Hard to believe so much time has already passed While I was doing some preliminary research for other articles yesterday, I happened to realize that it was the Three Year Anniversary of the infamous blockbuster trade between the Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes at the 2018 NHL Draft.
All is quiet now with the Calgary Flames, but that will change next month with the NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken slated for July 21st, followed by the 2021 NHL Entry Draft starting July 23rd and finally, the opening of the league’s free-agent market on July 28th.
When the Calgary Flames signed free-agent defenceman Chris Tanev to a four-year deal, some were very wary of the contract and player. The concerns had merit as he was coming off a rough season defensively with the Vancouver Canucks.
It wasn’t much, but the moment Sportnet’s Shane O’Brien dropped his little bombshell to Steve Kouleas, the hockey world has been buzzing. According to him, he heard that Matthew Tkachuk wants out of Calgary and would like a trade to the St.
We reported yesterday news that a possible trade is being discussed between the Calgary Flames and the St. Louis Blues. It would see the central pieces of that deal be Vladimir Tarasenko (plus pieces) going to the Flames and Matthew Tkachuk going to the Blues.
Let’s call this nothing more than an unsubstantiated rumor or water-cooler chatter for now, but according to Shane O’Brien, who is a co-host on the Steve Kouleas Powerplay podcast, Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk might want out of Calgary.
Gloomy Calgary Flames fans bemoaning their team sitting on the sidelines in yet another NHL postseason were given a little hope on June 10 when the team issued a press release announcing veteran NHL player and coach Kirk Muller was the club’s new associate coach.
Just over two weeks ago, the NHL had their draft lottery, where it was determined that the Calgary Flames would have the 12th overall pick. This is a position they have picked in just one time before, back in 1984 when they selected Gary Roberts, who went on to play in over 1200 NHL games.