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Should the City of Calgary Subsidize Hundreds of Millions to the Calgary Flames? CalgaryNext, New Arena, Olympics, and more

Should the City of Calgary Subsidize Hundreds of Millions to the Calgary Flames? CalgaryNext, New Arena, Olympics, and more

Yesterday, the Calgary Sun released a piece throwing their support behind sending hundreds of millions of public dollars to the private enterprise Flames organization. Apart from the garbage journalism (that we expect with the Sun), it didn’t do justice to the overall situation of public dollars for billionaire owned sports arenas. Here’s the best piece of read thus far on the topic pertaining to Calgary. Two years in, and still no critical thought of the new arena project Some additional…

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Golf Flames Golf – A Playoff Recap

Golf Flames Golf – A Playoff Recap

Views. A post shared by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:12pm PDT Now that the dust has settled and the abbreviated playoff appearance is over, fans can look back at the debacle that was this year’s first round series vs the Anaheim Ducks. Going into the series everyone remarked how this team was better than the one that went out 4-1 two years ago against a similar Ducks team. Instead, it was worse, much worse. Although in…

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Revisiting the Non High-Stick

Revisiting the Non High-Stick

This is a picture of an NHL sized net. It measures 4×6. That’s four feet high by six feet wide. Last night’s game featured this goal that was ruled NOT a high-stick (good goal). This frame is an instant after the puck struck the stick, so it was fractionally higher. Remember the rule: any contact with the puck with the stick above the crossbar (four feet) is high sticking. Here’s what the secret team in Toronto ruled. Now, get a…

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Controversy Abounds – League Officials Make Crucial Decision

Controversy Abounds – League Officials Make Crucial Decision

Flames Fall 0-3 in Series The players on the ice in this series aren’t the only ones making the decisions. In games 1 and 2 you had some curious officiating, and even the need for league officials to step in for goal reviews. Tonight, you can’t blame the refs, Calgary had all the powerplays, but you had one of the most incredulous non-no-goal calls since the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals. Ahead by two late, Anaheim drew within one on an…

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Officials Hand Flames Game 2 Loss

Officials Hand Flames Game 2 Loss

Calgary 2 – Anaheim 3 Too much to write about after an exciting Game 2 that was ultimately decided by the refs. In playoff hockey you come to expect a certain leeway in calls, but for the Flames, they will never (#widemaneffect eh!?) benefit from impartial officiating. They had a go-away goal called back in the second (weak, but you can see it), a late PP for Anaheim thanks to a weak holding the stick penalty (Perry interferes with Hamilton),…

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Abysmal. Calgary Drops Game 1 : Flames 2 – Ducks 3

Abysmal. Calgary Drops Game 1 : Flames 2 – Ducks 3

If this was a regular season game, and Dennis Wideman was playing, you could blame him and the refs. But this is the playoffs, and the Flames didn’t show up, that’s as simple as it gets. It was abundantly obvious that nerves got the best of the young team, as they spent most of the game on the penalty kill. It’s easy to blame the officials, they called a terrible playoff game, but they were bad for BOTH sides, and…

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First Round Match: Calgary Flames v Anaheim Ducks

First Round Match: Calgary Flames v Anaheim Ducks

See you soon, #NHLDucks. The #Flames will take on Anaheim in Round One of the #NHLPlayoffs! pic.twitter.com/xBaTlMgN91 — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) April 10, 2017 And so it begins. The 2016-2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs start on Wednesday, and this year’s edition will feature 5 Canadian teams including the Flames who being their quest on Thurdsay. First Round Schedule (All Games on CBC) Game 1: April 13 at Anaheim, 8:30 p.m. Game 2: April 15 at Anaheim, 8:30 p.m. Game 3: April…

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Proving Nothing: Calgary 1 – Anaheim 3

Proving Nothing: Calgary 1 – Anaheim 3

The Flames haven’t won in Anaheim in years (13 years) and could’ve used a win to show themselves they stand a chance against what is likely to be their first round opponents. The MO on Anaheim is simple, they’re a big team that will hurt you, they get away with a lot, and they can score. They’re a force, and the Flames have tried to stand tall against them but can’t win. Here’s why.

When the Goalie Steals the Game: SJ 2 – Calgary 5

When the Goalie Steals the Game: SJ 2 – Calgary 5

Flames Clinch Playoff Spot A post shared by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Mar 31, 2017 at 9:16pm PDT 36 saves on the night for Brian Elliott, who stole two tonight. When you enter into the playoffs, or any game for that matter, the goalie is the one player who can steal wins. Elliott did that tonight vs SJ, one of the final 5 games the Flames have all against Pacific Division rivals. Playing against divisional rivals also means every game…

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