Geoff Ward directs traffic at Flames practice

Breaking down the stories and takeaways from the first day of Calgary Flames training camp

45 players have been invited to Calgary Flames training camp, which starts on the ice today. The lineup includes 26 forwards, 13 defenceman, six goaltenders, and is a good mix of veteran NHLers, young prospects, and guys trying to take the jump from the latter to the former. GM Brad Treliving, Coach Geoff Ward, and … Continue reading Breaking down the stories and takeaways from the first day of Calgary Flames training camp

Creating the Calgary Flames’ New Years resolutions

2020 was not a good year for most things. Between a global pandemic, numerous lockdowns, economic uncertainty, and so much more, there were fewer moments of joy for most than there were in previous years. For the Flames, a similar story emerged. A marginal season ended prematurely, and while they won their first round series … Continue reading Creating the Calgary Flames’ New Years resolutions

If Santa and his reindeer were Calgary Flames players

With Christmas upon us and hockey season just weeks away, Flames fans have so many things to be thankful for. For some, Santa and his reindeer delivered Blasty Jerseys and left them under the tree, while for others, he left nothing more than a lump of coal. The iconic image of Santa and his nine … Continue reading If Santa and his reindeer were Calgary Flames players

Expect continued shootout excellence from the Calgary Flames next season

In a shortened NHL season, every point matters that much more. Heading into 2020-21, now more than ever, it will be important for teams to secure the extra point when playing in three point games. After consecutive seasons with losing shootout records in 2017-18 and 2018-19, the Calgary Flames were an impressive 6-1 in the … Continue reading Expect continued shootout excellence from the Calgary Flames next season

The Calgary Flames returned to practice after the NHL paused for the COVID-19 pandemic

Exploring what a taxi squad could look like for the Calgary Flames in 2020-21

The all-Canadian division talk has been in hockey news circles for many weeks. The big reason for this being travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for anybody who crosses the border, and it looks increasingly like an all-Canadian division will exist in the 2020-21 NHL season. A wrinkle that hasn't been talked about nearly enough is … Continue reading Exploring what a taxi squad could look like for the Calgary Flames in 2020-21

Calgary Flames interim head coach Geoff Ward

A look at the Calgary Flames’ performance under Geoff Ward

Geoff Ward has had a long and eventful career as a coach. With stops in the CHL, ECHL, 2nd Bundesliga (now the DEL2), DEL, and AHL, he finally got his chance in the NHL as an assistant with the Boston Bruins in 2007. He stuck with the Bruins until 2015, and in that time he … Continue reading A look at the Calgary Flames’ performance under Geoff Ward

The Calgary Flames will make modern NHL history with new goalie tandem

The Calgary Flames made one of the biggest moves in free agency this year by signing Jacob Markstrom to a six year deal. Markstom was widely regarded as the best goalie option available, and the Flames are no doubt excited to add him to their roster. The carousel of starting goalies looks to have finally … Continue reading The Calgary Flames will make modern NHL history with new goalie tandem

Daniil Chechelev, Russian hockey goaltender. Photo by Kuzmin Yury/KHL

It’s time to start paying attention to Calgary Flames prospect Daniil Chechelev

The Flames have been bitten by the "Goalie of the Future" curse a few more times than many of us would like to admit. From Brent Krahn to Jon Gillies, the hype train has left the station many times, but hasn't quite made its way to Calgary. With full admittance that this may be like … Continue reading It’s time to start paying attention to Calgary Flames prospect Daniil Chechelev

The Flames are set to lose a key player in the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Calgary Flames have been busy this offseason re-tooling and re-vamping their roster in hopes of a Stanley Cup push in the 2020-21 season. On paper, the team looks to be deeply improved compared to how they finished at the end of last season. Time will tell just exactly how much the team has improved, … Continue reading The Flames are set to lose a key player in the Seattle Expansion Draft

The Calgary Flames are a better team after this offseason

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