Where Does Jokipakka Fit in Calgary?

The impending arrival of the Vegas Golden Knights to the National Hockey League and the accompanying expansion draft has teams on edge. While typically teams would have several years to evaluate where a player fits within the organization’s plans, the expansion draft has forced teams to accelerate their evaluation of players that will likely be exposed to Vegas for selection. One...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 hours ago

A Disturbing Trend: Giving Up The Opening Goal

The Flames love playing from behind apparently. The Flames just dropped a key Western Conference contest to the Nashville Predators by the score of 4-3. What’s more disturbing than the actual loss and lack of effort is the Flames current trend of giving up the first goal of the game. Calgary has given up the opening goal in their last 6 games and they’ve lost 4 out of those...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
9 hours ago

NOF: Flames Lose to Predators, News From Behind Enemy Lines, Scores & Today’s Games

Flames fall 4-3 to Nashville, Edmonton loves the Oilers, another Subban in the NHL, news, scores and today’s action. Flames News -The Flames scored 3 late third period goals, but came up one short in a 4-3 loss to the Predators. (M&G) -If you have the stomach for it, Rate The Flames. (M&G) -Flames TV caught up with Matthew Tkachuk after the Flames 4-3 loss to...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
12 hours ago

Fan Poll Friday: Which All-Around Flames Jersey Do You Like?

Vote on official, alternate and concept jerseys This is kind of a little follow-up from last week’s Fan Poll Friday which had voters voting for their favourite Calgary Flames alternate jersey (Retro is winning by a landslide). This week we are asking, What’s your favourite all-around Flames jersey? I have scoured the internet for official Flames jerseys over the years, alternate...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
16 hours ago

Flames Struck Out in Bouwmeester Trade

For the Calgary Flames the 2013 NHL trade deadline was headlined by dealing long-time captain Jarome Igina. Though parting ways with Iginla, who spent 16 years with the Flames, was a groundbreaking move, people often forget that just five days later Calgary also dealt defenceman Jay Bouwmeester to St. Louis. Now almost four years later, Bouwmeester is still very much an important...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Backlund scores twice in 13 seconds, Flames beat Panthers

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Mikael Backlund scored twice in a 13-second span in the second period to break a 2-2 tie and the Calgary Flames won 5-2 over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Backlund gave Calgary its first lead on a power play at the 11:23 mark. Matthew Tkachuk deflected Mark Giordano's point shot high in the air and over Roberto Luongo. The puck came down at the far...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Goalies for Sale at Deadline?

Chad Johnson has earned the title of top goalie for the Calgary Flames this season. However, Brian Elliott is one season removed from leading the NHL in save percentage and has recently played very well in games where the rest of his team has simply not shown up. Could either be traded? It might sound unlikely but don’t forget that both goaltenders are on one-year contracts and...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Hamilton's late goal third lifts Flames over Sharks 3-2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Dougie Hamilton scored at 17:41 of the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Hamilton and rookie Matthew Tkachuk each finished with a goal and an assist for the Flames, and Michael Frolik also scored. Mikael Backlund added a pair of assists. Making his third straight start for the Flames, Chad...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Matthew Tkachuk deserves to be a Calder Trophy finalist

It is not hard to figure out who the likely Calder Trophy finalists will be. The top rookie will either be Auston Matthews or Patrik Laine. Both of them are leading their respective franchises in goals, and while Laine has more points as of January 8, he is also out indefinitely with a concussion. The third best scorer who was drafted in the 2016 NHL Draft, meanwhile, is lurking...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

From First to One of the Worst: Theories Behind the Flames Extreme Increase in Penalties

Going from first to one of the worst in anything can be a curious, head-scratching, aggravating and frustrating journey.It's no different for the Calgary Flames, who have gone from being the most disciplined team in the NHL for a over a season-and-a-half to being one of the two least-disciplined teams over the past 11 months.Why the sudden and extreme change?It's a great question...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Good Vibrations: Arrival of Barrie Boys Has Provided Boost to the Stockton Heat

The same West Coast state that produced the Beach Boys has a new act that is entertaining fans with their electric performances.A six-hour drive up the I-5 from the city of Hawthorne in Southern California, where 55 years ago Brian Wilson got his band together, a pair of talented hockey players are making a name for themselves in Northern California.Highly touted prospects Rasmus...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau and Skittles are giving away a hockey stick covered in Skittles

Skittles has a unique advertising campaign in Canada and they’ve called on Johnny Gaudreau to help them out. The Skittles Holiday Pawn shop is taking an autographed stick from Gaudreau and coating it in Skittles. Canadian fans who take a photo of themselves with Skittles and post it on Instagram will be entered to win the rather unique stick. Win this @Skittles covered item...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Not the Solution, But Beats the Alternatives: One Man's Perspective on Garnet Hathaway

Coincidence or correlation?Call it what you want and read into it what you want, but the Flames continue to win when Garnet Hathaway is in the line-up while lately, they continue to lose without him, dropping each of the three games he's recently watched from the press box. Now to be clear, I don't think anyone in their right mind is crediting Hathaway alone for the Flames recent...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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