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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2016-17 Calgary Flames Season Takes Off

2016-17 Calgary Flames Season Takes Off

It came down to the wire but the final roster has been set and the 2015-2016 Calgary Flames season is about to begin. The single questions fans are asking (since thee Gaudreau signing): will the Flames make the playoffs? I would say, YES! The goaltending alone I believe gives the team at minimum 10 extra points. The improvements up front will translate into exciting hockey and more goals. We can only assume that the special teams can go nowhere but…

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Johnny Hockey Signs 6 – Year Deal Just in Time for Season Opener

Johnny Hockey Signs 6 – Year Deal Just in Time for Season Opener

It came down to the wire, but in the end it got done. Johnny Gaudreau, restricted free-agent, has signed a long-term extension for six years with the Flames. The surprise? The price. Some pegged the Gaudreau camp asking price of 8 million. Start high in negotiations I guess. The Flames were reported to be coming in low, around 6.5. In the end, the deal was for just around 6.75 million a year, largely a STEAL of a deal for the…

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Calgary Flames Training Camp Opens

Calgary Flames Training Camp Opens

The 2016-2017 season is a couple weeks away which means the players are all in town ready to kick-off another race to the Cup. Probably the biggest piece of the puzzle for the team–improvement in goal. Here’s Brian Elliot, shedding his all blue pads from his time in St Louis, for a mean all red. Brian Elliott's new All-Red Flames gear

2016-17 Calgary Flames Taking Shape Post-Draft and Pre-Free Agency

2016-17 Calgary Flames Taking Shape Post-Draft and Pre-Free Agency

Some moves and some updates from the Calgary Flames front. The NHL Draft went down to the wire, even before it began, with a rumored 3-way trade with Columbus, Edmonton, and Calgary. Nothin materialized and Calgary stuck with the #6 pick, and by some miracle thanks to Vancouver (again), managed to land RW (although a left-shot) Matthew Tkachuck. Here’s how the other rounds unraveled.

Calgary Flames Fire Bob Hartley – News Conference Highlights

Calgary Flames Fire Bob Hartley – News Conference Highlights

If there was a right time to fire the head coach, about now is the time to do. General Manager Brad Treliving announced this morning that Bob Hartley, and associate coach Jacques Cloutier, will not return to the club. Only one season removed from winning the Jack Adams award for league’s best coach, Bob Highlights from this morning press conference with GM Treliving: