The Calgary Flames made a handful of offseason moves that were supposed to elevate the team into a different level of Stanley Cup contention. In a weak North Division, the Flames were given an opportunity to show what they could. Apparently, playing mediocre hockey is what they had to show the North. There is an … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: What Calgary needs to do to immediately improve
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?
The Calgary Flames had an opportunity to extended both their winning streak as well as the Vancouver Canucks' losing streak. That did not happen as it was a game where the Canucks executed their game plan while the Flames were discombobulated from start to finish. To put it shortly, in the first period the Flames … Continue reading Flames Visual Recap 14: Markstrom left out to dry as Flames offer little offence
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
It has been a weird last week for the Calgary Flames. Last Saturday (January 30th), midway through the game against Montreal, Elliotte Friedman reported that Sam Bennett had requested a trade out of Calgary. The Flames won that game 2-0 and Bennett played primarily with Mikael Backlund and Josh Leivo. On Monday (February 1st), Coach … Continue reading Evaluating how Sam Bennett has looked with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan
There have been a lot of storylines for the Calgary Flames so far this season. From the new top line with Lindholm as the centreman, to Sam Bennett trade request, to the surprising excellence of the newly formed Noah Hanifin/Chris Tanev paring, each one has caused waves across the fanbase. However in this, one seems … Continue reading The Calgary Flames should consider a defensive shakeup
It has been a bad week for the Calgary Flames. A week ago, the team was 2-0-1, and in position to take early control of the Scotia North division. Three losses later, the team is still in a fine spot in the standings, especially with less games played than anyone else in the league, but … Continue reading Friday Flames Notebook: Did the Hockey Gods punish the Flames?
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
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
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