While the Calgary Flames continue to struggle, their rivals are taking advantage

It's been a tough stretch for the Flames. Like, really tough. What began as a prime opportunity to join the duo of the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs at the top of the North Division with four games in a row against the Canucks quickly turned to disaster as the team split the series, … Continue reading While the Calgary Flames continue to struggle, their rivals are taking advantage

A closer look at how Jacob Markstrom’s hot start stacks up against previous Flames starters

Just over a quarter of the way through the NHL season, the Flames have been mired with inconsistency. But, among all the inconsistency, one thing has been constant—the excellent play of Jacob Markstrom. Through the best and worst periods of play this team has had so far, Markstrom has been a steadying presence in the … Continue reading A closer look at how Jacob Markstrom’s hot start stacks up against previous Flames starters

The Calgary Flames should consider a defensive shakeup

There have been a lot of storylines for the Calgary Flames so far this season. From the new top line with Lindholm as the centreman, to Sam Bennett trade request, to the surprising excellence of the newly formed Noah Hanifin/Chris Tanev paring, each one has caused waves across the fanbase. However in this, one seems … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should consider a defensive shakeup

Calgary Flames versus Toronto Maple Leafs season preview: Goaltending will be key for the Flames

Tonight the Calgary Flames take on the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first time in 2021 for the first of nine meetings between the two teams this season. With many analysts expecting the Leafs to win the North division, it will be an extra challenging series for the Flames, and very important given the nature … Continue reading Calgary Flames versus Toronto Maple Leafs season preview: Goaltending will be key for the Flames

Calgary Flames’ defenders Valimaki and Nesterov are off to a promising start to the 2021 season

Heading into the Calgary Flames' 2021 season, one of the team's biggest storylines revolved around Juuso Valimaki. With pedigree as a first round draft pick and coming off a dominant stretch in Liiga, expectations were high for him to make the roster and immediately be an impact player. Where in the depth chart he would … Continue reading Calgary Flames’ defenders Valimaki and Nesterov are off to a promising start to the 2021 season

Winnipeg Jets Season Preview: What to expect from the Flames’ and Jets’ season series

With the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets kicking off their seasons tonight, its time to look at what Flames fans can expect from this matchup in 2021. Last year the teams met only once in the regular season, outdoors at Mosaic Stadium, where the Flames lost 2-1 in overtime. Then, in the qualifying round, the … Continue reading Winnipeg Jets Season Preview: What to expect from the Flames’ and Jets’ season series

Kuznetsov, Pelletier, Zary advance to WJC semi-finals with strong performances, USA advances as well

All four Flames prospects advanced to the semi finals of the World Juniors. Yan Kuznetsov and the Russians took on Team Germany, winning by a surprisingly narrow margin of 2-1. For Team Canada, Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier helped eliminate the Czech Republic 3-0. Team USA also advanced over Slovakia, but Dustin Wolf did not … Continue reading Kuznetsov, Pelletier, Zary advance to WJC semi-finals with strong performances, USA advances as well

Wolf posts shutout for USA, Zary and Pelletier help Canada blow out Germany in World Juniors action

On the second day of this year's World Junior Championship, three Calgary Flames prospects played. Connor Zary and Jakob Pelletier took on the Germans with Team Canada, while Dustin Wolf took on the Austrians with Team USA. Both games were decided well before the final buzzer, with both the United States and Canada dominating their … Continue reading Wolf posts shutout for USA, Zary and Pelletier help Canada blow out Germany in World Juniors action

Everything you need to know about the changes for the 2021 NHL season

With the flurry of news coming out about the details of the coming NHL season, its been hard to keep track of some of the finer points. Aside from the exciting prospect of a chaos-filled all-Canadian division, there will be a lot of other changes. Here is a quick breakdown of the changes for next … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the changes for the 2021 NHL season

Expect continued shootout excellence from the Calgary Flames next season

In a shortened NHL season, every point matters that much more. Heading into 2020-21, now more than ever, it will be important for teams to secure the extra point when playing in three point games. After consecutive seasons with losing shootout records in 2017-18 and 2018-19, the Calgary Flames were an impressive 6-1 in the … Continue reading Expect continued shootout excellence from the Calgary Flames next season