Friedman: Flames, Glencross not believed to be ‘gaining traction’ in contract talks

View image | gettyimages.com What will become of long-time Calgary Flames forward Curtis Glencross before the NHL trade deadline?  The 32-year-old middle-six forward is a pending unrestricted free agent, and contract talks between his camp and the Flames appear to have stalled, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The clock is ticking on Calgary forward Curtis Glencross… Glencross has…

Report: Flames were among the teams that were ‘in on’ bidding for Cody Franson

View image | gettyimages.com The strength of this surprisingly formidable, Cinderella iteration of the Calgary Flames team lies in their youth and along their blue-line.  Sometimes a club is best served by looking to address their weaknesses (offensive skill, in Calgary’s case) and other times it makes sense to double down on your strengths. Of course, sometimes you get an…

Report: Flames have thought about making an offer for Evander Kane

View image | gettyimages.com Could the Calgary Flames be interested in orchestrating a deal with the Winnipeg Jets that helps the fledgling Manitoba franchise rid themselves of their recent Evander Kane headache?  It seems like a long shot, but the club is interested in exploring the possibility, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

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3 reasons postseason hockey might return to Calgary this spring

Ask around, and you’ll find that nobody has been as vocal about predicting the demise of the 2014-15 Calgary also rans Flames as I’ve been. The Flames rocketed right to the top of the Western Conference with a stellar start to the year, limped through a near-disastrous December, and have regained their footing of late. Currently Calgary is holding…

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Flames: “We remain committed to our fans and partners in Abbotsford”

It has been rumoured for months that the Canucks would attempt to supplant the Abbotsford Heat with their own AHL affiliate in the Fraser Valley. That chatter has picked up steam recently as the Team 1040’s Tom Mayenknecht reported that the Canucks would purchase the Peoria Rivermen (which did happen earlier this week) with an eye…

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On Aquilini and the Abbotsford Heat

Over the weekend, Greg Douglas of the Vancouver Sun dropped a report, which suggested that Canucks owner – real estate magnate Francesco Aquilini – is planning on taking a run at the financial and marketing catastrophe known as the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre, and their primary tenant the Abbotsford Heat.

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Talking Advanced Stats with Elliotte Friedman

You all know Elliotte Friedman – he’s the Hockey Night in Canada Broadcaster who happens to write the best English language hockey column in the world. His 30 Thoughts go up every Monday (they’re rarely delayed, but when they are, Twitter has a panic-attack). No one captures chatter from the rink quite like Friedman does…