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Calgary Flames Win Round 1 in 7th Game OT Nailbitter

Calgary Flames Win Round 1 in 7th Game OT Nailbitter

It was a late Sunday night, which meant work for the majority of viewers the next morning, but every Flames fan sat glued to the very edge of their seats as overtime unfolded in the best of seven series. Dallas took Calgary to the bring despite being badly outplayed...

Flames Wrap Season with Pacific Division Title

**EDIT, FLAMES FACE DALLAS MAY 3rd for the best of 7 series!*** When the season started did you predict at all the outcome of this season? The Calgary Flames a top of the Pacific Division? Careers from multiple players? We knew Darryl Sutter was going to lead the team...

Mid-Season Report Card

As the world continues to deal with the global pandemic, NHL hockey continues to operate in the background. This year's iteration of the Calgary Flames are exhibiting quintessential 'Sutter' qualities. Tough defence, low shots against, maximizing offensive...

Calgary Flames in November Run to 7-2-4 Record

Calgary Flames in November Run to 7-2-4 Record

So we didn't expect the Flames to turn it around like this. Did you? Fans are used to a little high and a big low. We're still waiting for the floor to fall out from beneath this team. But given the play throughout the first two months of the season, you get the sense...

Flames Return from Early Road-Trip with Perfect Score

I don't know how, but they did. Calgary returned from an early season Eastern road-swing with a perfect 5-0 record taking on some heavy hitters like the Washington Capitals and NY Rangers. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) After...

Calgary Flames 2021-2022 Season preview

We're all setup and ready to go. This year's instalment of the Calgary Flames are slated to provide the same mediocre on ice performance as they did last year. Although this will be a full season compared to the reduced COVID season last year, the team itself looks...

Quick Reflections on Current State of the NHL

If you're anything like me you're a big fan of the game of hockey. Maybe not the NHL, but you love the game itself. That's why the best hockey you can watch is the Olympics, not the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Playoff hockey is awesome hockey, no doubt, but the pure skill...

Flames in Freefall – Darryl Sutter Back as Coach

First it was Blasty jerseys, now it's a full retrofit with Darryl Sutter assuming head coaching duties with the Calgary Flames. Do good things come full circle?   As everyone called for the firing of Geoff Ward who seemed to be over his head in many games, what...

ROCK Bottom – What Will it Take to Turn it Around

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames)   Boy the comments aren't kind in that IG post. Can the Flames turn it around? Here's what they need.   The coach has lost the room. Players want out. They aren't being...

One-Month In: The Inconsistent Calgary Flames

Just over a month into the abridged pandemic NHL season and the Calgary Flames are struggling. But if your glass half full kind of person then take a look at the standings. With four games in hand if the flames could figure out all of their problems they could make a...

Points Early for Flames in Start of Shortened Pandemic Season

A torrid start and pace of games for the 2020 hockey season. It makes it seem like it could come to last man standing given the frequency of games and COVID protocols. Oddly, Calgary has an extended break between games early in the season. What is a short in season...

2021 NHL Season Begins

I didn't notice. Did you? A new NHL season is upon us but other than diehard fans it's hard to notice. There are, to state the obvious, bigger things to worry about. But the show must apparently go on, which is why in the middle of January, usually close to the...

NHL Hockey is Back

Weird huh? If the Flames drop out of the play-in they have a chance at 1st overall selection in the entry draft. If they win against Winnipeg then they play the reigning Cup Champs--the St Louis Blues. So a quick exit expected. Anyways, a welcome distraction for those...

Cancel the Season. Live to Play Another Game

If you're anything like me then you don't like the idea of hockey in August and July. You also don't like the idea of a massive upheaval in the playoff format. Although there are two sides to viewership: fans who'd like the distraction from COVID, and those who have...

Cancel the Season Already 2020 Covid in Hockey & Calgary

So nobody really cares about hockey these days. We've seen how much it really matters. I shouldn't say we don't care. I think fans would love to have some playoff hockey. But ultimately, we've realized how little we really need it. It's not essential. A new arena...