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Wow. What a Christmas Send Off: Calgary 4 – St Louis 3 (SO)

One thing you get from the this Flames team is consistent effort. Lately, they haven't been winning many games, but they've always been close. The missing piece? Talent. Or rather, a superstar who could be the difference maker. The Flames miss a couple pieces, and...

Calgary Flames 2 – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (OT)

Late game heroics aren't the MO for the Calgary Flames. What they're known for is blowing third period leads and folding the tent late. This same thing happened in this game. Devoid of offence once again, albeit they're improving their defensive play, Calgary...

Jarome Iginla Returns to Dome: Flames Fall Again

Calgary 1 - Boston 2 Jarome Iginla returned to the Saddledome for the first time since being traded at the end of last season. His pre-game welcome was met by a warm reception from fans. That disruption luckily worked in the Flames' favour as Boston took 2 periods to...

Baertschi Blows it for Flames; Calgary 2 – Chicago 3

The mantra before the game was a 'consistent 60 minute effort'. After a four game hiatus the Flames faced the visiting Stanley Cup champs only to be badly outmatched in the skill column. Nonetheless their game plan responded to the Hawks relentless attacks. Game plans...

Losers Yet Again: Calgary 1 – Columbus 2 (OT)

We know the Flames are terrible, but they used to compete. There was a drive to their game that was exciting. This is unfortunately the same old Flames identity from last season minus a handful of skilled players. It makes for very boring hockey, and if the hockey is...

No Response: Calgary 2 – Oilers 4

For almost 7 years the Edmonton Oilers have been rebuilding. They'll be going for another 7 at this rate. Their ability as an organization to build a winner despite the talent is zip. Calgary is in year 1 and the rebuild looks promising. Juror still out but one...

Utterly Terrible: Calgary 3 – Dallas 7

We knew there'd be growing pains, but wow, the Calgary Flames put up a horrific night. The worse part about the debacle? Not just one part, but many, like these: 1) The best we can do on the fourth line is put talent of Backlund with McGrattan and Jackman. If you put...

Calgary 2 – San Jose 3 (OT)

A couple of firsts in a game that Calgary somehow hung in and tied up. First, Reto Berra made his home debut. He faced over 30 shots and was steady less two goals he had no chance on. Ladislav Smid also played his first game in the Red thanks to a recent trade with...

Flames 2 – Blues 3 : curious coaching moves

Coaching decisions are the headline after the most recent Flames loss. After being manhandled 5v5 (ref looked the other way on infractions but the Flames didn't push back) Calgary clawed back in the third to make it close but were really never in the game. Bad...

Baptism By Fire: Flames Beat Blackhawks 3-2 (OT)

There were a number of rare occurrences in Chicago. The Calgary Flames opened up what should be a challenging road-swing (aren't they all?) against the Stanley Cup Champs no less. For one, Calgary hasn't won in Chicago in over 5 years. Second, Calgary waived Joey...

Calgary 2 – Toronto 4 : Bandwagon Torontonians Fill ‘Dome

The Calgary Flames dominated the Toronto Maple Leafs outshooting their opponents 44-22. The reason the Flames lost, untimely giveaways and running into a brick wall in Jon Bernier. What was unusual about this game was the sheer number of Leaf fans. Usually you get a...

Calgary Flames Alternate Third Jersey Leaked?

Update! Turns out this wasn't a hoax, it was for real, today the team unveiled the official third jersey. At least it beats the horse.... Folks at http://www.icethetics.info/blog/2013/10/5/did-nhl14-leak-new-flames-third.html are claiming the new alternate third...

Flames Going Down: Calgary 1 – Dallas 5

Dallas has talent but hasn't found their legs just yet, until they met Calgary. Luckily my PVR was wrong and starting taping the game at 830PM. That meant missing two thirds of the game which was a stinker. Funny thing is, the Flames are adding vets coming from...

Late Night Heroics: Calgary 3 – LA 2

While Calgary waited forever for their election results to trickle in, the Calgary Flames were in Los Angelas playing a late game to entertain voters who stayed up late. After 8 games Flames fans have seen enough to get a rough idea of the rhythm this team plays in....

Worst Officiated Game of the Year: Calgary 2 – Anaheim 3

Test refs must get the South Florida and South California games because nobody in those two States watch hockey. A half filled arena were on hand to watch what was easily the worst officiated game of the young season, and one of recent memory. This wasn't a case of...