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Flames Top Hawks: 3 – 2 (SO)

Flames Top Hawks: 3 – 2 (SO)

The goalies were on fire in the shoot-out with only Kris Versteeg’s 7th round goal the difference maker. This game can be described with two features: 1) Brian Elliot, lucky to be good and good to be lucky. He got lucky but was more good. Make sense? Late in the game he shut the door and gave us a glimpse of why he was so coveted in the off-season. Whether he can perform consistently is the question. 2) PP finally…

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Abysmal Again. Flames Dropped Badly at Home 4-2

Abysmal Again. Flames Dropped Badly at Home 4-2

It’s the Carolina Hurricanes. Nobody watches this team. They haven’t won a game this season, and for 55 minutes they manhandled the Flames. For their part, the Calgary Flames are a team built with all the players money can buy, but the product on ice is terrible. This year’s Calgary Flames are actually worse than last year’s, despite being ‘better on paper’. Top to bottom, the new coach is out of his element, and yes, a new system takes time,…

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PowerPlay Abysmal in First Win of Season: Calgary 4 – Buffalo 3 (SO)

PowerPlay Abysmal in First Win of Season: Calgary 4 – Buffalo 3 (SO)

Four games in and the first win of the season for these Calgary Flames. There were other ‘firsts’ tonight as well. Matthew Tkachuk scored his first NHL goal to the tie the game late in the 3rd. Chad Johnson, local boy, got his first win as a Flames in net facing his old team. Then there were a lot of ‘same old’ like the abysmal broken powerplay. Everyone who knows anything knows this: Calgary has never had a good PP….

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Flames Drop 3rd in a Row: Calgary 1 – Vancouver 2 (SO)

Flames Drop 3rd in a Row: Calgary 1 – Vancouver 2 (SO)

The Calgary Flames played in there third game of the regular season with some teams, like the Vancouver Canucks, only starting their season tonight. fit team I played a factor late in the game and, but it doesn’t cover up the fact this team looks lost.┬áIf it’s not goaltending then it’s offence. Tonight Vancouver scored all three goals. They scored on themselves on a delayed penalty, they scored late in the third to tie the game, and then they scored…

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Flames Destroyed in 2016-2017 Opener

Flames Destroyed in 2016-2017 Opener

Edmonton 7 – Calgary 4 After a half-hour delay before puck drop due to a Rogers commercial on their new building, the game finally got underway to open the new season much to the delight of the hometown fans who took in the spectacle in the new arena. Calgarians will continue to revel in their old building as their cool neighbours to the North bask in their shiny new arena and millions of the dollars of tax payer subsidies. On…

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Calgary Flames Smash Vancouver Canucks in Home Finale 7-3

Calgary Flames Smash Vancouver Canucks in Home Finale 7-3

Mikael Backlund Records First Career Hat-Trick If there’s one thing you know as a Calgary flames fan it’s the shared hatred for the divisional rivals. The recent history between the two teams makes every game prospect for gloating rights. With both teams heading for an early off-season, only pride was on the line. As a fan, you look at your team, and although you may not be making the playoffs, it’s oh so satisfying to drop kick the Canucks in…

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Flames Win Wild Affair: Calgary 6 – SJ 5 (SO)

Flames Win Wild Affair: Calgary 6 – SJ 5 (SO)

This game had everything. Excitement, scoring, no defence, terrible goaltending, overtime, and a shootout. Calgary went up 4-0 in the first but squandered it off of some ill timed penalties. It’s easy to blame the refs, and they were too noticeable, but Calgary shot themselves in the foot. What’s been particularly noticeable is how Hartley is killing the team mid-season, more on that in the next post. Here’s the post-game

Flames Win 4 – 1 Against Crapcouver

Flames Win 4 – 1 Against Crapcouver

The Calgary Flames may not be making this year’s playoffs, but at least they beat their archrivals and everybody’s most hated team, the Vancouver Canucks. There’re basically only three storylines: – rolling four solid forechecking lines; – a near shutout for Jonah Hiller – Sean Monahan scored his first NHL slapshot goal. A photo posted by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Feb 6, 2016 at 9:34pm PST

Flames Continue Downward Spiral

Flames Continue Downward Spiral

Kiss the playoffs goodbye. We knew they were out in December, but the Flames are simply a bad hockey club. For a myriad of reasons, this team team won’t be in the post-season. Right now, the main reason is there is zero secondary scoring. That’s how far away this team is from competing for a championship–they are HALF a team away. SIX forwards (I would get ride of the entire 3rd and 4th lineup) need to replaced, but in reality…

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