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Calgary Flames: Ramo’s Redemption

Remember when Karri Ramo was dubbed the odd goalie out after a rough dud against the Washington Capitals in October? Things have drastically changed since then. Nov 5, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo (31) watches the puck as Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn (10), Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie (7), and Flames center Josh Jooris (16) battle for...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau the Overtime Hero as Calgary Flames Down Blackhawks

Calgary Flames’ T. J. Brodie, left, celebrates his goal with Johnny Gaudreau, centre, and Sean Monahan during first period NHL hockey action against the New Jersey Devils in Calgary, Alberta, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)   Eight times during the 2015-16 NHL season, the Calgary Flames have managed to grind out victories against tough opponents...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Moment 11/15/15 (b)

#Flames forward Michael Frolik offers up his thoughts on tonight's game and what the team needs to do going forward. — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) November 16, 2015 “We need to go to the new Chinese place down in the west end of Downtown is what we need to do.”
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Gaudreau must re-emerge

Nov 13, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) skates with the puck as Washington Capitals left wing Jason Chimera (25) defends in the first period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY SportsThings have not looked very good for the Calgary Flames so far this year, but they can at least take pride in one of their younger players...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Ferland to face Panthers after eight-game layoff

Calgary Flames forward Micheal Ferland is ready to go versus the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. Sergei Belski USA TodayForward Micheal Ferland will return from an eight-game absence on Tuesday as the Calgary Flames open a four-game road trip versus the Florida Panthers.Ferland, who has been sidelined since Oct. 23 with a sprained MCL, will play on the team's fourth line with Derek...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Bennett starting to feel at home on the ice

Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett is growing more comfortable on the ice with each passing game. Sergei Belski USA TodayCalgary Flames rookie forward Sam Bennett certainly loves his home cookin'.No, we're not talking about the Flames' play at Scotiabank Saddledome, where the team has limped to a 3-5-0 mark. Rather, Bennett has admitted to gaining confidence on the ice now that he...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Sam Bennett Picking Up Steam in Rookie Campaign

Calgary Flames’ Sam Bennett, left, celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with teammate Mikael Backlund, of Sweden, during first period NHL hockey action, in Calgary, on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)   The Calgary Flames are no strangers to elite rookie talent. They were treated to exceptional first-year performances in each of...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Game 14 – Penguins 2, Flames 5

By: @chetstead   The Penguins’ trip through Western Canada ended on a sour note with a loss to the Calgary Flames. The Penguins entered the game having won nine consecutive times against Calgary. This was an example of what happens when the Pens get the kind of offense they’ve had all season and the defense, which has played well, breaks down. It’s not pretty. Dupuis sat...
Via The PensNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

GAMEDAY 14: Fired up. Pens shoot for seventh straight win, conclude Western Canada road trip in Calgary against the Flames.

Pittsburgh Penguins (9-4) at Calgary Flames (4-9-1) 10:00 PM EST – ROOT Sports Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, Alberta The Penguins won another low scoring, one-goal game last night. This, of course, is a terrible thing because hockey is supposed to be high scoring and super fun. After all, our entertainment levels shouldn’t be limited while watching the Penguins just because...
Via The Pensblog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames GM Treliving gets creative in addressing team's woes

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has seen far too many goals against for his liking. NHL Images Getty ImagesCalgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving was at least creative in his most recent criticism of his own team.One day before Thursday's 2-1 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, Treliving showed a bit of humor while pinpointing one of the glaring troubles...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers skid reaches 6 in OT loss to Calgary Flames

3-on-3 play was required in Calgary, but not too much, as Mikael Backlund scored on a controversial redirection just 35 seconds into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 2-1 win over the Flyers on Thursday.  Despite Michael Raffl's first goal of the season, offense still continued to come at a premium for the Flyers, as they managed to score just one goal in 60-plus minutes against...
Via Flyerdelphia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 13 Preview: Flyers look to end skid in Calgary

  View image | The Flyers head to Calgary tonight for a matchup with the Flames, and have two objectives in mind -- snapping their five-game losing streak, and showing up to play against a lesser team.  One of the league's surprising upstart teams heading into last spring's Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Flames have not shown any indication of a potential return...
Via Flyerdelphia
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pacific is the NHL's most confusing, chaotic division

