OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 27: A general view of a face-off between the Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames at Canadian Tire Centre on February 27, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Areas of concern for the Calgary Flames

The Flames came into the season looking poised to make a splash in the North Division. Brad Treliving's offseason retooling of the roster was highlighted with the arrival of Jacob Markstrom. The division's structure gave the Flames one of their best opportunities in years to "be in control of their own destiny." Yet, as the … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Areas of concern for the Calgary Flames

Friday Flames Notebook: When the going gets tough, the tough get going

This time feels different. This Flames team has struggled many times before, for varying lengths of time, but this stretch feels different. On one hand, it's sort of bizarre considering the team hasn't been terrible from a standings perspective. After all, they went 2-2 against the Canucks, not 0-4. But it has been the way … Continue reading Friday Flames Notebook: When the going gets tough, the tough get going

Do not expect the Calgary Flames to change their coaching staff anytime soon

The Calgary Flames are mired in a slump. They have struggled to create much of late, and were riding a hot powerplay and an even hotter goaltender to this point in the season. Both of those have now gone cold. Jacob Markstrom was not been able to keep them in games the way he did … Continue reading Do not expect the Calgary Flames to change their coaching staff anytime soon

Breaking down why the Calgary Flames should play Glenn Gawdin

Expectations were sky high for the Calgary Flames going into this season. After a long off-season in which they brought in a bona-fide starting netminder in Jacob Markstrom, a top four defenceman in Chris Tanev, a right handed right winger in Josh Leivo, and more, the Flames looked to be more complete this season than … Continue reading Breaking down why the Calgary Flames should play Glenn Gawdin

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

The Calgary Flames should consider shuffling their forward lines for more balanced scoring

There is an ongoing debate across the league around how best to organize lines. Does it make more sense for teams to stack their top players on the same line like David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and Patrice Bergeron in Boston, or Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, and Mikko Rantanen in Colorado? Or, is it better to … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should consider shuffling their forward lines for more balanced scoring

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 should trade for Kyle Palmieri

For years, the Calgary Flames have had a hole on the right side of their forward group. The acquisition of Elias Lindholm tempered that gap for a few seasons, putting up a career high in production his first year in Calgary. The trio of him with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan was unstoppable in 2018-19, … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should trade for Kyle Palmieri