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FlamesNation player evaluation: Rasmus Andersson

For a developing hockey player veering towards the end of his entry-level contract in the NHL, there exist a few possible boosts to his image that he hopes to enjoy. In the case of Rasmus Andersson, these boosts included rising prominence, improved production, and a juicy payday. Whereas many Calgary Flames skidded down a cliff…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Ozzy Wiesblatt

The 2020 NHL Draft will be October 6 & 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Next up? A swanky offensive project from the WHL, Prince Albert Raiders winger Ozzy…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Milan Lucic

When the Calgary Flames acquired Milan Lucic from Edmonton in July 2019 in exchange for James Neal, first reactions ruled near-unanimously in the Oilers’ favour. Yahoo! Sports’ Ryan Lambert called the deal “inexplicable” and “a clear overreaction to the Flames’ first-round loss to the Avalanche.” Over at Deadspin, Barry Petchesky lauded the deal as “miraculous”…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Mavrik Bourque

The 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled for October 6 and 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. A guy named Bourque might be on Calgary’s radar? What is this, 2008?…

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Flamesnation player evaluation: Dillon Dube

If one single beacon of warm yellow light managed to slash through the ashes of the Calgary Flames’ first-round loss to the Dallas Stars, it was Dillon Dube. The kid rocked. He scored, he hit, he whizzed all over the ice like something feral. Apparently lofting saucer passes through the doorways of your father’s warehouse…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Jake Neighbours

The 2020 NHL Draft will be October 6 & 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Next on our list is a player from just up Highway 2: Edmonton Oil…

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