Worse Off. Flames Open the Season With Another Spectacular 5-2 Loss

Worse Off. Flames Open the Season With Another Spectacular 5-2 Loss

If there was one game Flames fans didn’t want to see it was this one. Brand new squad, too many new players, same old problems. Where to begin? Ah forget it, no post-game, not worth the time. Just some highlights. In goal, couldn’t really blame Smith, but he let in 4. The defence looked lost at times. The odd man rushes given up approached double digits. Toughness is completely missing. can’t expect much for a team that got smaller. Also…

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Calgary Flames 2018-2019 Opening Roster Set – Let the Games Begin

Calgary Flames 2018-2019 Opening Roster Set – Let the Games Begin

Puck drop on Wednesday to open the new season of hockey. Calgary has the dubious distinction of the longest active losing streak on opening night at 8. They have a chance to turn their fate with back-to-back games vs the lowly Vancouver Canucks. Despite an underwhelming pre-season, the new look Calgary Flames will excite, if for no other reason that fans will finally get a look at the new roster. Speaking of opening night rosters, here’s what the Flames look…

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HOCKEY! Flames Open Pre-Season With Loss

HOCKEY! Flames Open Pre-Season With Loss

Calgary 3 – Boston 4 (SO) The Calgary Flames opened the 2018 pre-season in China facing the Boston Bruins. The Flames have brought their starting lineup, whereas the Bruins left half at home. Although Calgary outshot the Bruins throwing 40 pucks at Halak, they couldn’t pull out a late win. In fact, they looked like the FLames of old, including going 2 for 8 on the PP (including a late PP to tie). The defence looked at time in shambles,…

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Jarome Iginla Retires as a Flame – Links From Around the Rink

Jarome Iginla Retires as a Flame – Links From Around the Rink

A post shared by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Jul 30, 2018 at 7:40pm PDT If you’re anything like me, growing up in the “Young Guns” era when the Flames were hot trash, Jarome Iginla emerged as the saviour, and nearly capped off a storybook 2004 season with a Stanley Cup (we won). He was the hero the team needed to essentially save NHL hockey in the city. He was also the type of human, humble and excellent, that endeared him…

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WHAT?! Flames Unload Dougie Hamilton and Ferland to Caroline for Hanfin and Lindholm

WHAT?! Flames Unload Dougie Hamilton and Ferland to Caroline for Hanfin and Lindholm

.@CortexBusiness Transaction Alert: The #Flames have acquired forward Elias Lindholm and defenceman Noah Hanifin from the Hurricanes! https://t.co/bOUPfPI3eO — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 23, 2018 I can’t believe it. Can you? All of the rumors that Dougie was going to be traded, and the BS that Brad Treliving said that Dougie wasn’t going to be traded, amounted to Dougie Hamilton being traded. Why? A stud RH defencemen just entering his prime. For who? Downgrades. If we want to look at…

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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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Flames Finally Win in Battle of AB Part 4

Flames Finally Win in Battle of AB Part 4

Do you remember the Young Guns era? That team was really bad. Like, really bad. The Flames since March (probably since February (probably since January)) have been WORSE then the Young Guns. In fact, they have been playing as the worst team in the NHL. Pretty terrible for a cap team that was supposed to hit 100 points. HA! With off-season changes just around the corner, fans need to get through the final slow death of this team. Actually, most…

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Flames Sporadic Play Nets BOA Win

Flames Sporadic Play Nets BOA Win

The Flames haven’t beaten the Oilers in a couple of years. Before that, there was a stretch of what seemed like 10 years that Calgary kept winning. But as of late, the Flames couldn’t get up for the Battle of Alberta. Tonight it changed, most in part thanks to the play of Mike Smith in goal who was outstanding. Now will it be enough to start a trend as the season fades and the playoff aspirations with it? Here’s what…

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