Sens face Flames without Anderson

CALGARY, Alberta -- While Brian Elliott has newfound confidence in net for the Calgary Flames, the Ottawa Senators will be without their starting goaltender for the foreseeable future. After backstopping the Flames (3-4-1) to back-to-back road wins over the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues on Monday and Tuesday, Elliott will attempt to keep his momentum going against the...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Seven Game Segments: Part One

A look back at the Flames’ first seven games. As I previously posted I am going to be tracking specific stats throughout the course of the season and examining them as well as the Flames’ record in seven game segments, the same way good old Bob used to, to try and find an explanation for the Flames’ performance and identify trends. This first segment is going to be painful...
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13 hours ago

The Next Heritage Classic Should be Calgary Flames @ Edmonton Oilers

Explaining why a future Heritage Classic should be a Battle of Alberta The 2016 Heritage Classic was last weekend as the Winnipeg Jets hosted the Edmonton Oilers in a weekend of fun and hockey. The two teams battled at Investors Group Field, home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, as the Oilers took a 3-0 win in the actual game. Much like the Winter Classic in the US, the Heritage Classic...
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1 day ago

The Flames are on a Win Streak: Flames 4, Blues 1

2 whole games in a row. The Flames played a perfect road game. After a good shootout win against the Blackhawks, the Flames carried that momentum forward and looked great against the Blues, winning 4-1 in Brian Elliott and Troy Brouwer’s return to St. Louis. First Period Kind of a cool storyline to start the game. Glen Gulutzan had Matthew Tkachuk in the starting line up after...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

What’s Wrong With the Calgary Flames?

It’s probably safe to say that the first five games for the Calgary Flames under new head coach Glen Gulutzan haven’t exactly gone according to plan. While the hopes were that the new-school bench boss could transform the Flames from a shot-blocking reliant group into a puck-possession marvel, it hasn’t quite unfolded that way. After six games of the 2016-17 season, the Flames...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Monahan scores in OT, Flames get first win of season

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Sean Monahan scored 2:26 into overtime, giving the Calgary Flames their first win of the season, 4-3 over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Monahan made a move and beat Robin Lehner over his shoulder for his first of the season after being set up alone in front by Johnny Gaudreau. Matthew Tkachuk got his first NHL goal, and Michael Frolik and Micheal Ferland...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fly wanders across camera during Oilers-Flames broadcast

The Edmonton Oilers – Calgary Flames NHL broadcast on Canada’s Rogers Sportsnet Friday night had a rather unusual guest—a fly that made its way across the camera. With just over 30 seconds left in the second period and the puck deep in Calgary’s end, the fly decided to leisurely stroll across the primary camera. Here’s a GIF of what happened: PASS IT TO THE FLY pic.twitter...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: The Mikael Backlund Profile

Want to know who is badly underrated for the Calgary Flames? How about a player who was on the team well before Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan were even drafted? Yes, those players exist. Mikael Backlund was Calgary’s first round, 24th overall, draft pick in 2007. By the time he cemented his spot on the Flames roster in 2010-2011, he was trusted to be a solid second line center...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Johnny Hockey is here to stay

It may have taken a while for the Calgary Flames to make a contract negotiation with Johnny Gaudreau, but it finally happened. The Flames signed Gaudreau to a six-year, $40 million deal, capping off a huge offseason that included signings of Brian Elliott, Sean Monahan, Chad Johnson, Matthew Tkachuk, and Troy Brouwer. Gaudreau and the front office were far apart over the past two...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight From 80 Feet: Eight Bold Predictions for the Flames for 2016-17

The off-season, an excruciatingly-long 185 days, comes to an end today as the Flames open up their 35th season in Calgary.Following up on this popular feature last year, here is the 2016-17 edition of my eight bold predictions.Eight Bold Predictions for the Flames1. Chad Johnson Wins 20 Games All eyes are fixated on Brian Elliott and rightly so. It was his acquisition from St. Louis...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gaudreau signs 6-year deal with Calgary Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Forward Johnny Gaudreau has a new contract in time to start the NHL regular season. The Flames announced on Monday that the club and Gaudreau have agreed to a six-year contract extension. The 23-year-old Gaudreau had been a restricted free agent since his entry-level contract expired on July 1. ''I have decided to (re-sign) with the Calgary Flames. As I...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight From 80 Feet: Eight Keys to the Flames Making the Playoffs in 2016-17

Carpet has been replaced by hardwood. The wallpaper has been removed in favour of paint. There are some brand new appliances.This summer for general manager Brad Treliving and the Calgary Flames has been like watching one of those home fix-up shows on HGTV.After a year in which they exceeded expectations with an improbable run to the final eight in the Stanley Cup playoffs, last...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames beginning new era under coach Glen Gulutzan

The Glen Gulutzan era has begun in Calgary. And to hear his boss speak, things are going relatively well. ''I think it's been good,'' Calgary general manager Brad Treliving said during training camp. ''There's a lot of teaching right now. There's some different nuances in how he wants to play, so . you're going through that; the structure piece, there's a lot of that. But it's been...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t expect Johnny Gaudreau to request a trade like Jacob Trouba

Johnny Gaudreau’s contract talks might be at an impasse, but don’t expect the talented restricted free agent to request a trade from the Calgary Flames anytime soon. Hockey Headlines Video: Chinese KHL team is still trying to get a handle on hockey's traditions Andrew Shaw doesn't deserve respect after reckless hit and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Repair: Closely Examining the Flames New Approach to the Penalty Kill

Aggressive. Pressure.They were the two most common words when I asked various Flames personnel on Saturday to describe the new penalty killing system being implemented by coach Glen Gulutzan.Of course, the reason for the overhaul is there was only one word to describe the system last year.Dreadful.Just like on Friday, the theme at practice when the Flames hit the ice at WinSport...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Is Hunter Shinkaruk the next rookie watch?

The Calgary Flames have become very familiar with rookie watches. They have seen Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and Sam Bennett emerge with solid rookie seasons, and each of them figures to be a consistent scorer for the remainder of their careers. With the rebuilding process still in the works and Matthew Tkachuk not guaranteed a roster spot after the first 10 games, there seems...
Via isportsweb.com
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Devin Setoguchi details cocaine use, alcoholism and depression

Devin Setoguchi’s career has featured many highs, but even more recent lows. The former San Jose Sharks star went from scoring 31 goals in 2008-09 to being out the league last season at 28-years-old. What wasn’t publicized was Setoguchi’s personal battle with alcoholism and drug use.  In an excellent piece from David Pollak of the Hockey News, Setoguchi opened up about his...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Johnny Gaudreau is asking for $8 million per year

Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames are at an impasse in regards to contract talks. Calgary would like to sign Gaudreau, a restricted free agent, to a long-term contract. Talks stalled since Gaudreau is trying to set himself up for a massive payday. The Calgary Sun reports Gaudreau is asking for an extension in the $8 million AAV range, which is about $1.5 million more than Flames...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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