A few weeks into the season, the Pacific Division is in chaos. In SQ's Western Conference preview, every writer predicted the Anaheim Ducks to finish first and the Arizona Coyotes to finish last. So far, the Coyotes are right near the top of the division and the Ducks are the worst team in the NHL. Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames - a preseason favorite to make the playoffs - look...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton left Bruins as they wouldn’t trade for brother

The Boston Bruins made one of the most surprising moves of the offseason back in June when they traded up-and-coming defensive star Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks. Was the deal sparked by the team’s refusal to acquire Hamilton’s brother? Bruins president Cam Neely has openly stated that Boston was willing...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 10: Rebound against the regressing Flames

The Rangers lost in a shootout last night to the Flyers, and now are back at MSG to take on the Calgary Flames. Calgary made headlines this summer with their high profile acquisition of Dougie Hamilton to compliment Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie on the blue line. But their strong blue line means diddly if […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Karri Ramo waived by Calgary

  Oct 20, 2015; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo (31) stops a shot from the Washington Capitals during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports Calgary Flames’ goalie Karri Ramo has been waived, as of October 22, 2015. Calgary needed to clear out space on its goalie depth chart. Ramo will report to the...
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Defensive Shuffle Paying Off in Red Wings Tilt

CALGARY, AB – OCTOBER 17: Jonas Hiller #1 of the Calgary Flames covers up the puck as Mikael Backlund #11 and Dennis Wideman #6 scrum against Matt Hendricks #23 of the Edmonton Oilers at Scotiabank Saddledome on October 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)   After four straight losses that saw them allow a combined 18 goals, the...
Via The Sports Journal
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Jonas Hiller robs Connor McDavid with a desperate stick save

Connor McDavid broke out when the Oilers beat the Flames 5-2 on Saturday. The rookie recorded two goals and an assist in an effort which got the hockey community buzzing. While McDavid was the star, a save from Calgary goaltender Jonas Hiller may have stolen the show. Watch as McDavid steals the puck and makes a slick move before Hiller makes a desperation stick save. (Via Reddit...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Giordano says Flames’ effort in opener was “unacceptable”

The 2015-16 NHL season has barely started and Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has already criticized his team’s effort. The Flames fell in their opener 5-1 against the Vancouver Canucks and Girodano had some blunt comments following the game. Via The Score: “That was probably as bad as we can get out there. We’ve got to get back to playing our system. We can’t play like...
Via Bloguin Best
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames (Last Season: 45-30-7, 3rd in Pacific)Coach: Bob Hartley (428-321-52, 61 ties; 14th season, 4th with Calgary)Key Additions: Michael Frolik, Dougie HamiltonKey Departures: Raphael Diaz, David SchlemkoKey Player: Johnny GaudreauJohnny Gaudreau was a Calder Trophy finalist last season, meeting the high expectations that come with a nickname like "Johnny Hockey." Gaudreau...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames Sign Mark Giordano To 6-Year Contract Extension Worth Reported $40.5 Million

Mark Giordano is one of the five-best defensemen in the NHL, and now he’s being paid like one. The Calgary Flames captain and No. 1 blueliner signed a six-year contract extension Tuesday, the team announced. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reported the deal is worth $40.5 million, or $6.75 million per season. Mark Giordano earns $6.75M in all six years of his extension. The first...
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Flames lock up captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal

The Calgary Flames continued their impressive offseason today by signing captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal worth $40.5 million, which is a 6.75 AAV per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. There’s few other ways of putting this – this is a huge win for Calgary. Giordano’s asking price was said to be close to the $8-9 million per season range, so getting him at just under...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames release new $890 million arena plans

The Calgary Flames want to build a new state of the art arena and their ambitious plans have taxpayers footing a large amount of the proposed bill. The Calgary Herald reports the Flames want to build CalgaryNEXT, which would be an $890 million arena, with a multisport field house next to it that would have use as a covered football stadium, a FIFA-sized soccer field and a 400...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton ‘Excited’ To Play For Flames, Not Interested In Talking About Past

Dougie Hamilton signed a contract worth a reported $34.5 million over six years with the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Shortly after Calgary announced the deal, Hamilton spoke to the media for the first time as a Flame during a media conference call. Dougie Hamilton: "I’m looking at the team and the plan that they have there and everything and it’s really exciting. I couldn...
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dougie Hamilton 'uppity,' not liked by teammates

The Boston Bruins made a couple of surprising moves last week when they traded away fan favorite Milan Lucic and 22-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton. The latter was coming off an impressive season in which he showed an ability to move the puck and was effective on both ends of the ice. So what gives? The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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