The Calgary Flames look to improve on last season. Picture from Getty Images.
By Ryan Holmer (@RyanHolmerNHL)
With the players having ratified the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the memorandum of understanding being close to signed, it is time to turn our attention to more pressing matters – the upcoming NHL season.
The Calgary Flames are coming into this season with a slightly different look. New head coach Bob Hartley brings an offensive dynamic that Flames fans haven’t seen in years, and ex-Flame, Martin Gelinas was brought in to help with the stagnant power play .
Along with the coaching changes, the Flames made some moves during the summer, to bring some new faces into the locker room.
Attempting to solve the critical need for a centre, while adding some offence, Jiri Hudler was signed. “Jiri Hudler is a highly skilled and dynamic offensive player,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster after the signing. Last season, with Detroit, Hudler amassed 50 points in 81 ga...