Ruzicka’s resurrection

The 2017 NHL Draft did not provide the Flames with a large number of new prospects, as they had traded away their second and third round selections. This meant that, after drafting Juuso Valimaki in the first round, their next selection was 93 picks away at number 109 where they selected lanky Adam Ruzicka, a…


The More You Inferknow: Erica Kromm

As Ramina detailed in her Inferno report, the team is absolutely rolling. The Inferno own the second highest winning percentage, tied with the Montreal Canadiennes, and have won seven straight games.


The More You Inferknow: Eden Murray

In preparation for the 2018-19 Calgary Inferno season, we are continuing our profiles on Inferno players beginning this week with rookie forward Eden Murray. The are only 15 players on the Inferno from previous seasons, signalling an influx of new blood coming into one of the CWHL’s most successful franchises.


Flames draft Matthias Emilio Pettersen with 167th pick

The draft continued for the Flames this afternoon, and they selected Matthias Emilio Pettersen a 5’10, 170 pound Centre from Norway. Last season, Pettersen had 14 goals and 46 points in 60 games for Muskegon in the USHL last season. Pettersen is committed to the University of Denver for next season, meaning that the Flames will have…


Flames free agent targets: David Perron

In a little-publicized and often overlooked event in recent Flames history, when Jarome Iginla was traded on March 28, 2013 in exchange for REDACTED , the organization was cursed by a vengeful sea witch who vowed the team would never have success at right-wing again. When reached for comment, the vengeful harpy noted that it was punishment for…


Flames fire Glen Gulutzan, other coaches

The Flames dropped some pretty huge and mildly unexpected news this afternoon, firing head coach Glen Gulutzan, and assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard. The news comes following weeks of speculation regarding the coaching staff’s future and on the heels of a disappointing 2017-18 season.


Taking Stockton: Spencer Foo

Let’s face it, things haven’t been great this season in cowtown. Sometimes it’s helpful to take ourselves back to the summer, when optimism reigned and the Flames weren’t losing every single home game to eighth-string goalies. A part of that optimistic summer memory I wish to conjure for you is Spencer Foo, the college free…


Twilight of the Michaels: Flames Fan Nihilism

This is exhausting. Every single night: “Did the Predators beat the Sharks?” “Did the Kings beat Vegas?” “Are the Blues in or out?” “Milan Lucic removed his jersey at his own blue line, pledged allegiance to Beelzebub, and did what to Connor McDavid?” Do you find yourself wishing you didn’t care? That our leisure time was simply, less…


FlamesNation Mailbag: Jagr scoots, PP’s poop

I am pinch-hitting for the venerable Christian Tiberi this week, so I will do my best not to let him down. It’s the All-Star Break and I am sure we are all still basking in the glow of Johnny Gaudreau playing pretty well in the game itself (it’d be pretty nice to find Johnny a…


Flames at 2018 World Juniors: Dube, Canada win gold

Flames prospects won a medal of every colour at this year’s World Junior Championship, culminating with Dillon Dube winning gold as Team Canada’s captain. Linus Lindstrom had an impact in a tight gold-medal game for Sweden, registering an assist and Adam Fox finished his tournament with a bronze medal, though he was held scoreless.