PREVIEW – FLAMES VS. CANUCKS (X2!)

Welcome back, Flames fans. The 2022-23 preseason schedule kicks off tonight with a pair of games between the Flames and Vancouver Canucks – the first beginning at 5 pm MT at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena, while the second of the two ‘split-squad’ tilts will start one hour later at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Video: Brendan Parker sets … Read more

NHL rookie camp standouts: Who impressed in Buffalo, Penticton and Traverse City?

NHL training camps officially opened this past weekend, with rookie tournaments taking place across the NHL landscape. Today we discuss who stood out at three of the main events: the tournament in Buffalo featuring Boston, Montreal, New Jersey, Ottawa and Pittsburgh; the tournament in Penticton, BC, with Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Vancouver; and Traverse City, … Read more

LeBrun: NHL coaching carousel spins fast, with another set of UFAs coming

It has been a seismic 12 months in the NHL coaching fraternity. Since the start of the 2021-22 season, there have been coaching changes for the Canucks, Canadiens, Oilers, Bruins, Golden Knights, Panthers, Islanders, Sharks, Blackhawks, Flyers, Red Wings, Jets and Stars. That’s more than a dozen organizations with new head coaches, if you’re keeping … Read more

How women are honing their skills as on-ice officials at NHL prospect tournaments

PENTICTON, BC—If we were discussing a top player at the Penticton Young Stars tournament and their resume included a historic season in the WHL, a solid showing in an AHL cup of coffee and a standout performance at the Olympics all in the previous campaign, that player would be considered an elite prospect. There’s a … Read more

Top NHL prospects in Penticton, BC for Young Stars Classic

Up-and-coming NHL players are in Penticton, BC, this weekend for the Young Stars Classic. The development tournament allows organizations to get a closer look at their future stars. The Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets are back in the Okanagan for the first time since 2018. “Obviously because of the pandemic we … Read more

NHL Burning Questions: Calgary Flames

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports This is the newest file in THN.com’s “Three Burning Questions” feature – an NHL-team-by-team analysis of big questions heading into the start of the 2022-23 regular season. In this file, we’re identifying Three Burning Questions for the Calgary Flames: THREE BURNING QUESTIONS FOR THE FLAMES IN 2022-23: 1. Will Jonathan Huberdeau … Read more

Markstrom talks Huberdeau trade, Flames improvement in Q&A with NHL.com

PARIS — Jacob Markstrom‘s emotions bounced like a puck on bad ice for nearly two months after the Calgary Flames lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the Battle of Alberta and were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Flames goalie had to get over the initial low of allowing 24 goals against the Oilers … Read more

‘GOT A REALLY GOOD GROUP’

VIKING – It was a quantum leap forward. A torrent that turned heads. The challenge, now, is not to replicate that immense, regular-season success – but to use that as the benchmark, elevate their game, and take the next step in their quest to become champions. The boss won’t settle for anything less. “For me, … Read more

Flames’ offseason turnaround continues with Kadri signing

A little more than a month ago, it looked as though the Calgary Flames would enter this season with major holes in their lineup. Forward Johnny Gaudreauwho was second in the NHL with a career-high 115 points (40 goals, 75 assists) last season, informed the Flames the night before free agency that he was leaving, … Read more