2016-17 Report Card: Kris Versteeg

Not a bad post-training camp signing Kris Versteeg (Right Wing) - Midseason Grade: B+ G A Rel.CF% Rel.xGF% 15 22 -5.84 -10.86 Our Individual Grades MarkParkinson14: (B) Versteeg should get a “B” alone for choosing the Flames over the Oilers. Kris Versteeg was another one of those signings that if it didn’t work out for either party it wouldn’t have been a big deal...
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10 hours ago

Three Potential Value First Round Picks for the Calgary Flames

The Flames are picking at 16 and there could be some high reward players that fall to them. We are just over a month out from the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, so it is time to start getting hyped! Barring any trades, the Flames will be picking outside the top 10 of the first round of the NHL Entry Draft for the first time since 2012, when the club traded down to select Mark Jankowski...
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3 days ago

2016-17 Report Card: Dougie Hamilton

It was another year of progression for Dougie Dougie Hamilton (Defense) - Midseason Grade: A- G A Rel.CF% Rel.xGF% 13 37 7.13 9.26 Our Individual Grades: MarkParkinson14: (A) This was Dougie Hamilton’s best year as a pro and he improved on his 43 point season last year with a 50 point effort in 2016-17. There were trade rumours surrounding Hamilton for a good part of...
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5 days ago

Who Could the Flames Lose to Vegas?

The NHL Expansion Draft is under two months away and soon enough the thousands of mock expansion drafts will be nothing more than a shell of how the actual expansion draft shakes out. Unlike the case for many teams around the league, the Calgary Flames’ management group isn’t really in a position where they need to sweat heading into the expansion draft. The Flames have the...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Perfect Pairings: A Sommelier's Guide to Six Tasty Goaltending Combinations for the Flames

A Cabernet Sauvignon and aged Gouda go really well together, as does a Chardonnay and Gruyere. A Malbec and aged cheddar is an excellent combination, so is a Pinot Noir and Brie.A delightful wine or a tasty cheese are easily enough found on their own, but what brings out the best in both and makes for the best experience is when you can find the perfect pairing.The right wine but...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Expansion Draft: Calgary Flames Protection Strategy

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12 days ago

Report Card: Subject-by-Subject Grading of Brad Treliving’s First Three Years as Flames GM

Reports cards are out!Having wrapped up his first three years on the job in Calgary -- the junior high phase of his NHL management career as I see it -- it's time to grade the performance of Flames general manager Brad Treliving.I do view Treliving's career in NHL management as much like the linear path we all followed when we went to school.Starting off his career in NHL management...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Stockton Playoff Primer: Red-Hot Heat Seek Upset of Top Ranked San Jose

Brandon Bollig brings experience to line-up. (Photo by Jack Lima) Rolling for a couple months now, the American Hockey League's Stockton Heat will try to topple the juggernaut San Jose Barracuda this weekend.In Calder Cup playoff action, Stockton got a split on the road last weekend. Now they return home to with a chance to clinch the opening round best-of-five series.The Heat entered...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

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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29 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flames Post Game Show

Flames vs Ducks Game 4 Post Game Show
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April 17, 2017  |  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
April 16, 2017  |  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
April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Young Stars - Calgary vs. Winnipeg

The Calgary Flames' prospects take on the Winnipeg Jets' prospects at the 2016 Young Stars Classic
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April 12, 2017  |  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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April 11, 2017  |  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
April 03, 2017  |  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

Gaudreau, Monahan lift Flames over Kings 5-2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Linemates Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan had a goal and two assists each to lead the Calgary Flames over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Sunday night. Michael Stone, Mark Giordano and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Flames, and Brian Elliott made 19 saves for his 11th straight win to tie a club record set by Mike Vernon in the 1988-89 season. The Flames...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

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