Flames Film Room: How Matthew Tkachuk changed the game without scoring a point

The Calgary Flames' third game of the new season was a good example of the types of games the Flames lost last season. The first period was one of the team's worst in a long time. They looked flat, got brutally outshot, and if not for new goaltender Jacob Markstrom, would have been down by … Continue reading Flames Film Room: How Matthew Tkachuk changed the game without scoring a point

The Flames’ Fantastic Five Pace the League

Enjoying one of their best offensive seasons in franchise history, the Calgary Flames are the only team to boast five 50+ point scorers on their roster. Not even the league-leading Tampa Bay Lightning can say that. In fact, there are only 37 players in the entire NHL that have at least 50 points on the … Continue reading The Flames’ Fantastic Five Pace the League

Johnny Gaudreau and Brad Marchand pose for a picture at the All Star Game in Columbus

Changing of the guard: Small skill reigning tall in the new NHL

The NHL has a longstanding reputation of being a tough league. Players were always lauded for their size, grit and toughness. A set of grinders was seen as an essential part of every team’s lineup, despite their ability to actually play the game of hockey. If they generated a fight, that was a roster spot … Continue reading Changing of the guard: Small skill reigning tall in the new NHL