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Todd Cordell's Archive

On Tkachuk's next contract and a bit of a cap crunch

May 6, 2019 - 12:50 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving has a lot of important items on his off-season to-do list such as, you know, getting a couple of NHL goaltenders under contract. The biggest task at hand, though, is clearly signing Matthew Tkachuk to a long-term deal. The 2...

Examining potential backup options for the Calgary Flames

May 7, 2019 - 12:06 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell David Rittich is very likely to be re-signed by the Calgary Flames. At least he should be. Though it wasn't always smooth sailing throughout the entirety of the season, Rittich posted really encouraging numbers – particularly at 5v5. Rittich equaled Frede...

On the signing of Carl-Johan Lerby

May 8, 2019 - 10:09 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving is leaving no stone unturned in his effort to add more skill and depth to the organization. Having already added two international free agents (defenseman Alex Yelesin and goaltender Artyom Zagidulin), Treliving went right back...

Calgary Flames contract projections

May 10, 2019 - 11:17 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The twins behind @EvolvingWild recently released contract predictions for pending free agent skaters, which are based on production, deals comparable players previously signed, etc. While they're obviously not going to be on the mark with each player, I think...

Calgary Flames Q&A: On Zucker, goaltending options, and much more

May 12, 2019 - 12:41 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell With the off-season fireworks yet to begin, I thought it'd be the perfect time to answer questions about what we could see from the Calgary Flames in the coming weeks and months. Let's get right to it. Flames have had some serious interest in Jason Zucker a...

Calgary Flames survey: most overrated, underrated & everything in between

May 13, 2019 - 12:59 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell There is a fun exercise trending on #hockeytwitter where fans, media, etc. quickly share their choices to key open-book questions about players on the team they watch or cover. With not much else happening right now, I thought it'd be a good idea to go a littl...

Revisiting my 2018-19 Western Conference predictions

May 16, 2019 - 1:51 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell With the Calgary Flames yet to kick their off-season into high-gear – they haven't re-signed any players, and they still can't acquire talent from other NHL teams – I figured it'd be fun to look back at my Western Conference standings predictions for the seas...

TSN's trade bait board features plenty of Calgary Flames flavour

May 17, 2019 - 11:30 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Every year TSN's Frank Seravalli releases a trade bait board – and updates it constantly – based on information he and other insiders have heard with regards to players who could be (or become) available in the off-season. In the first rendition for this y...

Could Semyon Varlamov be an option for the Calgary Flames?

May 19, 2019 - 11:21 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames don't currently have an NHL goaltender on their roster. Not a starting goaltender, *any* goaltender. While re-signing David Rittich to be the 1A, and finding a backup on the cheap, seemed to be the most likely outcome, and perhaps still is,...

Don't forget about Dillon Dube

May 20, 2019 - 1:17 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames had a truly spectacular season, finishing 2nd – only to the powerhouse Tampa Bay Lightning – in wins, points, goals and goal differential. Though the ending was certainly disappointing, it's hard to consider the year anything but a succe...

On Zucker trade talks, Frolik, and swapping bad contracts

May 22, 2019 - 10:59 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Athletic's Michael Russo, one of the best and most trusted beat reporters in hockey, recently did a deep dive into the Minnesota Wild and their summer plans. It is jam-packed with information, some of which pertains to the Calgary Flames. I'm going to t...

Report: Calgary Flames a finalist for Joakim Nygard

May 23, 2019 - 10:53 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Joakim Nygard sweepstakes appear to be nearing an end. The 26-year-old Swedish left winger has reportedly narrowed his list down to two teams and the Calgary Flames – whose interest was first rumored back in March – are one of them. The Edmonton Oil...

Joakim Nygard was probably smart to shun the Calgary Flames

May 24, 2019 - 11:08 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Joakim Nygard sweepstakes have concluded, and in disappointing fashion. The 26-year-old Swedish speedster, who has been one of the SHL's best goal scorers in recent years, was reportedly choosing between Calgary and Edmonton – and elected to go with the...