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Flames 6, Senators 3: Some things should never change

Coming into Saturday’s matinee, the Calgary Flames had six goals in their last eight outings, which included a horrific 5-1, 7-1, and 6-1 shell-shacking from the Canucks, Oilers, and Senators respectively. The reintroduction of the Gaudreau-Monahan-Lindholm line led to a 6-3 performance against Ottawa, almost matching the Flames goal total from the aforementioned time-frame, and…

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Know the North: Winnipeg Jets 2021 Season Preview

The next Canadian team that we’ll be analyzing in our “Know the North” series is the Winnipeg Jets, a team located in a dark and cold city with terrible Wi-Fi. Following a season filled with player controversy, the Jets eventually succumbed to the Calgary Flames during the 2019-20 play-in round. Following a quiet off-season, highlighted…

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2020-21 Reasonable Expectations: Josh Leivo

After what was statistically his best season at the National Hockey League level, Josh Leivo could have certainly expected a decent pay raise from his previous one year, $1.5 million contract. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the Innisfil, Ontario native has seen his pay cut nearly in half, with the Calgary Flames signing the right-handed winger…

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2020-21 Reasonable Expectations: David Rittich

As one of the biggest hockey personalities out of Alberta, David Riitich, provides the 2020-21 Calgary Flames with one of the team’s greatest goaltender tandems in recent history. Backing up fellow European, Jacob Markstrom, it’ll be interesting to see if Rittich can give his goalie counterpart a run for the number one role.

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Mark Jankowski

About eight years ago, a tall and incredibly lanky centreman from Hamilton, Ontario was labelled as the ‘prospect to watch’. The general manager who drafted him, Jay Feaster, even went as far as to say that in 10 years the kid, Mark Jankowski, would “be viewed as the best player in the 2012 Draft.” With…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Jan Myšák

Barring any trades, the Calgary Flames will be stepping up on the virtual podium to select at 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Hailing from Litvinov, Czech Republic, Jan Myšák is another prospect who has played against older competition from the very beginning….

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2020 Flames Second Round Targets: Antonio Stranges

Ranked all over the map in different draft rankings, Antonio Stranges is an enigma. After scoring at more than half a point per game during his rookie season for the London Knights, the 5’10”, 170 pound left winger only improved marginally offensively during his sophomore year, with 40 points in 61 games.

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Former Flames netminder Jonas Hiller retires at age 38

Former Calgary Flames goaltender, Jonas Hiller, announced earlier this week that he’ll be hanging up the skates after this shortened season. Perhaps one of the most well-dressed tenders of all time, Hiller has been playing for the EHC Biel-Bienne of the Swiss National League A for the past four seasons since leaving the Flames back…

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2020 Flames Trade Targets: Kasperi Kapanen

With four days remaining until the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline, it’ll be interesting to see if Brad Treliving sways away from his usual summer splashes and makes a big trade mid-season instead. The following trade target is a way for the Calgary Flames to increase the longevity of their potential Cup window, as opposed to…

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2020 Flames Trade Targets: Kyle Palmieri

In the midst of a painfully underwhelming season, one week away from the 2020 NHL trade deadline, the Calgary Flames find themselves in the first wildcard spot in the Western Conference. After staying put during last year’s deadline, it’ll be interesting to see what Brad Treliving does prior to the 1 p.m. MT trade deadline…