Category: Flames News

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Can’t Argue with Evidence – WidemanEffect and Ref Bias Against the Flames

Last week Elliot Friedman mentioned on Hockey Night in Canada how the league and the Flames brass sat down to talk about the ‘alleged’ increase in Flames penalty calls. The cause of the unusual increase? Refs taking revenge… Read More

Road Swing Wins

The Flames take their mandatory 5 day break that will let other teams pick up some games in hand. We’ll see where the Flames sit come Monday when they face the Coyotes again. The recent trip to the… Read More

Brian Burke on Hockey Analytics – Agree or Disagree?

I found this clip interesting. Part of my agrees, analytics is the poster child of arm chair enthusiasts and anybody who took a stats class in college. It’s a tool in the toolbox. But part of my disagrees… Read More

2016-17 Calgary Flames Season Takes Off

It came down to the wire but the final roster has been set and the 2015-2016 Calgary Flames season is about to begin. The single questions fans are asking (since thee Gaudreau signing): will the Flames make the… Read More

Johnny Hockey Signs 6 – Year Deal Just in Time for Season Opener

It came down to the wire, but in the end it got done. Johnny Gaudreau, restricted free-agent, has signed a long-term extension for six years with the Flames. The surprise? The price. Some pegged the Gaudreau camp asking… Read More

Calgary Flames Training Camp Opens

The 2016-2017 season is a couple weeks away which means the players are all in town ready to kick-off another race to the Cup. Probably the biggest piece of the puzzle for the team–improvement in goal. Here’s Brian… Read More

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2016-17 Calgary Flames Taking Shape Post-Draft and Pre-Free Agency

Some moves and some updates from the Calgary Flames front. The NHL Draft went down to the wire, even before it began, with a rumored 3-way trade with Columbus, Edmonton, and Calgary. Nothin materialized and Calgary stuck with… Read More

Calgary Flames Fire Bob Hartley – News Conference Highlights

If there was a right time to fire the head coach, about now is the time to do. General Manager Brad Treliving announced this morning that Bob Hartley, and associate coach Jacques Cloutier, will not return to the… Read More

How Bob Hartley is Killing the Flames Mid-Season

It’s just past the midway markup the 2015-2016 NHL season and the Calgary Flames hover around bottom bottom of the league. Nobody is expecting them to make this year’s playoffs although they might make a late push. Although… Read More