Hot Take Tuesday: There is no roster spot for James Neal

Welcome to Hot Take Tuesdays, the weekly feature where we take a look at a hot topic surrounding the Calgary Flames, dissect and discuss the issue, and see whether or not it's actually valid. Have a 'hot take' you want us to tackle? Let us know and you may see the topic appear down the…

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Assessing the trade deadline for the Calgary Flames

After months of speculation, countless mock trades, and finally a few hours spent constantly refreshing Twitter, the 2019 NHL trade deadline has come and gone. As of 1 p.m. MST today, teams are now unable to engage in any further transactions for the remainder of the season. This year saw many big names traded extremely…

Revisiting The Win Column’s Calgary Flames over/under predictions at the All-Star break

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 18: Johnny Gaudreau #13 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

At the start of the 2018-19 season, we put out The Win Column's over/under predictions for this year's iteration of the Calgary Flames. As Johnny Gaudreau is spending his weekend in San Jose to participate in the 2019 All-Star Game, let's take a look at which predictions are holding true and which are probably doomed.…

About Last Night #47: Flames tie a franchise record in win against the Coyotes

Photo by Brett Holmes/NHLI via Getty Images

The Calgary Flames were back in action yesterday, looking to secure their 30th win of the season on Mark Giordano's 800th career NHL game. They faced the Arizona Coyotes, who had just played against the Edmonton Oilers the night prior. https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1084562403021316096 The game started slowly for both teams much of the first, but it was…

About Last Night #46: Flames battle back to beat the Panthers

CALGARY, AB - JANUARY 11: Sean Monahan #23 and Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Florida Panthers during an NHL game on January 11, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Friday night game between the Calgary Flames and the Florida Panthers got off to a slow start for the home team, while the visitors were hungry for redemption after blowing three separate leads to lose in the shootout against the Edmonton Oilers the night before. The Flames looked uncomfortable and it wasn't look before…

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…

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…

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…

Calgary Flames over/under prediction results

Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames celebrates a goal in the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Game one is in the books, and already some pre-season bets are looking great while others are looking like early disasters. Prior to puck drop last night, TWC ran a voluntary questionnaire polling hockey fans about their predictions on the Calgary Flames this season. The entries have been compiled and the results tabulated, and there…