TSP: Calgary Flames Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will follow the order of […] READ MORE


Flames: Getting to Know Goaltender David Rittich

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After allowing 3.13 goals per game and posting a .892 team save percentage (both league worsts), the Flames have gone overseas to acquire some much needed help between the pipes. Treliving confirms on 960: “We have come to an agreement w/ David Rittich.” #Flames — Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) June 13, 2016 At 23, David Rittich has risen […] READ MORE


TSP: Calgary Flames Prospects

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Welcome to the 2015 edition of Top Shelf Prospects.  As the summer progresses, I will be featuring each NHL team’s top prospects, following the order of the first round of the 2015 NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) — you can find all the articles here. Because we already published an extensive NHL Draft preview, […] READ MORE


Team USA World Junior Selection Camp Roster

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Stars. Today Team USA announced the 26 young men who will be going to the Selection camp and competing for spots on the World Junior Team, a tournament that will be played in Malmo Sweden from December 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014.  As […] READ MORE


What the Smid Trade Means for Calgary

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On Nov. 8, the Calgary Flames acquired defenceman Ladislav Smid and goaltender Olivier Roy from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Roman Horak and goaltender Laurent Brossoit. This week, the trade is broken down to determine what the transaction means for Flames Nation. Additions Experienced, gritty and defensively-minded, Ladislav Smid is an instant upgrade […] READ MORE


An Early Look at the World Juniors: Team USA Goalies and Defense

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Stars.  Over the next week or so we will be previewing the 2014 World Junior Championships, a tournament that will be played in Malmo Sweden from December 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014.  As always, you can check out the previous Top Shelf Prospects […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: Calgary Flames

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Welcome to Today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2013 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will be following the order of […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: Calgary Flames

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Earlier this week I launched “Top Shelf Prospects” a look at the top prospects for all teams in the NHL. Monday I started with the Anaheim Ducks, Tuesday I moved on to the Boston Bruins, and yesterday I looked at the Buffalo Sabres.  Continuing along our alphabetical journey through the NHL, we have the Calgary […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Prospect Profiles: #71 – 80

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So here we are, draft day… and so far we’ve brought you our top 70 Draft Prospect Profiles plus three honourable mentions.  You can find them all here of course: NHL Draft Directory We hope you’ve enjoyed all our work leading up to the draft, and we’ve certainly enjoyed bringing you the reports. Keep your […] READ MORE