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

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

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 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

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

NHL 21: Breaking down Calgary Flames player ratings

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The Calgary Flames are amassing depth at all positions

In a flat cap world, every dollar and every contract matters. The Calgary Flames were fortunate to have almost $17 million to spend this free agency period, and they've gone out and bolstered their depth at every single position. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars showed how important good depth is in their run … Continue reading The Calgary Flames are amassing depth at all positions