If you’ve been paying attention to the many, many moves made by Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving over the past few months, you’ve probably noticed that the Flames have more forwards with National Hockey League experience than they did awhile ago. And that depth has given the Flames some lineup options they didn’t have…
Our 2020 prospect rankings are complete and we’ve unveiled our individual lists. We received some questions in the comments about how we all came up with our lists, so we figured what better way to spend a Friday than with a philosophical discussion about player evaluation?
The god-awful calendar year of 2020 is almost behind us, friends, as December begins next week. The hockey world continues to putter along, albeit with some occasional stoppages due to COVID-19 positive tests. Several Calgary Flames prospects continue to get games in despite the state of the world. Here’s who’s playing (and when).
Earlier this week, a pair of positive COVID-19 tests within the player group paused the Hockey Canada World Junior selection camp in Red Deer. Hockey Canada released a statement on Wednesday noting the next steps. Statement | Update from #WorldJuniors Sport Chek Selection Camphttps://t.co/P2RAzP6raF pic.twitter.com/V0u4xgRFuF — Hockey Canada (@HockeyCanada) November 26, 2020 From Scott Salmond,…
Our annual prospect rankings are complete for 2020. It’s the sixth consecutive year we’ve done a Top 20 list of Calgary Flames prospects and given that this tenure overlaps significantly with Brad Treliving’s time as general manager, it seems prudent to take a trip down memory lane.
The Calgary Flames have more prospects playing right now than at any other point in the season. The most exciting young players they have are concentrated in Europe, especially with some COVID-19 stoppages impacting some of their North American prospects. Let’s check in on the prospects!
It’s well into November and we’ve finished revealing our annual top 20 prospect rankings! Now all that’s left to do is to unveil our ballots, break down the rankings, and ponder the ways our list will look silly when players break out over the next year.
FlamesNation managing editor Ryan Pike took to the airwaves on Monday. He jumped on Sportsnet 960 The Fan to chat about the Calgary Flames with Will Nault.
We’re into the dog days of November and maybe, just maybe, we’re going to get some clarity about what’s happening with the 2020-21 National Hockey League season soon. Will it start on January 1? January 15? Later than that? Hopefully we find out soon. In the meantime? Mailbag time!
Dating back to 2013, the Calgary Flames have turned three first round picks into NHL regulars – Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk. Despite some recent injury speed bumps, Juuso Valimaki is poised to become the fourth as he’s currently dominating Finnish pro hockey. Valimaki repeats as the top prospect of the Calgary Flames…
A recent Calgary Flames draft selection has a shot at representing his country at the 2021 World Junior Championship. Defenseman Yan Kuznetsov, a second round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, will be attending Russian’s selection camp for the tournament.
We’re approaching American Thanksgiving and while normally we’d be fretting about the Flames’ playoff chances, now we’re waiting for the NHL to return in January-ish. With several COVID-19 stoppages here and there, this looks to be a lean week for prospect broadcasts one can watch legally. Here’s who’s playing (and when).