Rate The Flames vs Carolina Hurricanes

The Flames dropped another game, this time a 4-2 decision to the Hurricanes. The Calgary Flames dropped their 3rd game of the season, this time to the lowly Carolina Hurricanes. The Flames modest 1 game win streak is over after a 4-2 loss on Thursday night. Click the link below and Rate The Flames performance (ducks behind the couch). Rate The Flames
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
4 hours ago

Hurricanes Extinguish Lacklustre Flames

The Flames didn’t show up in the opening 40, and a better 3rd period wouldn’t be enough. The Flames and the Carolina Hurricanes squared off tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome in the first meeting of the season between the two teams. The teams split their two meetings last season with the Canes winning 5-2 at home, and the Flames winning 4-1 in Calgary. Sean Monahan had 4 points...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
8 hours ago

Thunder Thursday: Mason McDonald Helps Thunder Off to a 2-0 Start

Calgary Flames Goalie prospect Mason McDonald won back to back games to start the ECHL season. The Adirondack Thunder swept the Manchester Monarchs in their opening two games on Friday and Saturday by scores of 4-3 and 5-3 respectively. Friday’s game required a shootout and James Henry’s 4th round shootout goal and Greg Wolfe’s 2 points lifted the Thunder to an opening night...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
19 hours ago

Sunny in California: Stockton Unbeaten Thanks to Strong Starts for Several Prospects

Hot and California often go together. But that wasn't the case for the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate in Stockton last season.But after missing the playoffs the last two seasons, including the season prior when the team was located in Adirondack, coach Ryan Huska and his crew is off to a good start winning their first two games, both at home.On Wednesday night, they defeated the Texas...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monahan scores in OT, Flames get first win of season

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Sean Monahan scored 2:26 into overtime, giving the Calgary Flames their first win of the season, 4-3 over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Monahan made a move and beat Robin Lehner over his shoulder for his first of the season after being set up alone in front by Johnny Gaudreau. Matthew Tkachuk got his first NHL goal, and Michael Frolik and Micheal Ferland...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Flames Are Importing Chicago’s Winning Culture

The evolution of a hockey club is a curious thing. Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke has likened it to a child’s progress through their early stages: first they crawl, then they walk, then they run, and finally they sprint. The arrival of veteran wingers Troy Brouwer and Kris Versteeg in the Stampede City may be an indication, along with a few other factors...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Was Colborne’s Breakout Night a Preview?

It only took nine minutes and 21 seconds for Joe Colborne to make his name known to Colorado Avalanche fans. Nearly five minutes later the Avalanche’s newest face put another shot past the Star’s goaltender Antti Niemi, leading many fans wondering if this was the next great “Joe” to come into Denver. At 7:05 of the second period on a tipped play, Colborne had himself the...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Five Ways the Flames Sabotaged the Start of the Season

The Calgary Flames probably wish they had an extra week of training camp. But, they only have themselves to blame for their slow start this season. They’ve earned just one single point in their first three games. Here are five ways the Flames managed to shoot themselves in the foot as the season began: Why Is Dennis Wideman on the Team? You can’t deliberately cross check and...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Fly wanders across camera during Oilers-Flames broadcast

The Edmonton Oilers – Calgary Flames NHL broadcast on Canada’s Rogers Sportsnet Friday night had a rather unusual guest—a fly that made its way across the camera. With just over 30 seconds left in the second period and the puck deep in Calgary’s end, the fly decided to leisurely stroll across the primary camera. Here’s a GIF of what happened: PASS IT TO THE FLY pic.twitter...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: The Mikael Backlund Profile

Want to know who is badly underrated for the Calgary Flames? How about a player who was on the team well before Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan were even drafted? Yes, those players exist. Mikael Backlund was Calgary’s first round, 24th overall, draft pick in 2007. By the time he cemented his spot on the Flames roster in 2010-2011, he was trusted to be a solid second line center...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Johnny Hockey is here to stay

It may have taken a while for the Calgary Flames to make a contract negotiation with Johnny Gaudreau, but it finally happened. The Flames signed Gaudreau to a six-year, $40 million deal, capping off a huge offseason that included signings of Brian Elliott, Sean Monahan, Chad Johnson, Matthew Tkachuk, and Troy Brouwer. Gaudreau and the front office were far apart over the past two...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gaudreau signs 6-year deal with Calgary Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Forward Johnny Gaudreau has a new contract in time to start the NHL regular season. The Flames announced on Monday that the club and Gaudreau have agreed to a six-year contract extension. The 23-year-old Gaudreau had been a restricted free agent since his entry-level contract expired on July 1. ''I have decided to (re-sign) with the Calgary Flames. As I...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight From 80 Feet: Eight Keys to the Flames Making the Playoffs in 2016-17

Carpet has been replaced by hardwood. The wallpaper has been removed in favour of paint. There are some brand new appliances.This summer for general manager Brad Treliving and the Calgary Flames has been like watching one of those home fix-up shows on HGTV.After a year in which they exceeded expectations with an improbable run to the final eight in the Stanley Cup playoffs, last...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames beginning new era under coach Glen Gulutzan

The Glen Gulutzan era has begun in Calgary. And to hear his boss speak, things are going relatively well. ''I think it's been good,'' Calgary general manager Brad Treliving said during training camp. ''There's a lot of teaching right now. There's some different nuances in how he wants to play, so . you're going through that; the structure piece, there's a lot of that. But it's been...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t expect Johnny Gaudreau to request a trade like Jacob Trouba

Johnny Gaudreau’s contract talks might be at an impasse, but don’t expect the talented restricted free agent to request a trade from the Calgary Flames anytime soon. Hockey Headlines Video: Chinese KHL team is still trying to get a handle on hockey's traditions Andrew Shaw doesn't deserve respect after reckless hit and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Repair: Closely Examining the Flames New Approach to the Penalty Kill

Aggressive. Pressure.They were the two most common words when I asked various Flames personnel on Saturday to describe the new penalty killing system being implemented by coach Glen Gulutzan.Of course, the reason for the overhaul is there was only one word to describe the system last year.Dreadful.Just like on Friday, the theme at practice when the Flames hit the ice at WinSport...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Is Hunter Shinkaruk the next rookie watch?

The Calgary Flames have become very familiar with rookie watches. They have seen Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and Sam Bennett emerge with solid rookie seasons, and each of them figures to be a consistent scorer for the remainder of their careers. With the rebuilding process still in the works and Matthew Tkachuk not guaranteed a roster spot after the first 10 games, there seems...
Via isportsweb.com
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Johnny Gaudreau is asking for $8 million per year

Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames are at an impasse in regards to contract talks. Calgary would like to sign Gaudreau, a restricted free agent, to a long-term contract. Talks stalled since Gaudreau is trying to set himself up for a massive payday. The Calgary Sun reports Gaudreau is asking for an extension in the $8 million AAV range, which is about $1.5 million more than Flames...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Matthew Tkachuk wears 'RIP Harambe' shirt during Memorial Cup parade

As far as internet memes go, “Harambe” the dead ape from the Cincinnati Zoo has some legs. The poor animal was shot back in May, but the internet has refused to let it go. It has even gone as far as the Cincinnati Zoo deleting their presence from all of social media. Calgary Flames draft pick Matthew Tkachuk is apparently on the bandwagon of people wanting Harambe’s name to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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