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The unstoppable anxiety of drafting goalies early

Folks, every couple of years a really great goaltending prospect pops up on the NHL Draft radar. This year’s version is Yaroslav Askarov, an incredible Russian goalie who will definitely go in the first round. Some team will take that swing and probably be happy with it. But man, drafting a goaltender early makes a…

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The Flames are rumoured to be interested in everybody

It’s no secret that the Calgary Flames didn’t measure up in the 2019-20 season. Their first round playoff exit was followed by a lot of soul-search and analysis by management, culminating with Geoff Ward’s hiring as head coach on Monday. Sticking with the same coach makes it seem likely that the Flames will be making…

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Mistakes the Flames have made when trading stars

Friends, there’s a non-zero chance that the Calgary Flames could make a significant trade this off-season. For hockey reasons, for salary cap reasons, and for team composition reasons, the Flames could make a big move involving a big name player. Historically, that hasn’t gone too well. Let’s take a trip down memory lane.

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The devil they know: why retaining Geoff Ward makes some sense

On Monday, Geoff Ward was officially anointed as the 20th head coach in Calgary Flames history. He’s actually the third coach hired from a rigorous interview process conducted by Brad Treliving in the 2016 off-season, and arguably the hire that he knows the most about.

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Geoff Ward named Flames head coach

Put on your shocked faces, folks, for the Calgary Flames have a new head coach. After a lengthy interim period dating back to last November, Geoff Ward has been given the role on a full-time basis.

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Ozzy Wiesblatt

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. Next up? A swanky offensive project from the WHL, Prince Albert Raiders winger Ozzy…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Jake Neighbours

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. Next on our list is a player from just up Highway 2: Edmonton Oil…

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Friedman: Flames could be a fit for Oliver Ekman-Larsson or Darcy Kuemper

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman joined Pat Steinberg on Sportsnet 960 The Fan’s Big Show on Wednesday afternoon. Among the topics they broached was, coincidentally, a few tidbits of news regarding the Calgary Flames. In particular? The Flames could be a fit for Arizona defender Oliver Ekman-Larsson and goalie Darcy Kuemper.