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FlamesNation player evaluation: Matthew Tkachuk

Four years into his NHL career, it’s already safe to label Matthew Tkachuk as “damn good.” He’s already one of the NHL’s top talents who brings everything a team needs to win a lot of games. The Flames went without Tkachuk for the final four games of their first round playoff series against the Dallas…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Yaroslav Askarov

The 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled for October 6 and 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Calgary hasn’t taken a goalie in the first round since Darryl Sutter selected…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: John-Jason Peterka

The 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled for October 6 and 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. This year is heavy on Germans. Tim Stützle looks like the country’s best…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Milan Lucic

When the Calgary Flames acquired Milan Lucic from Edmonton in July 2019 in exchange for James Neal, first reactions ruled near-unanimously in the Oilers’ favour. Yahoo! Sports’ Ryan Lambert called the deal “inexplicable” and “a clear overreaction to the Flames’ first-round loss to the Avalanche.” Over at Deadspin, Barry Petchesky lauded the deal as “miraculous”…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Mavrik Bourque

The 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled for October 6 and 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. A guy named Bourque might be on Calgary’s radar? What is this, 2008?…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Johnny Gaudreau

Johnny Gaudreau exploded with 99 points in 2018–19 before cratering in the playoffs, failing to record a single goal in the Flames’ five-game loss to the Colorado Avalanche in the first round. This year? Well, his regular season was worse, but his playoff performance was marginally better. Still, is that enough to keep Gaudreau in…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Hendrix Lapierre

The 2020 NHL Draft will be October 6 & 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Hendrix Lapierre has all the talent to be a top-five pick in the draft…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Lukas Reichel

The 2020 NHL Draft will be October 6 & 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Lukas Reichel is another top prospect to come out of Germany, following the likes…

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Should Calgary pursue Montreal’s Max Domi?

It’s increasingly looking like Max Domi might be one of this off-season’s first trade Domi-noes to fall. Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reported Monday that Domi, having just completed his second season as a Canadien, has fired his agent, Pat Brisson, and is potentially on the outs in Montreal as he becomes a restricted free agent…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Jacob Perreault

The 2020 NHL Draft will be October 6 & 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Today’s target? Jacob Perreault, a speedy, stocky right-winger from the Sarnia Sting who has…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Connor Zary

The 2020 NHL Draft will be October 6 & 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Today, we’re taking a look at a high-scoring, left-handed centre from the Kamloops Blazers:…

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Which Flames defensemen and goalies will be back next season?

It looks to be a big summer of changes for the Calgary Flames, especially on the back-end. Previously, we broke down the likelihood of each member of the Flames’ forward corps returning to the team in the 2020–21 season. But while the majority of the Flames’ forwards remain under contract or RFA control through future…