Flames Prospect Dev Camp: The Invitees

  The Calgary Flames announced the roster for their annual Prospect Development Camp held at WinSport July 10th to 15th, on Monday. The 45 man roster features the usual suspects like Sven Baertschi, Johnny Gaudreau and the recently drafted Sean Monahan but also listed 11 invitee players on tryout contracts. It’s always interesting to look…


Flames Pick Kanzig with 67th Pick

    After keeping all three 1st Round Picks and turning them into Sean Monahan, Emile Poirier and Morgan Klimchuck, the Calgary Flames opted not to make a move into the 2nd Round where they lacked a pick and used their 3rd Rounder – 67th overall – on Victoria Royal defensive giant, Keegan Kanzig.


Flames First Round Targets 2013: The Other Guys

  We’ve previewed a bunch of possible first round targets for Calgary to pick at 6, 22 and 28 over the last few weeks and now we’ve reached the stretch drive – mere hours from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. But before we let the festivities begin, let’s run down a couple other possible targets…


Flames First Round Targets 2013: Robert Hagg

– pic via expressen.se   It’s been a couple of years since Tim Erixon slapped every Flames fan right square in the face by refusing to sign with the club, so hopefully those wounds have healed because Calgary’s pick at 22 seems to be lined up with a guy who could very well be Erixon…


Flames Darkhorse Targets: Bogdan Yakimov

  One hundred and six. That’s the number of selections between Calgary‘s 28th overall pick and their 134th overall pick in the 5th round. And during those 106 picks Calgary will only speak into the microphone and pick a player once – at 66th overall. The 66th pick is interesting because it promises to have…


Flames Darkhorse Targets: Eric Roy

   – pic via CanesCast Usually the hype generated about the NHL Entry Draft in any given year is due to the top players in that class. Not much thought is given to those ranked outside of the Top 30, although if you looks back through previous drafts you’ll find each class hosts a couple…


Flames first round targets 2013: Valeri Nichushkin

  Nate MacKinnon, Seth Jones and Jonathan Drouin are roundly considered the best three talents in the upcoming 2013 NHL Draft. However, many scouts have wondered if maybe you could expand that group a bit – make it a formidable 4. The reason being, there’s a kid from Russia who some believe to be right…


Meeting Karri Ramo and Setting Expectations

  pic via Resolute, wikimedia commons   (Christian Roatis is the FlamesNation’s newest contributor. He has previously written at The Hockey Guys and Future Considerations. His debut post on FN is an in-depth look at Karri Ramo.) Ever since Miikka Kiprusoff established himself as the star goaltender in Calgary, both management and fans have been on the lookout for…