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Calgary Flames Finally Serve Anaheim Ducks Massive Loss 8-3

Calgary Flames Finally Serve Anaheim Ducks Massive Loss 8-3

This was actually a 7-1 blowout until the final 2 minutes. You knew the Flames’ were due. A result years in the making, Calgary has spent seasons trying to get over the ‘Duck Demons’, consistently losing, and sometimes badly, to the bigger, tougher, talented Ducks. The storyline was perfect for a Sunday evening game too. The return of Johnny Hockey. Gaudreau, originally slated to miss 4-6 weeks, has been practicing as of late, and made a surprise return to the…

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Calgary 3 – Toronto 0

Calgary 3 – Toronto 0

With this THIRD shut-out of the season, Chad Johnson back stopped the Flames to a convincing home victory against the refresh Toronto Maple Leafs. Coming off their longest road-swing of the season, the Flames took the lead early scoring twice in the first minute of the opening period. From then on it was more Calgary as the team comfortably road the lead to a victory. A couple of insight on tonight’s game.

Flames 3 – Detroit 2

Flames 3 – Detroit 2

In one of those rare days when both the Calgary Stampeders and Calgary Flames play, and win, the Flames did their part by sticking to their gameplan and pulling out a late game win thanks to the emerging second line lead by Mikael Backlund. Chad Johnson started his 4th game in a row, leading the Flames to their 3rd victory in a row. With the likes of the top line mostly non-existent, the big money players injured or invisible (Monahan…

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Flames 1 – Wild 0

Flames 1 – Wild 0

A photo posted by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Nov 15, 2016 at 8:10pm PST We’ve always known that the Minnesota Wild please boring hockey, that means a low scoring game, which maybe, just maybe, gives the Flames a chance, and all you need is a chance for 29th best team in a league of 30 teams. Coach Gulutzan has taken the first month of the season to experiment with line combinations trying everything in the bag of tricks except for…

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Brief Report Cards – Flames Drop Two in Underperformance in Anaheim and LA

Brief Report Cards – Flames Drop Two in Underperformance in Anaheim and LA

How about that for identity?! A few losses here and there, and two games where a team ‘strengthening’ their identity had little to show. You know that feeling when you have a kid who’s clearly crappy at anything sports related, and even though they have shameless enthusiasm, when they start playing you can only keep your fingers crossed they don’t horribly embarrass themselves? That’s the Calgary Flames. There’s little to show with an ‘improved’ lineup and 14 games under their…

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California Swing – Flames 3 – SJ 2

California Swing – Flames 3 – SJ 2

The only saving grace for the inconsistent Flames’ play is the fact most other Western Conference teams are struggling too. Identity is the key to this team, something they’re still trying to find amidst a brand new system deployed by a brand new coaching staff. Slowly the team is picking up the pieces and assembling a competent on-ice product–slowly. Some games things look good for a while, other games things don’t look good. The Flames have been relying on the…

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Where are the Flames

Where are the Flames

Dropped again, 5-1 against Chicago, everyone single person is wondering where the Flames are, particularly the ‘top line’ that can’t get going without a bonafide RW. What we know for sure, they aren’t a playoff team. What we’re curious about, is whether they can string together a win or two. ANd by the way, not a SINGLE PERSON other than Glen Gulutzan thinks Dennis Wideman is a #2 D man.

Flames Lose 3 – 1 Vs Caps – Post game in 3 points

Flames Lose 3 – 1 Vs Caps – Post game in 3 points

The post game review in three bullet points. Dennis Wideman badly out of position on first goal. Fail Wideman. Fail coach for putting Wideman on top D line. No offensive 5v5 production from top line. Fail coach, albeit who are you going to put as a RW on that line? Giordano. Maybe it’s being saddle with Wideman, but he’s off his game. Honorable mention to Backlund who had an incredible game. Flames played a top team in the East and…

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2 in a row: Calgary 4 – St Louis 1

2 in a row: Calgary 4 – St Louis 1

Fancy that, a string of games thrown together and a couple wins. The wins are good ,but there are 3 glaring errors that have absolutely no conceivable answer: 1) Why is GRossman playing? 2) Why is Wideman on the top defensive unit? This is incredibly stupid. He’s a 6th D man who plays PP, not a shutdown man. I’m gonna call him ‘one hand on the stick’ Wideman from now on. 3) Chiasson on the top line is dumb. The…

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