CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 19: David Rittich #33 of the Calgary Flames could no stop the shot of Jesse Puljujarvi #13 (not pictured) of the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 19, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: What Calgary needs to do to immediately improve

The Calgary Flames made a handful of offseason moves that were supposed to elevate the team into a different level of Stanley Cup contention. In a weak North Division, the Flames were given an opportunity to show what they could. Apparently, playing mediocre hockey is what they had to show the North. There is an … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: What Calgary needs to do to immediately improve

Evaluating how Sam Bennett has looked with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan

It has been a weird last week for the Calgary Flames. Last Saturday (January 30th), midway through the game against Montreal, Elliotte Friedman reported that Sam Bennett had requested a trade out of Calgary. The Flames won that game 2-0 and Bennett played primarily with Mikael Backlund and Josh Leivo. On Monday (February 1st), Coach … Continue reading Evaluating how Sam Bennett has looked with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan

CALGARY, ALBERTA - FEBRUARY 06: Milan Lucic #17, Rasmus Andersson #4 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 06, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Changing up the scenery

The Calgary Flames might need a bit of a shake up after a disappointing road trip and there's reason to think the roster isn't optimal. They need to sort out what type of lineup they want to ice for games moving forward, as they can continue to try the balanced approach, or tweak it to … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Changing up the scenery

MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 30: Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames celebrates with the bench after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on January 30, 2021 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Getting thoughts on Calgary’s start to the 2021 season

Sunday Census has been revamped the 2020-21 season, where we'll be posting polls on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram revolving around a central question or theme. Be sure to check out all three platforms to participate in each week's set of polls! Top Duos to begin the season https://twitter.com/wincolumnblog/status/1355188956065882112?s=20 Among the options listed, it was a … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Getting thoughts on Calgary’s start to the 2021 season

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

New-look lines at Calgary Flames training camp could indicate opening night combinations

Normally, training camp line combinations shouldn't be taken too seriously, especially in the first few days of camp. However, with this year's camp being just 10 days long, what we see on the ice matters a lot more. Head Coach Geoff Ward has stayed true to his word and looks to be testing out new … Continue reading New-look lines at Calgary Flames training camp could indicate opening night combinations

2021 Calgary Flames milestone tracker

Although it is a shortened season, there are a number of Flames who will be looking to break some significant career milestones this season. Some are looking for individual milestones of games played, goals, or assists, while others are looking to move up the Flames' all time record chart. Individual milestones Games played Still young … Continue reading 2021 Calgary Flames milestone tracker

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

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

The Calgary Flames should reorganize their forward lines for 2020-21

The Flames have understandably been busy this offseason, and their moves have given them some flexibility with line combinations. In fact, this seems to have been a focus for GM Brad Treliving and his staff. With a number of middle and bottom six forwards added to the mix, there are lots of interesting options for … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should reorganize their forward lines for 2020-21