What Needs To Happen For Bill Arnold To Make The Flames

View image | gettyimages.com Bill Arnold might just be the most intriguing Flames centre not in the NHL. There were some comments and concerns, especially in his senior year at Boston College, that he may have piggy-backed off of Johnny Gaudreau’s skill. That can be put to rest now. Arnold was one third of the…

Let’s Talk: Flames’ Current and Past Prospect Centre Depth

View image | gettyimages.com Hop on the time machine and let’s go back. Let’s go back, oh, say to the start of when Flames fans really started to become tired of the mediocrity. Where calls for a full-on rebuild were heard loud and clear. How about 2010? A nice, solid 5 years ago. We’re going…

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The Scorch Awards

What would the end of a season be without some awards to hand out? And the level of honour and prestige one gains from a blogger awarding them is often too much for the ego to handle. The level of celebrity that is often attained upon receiving these awards is what dreams are made of….

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What Went Wrong In Adirondack

View image | gettyimages.com This is the second part of a two part review of Adirondack’s season. If you haven’t already, check out the first part: “What Went Right in Adirondack” This season can largely be looked at as a complete success for a rebuilding franchise. You’ve got young guys playing big minutes, leading the…

What Went Right In Adirondack

View image | gettyimages.com This is the first part of a two-part season review of the Adirondack Flames where I’ll let you know what went right in the team’s inaugural (and only) season. Right off the bat, it’s important to keep in mind that just because the Baby Flames didn’t make the playoffs this season…

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Adirondack’s Rookie Pack Mules

View image | gettyimages.com These truly are exciting times to be a Flames fan. That much is evident by simply following this organization on a daily basis. Dig even deeper though, and you’ll see that in terms of rookie production on the farm, we haven’t seen anything like it in over a decade! That’s a…

This & That: 5 Thoughts On The Baby Flames

View image | gettyimages.com It’s that time of the season where BOTH teams are ramping up for a playoff push. Never thought I’d say that again. Feels good, man. This week, there are a whole bunch of story lines surrounding the Adirondack Flames, so I dove into a few topics to briefly discuss some of…

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Who’s Earned A Contract? (AHL Edition)

View image | gettyimages.com Like any good employer, there’s a mandate to look within the company to see which employees have earned a promotion. It’s no different with the Calgary Flames. Unlike in years past with the Abbotsford Heat, the Flames actually have some good, young players on AHL deals to look at for fresh…

Give Garnet Hathaway a Contract!

View image | gettyimages.com If you’re not familiar with Garnet Hathaway, I’m writing this article for you because there’s a very real chance he’ll be signed by Brad Treliving this offseason. No, I’m not joking.

Don’t Sleep On Turner Elson

View image | gettyimages.com It’s funny how organizational depth at certain positions can change over a period of just a few years. At one point, the Flames’ farm system was so saturated with grinders, checkers, fighters and ‘role players’ that it got to the point where fans were wondering if they’d ever see a first…

What the Heck Happened to Max Reinhart?

View image | gettyimages.com [Editor’s Note: Folks, please welcome the newest member of our writing family, Mike Cadarette! He’ll be writing about the team’s prospects, among other topics!] No, seriously. What the heck happened to him? It wasn’t all that long ago that Flames fans were taken by surprise at the type of 2013-14 season…