Sabres 4, Flames 2 post-game embers: One step forward, two steps back

Mike FAIL
November 22 2016 08:00AM

Losing to a team that is barely together due to injuries isn't nice. Losing after several decent wins by a team that has struggled to find any shred of consistency isn't fun. Why the reoccurring theme of the Calgary Flames this season is one step forward, two steps back is beyond me.

Even through the constant themes and noticeable deficiencies that everyone has seemed to catch onto, it still continues and it's not getting easier to watch.

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The Return Of The FlamesNation Podcast

Mike FAIL
November 17 2016 02:00PM

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Hello friends, readers, listeners, individuals with murderous intent in their hearts, and the masochist fan base surrounding the Calgary Flames. Over the summer - and especially since the start of the season - we've been trying to align our personal lives and schedules around doing the podcast regularly and in a digestible format.

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Rangers 4, Flames 1 post-game embers: The bend in the break

Mike FAIL
November 13 2016 08:00AM

Here we are friends, presumably some sort of new low that the Calgary Flames have sunk to. It's not pretty, it's not fun, and it's certainly not the end of the world - though the intrepid nature of sportswriters looking to find any opportunity to strike it rich with fervent hyperbole in a super-reactionary world of sports fans would like you to believe so.

Don't worry though, there is some hyperbole here.

That said, we can all believe with varying degrees of certainty that the season that we're witnessing now probably could have started better based on things said in the offseason. So how do you right the wrongs? How do you turn this around?

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Kings 5, Flames 0 post-game embers: Last night on rock bottom

Mike FAIL
November 06 2016 08:54AM

Rock-Bottom

There is a time in every hockey fan's life when their favourite finds a way to sink from immeasurable despair on ice to an other-worldly level of disappointing. Off their remarkably decent showing against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night, the Flames reverted back to shades of 2013-14 with what might be regarded as the lowest point of this early season.

And to contrast that display (if we can call it that) on ice, the Los Angeles Kings played a virtually flawless game that resulted in exposing every major defect that exists in this Flames team.

Yes, this is rock bottom and hopefully the only direction now is up. Though it's incredibly important to keep in mind that it's likely not going to be easy.

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Flames recall Hunter Shinkaruk

Mike FAIL
November 05 2016 03:28PM

With Kris Versteeg currently listed as week-to-week, the Calgary Flames elected to reward one of the Stockton Heat's top forwards with an opportunity to showcase himself (hopefully) for the foreseeable future. 

And honestly, there isn't anyone more suited for this opportunity than Hunter Shinkaruk, who is back on his way to the NHL.

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