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

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

Data visualisation: Calgary Flames 2019-20 shot attempt and goal distances in feet. Shot distributions of defencemen with a minimum of 30 games played are shown using beeswarm plots.

Visualising Calgary Flames shot attempts and goal distances from 2019-20

In terms of their on-ice product, the Calgary Flames took a few steps back in the 2019-20 season after an all-around stellar performance in 2018-19. Despite both the on-ice and off-ice issues that they faced, they still competed in the 2020 postseason. After a first round exit to the Dallas Stars, the Flames sought to … Continue reading Visualising Calgary Flames shot attempts and goal distances from 2019-20

The Calgary Flames have big questions to answer on defence

Although there are still at least a couple months until the NHL season gets going, it feels as though the Flames have made many of their big roster moves for this season. With little space left under the cap and with little in the way of movement right now, the Flames seem to have finalized … Continue reading The Calgary Flames have big questions to answer on defence

Evaluating the remaining UFA options for the Calgary Flames

Day One of free agency was a busy one for the Calgary Flames. The team acquired goaltender Jacob Markstrom, defensemen Chris Tanev and Alexander Petrovic, as well as re-signing a trio of Stockton Heat depth players. Day Two was not nearly exciting, but the team did put pen to paper on goaltender Louis Domingue, provide … Continue reading Evaluating the remaining UFA options for the Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 29: Michael Stone #26 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL game on March 29, 2017 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Calgary Flames sign Michael Stone to one-year, $700k deal

The Calgary Flames signed recently bought-out defenceman Michael Stone to a one year deal worth $700K. It comes as a surprise seeing as it's been just a little over a month since the organisation seemingly decided to part ways with the blue-liner. https://twitter.com/NHLFlames/status/1171884066116759552 Breaking down STONE'S offensive contributions Using the TWC Player Offensive Evaluation tool, … Continue reading Calgary Flames sign Michael Stone to one-year, $700k deal

Buyout Beware: Who could the Flames buyout?

As the official offseason gets underway, the first major marker of the summer started this morning. The first buyout window is now officially open, allowing teams to utilize the strategy in preparation for the NHL Entry Draft and free agency. Buying out a contract is a method utilized by teams to either free up additional … Continue reading Buyout Beware: Who could the Flames buyout?

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 19: Matthew Tkachuk #19, Noah Hanifin #55 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game on March 19, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames’ solid defensive corps optimal for the playoffs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are just around the corner, and the Calgary Flames are adding the finishing touches to their lineup. Between resting some players and doing everything they can to get Johnny Gaudreau to the elusive 100 point mark, the Flames close out the season with luxuries they wouldn't have afforded had they not … Continue reading Flames’ solid defensive corps optimal for the playoffs

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 31: Michael Frolik #67 and Rasmus Andersson #4 of the Calgary Flames celebrate scoring a goal at SAP Center on March 31, 2019 in San Jose, California (Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Getty Images)

About Last Night #79: Flames crush Sharks, clinch the Pacific Division and Western Conference

The Calgary Flames had to embrace their inner BTO and take care of business themselves against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. After the Sharks came back to win against the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night, the Flames needed a victory in any matter to clinch both the Pacific Division and Western Conference. … Continue reading About Last Night #79: Flames crush Sharks, clinch the Pacific Division and Western Conference

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 29: Sean Monahan #23 of the Calgary Flames skates against Adam Henrique #14 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game on March 29, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

About Last Night #78: Flames score six unanswered to roast the Ducks

The last two games haven't been the Calgary Flames' best, but luckily the same can be said for the rest of the Pacific division. Therefore, the Flames still control their own destiny in terms of clinching home ice throughout the playoffs, but a win against the lowly Anaheim Ducks would surely help right the ship. … Continue reading About Last Night #78: Flames score six unanswered to roast the Ducks