8:47 PM EDT, Tue July 16, 2019
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Ryan Lomberg Will Be Back With The Flames For Another Season

Ryan Lomberg Will Be Back With The Flames For Another Season

Calgary signed our #25 player in our Top 25 Under 25. The Flames keep adding players to their stable and today is no different. On the heels of the Rinat Valiev signing, the Flames also announced the signing of forward Ryan Lomberg. Lomberg was a staple in Stockton of the AHL in 2018-19, playing in 58 games and piling up points with 29. That total is one point better than 2017-18 and he also played in more games as well. Lomberg has seen the NHL ice 11 times with Calgary, seven of those times coming on 2017-18. He has one NHL point coming by way of an assist two seasons ago. Ryan...
7 hours ago
Calgary Flames Sign Rinat Valiev To A One Year Deal

Calgary Flames Sign Rinat Valiev To A One Year Deal

The Flames and Valiev avoided arbitration today. The Calgary Flames avoided arbitration with Rinat Valiev today by signing the defenceman to a one year deal this afternoon. Valiev spent last season in Stockton with the Heat after making his way to the Flames organization by way of the Montreal Canadiens, where he last saw NHL action. In 55 games in Stockton last year Valiev scored four goals and had 17 assists. Rinat Valiev was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 2014 with the 68th pick in the 3rd round of the NHL Draft. He’s played in a total of 12 NHL games between Toronto and...
9 hours ago
Flames Top 25 Under 25: #24 - Dmitri Zavgorodniy

Flames Top 25 Under 25: #24 - Dmitri Zavgorodniy

The 2018 7th Round Pick turned a few heads at camp #24: Dmitri Zavgorodniy Position: LW Age: 18 Team: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) Drafted in 2018, 7th Round, Pick 198 Last Year Ranking: #36 It’s not too often that a 7th round pick signs an ELC with his team only nine months after being drafted. However, Dmitri Zavgorodniy has shown over the past year that he may be no ordinary 7th round pick. After being projected in the mid-rounds of the 2018 entry draft, he somehow fell to the Flames in the final round, and they snapped him up. He immediately came into development camp and started...
Jul 15, 2019
Flames Top 25 Under 25: #25 - Ryan Lomberg

Flames Top 25 Under 25: #25 - Ryan Lomberg

The feisty winger barely stays on the list #25: Ryan Lomberg Position: Left Wing Age: 24 Team: Stockton Heat (AHL), Calgary Flames (NHL) Signed on March 17, 2017 (Currently RFA) Last Year Ranking: #23 The Flames first brought Lomberg into the organization way back in 2015 when they invited him to their summer development camp. He spent time with both Stockton and Adirondack in 2015-16 before spending the next three years only in Stockton, apart from a few brief callups to the Flames. He dressed for seven games in 2017-18, and four games last year, being part of the infamous Wild game...
Jul 13, 2019
It’s Time to Move On from Jon Gillies

It’s Time to Move On from Jon Gillies

There are other goalie prospects worth giving net time to He was often heralded as the goaltender of the future by both fans, media and I’m sure even the team. However, the time has come for the Flames organization to move on from Jon Gillies. The former 3rd round pick from 2012 saw his numbers decrease last year in Stockton, albeit on a weaker team than in prior years. While he did end the season on a strong note, the progression that had been hoped for still wasn’t there. The Flames clearly wanted Gillies to bet on himself during the summer of 2018 by offering to make the second year...
Jul 12, 2019
Flames 2019 Top 25 Under 25: Best of the Rest

Flames 2019 Top 25 Under 25: Best of the Rest

A look at #37 through #26 After a few days of voting, we have now set our order for the 2019 edition of the Flames Top 25 Under 25! I’d like to thank everybody who took the time to get their votes in to help us decide our order this year. This year we changed it back to the format where each of our writers submitted their list, then the fan votes were tabulated into their own list and all were averaged together. For those curious the order of votes will go: MGMacGillivray, MarkParkinson14, MadelineCampbell, Gordie.Taylor, and the Reader Vote. For today’s honorable mention article, we...
Jul 10, 2019
Calgary Flames Sign Jeremy McKenna

Calgary Flames Sign Jeremy McKenna

The Flames added more depth to Stockton this afternoon. The Flames continued to build their Stockton Heat roster with the signing of Jeremy McKenna. The #Flames have signed undrafted RW Jeremy McKenna to a two-way deal, following a strong prospects camp. He finished 5th in QMJHL scoring this year, playing on a line w Flames 1st rounder Jakob Pelletier. Had coffee w him this morn in his native PEI. Story to follow. @pipesmac12— Eric Francis (@EricFrancis) July 10, 2019 McKenna spent last season in the QMJHL with the Moncton Wildcats where he played in 68 games and compiled 97 points...
Jul 8, 2019
4 Cheap Remaining Free Agent Depth Options

