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Calgary Flames Tue Dec 12 2017 19:00:06 GMT+0000 (UTC)
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I’ve received a question with some variation on “why is Brouwer…” every week. You may not be able to say this about every Flames game, but at least there’s some consistency with this team. What will h
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The Calgary Flames allowed the first goal on Saturday night, something that’s happened 17 times this season. Sometimes allowing the first goal discombobulates the team and sometimes it sparks them. They also had a close penalty sequence bre
When you really think about it, the Calgary Flames’ most significant rival in recent years might be the Vancouver Canucks. Dating back to the line brawl that defined Bob Hartley’s 2013-14 club and including that 2015 first round p
When the Flames take on the Canucks tonight, they’ll be playing their eighth divisional matchup of the season. They’ll still have another 21 to go, a series of contests that could prove crucial to how much longer the Flames&#8
Three seasons ago, the Calgary Flames somehow made the Stanley Cup playoffs. We use the term “somehow” because the Flames were a team that was objectively not very good if you focused on their processes and not their results. They
The Flames did not put in a performance as impressive as their effort the night before. Though, honestly, it’s tough to blame them for that: they were playing the second of a back-to-back, having to travel late from Toronto because their ea
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The Calgary Flames went to Montreal on Thursday evening looking to build on a couple decent games against Philadelphia and Toronto. They looked like a group playing their second game in as many nights, and they probably wish they had played a tighter
The Calgary Flames (14-12-2) had a pretty uninspiring homestand, though their last game against the Philadelphia Flyers saw them play pretty well. The Flames flirted with consistency last night as they outshot Toronto en route to a very close 2-1 sho
There are the games in which you just give up on your team. They’re bad, they suck, they just gave up a ton of goals all at once because they’re pathetic and can’t handle this league. They are, in short, losers. And then
The Calgary Flames lost three of four games on their recent homestand. They were often flat, listless, disorganized and generally not good. They began a quick two-game road trip on Wednesday night in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. While they weren&
About a week ago, the Calgary Flames (14-12-1) lost a one-sided game to the Toronto Maple Leafs (17-10-1). The Flames weren’t overly great and the crowd, wearing many Leafs jerseys, were firmly against them. Tonight the Flames go to the onl
It seems as though everything has gone off the rails for the Flames. Coming off of a respectable 3-2-1 road trip, the Flames returned to Calgary for a four-game homestand. During it, they won once and got embarrassed three times – and that&
As the Heat hit the 20-game mark, I want to provide a look back at the season to date, some comparisons to last years squad, some position grades, and a look forward in our quest for the Calder Cup. The Heat currently reside in secondplace in the Pac
Don’t confuse emotions. Or lack thereof. (That picture has nothing to do with anything but what am I supposed to do, let it slip by and not save it for future use??) You don’t want to say mentally weak, but… I am absolut
The Calgary Flames returned to the ice at the Saddledome tonight for the first time since their ugly loss to the Edmonton Oilers. They were a lot better than they were against Edmonton, but they retained some of their frustrating tactics particularly
Man, the Calgary Flames (14-11-1) were not particularly good on Saturday night. With a national audience watching, they were thumped for two periods by the Edmonton Oilers and then clawed back to a semi-respectable score by virtue of Edmonton having
Heading into tonight’s edition of the Battle of Alberta, the Calgary Flames were a team with a bit of momentum while their northern Alberta counterparts, the Edmonton Oilers, were a team you could characterize as “flailing.&#8
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Thursday night’s game between the Calgary Flames and the Arizona Coyotes had all the markings on the calendar of a “trip up” game for the home side. The Flames were coming off a disappointing loss, a flat 4-1 performance
The Calgary Flames (13-10-1) played decently on Tuesday night in a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but they were definitely the second-best team on the ice. The Flames get a home ice do-over tonight when they host the NHL’s worst team,
The centre ice position is one of the most important for an NHL hockey team. For several years, teams have coveted having depth at centre, and are willing to invest significant cap dollars to fill this need. Of all players with an AAV greater than $7
If there was one thing the Flames were supposed to have, it was defensive depth. If there was another thing, it was centre depth. Sean Monahan is great! Mikael Backlund is great! Sam Bennett… should have been great by now? Mark Jankowski is
In the aftermath of last night’s 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Calgary Flames have made a roster move. Last night, the Flames had zero extra healthy forwards with Kris Versteeg and Jaromir Jagr nursing injuries. The club has plac
