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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...

Draft Splash: Flames Trade for Hamonic and Draft

The Calgary Flames have made another enormous splash at the entry draft with a trade for the hottest commodity on the market--puck moving right-handed D man who can play top minutes. The Flames have solved their #3-4 spot issue for years to come and now boast among...

Golf Flames Golf – A Playoff Recap

Views. A post shared by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:12pm PDT Now that the dust has settled and the abbreviated playoff appearance is over, fans can look back at the debacle that was this year's first round series vs the Anaheim Ducks. Going into...

Revisiting the Non High-Stick

Revisiting the Non High-Stick

This is a picture of an NHL sized net. It measures 4x6. That's four feet high by six feet wide. Last night's game featured this goal that was ruled NOT a high-stick (good goal). This frame is an instant after the puck struck the stick, so it was fractionally higher....

Controversy Abounds – League Officials Make Crucial Decision

Controversy Abounds – League Officials Make Crucial Decision

Flames Fall 0-3 in Series The players on the ice in this series aren't the only ones making the decisions. In games 1 and 2 you had some curious officiating, and even the need for league officials to step in for goal reviews. Tonight, you can't blame the refs, Calgary...

Officials Hand Flames Game 2 Loss

Calgary 2 - Anaheim 3 Too much to write about after an exciting Game 2 that was ultimately decided by the refs. In playoff hockey you come to expect a certain leeway in calls, but for the Flames, they will never (#widemaneffect eh!?) benefit from impartial...

Abysmal. Calgary Drops Game 1 : Flames 2 – Ducks 3

If this was a regular season game, and Dennis Wideman was playing, you could blame him and the refs. But this is the playoffs, and the Flames didn't show up, that's as simple as it gets. It was abundantly obvious that nerves got the best of the young team, as they...

First Round Match: Calgary Flames v Anaheim Ducks

See you soon, #NHLDucks.The #Flames will take on Anaheim in Round One of the #NHLPlayoffs! pic.twitter.com/xBaTlMgN91— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) April 10, 2017 And so it begins. The 2016-2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs start on Wednesday, and this year's edition...

Proving Nothing: Calgary 1 – Anaheim 3

The Flames haven't won in Anaheim in years (13 years) and could've used a win to show themselves they stand a chance against what is likely to be their first round opponents. The MO on Anaheim is simple, they're a big team that will hurt you, they get away with a lot,...

When the Goalie Steals the Game: SJ 2 – Calgary 5

Flames Clinch Playoff Spot A post shared by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Mar 31, 2017 at 9:16pm PDT 36 saves on the night for Brian Elliott, who stole two tonight. When you enter into the playoffs, or any game for that matter, the goalie is the one player who can...

Flames Fail to Clinch in Rough and Tumble Game

63 penalty minutes handed out in a game that could've seen Calgary clinch a playoff spot. They'll eventually get there, but this was more of a statement game, and the Flames failed miserably. All eyes on Matthew Tkachuck, his first game vs the Kings after the elbow to...