OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 27: A general view of a face-off between the Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames at Canadian Tire Centre on February 27, 2021 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Areas of concern for the Calgary Flames

The Flames came into the season looking poised to make a splash in the North Division. Brad Treliving's offseason retooling of the roster was highlighted with the arrival of Jacob Markstrom. The division's structure gave the Flames one of their best opportunities in years to "be in control of their own destiny." Yet, as the … Continue reading Flames Sunday Census: Areas of concern for the Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 19: David Rittich #33 of the Calgary Flames could no stop the shot of Jesse Puljujarvi #13 (not pictured) of the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 19, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: What Calgary needs to do to immediately improve

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 team is not good enough right now” Breaking down GM Brad Treliving’s talk on Sportsnet 960

Prior to last night's 2-1 loss, GM Brad Treliving sat down with Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 to discuss the season. Through 16 games, the Flames were 8-7-1 and much had, and continues to be made of the team's lackluster start. This interview was incredibly candid, and is well worth a listen for any Flames … Continue reading “The team is not good enough right now” Breaking down GM Brad Treliving’s talk on Sportsnet 960

Flames Visual Recap 13: Opportunistic Flames sink Canucks off a solid game from Markstrom

The Calgary Flames faced off against the Vancouver Canucks in the first of a four-game series, three of which are on the road in Vancouver. It could be a pivotal series as the Flames have a big opportunity to take advantage of their games in hand, whereas the Canucks are struggling and could quickly fall … Continue reading Flames Visual Recap 13: Opportunistic Flames sink Canucks off a solid game from Markstrom

Evaluating how Sam Bennett has looked with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan

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

CALGARY, ALBERTA - FEBRUARY 06: Milan Lucic #17, Rasmus Andersson #4 and teammates of the Calgary Flames celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 06, 2021 in Calgary, Alberta. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Changing up the scenery

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

MONTREAL, QC - JANUARY 30: Johnny Gaudreau #13 of the Calgary Flames celebrates with the bench after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on January 30, 2021 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

Flames Sunday Census: Getting thoughts on Calgary’s start to the 2021 season

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

Friday Flames Notebook: Did the Hockey Gods punish the Flames?

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?

Flames Visual Recap 4: Flames handed their first regulation loss thanks to unlucky bounces

The Calgary Flames returned to action against the Toronto Maple Leafs after nearly a week off from game play. Things started on the wrong foot as they trailed early in the first after a Leafs goal from Jake Muzzin. In the second, Calgary tied it up with a goal from Sean Monahan. However, nearing the … Continue reading Flames Visual Recap 4: Flames handed their first regulation loss thanks to unlucky bounces

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