Forbes Values Flames At $435M, 15th Among NHL Teams In 2015

Ryan Pike
November 24 2015 02:32PM

The nice people at Forbes have put together their annual National Hockey League franchise valuations, using a series of mechanisms, levers and pulleys to approximate the value of the league's clubs. The Calgary Flames were given an approximate valuation of $435 million by Forbes, down slightly from 2014 and good for 15th - right in the middle - for the league as a whole.

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FGD #22: Going To Disneyland

Ryan Pike
November 24 2015 12:00PM

After winning both games on their short two-game homestand, the Calgary Flames have quietly put together a respectable month of November. After going 3-8-1 in October, the Flames have gone 5-4-0 in November. It's hardly world-beating, but they're clawing back towards respectability.

This upcoming road trip is potentially big for the Flames; they have three games this week against Pacific Division opponents, beginning with the Anaheim Ducks. Much has been made about how awful the Pacific teams have been this year, to the point where the Flames hit the road just five points back of Vancouver for the final Pacific playoff spot. Hopefully the Flames have worked the kinks out of their game, because they could get themselves back into the playoff picture with good performances against Anaheim, Arizona and San Jose this week.

Who'd have thought that a few weeks ago?

The puck drops tonight at 8pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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The Flames Have Lost 20 Straight In Anaheim

Ryan Pike
November 24 2015 09:30AM

The Calgary Flames return to Anaheim's Honda Center tonight for their first of three visits to Orange County this season. The Flames have lost their last 20 regular season dates in that building, dating back to the spring of 2004.

Here's a quick and dirty trip down memory lane at 11 years and 20 games worth of futility.

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2015-16 First Quarter FlamesNation RoundTable

Ryan Pike
November 23 2015 03:00PM

We're through the first 21 games of the 2015-16 Calgary Flames season and the results have been mixed. After playing terrible ice hockey for their first 10-ish games, the Flames have been playing much better of late and began the second quarter of their season with an emphatic victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champions on Friday night.

To commemorate the first 25% of the schedule with their thoughts - and so we can re-use my favourite image on the site - please welcome Ari, Kent, myself, Byron, Mike, Taylor, Beloch and Christian for the latest edition of the FlamesNation roundtable!

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Kris Russell, Jonas Hiller both expected to play on road trip

Ari Yanover
November 23 2015 12:55PM

Not a fan of players on your favourite team getting injured? Then great news from Flames practice today: Kris Russell, who appeared to be hurt following a blocked shot in the Flames' 2-1 overtime victory against the Chicago Blackhawks, should be in the lineup for tomorrow night's game while they're in Anaheim.

To add to that, Jonas Hiller, who has not played since suffering a lower body injury on Oct. 28 against the Ottawa Senators, could very well be playing on this upcoming road trip. 

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