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Calgary Flames 2019-20 player profile: Oliver Kylington

September 2, 2019 - 12:49 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell With next to nothing happening in the hockey world, I thought this would be as good of a time as any to profile members of the Calgary Flames. I'll be commenting on their performances last season as well as projected role and expectations moving forward. I've...

Three Calgary Flames question marks heading into the 2019-20 season

September 3, 2019 - 12:02 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell ​Last season the ​Calgary Flames finished 2nd in wins, points, goals for, goal differential, and looked the part of legitimate Stanley Cup contenders for the majority of the year. They are returning a very similar roster this year, which leaves plenty of r...

Three reasons to be optimistic about the Calgary Flames in 2019-20

September 4, 2019 - 11:34 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell ​I recently looked ​at three question marks surrounding the Calgary Flames heading into the 2019-20 campaign. Naturally, the post had more of a pessimistic feel to it. Today I'm going to offset that by looking at three reasons to be optimistic about what t...

Calgary Flames sign five players to professional tryouts

September 5, 2019 - 10:58 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Preseason hockey begins in less than two weeks and, as always, there are a lot of fringe NHL players without contracts. This, of course, means many are accepting camp invites in order to try and earn a job for the upcoming season. So far the Calgary Flames hav...

Calgary Flames fantasy projections for 2019-20

September 9, 2019 - 10:16 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Dom Luszczyszyn of The Athletic recently released his fantasy draft kits for the 2019-20 season. Whether you're a casual player or a fantasy nut, I can't recommend them enough. They're good, cheap, customizable, you can purchase different tiers based on your need...

Three experiments the Calgary Flames should test during preseason

September 10, 2019 - 11:26 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell ​The Calgary Flames open their preseason schedule in less than a week's time. ​ ​While players use the games to get themselves ready for October, or to try and land jobs, coaches have the luxury of trying different things without worrying about whether t...

On Matthew Tkachuk's next contract and Sam Bennett's finishing

September 11, 2019 - 12:12 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell We're just days away from preseason play and the Calgary Flames haven't yet found a way to extend star RFA Matthew Tkachuk. ​Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman shared a note on Tkachuk's contract status, as well as an interesting tidbit regarding Sam Bennett, ​...

Calgary Flames double down on mistake, bring back Michael Stone

September 12, 2019 - 11:44 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Just over a month after buying out defenseman Michael Stone, the Calgary Flames have found the cheap, veteran defenseman they’ve been looking for...Michael Stone. Yes, the Flames have brought back Stone on a one-year deal at a much more affordable price (700...

On testing Lindholm at center, a bigger role for Bennett, and more

September 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Training camps are in the process of opening up league-wide and preseason games are soon to follow. With that in mind, TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted some tidbits on some storylines, and potential line combinations/pairings, to watch for in the coming days. M...

Calgary Flames sign Andrew Mangiapane to one-year 'prove it' deal

September 15, 2019 - 5:55 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames have signed winger Andrew Mangiapane to a one-year, two-way extension worth $715,000. Mangiapane, 23, enjoyed a solid debut season with the club. He scored eight times and recorded 13 points in 44 games. That’s a 24 point pace over 82 game...

Six things to watch during the Calgary Flames preseason openers

September 16, 2019 - 1:40 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Tonight the Calgary Flames open preseason with a pair of split squad games against the Vancouver Canucks. Here are the projected lineups: vs Vancouver Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm Sam Bennett - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Milan...

Takeaways from the Calgary Flames preseason openers

September 17, 2019 - 11:23 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames played a pair of preseason games against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. The star-studded lineup, despite vastly outshooting the Canucks, lost at home while the watered down version picked up a win in Victoria. Go figure. I was ab...

Early takeaways from preseason play

September 20, 2019 - 12:11 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Some Calgary Flames thoughts, stats and takeaways from what we’ve seen thus far: 1) Dillon Dube made the Flames out of camp last year. With each passing day, it seems more and more likely he’ll do so again this time around. Dube impressed in his presea...

On Smith-Pelly, Gillies' struggles, and Bennett's chance generation

September 21, 2019 - 12:21 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell A few Calgary Flames notes: 1) Devante Smith-Pelly put forth a historically bad performance last night in Edmonton. He logged a little more than 11 minutes of 5v5 ice. In that time, the Oilers out-attempted the Flames 16-0 and out-chanced them 7-0. He posted a...