Andrew Mangiapane deserves to stay in the NHL

The Calgary Flames have found surprising success in the sixth round of the NHL draft. Last year they selected Mathias Emilio Pettersen who is tearing up the USHL, in 2017 they took D'Artagnan Joly who put up 68 points in 55 games in his draft+1 year, and in 2016 they drafted Matthew Phillips who broke…

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About Last Night #32: The Flames complete another miraculous comeback

The Calgary Flames were back in action on Wednesday night after a two day break since their Battle of Alberta loss. They played host to the Philadelphia Flyers, who are embroiled in the midst of an organizational shift. The visiting team hasn't been playing their best hockey, but still only find themselves seven points out…

About Last Night #31: Flames’ win streak ends with shutout loss to Oilers

Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames takes a sharp angle shot on Mikko Koskinen of the Edmonton Oilers. December 9, 2018.

The Calgary Flames woke up yesterday morning atop the Pacific Division and the Western Conference. They were on a five game winning streak and despite a difficult schedule and set to play their third game in four nights, had a chance to rise to second overall in the NHL with a win over their rival…

About Last Night #30: Flames win fifth straight to claim top spot in the West

  It was a night of firsts for the Calgary Flames, looking to extend their winning streak last night against the Nashville Predators. The Flames and Predators sat first in their respective divisions heading into the game, and the the outcome would determine which team would claim top spot in the Western Conference. Mike Smith…

Sunday Census: Mikael Backlund, suspension concerns, and Battle of Alberta questions

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1071077962097688578…

About Last Night #29: Flames pick up shutout victory against Wild on home ice

Elias Lindholm of the Calgary Flames celebrating a goal with his teammates.

The Calgary Flames returned back to the Saddledome to face the Minnesota Wild. After posting a 9-6 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Flames were looking to tighten up their defence while continuing to ride their offensive breakout. The Flames started the period looking much better than the visitors, but both goaltenders were sharp…

About Last Night #28: Flames storm back against the Blue Jackets in an absolute barn burner

The final leg of the Flames' annual fathers trip was an absolute wild one. Coming off their grinding win against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Flames and their fathers were in for a much greater emotional roller-coaster on Tuesday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. In what was originally projected to be a showdown between two of…

How the Flames have fared for November star selections

Elias Lindholm celebrates a goal with Johnny Gaudreau, Travis Hamonic, Sean Monahan, and Noah Hanifin.

The second month of the season concluded with the Calgary Flames comfortably in a playoff spot. As the calendar flipped over to December, they were first the Pacific with games in hand to boot. They entered December with a 15-9-2 record. How did star selections look for them in November? In 13 games played, 39…

About Last Night #27: Flames hang on to defeat Blackhawks on the road

The Calgary Flames opened up a short two-game road trip last night at the United Center to face the Chicago Blackhawks. The Flames won the previous meeting between the two teams, and looked to win the season series with a second win. Also on the table: a return to the top of the Pacific Division…

Sunday Census: Goalie prospects, first NHL goals, and unnecessarily early playoff predictions

Welcome back to The Sunday Census. Throughout the week, The Win Column will be posing topical and intriguing polls on Twitter (@wincolumnblog) to gauge the fan-base’s stance on pressing issues. Want to make sure your opinion is taken into effect? Vote in the polls, start a debate, and propose alternative suggestions on the polls! https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1068725233253724160…