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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...

#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...