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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...

Still Unbeaten (In Regulation): Calgary 3 – NJ 2

In one of those rare and glorious sports days for the City of Calgary, both the Stampeders and the Flames were playing at home at the same time. And for the first time in recent memory, BOTH teams won. Admittedly, before this game went down I told everyone who'd...

Winning? Flames 3 – Montreal 2

Hmmm, something seems to be amiss. The Calgary Flames don't win games in October. After all, Iginla always has a slow start. Maybe that guy was dragging the whole team down because early in the 2013 season Calgary has been a pleasant surprise. Admittedly, the sky will...

Flames Drop Home Opener 5 – 4 to Canucks

The Flames will win quite a few games up to December because other teams take them lightly. Vancouver did it and they should've lost. Even without a 'star' hockey player on the roster, and with Stajan and Cammalleri out with injuries, the Flames still compete night in...

Game 2 – Flames Win First of 2013 Season

Calgary 4 - Columbus 3 Well, it's not dump and chase hockey, it's actually exciting most of the time, at both ends of the ice. Sometimes it looks like a defensive zone fire drill, but this year's Flames are certainly different. New faces everywhere and with them come...

Sven and Sean & Low Expectations

#1 draft picks don't have a stellar career when picked by the Flames organization. A brief history of Calgary Flames first rounders and GP with the Flames: 2006 - Leland Irving 13 career GP 2005 - Matt Pelech 7 career GP 2004 - Kris Chucko - 2 career GP 2000 - Brett...