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’s primary arena? I think the Saddledome has served Calgary extremely…

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Curse Lifted: Calgary 2 – Anaheim 0

Curse Lifted: Calgary 2 – Anaheim 0

Let this be a lesson, nobody gets away with beating the Calgary Flames 30 times straight at home. The Calgary Flames registered their first win in Anaheim since 2004. Or to put it another way, Mike Smith has never lost at the Honda Centre as a Calgary Flames. For this part, Smith registered his first shut out as a Flames as well. Things are certainly looking solid in goal. But how about the rest of the squad?

Flames Win Season Opener: Calgary 6 – Winnipeg 3

Flames Win Season Opener: Calgary 6 – Winnipeg 3

What a game! A post shared by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Oct 7, 2017 at 9:52pm PDT For 4.5 period of the new NHL season the Calgary Flames were MIA. Well, the Calgary Flames minus Mike Smith. Badly outplayed in Edmonton in the season opener, the home opener looked about the same against the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Apart from stellar saves from Smith, the Flames were lacklustre, non-existent even. Couldn’t establish a forecheck, were half asleep, and ultimately went down…

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Flames Blow Home Opener: Calgary 0 – Edmonton 3

Flames Blow Home Opener: Calgary 0 – Edmonton 3

The Calgary Flames struggle on opening night, especially against their provincial rivals. The lead up to the the season opener say the Flames play a handful of lacklustre outings in pre-season. When the puck dropped last night on the new 2017-2018 season, the team was thoroughly dominated by the Oilers. This is the Oilers team that’s about Arizona Coyotes good without the #2 best player in the NHL, who we have to keep reiterating due to jealousy, was won in…

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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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Draft Splash: Flames Trade for Hamonic and Draft

Draft Splash: Flames Trade for Hamonic and Draft

The Calgary Flames have made another enormous splash at the entry draft with a trade for the hottest commodity on the market–puck moving right-handed D man who can play top minutes. The Flames have solved their #3-4 spot issue for years to come and now boast among the league’s best top 4 tandems. The cost? Steep. We have acquired Travis Hamonic & a 4th rd pick in 2019 or 2020 from NYI for a 2018 1st rd pick, 2018 2nd…

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Flames Fill Goalie Position Trading for Mike Smith from Arizona

Flames Fill Goalie Position Trading for Mike Smith from Arizona

The Calgary Flames have acquired 35-year old Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for the rights to Chad Johnson, unsigned prospect Brandon Hickey and a conditional third-round draft pick before the NHL’s trade freeze kicked in Saturday afternoon. The third-round pick will become a second-round pick if the Flames qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs next season. Arizona retained 25 per cent of Smith’s $5.67 million deal, which has two seasons remaining. This trade is basically Mike Smith for $4.25…

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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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