FlamesNation chats with Johnny Gaudreau

    Five years ago, the Calgary Flames would not have chosen a guy like Johnny Gaudreau in the NHL Entry Draft. First of all, Gaudreau is distinctively small. Even though he’s put on some size since last season, he was still noticably smaller than every player in Flames development camp save for Dustin Sylvester –…

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Flames Development Camp Report – Final Day

    The 2012 edition of Calgary Flames development camp finished off on Friday morning with a mixed session, comprising a 45 minute scrimmage followed by more focused drills. The scrimmage itself was a fairly low-scoring affair, either due to the early hour or to an increased focused on defense. Nevertheless, the morning wasn’t without…

FlamesNation chats with Jon Gillies

    (FN’s Ryan Pike continues his series of interviews with Flames prospect camp attendees) A product of the Indiana Ice of the USHL, Maine native Jon Gillies brings a strong body of work to the Calgary Flames after being chosen in the third round of the 2012 Entry Draft. He’s also got a very, very…

FlamesNation chats with Mark Jankowski

    FlamesNation’s roving reporter Ryan Pike has been down at development camp all week, checking out the next wave of future Flames. He had the chance to chat with 2012 first round pick Mark Jankowski about the camp, the draft and his future.  Ryan Pike: Considering where you were ranked by a lot of…

FlamesNation chats with Patrick Sieloff

    (FN’s Ryan Pike managed to talk to a number of the Flames prospects during prospect camp this week. This talk with second round defender Patrick Sieloff is the first of a series of interviews) Observers at this year’s development camp can’t help but notice 2012 second round pick Patrick Sieloff. A graduate of…

Flames announce development camp roster

    Next week, Calgary Flames prospects and invitees descend upon Winsport for the team’s annual development camp. The camp allows Flames fans their first look at many of the team’s best and brightest, including the 2012 draft class. All of the club’s 2012 draft picks will be in attendance for the five-day camp, but…

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Inside Jarome Iginla’s next contract

    Lost in all the free agent hustle and bustle is that, as July 1 arrives, Flames captain Jarome Iginla is eligible to sign a contract extension with the Calgary Flames. A veteran of almost 1,200 NHL contests and one of a select few to score 500 goals and 1,000 points, Iginla’s also the…

A look inside the Cory Sarich extension

  The Flames announced on Friday the re-signing of blueliner Cory Sarich to a 2-year deal with $2 million per year. The deal allows Sarich to avoid free agency, but also involved the veteran taking a bit of a financial haircut compared to his old, $3.6 million annual salary. Speaking to the media on Friday…

Flames acquire, sign Wideman; re-sign Comeau

    In their first "big" moves of the summer, the Calgary Flames announced on Wednesday afternoon that the club has acquired pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Dennis Wideman. Headed to the Washington Capitals in return are blueliner Jordan Henry (himself a pending UFA) and a fifth round pick in 2013. The Flames also announced that Wideman has been…

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Flames 2012 RFA Profiles: Paul Byron

    It’s usually quite hard for a player to grow out of the shadow of a guy they were traded for or replaced. When Theoren Fleury was shipped out in 1999, Robyn Regehr quickly became known as the major player the club acquired. Then he made himself known as a very good, very tough…

Flames 2012 RFA Profiles: Akim Aliu

If there’s one player that people will trot out to pledge allegiance to Abbotsford Heat head coach Troy Ward and his work with reclamation projects, it’s probably Akim Aliu. While the stories regarding Ryan Howse’s weight gain (and loss) are fine and dandy, it’s with Aliu that Ward delivered some startling results and delivered a…