Flames Visual Recap 4: Flames handed their first regulation loss thanks to unlucky bounces

The Calgary Flames returned to action against the Toronto Maple Leafs after nearly a week off from game play. Things started on the wrong foot as they trailed early in the first after a Leafs goal from Jake Muzzin. In the second, Calgary tied it up with a goal from Sean Monahan. However, nearing the … Continue reading Flames Visual Recap 4: Flames handed their first regulation loss thanks to unlucky bounces

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, ALBERTA - JANUARY 18: Mikael Backlund #11 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 18, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Optimising the Calgary Flames’ second power play unit

The Calgary Flames got off to a good start to their season and immediately had a long break in the schedule. It gives them time to tinker with things that are working and things that are not. To be fair, with such a small sample of games it's hard to say which team trends will … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Optimising the Calgary Flames’ second power play unit

CALGARY, ALBERTA - JANUARY 18: Nikita Nesterov #89 of the Calgary Flames skates against Tanner Pearson #70 of the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 18, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Friday Flames Notebook: Improved systems with the power play, top-six units, and active defensemen

The new season is upon us, and I am super excited to debut a new project this year. Friday Flames Notebook will be a weekly column that will come out at the end of every week, and will feature a number of my observations from throughout the week. The subject matter will vary, from analytics … Continue reading Friday Flames Notebook: Improved systems with the power play, top-six units, and active defensemen

The Calgary Flames are seeing early positive results from their new forward lines

Three games in and the Calgary Flames have yet to lose a game in regulation. For a team that has struggled out the gate for the last number of seasons, this is a huge step forward. While they made a number of personnel changes going into the season, the real change was the re-designing of … Continue reading The Calgary Flames are seeing early positive results from their new forward lines

Brett Ritchie skates in a training camp intra squad game for the Calgary Flames

Brett Ritchie could be a useful signing for the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames brought in a few players on professional try-outs during training camp. Perennial Flame Michael Stone was brought back yet again on the back end, while Garret Sparks was brought in to round out the Flames' groups in goal to cover for Tyler Parsons who is recovering from ankle surgery. On forward, just … Continue reading Brett Ritchie could be a useful signing for the Calgary 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

Ryan Francis skates for the Cape Breton Eagles

Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: NHL hockey returns, CHL hockey still paused

Welcome to the TWC Flames prospect update. Each week, we'll take a dive into how the Flames' prospects have done in their respective leagues. With the ongoing pandemic, not every league is currently playing. Here is this week's league status report: AHL The AHL is planning to start on February 5, with 28 teams set … Continue reading Calgary Flames Prospect Roundup: NHL hockey returns, CHL hockey still paused

Flames Film Room: How Matthew Tkachuk changed the game without scoring a point

The Calgary Flames' third game of the new season was a good example of the types of games the Flames lost last season. The first period was one of the team's worst in a long time. They looked flat, got brutally outshot, and if not for new goaltender Jacob Markstrom, would have been down by … Continue reading Flames Film Room: How Matthew Tkachuk changed the game without scoring a point

WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 14: Andrew Copp #9 of the Winnipeg Jets stands between goaltender Jacob Markstrom #25 and Juuso Valimaki #6 of the Calgary Flames as they keep an eye on the play during first period action at the Bell MTS Place on January 14, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images)

Using GAR, WAR, and SPAR to evaluate the Calgary Flames 2021 roster changes

The 2021 season is underway and the Calgary Flames are off to a great start. The Flames dropped their season opener in overtime to the Winnipeg Jets, bounced back to shutout the Canucks back in the Saddledome, and had an offensive surge to win their second straight against Vancouver. Now with a 2-0-1 record, Calgary … Continue reading Using GAR, WAR, and SPAR to evaluate the Calgary Flames 2021 roster changes