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Big Changes Finally Unrolling for Inconsistent Flames

Big Changes Finally Unrolling for Inconsistent Flames

The Calgary Flames are unbeaten in 2018! Which is to say they’ve won two in a row. Stringing together wins is something this team has been unable to accomplish since the season started. It’s why they’re out of a playoff spot and only have a chance of grabbing a Wild Card spot if they starting playing .600+ hockey. But thus far, the season has been a disappointment. It seems, management is finally running out of patience. The changes are coming…

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Up, down, up, down, down, down, up – Flames Still Searching for Consistency

Up, down, up, down, down, down, up – Flames Still Searching for Consistency

As the Western Division continues to remain jammed with teams jokeying for playoff position, the Calgary Flames continue their own struggles finding consistency in their game. In the past week the team has gone 1-2-1 suffering defeats when their game has inexplicably run out of goals. Then versus Vancouver last night, 6 goals. If the Flames want to make waves in before the New Year, they need to find consistency by stringing together multiple wins. Here’s how.

Flames End Road-Trip With Win

Flames End Road-Trip With Win

Calgary 3 – Colorado 2 The Calgary Flames ended their six game, 11-day, road trip with a win against the Colorado Avalanche. The Flames come home over .500 on the trip, showed some moments of brilliance, and put up some duds as well. Here are some parting thoughts on the trip and how the team fares at the quarter point in the season.

Back on Track? Flames 3 – Predators 2 (SO)

Back on Track? Flames 3 – Predators 2 (SO)

Well, that was ? to our ears! pic.twitter.com/Imv9fu6PKl — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 25, 2017 The Flames haven’t been playing consistent hockey all season. 60 minutes of their style? Nope. The lineup fans demand? Nope. Lack of offence? Yep. Terrible penalties? Yep. Tonight, the stage was set for something…..because the lineup (less Jagr) that’s arguably the best, was out there. That included Mark Jakowski, fresh on a callup. His presence is important, because with another capable centerman, Sam Bennett, who’s…

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Top to Bottom: Calgary Flames Art Lost

Top to Bottom: Calgary Flames Art Lost

Far from elite, the Calgary Flames organization as a whole is in some stormy seas. After another pathetic effort at home, shut out for the third time in a young season, the bored fans have to wonder what on earth is going on. Well here’s what we know. From an organizational point of view things are toxic. After trying desperately to score a new arena, then meddling in a local civic election, then comparing the mayor to Trump, the Calgary…

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To Flames Powerplay Units of All Time if Glen Gulutzan was Picking Them

To Flames Powerplay Units of All Time if Glen Gulutzan was Picking Them

The Flames seem to enjoy killing penalties these days. That makes it even more important for the rare times when they get a PP, to cash in on the man advantage. But it’s been frustrating at times watching the PP unfold with the likes of Brouwer taking first team reps. We thought we’d throw together a quick, ‘Great Flames’ Powerplay Units of All Time’ as if Glen Gulutzan himself was picking them.

Mayoral Race Tightens, Nenshi and Smith on New Arena

Mayoral Race Tightens, Nenshi and Smith on New Arena

Flamesnation posted this article asking all of the candidates for mayor to respond to 3 questions about a new arena. As usual, Bill Smith has little substance to add, which is too bad since he’s a popular candidates, just doesn’t have anything resembling a coherent plan. Here are the two pertinent conversations from the larger article. Naheed Nenshi Do you believe that the Saddledome needs to be replaced as Calgary‚Äôs primary arena? I think the Saddledome has served Calgary extremely…

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Jaromir Jagr signs with the Calgary Flames – Fan reaction

Jaromir Jagr signs with the Calgary Flames – Fan reaction

That’s a weird headline. That’s an incredible headline! The legend, the old man, the 3rd line RW, the dude not named Iginla, is going to suit up for the Flames this season. Training camp revealed a few things (apparently that Bartkowski is a #6 guy but that’s a different post), namely that there is a hole at RW depth, and that Troy Brouwer and his 4.5 million dollar contract can’t fill it. Which everyone knew. But management gave the team…

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Flames Enter the New Season in Arena Controversy

Flames Enter the New Season in Arena Controversy

“Hey, remember that $185 million you were gonna give us to build an arena? Yeah, well it turns out that by giving us $185 million, it’s actually more like you gave us nothing and we actually finance the whole thing”. This is like negotiating with a toddler. The Flames released this a couple days ago to counter the first City of Calgary graphic on what they offered the Flames ownership for a new arena deal in Victoria Park. The City…

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Should the City of Calgary Subsidize Hundreds of Millions to the Calgary Flames? CalgaryNext, New Arena, Olympics, and more

Should the City of Calgary Subsidize Hundreds of Millions to the Calgary Flames? CalgaryNext, New Arena, Olympics, and more

Updated June 10th, 2017. Yesterday, the Calgary Sun released a piece throwing their support behind sending hundreds of millions of public dollars to the private enterprise Flames organization. Apart from the garbage journalism (that we expect with the Sun), it didn’t do justice to the overall situation of public dollars for billionaire owned sports arenas. Here’s the best piece of read thus far on the topic pertaining to Calgary. Two years in, and still no critical thought of the new…

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