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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...

First Shoot-Out Win in Forever: Calgary 3 – Dallas 2 (SO)

It's been a while since the Flames won in a shoot out. They have all the talent but their record on breakaways is pretty dismal. With the puck on his stick, Johnny Gaudreau made it count, thinking shot first, but ultimately dekeing the pants off of Ben Bishop. Such a...

Flames Asleep at the Wheel – Lose in OT v Kings

Can we get one thing straight? It's the media that's hyping this Tkachuk vs. Doughty feud. THey don't want to talk about it. But media needs something to talk about and are blowing this rivalry out of proportion. Not that it doesn't make for exciting hockey, but it's...

Home Opener Win

Although it's soon coming where the Canucks v Flames rivalry will be taken over once again by the Flames v Oilers, every victory v the Canucks is sweet. Calgary won their home opener against the rebuilding Canucks. You can thank riding the coattails of David Rittich....

Another Season Opener Loss

We're back! Another 82 games await eager fans in the 2019-2020 NHL season. Calgary faced their divisional and playoff rivals, the Colorado Avalanche. A game that looked very much like the beleaguered playoff series that the Flames dropped in five. In their 5-3 loss,...