Wow that was not pretty at all, eh? Stop me if you’ve heard this one before The Flames were so poor in their own zone, it’s honestly getting impressive. They looked much better in Colorado, so we know they’re capable of
When the Calgary Flames home schedule comes out, there are always a few games that you circle on the calendar. Tonight’s game is one of them, as the Flames (13-9-1) host the Toronto Maple Leafs (15-9-1) in a game that will most likely have
Having finished off their longest road trip of the year so early in the season, the Flames head back to Calgary for an entertaining homestand against Toronto, Arizona, Edmonton, and Philadelphia. There’s been some positive takeaways, and so
Here it is, friends: a late game last night, so a later than normal slack Sundays. Today we chatted about David Rittich’s first NHL start (and win!); how the six-game road trip went now that it’s all over; and what, exactly, is up
The old saying goes “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” The Calgary Flames weren’t necessarily killed by their six game road trip, but it certainly shone a light on some of the team’s flaws an
The Calgary Flames (12-9-1) have alternated between really long homestands and really long road trips so far this season. They close out their longest road trip of the season tonight against the Colorado Avalanche (11-8-2). The Flames have been both
The Calgary Flames are a team of extremes. At times, they’re very good. At other times, they’re very bad. Both sides of the team were on display on Friday night in Dallas. Their top guns scored many pretty goals. But their defense
The Calgary Flames (12-8-1) are almost finished with their longest road trip of the year. Four games into their six game jaunt through much of the eastern United States, they’ve gone 2-1-1 thus far. They can guarantee a winning record with
With the waiver process complete, the Calgary Flames have made a roster swap. The Flames have sent backup goaltender Eddie Lack to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League and summoned Stockton’s backup, David Rittich, to be Mike Smi
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Fans of hockey in Calgary surely know what it is like to cheer for a team with shaky netminding. It is certainly nofun. As a brief digression, I myself have watched actual hockey games and weighed the merits of Joey MacDonald or Danny Taylor in the N
To say that the 2017 Calgary municipal election was contentious is a definite understatement. Roughly a month before Calgarians went to the polls, Naheed Nenshi unveiled his plan for Victoria Park which included a brand new arena for the Calgary Flam
The Calgary Flames had troubles in net last year. Heck, they’ve had troubles in net dating back to the departure of Miikka Kiprusoff years ago. This season, they solved a problem by acquiring Mike Smith – who’s been a su
The Columbus Blue Jackets are a really good hockey club. They play an intelligent, structured brand of hockey. The Calgary Flames played Columbus tonight and fared better than expected largely because of star netminder Mike Smith. With the team in fr
The Calgary Flames (12-8-0) are in the midst of their longest road trip of the season. They’re halfway through the trip and have won two of their three games. They can guarantee a .500 record on their trip with a win tonight against the Col
When Glen Gulutzan became the head coach of the Calgary Flames prior to the 2016-17 season, everyone braced for big changes. Aside from making a few tweaks to systems and deployments, Gulutzan didn’t exactly throw the proverbial baby out wi
Things are going pretty well for the Flames. They have one of the top scorers in the NHL, and three lines that are creating chances (plus a fourth line that can at least play a regular shift). Their starting goaltending is making saves, their top def
The Calgary Flames did it again Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. Thanks to Michael Frolik’s game winner 78 seconds into extra time, the Flames improved to 3-0 in overtime this season, continuing an impressive trend. Factoring in a pair o
The Calgary Flames (11-8-0) had a brunch-time game in Philadelphia on Saturday. They played badly in the first period, then woke up and powered themselves to a 5-4 overtime victory. If you focus only on the last 40 minutes, they had most aspects of t
The Heat hosted their Central Valley neighbors to the south (and Battle of Alberta AHL rival), the Bakersfield Condors, for a weekend tilt of games. The Heat came into the weekend thirdin the Western Division and looking to build some momentum before
On paper, the Flames have one of the best defences in the entire NHL. Of course, that’s what the paper says. It’s a list of names that, given past experience, conjure up good memories. They said something similar after that one ye
The Calgary Flames continued their lengthy six-game road trip today in Philadelphia. They had a matinee against the Flyers, scheduled as such because the National Basketball Association needed the building for their traveling dribbling-and-dunking ro
The Calgary Flames played a game on Wednesday night in Detroit. That is to say, they intended to. Unfortunately, virtually every aspect of their game was lousy: their defense was shoddy, Eddie Lack didn’t make it to the halfway point of the
Only Matthew Tkachuk could get suspended for being Matthew Tkachuk. Seriously, thats what the long-awaited video from the NHLs Department of Player Safety essentially admitted with one of its most anticipated releases in recent memory. We got it just