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Calgary Flames: What should they do with the 16th overall pick?

In terms of draft position in the first round, the Calgary Flames have the best chance at drafting a new impact player out of this year’s playoff teams. They ended up with the first wild card spot after tying Nashville for the fewest points out of any playoff team, but they ended up with the first non-lottery pick after they were swept out of the first round and the Predators made...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Go Big or Go Home: Calgary Flames Should Look at Cory Schneider

There could be a big fish on the market When various goaltending options for the Calgary Flames are discussed, names such as the two Penguin goaltenders are brought up along with a host of other candidates. One name that has started to surface more over the last few weeks is the possibility of the New Jersey Devils trading Cory Schneider. The Devils finished 27th in the entire...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

Theo Fleury – It’s the Size of the Heart That Matters!

Originally published by Michale DiFranco in October 2009. Originally I was preparing to do a “Where Are They Now” segment on Theo Fleury, and low and behold, he attempts one final comeback to the NHL!  I am sure we all know that it didn’t work as he wanted, the Flames cut him from their final roster announced for the season, but he made the effort and was able to retire as...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

2016-17 Report Card: Sean Monahan

Monahan made a big jump from our midseason grades Sean Monahan (Centre) - Midseason Grade: C+ G A Rel.CF% Rel.xGF% 27 31 -3.16 -3.3 Our Individual Grades FlamesMM: (A) Like the rest of the Flames, it was a difficult start to the season for Monahan, but things finally started to click around the midpoint of the season and he caught fire. Monahan had only 22 points in the first...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

Flames In Line For New Digs?

The Flames are listed as a team that may get a slight uniform makeover next season. If reports that came out today are to be believed, the Flames are one of 13 (Las Vegas as well) teams that could be getting a uniform tweak next season. Whether you love or hate the Flames current digs, something will be different when Calgary takes the ice this fall. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
3 days ago

2017 NHL Draft: Just One Pick in First Three Rounds Would be a Flames' Franchise First

We all experienced it as a teenager and it's disappointing.Dropped off at the mall to meet up with friends, your parents only give you $20 to spend while everyone else got $50.Welcome to Brad Treliving's world when it comes to the 2017 NHL Draft.A month away from when the world's best 18-year-old hockey players will descend upon Chicago's United Center, the sad reality for Treliving...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Treliving’s Summer of Trades & Transactions

When he joined the Calgary Flames in the spring of 2014, Brad Treliving faced the task of drastically improving a rebuilding hockey club. Three seasons into his tenure, his to-do list for the summer of 2017 is much more focused but just as long as during his first off-season. He doesn’t have to fix every aspect of the hockey club, but he’ll have a lot of things to address. The...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Who Could the Flames Lose to Vegas?

The NHL Expansion Draft is under two months away and soon enough the thousands of mock expansion drafts will be nothing more than a shell of how the actual expansion draft shakes out. Unlike the case for many teams around the league, the Calgary Flames’ management group isn’t really in a position where they need to sweat heading into the expansion draft. The Flames have the...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 days ago

Perfect Pairings: A Sommelier's Guide to Six Tasty Goaltending Combinations for the Flames

A Cabernet Sauvignon and aged Gouda go really well together, as does a Chardonnay and Gruyere. A Malbec and aged cheddar is an excellent combination, so is a Pinot Noir and Brie.A delightful wine or a tasty cheese are easily enough found on their own, but what brings out the best in both and makes for the best experience is when you can find the perfect pairing.The right wine but...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stockton Playoff Primer: Red-Hot Heat Seek Upset of Top Ranked San Jose

Brandon Bollig brings experience to line-up. (Photo by Jack Lima) Rolling for a couple months now, the American Hockey League's Stockton Heat will try to topple the juggernaut San Jose Barracuda this weekend.In Calder Cup playoff action, Stockton got a split on the road last weekend. Now they return home to with a chance to clinch the opening round best-of-five series.The Heat entered...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
April 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Three questions the Calgary Flames must answer in the offseason

The Calgary Flames were one of only two teams to be swept out of the first round of the NHL playoffs, and it is very hard to put a silver lining on that, especially against a division rival like the Ducks. On the other hand, they did keep all four games close, but that is a moot point considering the team has not won in the Honda Center since April 25, 2006, a span of a whopping...
Via isportsweb.com
April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Whose profane Dougie Hamilton rant was picked up on Sportsnet’s broadcast?

Ah, the perils of hot mics. Microphones that were on when interview subjects thought they were off have caused problems for everyone from Robert Durst to Dave Bliss in the wider world, and in the sports media world, everyone from Jim Nantz to Byron McDonald has been tripped up by them. The case of the profane rant about Calgary Flames’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton that appears to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: First round preview and prediction

The final month of the regular season was like musical chairs for the Pacific Division. The only team that did not move in the standings was the Los Angeles Kings, and it was anybody’s guess at where the top four teams of the division would be placed in the playoff format. Despite a 10-game winning streak that shot them as high as second, the Calgary Flames could not keep pace...
Via isportsweb.com
April 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Young Stars - Calgary vs. Winnipeg

The Calgary Flames' prospects take on the Winnipeg Jets' prospects at the 2016 Young Stars Classic
Via YouTube
April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Did beer save the Calgary Flames’ season?

Sometimes, sitting back, opening a cold one, and reflecting on things is all you need to recharge. Apparently, that’s exactly what the Calgary Flames needed to do a 180 during the 2016-17 season.After a fourth-straight loss in January, Flames head coach Greg Gulutzan ordered travel attendants to keep all alcohol on ice. But after checking in with coaches, players, and staff alike...
Via The Comeback
April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Doughty on Tkachuk elbow: ‘He’s a pretty dirty player, that kid’

Matthew Tkachuk is among the most talented youngsters in the NHL, but one of the league’s best defenders isn’t a fan.On Sunday, Drew Doughty was the recipient of a dirty hit from the Calgary Flames rookie. At the end of the first period, with the puck behind the Los Angeles Kings net, Tkachuk delivered a clear elbow to Doughty’s head. The former Norris Trophy winner immediately...
Via The Comeback
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Gaudreau, Monahan lift Flames over Kings 5-2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Linemates Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan had a goal and two assists each to lead the Calgary Flames over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Sunday night. Michael Stone, Mark Giordano and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Flames, and Brian Elliott made 19 saves for his 11th straight win to tie a club record set by Mike Vernon in the 1988-89 season. The Flames...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss
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