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That Was Quick: Flames Hire new Head Coach Bill Peters to Three-Year Deal

That Was Quick: Flames Hire new Head Coach Bill Peters to Three-Year Deal

Bill who? Two weeks ago few even knew the name. Now in a whirlwind of activity, he’s the new head coach. For those of you who don’t know, Bill Peters was behind the bench in Carolina for 4 years. Before that, an assistant in Detroit behind Mike Babcock. Oh ya, in true Calgary Flames fashion, a good ol Albertan boy too (grew up in Three Hills). OK, so why did things move so fast to get a coach on a…

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RIP – Calgary Flames 2017-2018 Year in Review

RIP – Calgary Flames 2017-2018 Year in Review

It was bad. Real bad. There was hardly anything good about it, in fact. Right out of the gate they stumbled, then they fumbled, then they kind of had life, and then they face planted….hard. Welcome to the year in review of the Calgary Flames 2017-2018. Now that the dust has settled, there’s a chance to revisit the season and discuss what went wrong. Let’s start at the bottom and work our way to the top. Before I begin, let…

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Mikael Backlund Signed for 6 years 5.35 AAV

Mikael Backlund Signed for 6 years 5.35 AAV

If there’s one thing Brad Treviling has done is put a solid lineup on paper. He also negotiates very well. The likes of Monahan, Gaudreau, and now Backlund, all would command top dollar on an open market, but play in Calgary for less. Backlund for one, he’s taking a pay cut, but he receives term in exchange. For the Flames, they hang on to one of the best two way centreman in the game, and even though he’ll be Troy…

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Six in a row. Flames defeat Panthers 4 – 2

Six in a row. Flames defeat Panthers 4 – 2

Two weeks ago, with the Flames sitting near the bottom of the Western Conference, you had the sense that without an immediate win streak, the season would be lost before January was out. Well, throw in some good play, a dash of irate coach, and today the Flames site one point back of LA for second in the conference. Everything seems to be working, well nearly everything. on Jan 12, 2018 at 7:24pm PST

Big Changes Finally Unrolling for Inconsistent Flames

Big Changes Finally Unrolling for Inconsistent Flames

The Calgary Flames are unbeaten in 2018! Which is to say they’ve won two in a row. Stringing together wins is something this team has been unable to accomplish since the season started. It’s why they’re out of a playoff spot and only have a chance of grabbing a Wild Card spot if they starting playing .600+ hockey. But thus far, the season has been a disappointment. It seems, management is finally running out of patience. The changes are coming…

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Up, down, up, down, down, down, up – Flames Still Searching for Consistency

Up, down, up, down, down, down, up – Flames Still Searching for Consistency

As the Western Division continues to remain jammed with teams jokeying for playoff position, the Calgary Flames continue their own struggles finding consistency in their game. In the past week the team has gone 1-2-1 suffering defeats when their game has inexplicably run out of goals. Then versus Vancouver last night, 6 goals. If the Flames want to make waves in before the New Year, they need to find consistency by stringing together multiple wins. Here’s how.

Flames End Road-Trip With Win

Flames End Road-Trip With Win

Calgary 3 – Colorado 2 The Calgary Flames ended their six game, 11-day, road trip with a win against the Colorado Avalanche. The Flames come home over .500 on the trip, showed some moments of brilliance, and put up some duds as well. Here are some parting thoughts on the trip and how the team fares at the quarter point in the season.

Back on Track? Flames 3 – Predators 2 (SO)

Back on Track? Flames 3 – Predators 2 (SO)

Well, that was ? to our ears! pic.twitter.com/Imv9fu6PKl — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 25, 2017 The Flames haven’t been playing consistent hockey all season. 60 minutes of their style? Nope. The lineup fans demand? Nope. Lack of offence? Yep. Terrible penalties? Yep. Tonight, the stage was set for something…..because the lineup (less Jagr) that’s arguably the best, was out there. That included Mark Jakowski, fresh on a callup. His presence is important, because with another capable centerman, Sam Bennett, who’s…

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Top to Bottom: Calgary Flames Art Lost

Top to Bottom: Calgary Flames Art Lost

Far from elite, the Calgary Flames organization as a whole is in some stormy seas. After another pathetic effort at home, shut out for the third time in a young season, the bored fans have to wonder what on earth is going on. Well here’s what we know. From an organizational point of view things are toxic. After trying desperately to score a new arena, then meddling in a local civic election, then comparing the mayor to Trump, the Calgary…

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To Flames Powerplay Units of All Time if Glen Gulutzan was Picking Them

To Flames Powerplay Units of All Time if Glen Gulutzan was Picking Them

The Flames seem to enjoy killing penalties these days. That makes it even more important for the rare times when they get a PP, to cash in on the man advantage. But it’s been frustrating at times watching the PP unfold with the likes of Brouwer taking first team reps. We thought we’d throw together a quick, ‘Great Flames’ Powerplay Units of All Time’ as if Glen Gulutzan himself was picking them.