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FlamesNation roundtable: the 2021 trade deadline

The 2021 NHL trade deadline is almost upon us! The Calgary Flames are decidedly outside of the (Scotia NHL) North Division’s playoff picture! Should they sell? Should they buy? Should they hide under a pile of coats until this whole thing blows over? We assembled the FlamesNation crew for a roundtable to get some answers.

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A brief history of Brad Treliving at the trade deadline

Brad Treliving has been the Calgary Flames general manager since the spring of 2014. During his reign as the head of hockey operations, he has guided the club through six trade deadlines. Here’s a brief snapshot of how Treliving has handled the occasion.

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Flames prospect viewing guide: Apr. 9-15

A few of the Calgary Flames prospects are in action this coming week. Here’s a quick rundown of the next seven days. Season over: Daniil Chechelev (Russkie Vityazi Chekhov), Ilya Solovyov (Dynamo Minsk), Demetrios Koumontzis (Arizona State), Filip Sveningsson (MODO Hockey), Mitchell Mattson (Michigan State), Josh Nodler (Michigan State), Jake Boltmann (Notre Dame), Lucas Feuk…

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Comparing 14 games of Darryl Sutter and Geoff Ward

The Calgary Flames made a coaching change in early March, moving out incumbent coach Geoff Ward in favour of Darryl Sutter. The Flames have now played 14 games under Sutter, which seems like enough games to be able to draw conclusions from about deployments and performance. Let’s dive in and compare Sutter’s first 14 games…

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Flames rumour round-up: a quiet deadline approaches?

There’s an awful lot of chatter these days in the run-up to the 2021 NHL trade deadline on Monday. But from various sources, things are beginning to make it seem like we should expect a quieter than usual trade deadline for the Calgary Flames. Here’s a quick round-up of what’s being said and/or written about…

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FlamesNation prospect update: (almost) playoff season

Life in 2020/21 is weird, folks. Not only is there a worldwide pandemic – hope everyone is staying safe – but said pandemic has caused a lot of weird stuff to happen for hockey schedules. The OHL hasn’t played at all. The WHL is just getting started. The QMJHL is almost ready for their playoffs….

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Brad Treliving on the challenges of 2021 NHL Draft scouting

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving joined the Dean “Boomer” Molberg and the Sportsnet 960 The Fan morning show on Monday morning to discuss the team’s season and the run-up to next week’s trade deadline. In response to a question from Rhett Warrener about scouting during the pandemic, Treliving outlined the challenges facing teams in…

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Quotable: the Flames lose to the Maple Leafs 5-3

The Calgary Flames skated to a 5-3 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night, their second such loss to Toronto in just over 27 hours. The club is now 5-9-0 under Darryl Sutter, having lost nine of their last 11 games after winning their first three after his arrival. Their playoff hopes are…

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Post-Game: Leafs pull away from Flames to win late, again

The Calgary Flames played pretty well for big stretches of Monday night’s game with the Toronto Maple Leafs. They certainly weren’t blown out or embarrassed. But as has become customary, the Flames made key errors at key times leading to great scoring chances and their goaltending couldn’t bail them out. The Flames lost 5-3 to…

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Flames will now play Edmonton on Saturday night

It’s a good news, bad news type of scheduling update, folks. The @NHL has announced the following updates to the 2020-21 regular-season schedule. https://t.co/pzKXJgITuy pic.twitter.com/HHJS8Kyrix — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 5, 2021 The bad news: the Calgary Flames won’t play Vancouver on Saturday night (and unofficially wont play them on Thursday) due to the…

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FGD 40: Looking for revenge against the Leafs (7:30pm MT, SN West)

Losers of eight of their last 10 games, and possibly facing a full week off before the trade deadline, the Calgary Flames (16-20-3, 35 points) trying to bounce back from a loss on Sunday night when the rematch against the team that just beat them, the Toronto Maple Leafs (25-10-3, 53 points). The Flames are…