speedy Swede who has been…

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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Mats Lindgren

The second round of the 2022 NHL Draft will take place on July 8. The Calgary Flames hold the 59th overall selection in the second round, and there are a number of targets that could be available for them when they are back on the clock. Up first, a Western Hockey League defenceman who has…