Adam Ollas Mattsson signs AHL contract

It looks like Adam Ollas Mattsson is committing to North America. Originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the sixth round, 175th overall in the 2014 NHL draft, Ollas Mattsson looked to be staying in Sweden. Having represented Djurgardens since the 2011-12 season, Ollas Mattsson stuck with them until the end of the 2016-17 season,…


How much of an upgrade could Mike Smith be?

When the Calgary Flames acquired Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes in June, it was heralded by some as a significant upgrade on what the team deployed between the pipes last season. While I don’t mind the acquisition and understand the rationale behind it, I’m also not expecting Smith to be a night and day…


The Roundup

More ‘Leafs are already great’ articles, 5 things remain for Flames this summer, the best way to evaluate NHL players, ticket revenue’s, the CBA, Georges Laraque, Zack Kassian, Curtis Lazar  and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen


Flames re-sign Garnet Hathaway

The Flames continue to plug away at their remaining RFAs this month of July. This afternoon, the club announced that they have re-signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a one-year, two-way contract. According to CapFriendly, it is worth $650,000 in the NHL.


Lazar looking for an opportunity

Curtis Lazar had a fantastic WHL career with the Edmonton Oil Kings. He went to the Memorial Cup as a rookie in 2012. In 2013, he lost in the WHL final to Portland, and in 2014 he returned to the Memorial Cup and won.  He scored 99-69-168 in three seasons with the Oil Kings and…


Several Flames prospects could be headed to the World Juniors

If the summer national team camp rosters are any indication, a whole lot of Calgary Flames prospects could be involved at the upcoming World Junior Championship. Six recent Flames draft picks have been named to their national team camp rosters, while another is definitely in the mix for a spot.


WWYDW: How to deploy Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett, at fourth overall, is the highest draft pick in Calgary Flames history. He was a highly touted talent in his draft year, with some projections naming him as a potential first overall choice. The hype wasn’t unwarranted. Bennett managed 36 goals and 91 points for the OHL Kingston Frontenacs in a season where…


The top 5 remaining offseason storylines

July is more than half over and the dog days of the NHL offseason are very much upon us. Despite how busy the Calgary Flames have been this summer, there is still plenty of work to be done. Knowing how much has already been accomplished over the last couple months, let’s take a look at…


Juuso Valimaki’s entry-level contract should be pretty simple

Sometimes waiting is the smartest move a person can make. In terms of a contract for Calgary Flames first round selection Juuso Valimaki, waiting was probably the best thing Brad Treliving could do. Over the past week or so, a flurry of signings has effectively set the market for Valimaki’s contract. In particular, two contracts…


FN Mailbag – Bennett, Backlund and loose ends

If the NHL season started tomorrow, the Calgary Flames could more or less ice a full roster. Brad Treliving has accomplished most of his offseason to-do list, leaving him a healthy six to eight weeks to tie up loose ends. For the Flames GM, this is a preferable position relative to his last offseason, when contract…