4 Cheap Remaining Free Agent Depth Options

Four guys who Calgary could use to fill out their roster on the cheap With the Flames still tight against the cap, it’s pretty clear that they won’t be adding much in terms of big name players this offseason. Once the RFA situation is taken care of, Calgary will be right up against the cap, but depending on the moves they make, there may be some wiggle room. Here are four players who could be cheap depth options to fill out the bottom of the roster. I’ll be honest, none of them are particularly appetizing, but that’s usually the case when you’re looking for guys who may be...
Jul 8, 2019
2019 M&G Top 25 Under 25 Introduction & Voting

2019 M&G Top 25 Under 25 Introduction & Voting

Our annual tradition kicks off with your votes needed! With development camp now completed, and the offseason really starting to set in, it’s time for the annual Matchsticks and Gasoline Top 25 Under 25. Every year we give our latest rankings on who we think the top players are in the organization under the age of 25. We’re using all ages as of August 1 2019. Last year we wanted to engage our readers in the ranking, so we did just that and got a great response. So once again we’ve created a link that you can follow to go and rank each of the Flames prospects in what you think the...
Jul 7, 2019
Goalie Wars: A New Hope?

Goalie Wars: A New Hope?

The Flames goaltending cache has never been more plentiful 2018-19 Flames goaltenders under contract: David Rittich (RFA) Cam Talbot (1 year, 1 way) Jon Gillies (1 year, 1 way) Tyler Parsons (1 year, 2 way) Artyom Zagidulin (1 year, 2 way) Nick Schneider (1 year, 2 way) Unsigned: Dustin Wolf (2019 draft, Round 7, 214th overall) What’s incredible about the numbers above, is that every single goaltender (except for Rittich, tentatively) is on an expiring contract. If there ever was a prove-yourself season for the team’s various prospects and experiments, this is it. With 7 goaltenders in...
Jul 4, 2019
Top 10 American Flames Players of All-Time

Top 10 American Flames Players of All-Time

A Happy 4th of July to our Southern Neighbors Happy Fourth of July to any of our American readers! With it being America’s birthday I thought it would be fun to put together of a list of the Top 10 American Flames of All-Time with a minimum of 82 games played for Calgary. Here we go! 10. Jordan Leopold Leopold dressed for 233 regular season games with the Flames from 2002-03 to 2005-06, with a brief 19 game stint as a rental in 2008-09. He compiled 71 points during his time and was part of the team that made the run to the final in 2004. 9. Neil Sheehy Dressed in 222 regular season...
Jul 2, 2019
Calgary Flames Sign Justin Kirkland, Dalton Prout Is On His Way To San Jose

Calgary Flames Sign Justin Kirkland, Dalton Prout Is On His Way To San Jose

Calgary made a small move today as the NHL free agency period continues. 2019 NHL Free Agency Another day and another signing for the Calgary Flames as they continue to build their roster. On Tuesday the Flames inked 22 year old Alberta native Justin Kirkland to a 1 year, two way deal worth $700k. Kirkland has spent the last two seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL, playing in 142 games and racking up 48 points over that time frame. Last season he played in only nine more games than 2017-18, but he saw his point totals go up. In 2018-19 he notched nine goals and 21 assists, which...
Jul 1, 2019
Recap: Calgary Flames Free Agency Day 1

Recap: Calgary Flames Free Agency Day 1

No big names on day one for the Flames, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. 2019 Free Agency The first day of free agency has come to a close and the Calgary Flames were active....but probably not as active as you would like. There were some comings, a few goings and no news on the “big three” in regards to Calgary’s own free agents. The Flames are clearly working hard behind the scenes trying to get Matthew Tkachuk, Sam Bennett and David Rittich locked up, while dealing with the NHL’s salary cap and replacing players they lost on Day 1. Patience will be the word as Calgary...
Jul 1, 2019
Calgary Flames Sign Two More Players

Calgary Flames Sign Two More Players

After losing four players so far the Flames have added two replacement bodies: Brandon Davidson and Byron Froese. While they aren't the biggest free agent names in the pool, add Brandon Davidson and Byron Froese to your Flames rosters. Calgary signed the two players this afternoon after losing four players on the day. Brad Treliving was looking for extra depth players and this is exactly what the Flames will get in Davidson and Froese. Brandon Davidson comes to the Flames by way of the Chicago Blackhawks. The 26 year old, left shot defenceman is now on his fourth team since joining the...
Jul 1, 2019
Cam Talbot Signs With The Calgary Flames

Cam Talbot Signs With The Calgary Flames

The Flames inked the former Oilers and Flyers goalie on day one of free agency. On the first day of free agency the CalgaryFlames have inked goaltender Cam Talbot to a one year, $2.75 million dollar contact for next season. The signing will give the Flames a tendem of David Rittich and Talbot coming in to 2019-20. Talbot spent the majority of last season with Edmonton before being sent to Philadelphia where he only saw action in 3 games with the Flyers, a team that had major goalie issues throughout the year Talbot showed some promise while playing in Edmonton, especially during his...