The Flames should sign Tyler Parsons before the end of 2016

Ryan Pike
November 08 2016 02:00PM

Aside from some tweaks via injury call ups, it seems as if we're into a rather quiet period for the Calgary Flames and newsworthy transactions. However, it shouldn't be perceived that business is closed for Flames general manager Brad Treliving.

Based on the benefits of doing so and the club's history of getting such deals done in similar circumstances, I fully expect the Flames to sign 2016 second round pick Tyler Parsons before the end of 2016.

Here's why I'm so sure.

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The Flames hate going to Disneyland

Ryan Pike
November 06 2016 02:00PM

The Calgary Flames are going for history tonight in Anaheim. The bad kind of history.

In the history of the National Hockey League, no team has lost 24 consecutive regular season road games against a single team. The Flames have lost 23 straight games at the Honda Center against the Anaheim Ducks. They have a 0-18-5 record in that span.

Here's a quick glance at Calgary's utter futility in Orange County and the 23 reasons they utterly hate going to Disneyland.

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Matthew Tkachuk has stuck: What does it mean?

Ryan Pike
November 04 2016 10:00AM

With Calgary Flames 2016 first round pick Matthew Tkachuk playing in his 10th National Hockey League contest of the season last night in San Jose, the first year of his entry level contract has began to run. Aside from cementing his spot on the Flames roster – for now, at least – it's not immediately obvious what other implications his sticking with the club has.

After some digging into old our friend, the CBA, and poking around, here are a few things to keep in mind regarding what Tkachuk staying on with the Flames means in the larger sense.

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Are the Flames scoring as much as they should be?

Ryan Pike
October 28 2016 08:00AM

We're eight games into the 2016-17 season, just shy of 10% through the schedule. The Flames have won three of their eight games and there are a few questions afoot about their scoring. Are they doing enough of it? Or are they scoring about as much as you'd expect (and the "blame" for the losses more falls on their defensive play and goaltenders)?

Using each player's career shooting (and save) percentages as a guide, we've dug into the Flames' numbers thus far in the season to find out.

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There's no cavalry coming: Calgary's solutions have to be from within

Ryan Pike
October 26 2016 02:30PM

We're eight games into the 2016-17 Calgary Flames season and our local hockey club is almost at the .500 mark. They've played a couple really good games against really good teams (on the road even), and they managed to course correct without any outside stimulus.

That last part is important because, given their salary cap situation, it's extremely unlikely that the Flames will be able to bring in any outside assistance via trade, recall or even waivers. There's no cavalry that's going to ride in and galvanize the team or shake things up. 

They'll have to do it themselves.

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