NHL Rumors: Gillis, Flames, Rangers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that former Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis would like to return to the NHL, the Calgary Flames may have been looking elsewhere before going with Milan Lucic and the New York Rangers now have no choice but to start shedding salary after signing Jacob Trouba. Finally, will […]

Flames Scratch Veteran Neal & Juggle Lines for Game 5

report this ad CALGARY — Facing elimination and requiring an offensive spark, the Calgary Flames scratched playoff veteran James Neal to make room for Austin Czarnik in Friday night’s Game 5 against the Colorado Avalanche. Calgary head coach Bill Peters confirmed the move after Friday’s pre-game skate. The Flames trailed the Avalanche three games to one in […]

‘A Clean Slate’ for Veteran James Neal as He Leads Flames Into Playoffs

CALGARY — James Neal knows a thing or two about the NHL playoffs, which should come in handy for the Calgary Flames. Calgary will look to the winger for leadership when the Flames begin their first-round series against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Neal was signed as a missing piece of the puzzle by Calgary over the summer after […]

5 Fearless Flames Forecasts for 2018-19

The Calgary Flames have kicked off their 2018-19 season with high hopes after a disappointing 2017-18 campaign. There are storylines swirling all around the club after an off-season that was defined by a lot of change. Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk will flirt with the 30-goal mark in 2018-19. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) With the […]

Pacific Division ‘X Factor’ Players for Each Team

Three of four divisions have been covered in the ‘X Factor’ series in which I’ve looked at the player most key for each team’s success this season. This installment looks at the Pacific Division. Last offseason, the division appeared to be a cakewalk for the top teams – the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, San […]

NHL Rumors: Provorov, Faulk, Neal, More

In today’s rumor rundown the Flyers are sorting out plans for Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny, Carolina is still trying to trade Justin Faulk and Johnny Hockey wants James Neal. Flyers Working on Their Own Guys Dave Isaac of the Cherry Hill Courier-Post reports, the Philadelphia Flyers have had internal discussions about early extensions for defenseman Ivan […]

Flames Radically Remake Forward Ranks

The Calgary Flames went into the 2017-18 National Hockey League season with high expectations. Bolstered by the off-season additions of Mike Smith and Travis Hamonic, the team didn’t just expect to qualify for the playoffs but to make some noise once they got there. Instead, they missed the post-season by 11 points. James Neal is […]

NHL Rumors: Kunitz, Stastny, Thornton, More

In today’s rumor rundown, Chris Kunitz and Rick Nash might be going back to familiar places, James Neal and David Perron want big money and Carter Hutton is a popular option in goal for a number of teams. Kunitz Returning to Pittsburgh? There is a report by Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, that the Pittsburgh […]