The Calgary Flames have had a pretty busy offseason so far, signing two of the bigger names in free agency in Jacob Markstrom and Chris Tanev, but also saw multiple players leave, like T.J. Brodie and Travis Hamonic. Brad Treliving has been a busy man, which was expected after another disappointing first round playoff exit, … Continue reading The Calgary Flames are a better team after this offseason
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In a flat cap world, every dollar and every contract matters. The Calgary Flames were fortunate to have almost $17 million to spend this free agency period, and they've gone out and bolstered their depth at every single position. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars showed how important good depth is in their run … Continue reading The Calgary Flames are amassing depth at all positions
The Calgary Flames went out on Free Agent Frenzy and got their starting goaltender in Jacob Markstrom. A bona fide starter on a long-term deal for the first time since Miikka Kiprusoff, the signing of Markstrom brought waves of euphoria among Flames fans and Elias Lindholms alike. While the Flames had an excellent run with … Continue reading Evaluating what the Calgary Flames have in Jacob Markstrom
The Calgary Flames seem to be involved in every single trade and signing rumour. Brad Treliving has never been afraid to make big moves, and after a season that saw the Flames bow out of the playoffs in the first round yet again, there is the expectation that big changes are coming for the Flames. … Continue reading Exploring options for the Flames’ next starting goalie
It was the best start the Flames have had in any game in the bubble. Facing elimination, they came out absolutely flying. They took advantage of a shaky Anton Khudobin and put three goals past the Dallas goaltender in the first 6:34 of the game. Andrew Mangiapane led the charge with a slick tip-in goal, … Continue reading About Last Night Round 1 Game 6: Flames blow 3-0 lead to lose series
Another day, another game where the Flames did not start on time. They came out very flat, and the Stars most certainly did not. At the tail end of a four on four, the Stars made a play up ice and as the Flames went to the man-advantage, Jamie Benn took a pass from Tyler … Continue reading About Last Night Round 1 Game 5: Flames slow start burns them as Stars take 3-2 lead
Opportunistic special teams play was almost enough, but the Flames couldn't hang on long enough to secure the victory. Joe Pavelski opened the scoring late in the first, but was answered quickly by Johnny Gaudreau on the power play. The two teams then traded goals. Pavelski scored on a bullet shot on a two on … Continue reading About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 4: Special Teams Not Enough For Flames, Stars Even the Series.
The Flames came out very flat to start this second game in as many nights, and Dallas had an early opportunity to make it 1-0, but Alexander Radulov hit the bar on a wide open net. The Stars had a couple other early chances before the Flames finally woke up and started playing. They came … Continue reading About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 3: Talbot slams the door as the Flames take a 2-1 series lead
The Flames started this one off right. Just 19 seconds into the game, a shot from the point bounced off the back boards and right to Dillon Dube who put it past Ben Bishop. Unfortunately, that lead would not last long. With Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov pressed in front of the net, the puck … Continue reading About Last Night Playoff Round 1 Game 2: Flames come close but cannot beat surging Stars