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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...

#emergencygoalie

The Flames are bad, but I don't think they'll be Toronto Maple Leafs bad this year. Great story. Emergency backup goalie who's wearing Leafs AHL gear, 43 years old to boot, took home a 6-3 victory. Calgary and Edmonton have CIS goalies in this role...not the Zamboni...

Inconsistent

Flames have dropped 3 of 4 versus one of the worst teams in the NHL at a time of year where they need points against sub .500 teams. This team is inconsistent, which for a team without an identity, IS their identity. But there was a fight so....I guess that's OK?

Flames Clinch Battle of Alberta Series With Another Win

Flames Clinch Battle of Alberta Series With Another Win

Part 3 of the best of 5 for 2020 edition of the Battle of Alberta was thus far the most anticipated. In the last meeting just two weeks ago, the Flames came out with a win, but the sub-text included Matthew Tkachuk's railroading of Zack Kassian. Kassian received a two...

Flames Pull 2 Points in SO vs Minnesota

There's a lot of work to be done in 2020 for the Calgary Flames. It all looks like the same issues too. Primary scoring hot and cold, defensive zone coverage completely MIA at times, and entire lacklustre periods. Early this season it was the first period, then the...

Flames Coach Bill Peters Slammed for Racism

The tweet that sent the hockey world on fire yesterday evening came mid-way through the first to top Flames brass. In it, allegations that Bill Peters is a racist. Not very surprising the things we’re hearing about Babcock. Apple doesn’t fall far from the Tree, same...

Flames in Review – Come from Behind Specialists

It's been a week and the Flames are playing a ton of hockey with little rest or practice time in between. Despite the hectic schedule, and subpar performance, somehow they sit three points out of first in the Conference. Albeit, they have played the most games with...

How Long till the Basement Comes?

The Calgary Flames are sliding fast...into the basement of the Western Conference. With few notable changes in the lineup from last year, the former Western Conference Champs are struggling to string together 60 minutes, let alone another playoff run. Last night in...

Question Marks After 10 Game Mark

10 games into the 2019-20 season there are some questions for this year's Calgary Flames. For one, is the lineup good enough? There were essentially no changes, minus James Neal, who is leading the league in goals, and a couple of other Oilers cast offs. But that's...

5-1 Flames Stomp Detroit

Well how about that secondary scoring? The Flames have been missing lines 3 and 4 in the past week but a challenge by the coach over the weekend seems to have temporarily changed things. As the top line looks about average, the 3rd line stepped in over the past two...

Flames Beat Flyers After Tough Weekend

Back in the win column for the Calgary Flames after taking a beating in a 3 game road swing through the Southern US. Las Vegas featured a blowout, San Jose another loss. The team was floundering, looking for some sense of effort and rhythm. It doesn't help that the...