In a lot of ways, Michael Frolik had a strong 2018-19 season for the Calgary Flames. In a few other ways, though, he had some challenges – and those challenges may send him packing for another city during the off-season.
By virtue of some victories on Sunday and Monday in Slovakia, all five Calgary Flames playing at the World Hockey Championship have advanced to the quarterfinal round.
The Calgary Flames continue to work on improving their organizational depth. According to a report coming out of the World Hockey Championship in Slovakia, the club may be looking at adding German winger Lean Bergmann.
After three seasons in Carolina, Noah Hanifin joined the Calgary Flames prior to the 2018-19 season. He had a solid, if somewhat uneven, first year in Alberta.
Several Calgary Flames representatives were in action at the 2019 World Hockey Championship on Friday and Saturday, but the biggest news revolved around the absence of Johnny Gaudreau from the United States’ lineup.
If a rumour out of Sweden is to believed, the Stockton Heat will be losing a second regular defenseman next season. According to a report from Swedish reporter Johan Svensson (of Kvällsposten), Adam Ollas Mattsson may be joining the Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish Hockey League.
Most of the National Hockey League is firmly into their off-season and so trade chatter is beginning to pick up. TSN’s Frank Seravalli has compiled the first installment of his trade bait board and it features a pair of Calgary Flames: Michael Frolik and Travis Hamonic.
The 2019 NHL Draft is looming and teams are trying to square off their unfinished business from prior drafts. The Calgary Flames have until June 1 to sign 2017 picks Zach Fischer and D’Artagnan Joly. Based on the team’s patterns of behaviour, it doesn’t seem likely that either player will be signed.
One of the Calgary Flames’ international imports is headed back home. Per the team’s site, Swedish defender Marcus Hogstrom is returning to Djurgardens IF for the 2019-20 season.
The 2019 World Hockey Championship is about midway through the round robin stage. The five representatives of the Calgary Flames in the tournament all find themselves on teams that are in pretty good shape in regards to the medal round.
For the second consecutive season, the National Hockey League is allowing its fans to have their say in their NHL Fan Choice Awards. The more gleeful, social media focused cousin to the major NHL Awards, the Fan Choice Awards are determined by the fans.
The 2018-19 season is firmly in the rear-view mirror for the Calgary Flames. Thus, focus has turned to planning and preparations for the 2019-20 season. In terms of potential impacts of the waiver wire, their roster is in surprisingly strong shape.