Sunday Census: Concern level, player slumps, and who does James Neal replace?

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!  …

Advertisements

About Last Night #68: Flames shutout by Coyotes; lose fourth straight in regulation

Despite losing a close match-up last night against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Calgary Flames were right back in action against the Arizona Coyotes. Embattled in the midst of a three game regulation losing streak, their first of the season, the Flames were in dire need of a victory. Their lead atop the Western Conference…

How the Flames have fared for February star selections

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)

Resuming hockey after the all-star break this season brought back shades of the last, bringing back haunting memories where things seemed to slip for the 2017-18 Calgary Flames. Despite a questionable start to February, the 2018-19 Flames shook off their demons and got back on track. They finished the month still first in the Western…

About Last Night #66: Flames outworked the Leafs; puck luck leaves them without the win

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 4: The Toronto Maple Leafs celebrate after Tyler Ennis #63 (not pictured) scored against the Calgary Flames of during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 4, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames were looking to bounce back from a 4-2 setback against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. Coming off a rough outing for Mike Smith, Calgary turned to David Rittich to backstop the Flames against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Oliver Kylington would also draw back into the lineup on the third defensive pairing. The…

Visualising Mark Giordano’s elite scoring as a 35 year old

In the Calgary Flames' game against the New Jersey Devils, Mark Giordano did something very few other NHL players have ever done. He became the fourth ever defenceman to score 60 or more points while being 35 years old or older. https://twitter.com/Fan960Steinberg/status/1100930630341189632 To say that Giordano is enjoying his best season ever really complements the…

About Last Night #65: Flames’ win streak comes to an end on Iginla night

The Calgary Flames had to follow the beautiful jersey retirement ceremony for Jarome Iginla, looking for their eight straight win against the visiting Minnesota Wild. It was a tough act to follow, but the Flames had been on a recent tear as of late and looked to continue their winning ways. Unfortunately, the Wild got…

Sunday Census: Jarome Iginla, Jarome Iginla, and trade deadline thoughts

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/1101542728192516096…

Revisiting Jarome Iginla’s best games, year by year

Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla takes to the ice. (Jeff McIntosh/CP)

Well, it's finally here. It's Jarome Iginla Day, and by the time the clock turns to tomorrow, Iginla's banner will be hanging high in the Saddledome alongside Lanny McDonald and Mike Vernon's. No doubt about it, it will be a highly emotional day for the city of Calgary as well as all Flames supporters around…

About Last Night #64: Flames’ solid all around effort closes out a perfect road trip

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 27: Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames scores a goal on Mackenzie Blackwood #29 of the New Jersey Devils during the game at Prudential Center on February 27, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames finished off their three game road trip with a stop in the Garden State. Coming off two solid yet unspectacular games against the Ottawa Senators and the New York Islanders, it was much of the same last night. The Flames looked to David Rittich for the second time on the trip as…

About Last Night #63: Flames beat Islanders to extend winning streak to six

Currently one of the hottest teams in the NHL, the Calgary Flames looked to extend their winning streak to six games as they took on the New York Islanders on the road last night. The Flames hosted the Islanders last week and put together one of their most complete and dominant games of the season…