CALGARY, ALBERTA - JANUARY 18: Nikita Nesterov #89 of the Calgary Flames skates against Tanner Pearson #70 of the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome on January 18, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Friday Flames Notebook: Improved systems with the power play, top-six units, and active defensemen

The new season is upon us, and I am super excited to debut a new project this year. Friday Flames Notebook will be a weekly column that will come out at the end of every week, and will feature a number of my observations from throughout the week. The subject matter will vary, from analytics … Continue reading Friday Flames Notebook: Improved systems with the power play, top-six units, and active defensemen

Flames Film Room: How Matthew Tkachuk changed the game without scoring a point

The Calgary Flames' third game of the new season was a good example of the types of games the Flames lost last season. The first period was one of the team's worst in a long time. They looked flat, got brutally outshot, and if not for new goaltender Jacob Markstrom, would have been down by … Continue reading Flames Film Room: How Matthew Tkachuk changed the game without scoring a point

WINNIPEG, MB - JANUARY 14: Andrew Copp #9 of the Winnipeg Jets stands between goaltender Jacob Markstrom #25 and Juuso Valimaki #6 of the Calgary Flames as they keep an eye on the play during first period action at the Bell MTS Place on January 14, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images)

Using GAR, WAR, and SPAR to evaluate the Calgary Flames 2021 roster changes

The 2021 season is underway and the Calgary Flames are off to a great start. The Flames dropped their season opener in overtime to the Winnipeg Jets, bounced back to shutout the Canucks back in the Saddledome, and had an offensive surge to win their second straight against Vancouver. Now with a 2-0-1 record, Calgary … Continue reading Using GAR, WAR, and SPAR to evaluate the Calgary Flames 2021 roster changes

Vancouver Canucks Season Preview: What to expect from the Flames versus the Canucks

The Calgary Flames fell to the Winnipeg Jets in their season opener last Thursday night, and are looking to rebound with a win in their home opener against the Vancouver Canucks tonight. The first of 10 games against the rivals to the west, it's time to look at what Flames fans can expect from this … Continue reading Vancouver Canucks Season Preview: What to expect from the Flames versus the Canucks

Winnipeg Jets Season Preview: What to expect from the Flames’ and Jets’ season series

With the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets kicking off their seasons tonight, its time to look at what Flames fans can expect from this matchup in 2021. Last year the teams met only once in the regular season, outdoors at Mosaic Stadium, where the Flames lost 2-1 in overtime. Then, in the qualifying round, the … Continue reading Winnipeg Jets Season Preview: What to expect from the Flames’ and Jets’ season series

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

Jason LaBarbera has a lot to offer to the new Calgary Flames goaltending department

The Calgary Flames announced last week that they were radically changing the structure of goaltending development and coaching in the organization. Jordan Sigalet, who had been the Flames' goalie coach since 2014, has been promoted to the title of Director of Goaltending, and is responsible for overseeing the new Flames goaltending department. Thomas Speer retained … Continue reading Jason LaBarbera has a lot to offer to the new Calgary Flames goaltending department

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