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
The season's finally a quarter of the way through for the Calgary Flames. They are the last team in the North Division to hit the 14 games played mark. By now, we have a much better sense of what this year's Flames will look like. Undoubtedly, top level goaltending from Jacob Markstrom plus a superb … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Who’s been the most disappointing?
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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