Johnny Gaudreau Up For Post Season Award

Is the Lady Byng in Johnny Gaudreau's future? Johnny Gaudreau is getting some post season award love as he was announced as a nominee for the Lady Byng Trophy. The Lady Byng Trophy is awarded to the NHL player who exhibits sportsmanship and high quality of play. Gaudreau certainly fits the mold. In 2016-17 Gaudreau played in 72 games, amassing 61 points and a scant 4 PIM. Other nominees...
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1 day ago

Three questions the Calgary Flames must answer in the offseason

The Calgary Flames were one of only two teams to be swept out of the first round of the NHL playoffs, and it is very hard to put a silver lining on that, especially against a division rival like the Ducks. On the other hand, they did keep all four games close, but that is a moot point considering the team has not won in the Honda Center since April 25, 2006, a span of a whopping...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wideman’s Departure Signals End of an Era in Flames Hockey

The Flames can officially move into the future When the calendar hits July 1st, Dennis Wideman will officially be off the Calgary Flames’ books, and become a free agent. It will signify a true end of an era in Calgary. Not an individualized era of Dennis Wideman, but it will signal a true end to the style and management of the late 2000’s-early 2010’s Flames. Propelled by...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
1 day ago

The Calgary Flames Should Make a Play for Ilya Kovalchuk

Gaudreau-Monahan-Kovalchuk? Sounds beautiful. Last night on the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman mentioned that Ilya Kovalchuk would like to return to the NHL. Kovalchuk “retired” from the NHL after the 2012-2013 season, just 3 years into a 15-year contract. This was orchestrated so he could go play in his homeland of Russia, where he would also...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
1 day ago

Change is the only Constant: Who Might be Back and Who Might Not, From This Year's Flames

Change, as they say, is the only constant.Welcome to the business side of operating an NHL team.If you have a successful season and post positive results, change is necessary because within your budget, you cannot afford to keep all your workers. Some that have earned raises with their performances will end up switching workplaces.If your season doesn't go so well, change is necessary...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Flames Deserved a Better Fate

It sports, a common truism is that teams tend to get the breaks that they deserve. In hockey, games are often decided by bad breaks and random bounces but the theory behind having a seven game series to determine which team moves forward is because bounces and oddness tend to balance out over time. If a team’s playing well enough for long enough, they’ll usually get rewarded...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Bad Bounces Overshadow Positive Flames Performances

The Calgary Flames may be the best team in recent playoff memory to trail a first round series by a 3-0 margin. The Flames suffered their third consecutive loss in Game 3, this time at the Scotiabank Saddledome, as they blew a 4-1 second period lead to ultimately lose 5-4 in overtime. The spectre of a first round sweep at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks looms – it would be their...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Monday Musings: Simple Fixes

Well, that didn’t go as planned.  For many, though, it went as expected. With the Calgary Flames’ losing streak in Anaheim now approaching 30 games, the team will no doubt be looking forward to playing Game 3 tonight in the comfy confines of the Saddledome. Prior to the series starting, we looked at how important it was for the Flames to pick up at least one win in Anaheim. ...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

WATCH: Flames Post Game Show

Flames vs Ducks Game 4 Post Game Show
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

29 Lines About 29 Losses: A List of the Many Reasons Brad Treliving Should be Furious

It should come as no surprise that in the aftermath of another night of Honda Center frustration, Brad Treliving was pissed off.I'm sure plenty of bar stools in Calgary met a similar fate and nobody has more invested in this team than this guy.Frustrated with the outcome? For sure.Mad about some of the decisions made by the players? Probably.Angry with the calls that went against...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Whose profane Dougie Hamilton rant was picked up on Sportsnet’s broadcast?

Ah, the perils of hot mics. Microphones that were on when interview subjects thought they were off have caused problems for everyone from Robert Durst to Dave Bliss in the wider world, and in the sports media world, everyone from Jim Nantz to Byron McDonald has been tripped up by them. The case of the profane rant about Calgary Flames’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton that appears to...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Regrets: What Flames Would Surely Want to Do Different Next Time After Game 1 Loss

Clutching defeat from the jaws of victory.It's an old expression but certainly a fitting one to describe Thursday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim where Calgary had only themselves to blame for a crushing 3-2 setback.Hoping that game one of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs would spark the start of a new era of success at the Ducks  Haunted Mansion located just a few blocks away...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: First round preview and prediction

The final month of the regular season was like musical chairs for the Pacific Division. The only team that did not move in the standings was the Los Angeles Kings, and it was anybody’s guess at where the top four teams of the division would be placed in the playoff format. Despite a 10-game winning streak that shot them as high as second, the Calgary Flames could not keep pace...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Young Stars - Calgary vs. Winnipeg

The Calgary Flames' prospects take on the Winnipeg Jets' prospects at the 2016 Young Stars Classic
Via YouTube
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Playoff bound, but what is next?

After missing the playoffs in five straight seasons, the Calgary Flames have now clinched a playoff spot in two of the last three seasons. After a wildly disappointing performance last season, Calgary desperately needed to turn things around and prove that their rebuilding project, which looked to be completed in 2015 before a sudden setback, was going somewhere. In the 2016 part...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Did beer save the Calgary Flames’ season?

Sometimes, sitting back, opening a cold one, and reflecting on things is all you need to recharge. Apparently, that’s exactly what the Calgary Flames needed to do a 180 during the 2016-17 season.After a fourth-straight loss in January, Flames head coach Greg Gulutzan ordered travel attendants to keep all alcohol on ice. But after checking in with coaches, players, and staff alike...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Doughty on Tkachuk elbow: ‘He’s a pretty dirty player, that kid’

Matthew Tkachuk is among the most talented youngsters in the NHL, but one of the league’s best defenders isn’t a fan.On Sunday, Drew Doughty was the recipient of a dirty hit from the Calgary Flames rookie. At the end of the first period, with the puck behind the Los Angeles Kings net, Tkachuk delivered a clear elbow to Doughty’s head. The former Norris Trophy winner immediately...
Via The Comeback
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton scores on Anton Khudobin from center ice

Good things happen when you shoot the puck. In Dougie Hamilton’s case, a simple dump-in from center ice resulted in one of the easiest goals he’ll ever score.In the second period in Wednesday’s bout between the Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins, the odd occurrence happened. Hamilton carried the puck through the neutral zone and quickly fired a shot from center ice. Against all...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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