Stockton Playoff Primer: Red-Hot Heat Seek Upset of Top Ranked San Jose

Brandon Bollig brings experience to line-up. (Photo by Jack Lima) Rolling for a couple months now, the American Hockey League's Stockton Heat will try to topple the juggernaut San Jose Barracuda this weekend.In Calder Cup playoff action, Stockton got a split on the road last weekend. Now they return home to with a chance to clinch the opening round best-of-five series.The Heat entered...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Giordano Looking To Collect Post Season Hardware

The Flames Captain has been nominated for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. All of the good that Mark Giordano does on and off the ice doesn’t go unnoticed: The Mark Messier Leadership Award goes to the player who “leads by positive example through on-ice performance, motivation of team members and a dedication to community activities and charitable causes.” Giordano...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

Writer’s Roundtable: The End Of Season Edition

Here’s our wrap up of the 2016-17 season. Well, no one wants to be swept out of the playoffs by anyone, but this season should be looked at as a success for the Flames. The fact that a team who lost 12 of it’s first 20 roared back into the playoff picture and hung with the Ducks in round one is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s time for a look at the good, the bad and the ugly...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
3 days ago

Former Calgary Flame Sasha Lakovic Has Died

The former Flames tough guy passed away today after a battle with brain cancer. Former Calgary Flames enforcer Sasha Lakovic died today. Lakovic was 45 years old and was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer last year. The Vancouver native had a short run with the Flames during the 1996-97 season. He played in 19 games and while he only collected 1 point, he managed to rack up 54...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
4 days ago

Flames: Who Delivered and Who Disappointed?

After a string of wins which left fans optimistic heading into the first round of the playoffs against Anaheim, the Calgary Flames were the first team to be eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There were high hopes that the team could battle and really put up a fight against the Ducks, but the Flames weren’t up to the task. The bounces didn’t go Calgary’s way by any means...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Three questions the Calgary Flames must answer in the offseason

The Calgary Flames were one of only two teams to be swept out of the first round of the NHL playoffs, and it is very hard to put a silver lining on that, especially against a division rival like the Ducks. On the other hand, they did keep all four games close, but that is a moot point considering the team has not won in the Honda Center since April 25, 2006, a span of a whopping...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Flames Deserved a Better Fate

It sports, a common truism is that teams tend to get the breaks that they deserve. In hockey, games are often decided by bad breaks and random bounces but the theory behind having a seven game series to determine which team moves forward is because bounces and oddness tend to balance out over time. If a team’s playing well enough for long enough, they’ll usually get rewarded...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flames Post Game Show

Flames vs Ducks Game 4 Post Game Show
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Whose profane Dougie Hamilton rant was picked up on Sportsnet’s broadcast?

Ah, the perils of hot mics. Microphones that were on when interview subjects thought they were off have caused problems for everyone from Robert Durst to Dave Bliss in the wider world, and in the sports media world, everyone from Jim Nantz to Byron McDonald has been tripped up by them. The case of the profane rant about Calgary Flames’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton that appears to...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Regrets: What Flames Would Surely Want to Do Different Next Time After Game 1 Loss

Clutching defeat from the jaws of victory.It's an old expression but certainly a fitting one to describe Thursday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim where Calgary had only themselves to blame for a crushing 3-2 setback.Hoping that game one of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs would spark the start of a new era of success at the Ducks  Haunted Mansion located just a few blocks away...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: First round preview and prediction

The final month of the regular season was like musical chairs for the Pacific Division. The only team that did not move in the standings was the Los Angeles Kings, and it was anybody’s guess at where the top four teams of the division would be placed in the playoff format. Despite a 10-game winning streak that shot them as high as second, the Calgary Flames could not keep pace...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Young Stars - Calgary vs. Winnipeg

The Calgary Flames' prospects take on the Winnipeg Jets' prospects at the 2016 Young Stars Classic
Via YouTube
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Playoff bound, but what is next?

After missing the playoffs in five straight seasons, the Calgary Flames have now clinched a playoff spot in two of the last three seasons. After a wildly disappointing performance last season, Calgary desperately needed to turn things around and prove that their rebuilding project, which looked to be completed in 2015 before a sudden setback, was going somewhere. In the 2016 part...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Did beer save the Calgary Flames’ season?

Sometimes, sitting back, opening a cold one, and reflecting on things is all you need to recharge. Apparently, that’s exactly what the Calgary Flames needed to do a 180 during the 2016-17 season.After a fourth-straight loss in January, Flames head coach Greg Gulutzan ordered travel attendants to keep all alcohol on ice. But after checking in with coaches, players, and staff alike...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

It's About Time: Giordano Eagerly Anticipates His First Playoff Action in 10 Years

Bright lights of the TV cameras gone, photographers having departed, that suffocatingly large first throng of media having dispersed to other players, just three of us remained at Mark Giordano's dressing room stall.As Wes Gilbertson, Eric Duhatschek and I stood chatting with the Flames captain in this much quieter, less frenzied setting, the sense of relief mixed with satisfaction...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Doughty on Tkachuk elbow: ‘He’s a pretty dirty player, that kid’

Matthew Tkachuk is among the most talented youngsters in the NHL, but one of the league’s best defenders isn’t a fan.On Sunday, Drew Doughty was the recipient of a dirty hit from the Calgary Flames rookie. At the end of the first period, with the puck behind the Los Angeles Kings net, Tkachuk delivered a clear elbow to Doughty’s head. The former Norris Trophy winner immediately...
Via The Comeback
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Gaudreau, Monahan lift Flames over Kings 5-2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Linemates Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan had a goal and two assists each to lead the Calgary Flames over the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Sunday night. Michael Stone, Mark Giordano and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Flames, and Brian Elliott made 19 saves for his 11th straight win to tie a club record set by Mike Vernon in the 1988-89 season. The Flames...
Via Associated Press
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton scores on Anton Khudobin from center ice

Good things happen when you shoot the puck. In Dougie Hamilton’s case, a simple dump-in from center ice resulted in one of the easiest goals he’ll ever score.In the second period in Wednesday’s bout between the Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins, the odd occurrence happened. Hamilton carried the puck through the neutral zone and quickly fired a shot from center ice. Against all...
Via The Comeback
March 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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