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Nikita Zadorov’s arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 26

The newest member of the Calgary Flames blueline will have a contract within the next three weeks. The NHLPA has released the schedule for arbitration hearings between clubs and players for later this month. Defenseman (and restricted free agent) Nikita Zadorov has his hearing scheduled for Aug. 26, the latest possible date.

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Looking back at the seven original Lowell signees

Way, way back in 2004, the Calgary Flames very nearly won the Stanley Cup. One of the reasons they didn’t, perhaps the biggest one, is that they ran out of human beings who knew how to play their system – without an American Hockey League farm team, they used ECHL product Brennan Evans in the…

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Here’s the first detailed look at the new arena

Well, the development permit application for the brand-new arena for the Calgary Flames have been submitted to the City. And via our friends at the City, we have our first detailed look at what the new barn will look like.

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Updating the organizational depth chart

The last few weeks for the Calgary Flames have been busy. A few key players have departed, but the club has also restocked at the 2021 NHL Draft and via trades and free agency. Here’s a quick look at how the club’s positional depth chart as we sit roughly six weeks before training camp.

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FlamesNation Mailbag: suddenly it’s August

It’s August, folks, and besides salary arbitration cases, most of the biggest pieces of news are probably either (a) complete or (b) waiting until September. In the meantime, let’s celebrate the turning over of the calendar with the mailbag!

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A big season approaches for Glenn Gawdin and Matthew Phillips

If you follow the same people most of us do within the spheres of Calgary Flames social media, there are two pairings of prospects that pundits and followers seem excited about. One pairing features 2019 first round pick Jakob Pelletier and 2020 first round pick Connor Zary, a pair of 2001-born players that could step…

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Nikita Zadorov files for salary arbitration

The Calgary Flames may have a date with one of their restricted free agents and an arbiter. Defenseman Nikita Zadorov has filed for salary arbitration, according to a list published by the National Hockey League Players Association.

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After roster changes, how do the Flames’ special teams look?

The Calgary Flames have made some changes to their roster. Several players from the 2020-21 vintage have departed, most notably captain Mark Giordano, and a quartet of new regular skaters have joined the club. Nowhere will Giordano’s departure be more stark than on the two sides of special teams. How will the units likely look…

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Flames re-sign Colton Poolman (one year, two-way, $750,000)

The Calgary Flames have locked down one of their restricted free agents. They’ve signed defenseman Colton Poolman to a one year, two-way deal worth $750,000 at the NHL level. Calgary #Flames have signed RFA defenseman Colton Poolman to a 1 year / 2 way contract: $750k / $80khttps://t.co/KNjFtb47EX — CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 30, 2021 Poolman,…

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Who’s who in the Flames prospect system

The annual NHL Draft is behind us and it’s probably a good time to take stock of the Calgary Flames’ prospect system. After the addition of eight players in the draft, the Flames have 27 players who haven’t hit their 23rd birthday (or become NHL regulars yet) waiting in the wings for their chance at…

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Flames retain cap flexibility after free agent spending spree

On Wednesday, the Calgary Flames made a big splash by signing free agent Blake Coleman to a contract that runs through 2026-27. They made smaller acquisitions, too, ultimately adding a handful of new faces to their club. After all the moves they made, they still have a lot of salary cap flexibility.