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Long-Timers: James Patrick

In the 102-year history of the National Hockey League, 348 individuals have played 1,000 or more regular season games. 44 of them, or 12.6%, have played some part of their career with the Atlanta or Calgary Flames. We call these players Long-Timers. Let’s take a look at James Patrick.

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NHL and NHLPA announce CBA extension, playoffs begin August 1

Folks, 2020 has been an extraordinarily odd year. Add one more thing to the laundry list of weird stuff that’s gone down: the National Hockey League and the players association have agreed to a collective bargaining agreement extension. Pending ratification from the Board of Governors and NHLPA membership, playoff games will begin on August 1.

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16 years ago today, the Flames signed Mark Giordano (and six other guys)

Way, way back in 2004, life was different. The Calgary Flames were a month removed from almost winning a Stanley Cup and while a lockout loomed, they tried to beef up their farm system by signing seven players. On this date in 2004, the Flames signed future Norris Trophy winner Mark Giordano, plus six other…

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Long-Timers: Craig Berube

In the 102-year history of the National Hockey League, 348 individuals have played 1,000 or more regular season games. 44 of them, or 12.6%, have played some part of their career with the Atlanta or Calgary Flames. We call these players Long-Timers. Let’s take a look at Craig Berube.

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NHL and NHLPA agree to Return to Play protocols

We’re a step closer to Return to Play. On Sunday night, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed to the Associated Press that the league and the NHLPA have agreed to protocols for Return to Play. Once the collective bargaining agreement extension is finalized, the Board of Governors and NHLPA will hold votes to ratify the…

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Report: Flames “very interested” in Josh Anderson

Trades won’t be an option for most National Hockey League clubs until the conclusion of the post-season, but reportedly the Calgary Flames have an interest in Columbus Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson. According to a mention (in passing) by The Athletic’s Eric Duhatschek during expansion draft discussion, the Flames are “very interested” in Anderson.

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Long-Timers: Paul Ranheim

In the 102-year history of the National Hockey League, 348 individuals have played 1,000 or more regular season games. 44 of them, or 12.6%, have played some part of their career with the Atlanta or Calgary Flames. We call these players Long-Timers. Let’s take a look at Paul Ranheim.

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Let’s talk about the new CBA and escrow

If you listen to hockey media’s cabal of insiders, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the National Hockey League and its players association are closing in on a new collective bargaining agreement and a Return to Play scheme for the 2020 playoffs. The key to the whole CBA seems to be fixing escrow. So let’s dive…

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Long-Timers: Brad McCrimmon

In the 102-year history of the National Hockey League, 348 individuals have played 1,000 or more regular season games. 44 of them, or 12.6%, have played some part of their career with the Atlanta or Calgary Flames. We call these players Long-Timers. Let’s take a look at the late, great Brad McCrimmon.

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Andrew Mangiapane is about to get expensive

A year ago, the Calgary Flames and restricted free agent Andrew Mangiapane were at a stalemate. Mangiapane, with no arbitration rights, felt he was worth a certain amount. The Flames disagreed and wished for him to take a little bit less. In the end, Mangiapane settled for a deal at a smidge above league minimum…

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Long-Timers: Rob Ramage

In the 102-year history of the National Hockey League, 348 individuals have played 1,000 or more regular season games. 44 of them, or 12.6%, have played some part of their career with the Atlanta or Calgary Flames. We call these players Long-Timers. Let’s take a look at Rob Ramage.