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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.

Mayoral Race Tightens, Nenshi and Smith on New Arena

Mayoral Race Tightens, Nenshi and Smith on New Arena

Flamesnation posted this article asking all of the candidates for mayor to respond to 3 questions about a new arena. As usual, Bill Smith has little substance to add, which is too bad since he’s a popular candidates, just doesn’t have anything resembling a coherent plan. Here are the two pertinent conversations from the larger article. Naheed Nenshi Do you believe that the Saddledome needs to be replaced as Calgary‚Äôs primary arena? I think the Saddledome has served Calgary extremely…

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Jaromir Jagr signs with the Calgary Flames – Fan reaction

Jaromir Jagr signs with the Calgary Flames – Fan reaction

That’s a weird headline. That’s an incredible headline! The legend, the old man, the 3rd line RW, the dude not named Iginla, is going to suit up for the Flames this season. Training camp revealed a few things (apparently that Bartkowski is a #6 guy but that’s a different post), namely that there is a hole at RW depth, and that Troy Brouwer and his 4.5 million dollar contract can’t fill it. Which everyone knew. But management gave the team…

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Flames Enter the New Season in Arena Controversy

Flames Enter the New Season in Arena Controversy

“Hey, remember that $185 million you were gonna give us to build an arena? Yeah, well it turns out that by giving us $185 million, it’s actually more like you gave us nothing and we actually finance the whole thing”. This is like negotiating with a toddler. The Flames released this a couple days ago to counter the first City of Calgary graphic on what they offered the Flames ownership for a new arena deal in Victoria Park. The City…

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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

Updated June 10th, 2017. 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…

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

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 on the club for the Dennis Wideman hit on linesman Don Henderson (who still hasn’t fully recovered). One referee did not find that funny. The next day, he phoned to complain and dropped a bit of a bombshell: The NHL and the…

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