FLAMES' CORE DRIVING POSSESSION

Byron Bader
April 01 2014 07:45AM

Brodie, Backlund and Gio

-Pics via Halifax Drunk

The Flames are seeing a remarkable upswing in their possession in the last few months.  At its lowest point, right before and after New Year’s, the Flames rolling 10-game 5v5 close FF% was 39.4% (near the bottom of the league).  It has been steadily climbing since the dust up with the Canucks in January and today (March 26, 2014) the rolling 10-game 5v5 FF% sits at a respectable 53.6%.  

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FGD: NIEUWY & THE BOTTOM FIVE

Byron Bader
March 07 2014 01:08PM

Islanders

-via Michael Cummo Photography

Tonight, the Calgary Flames (24-31-7) host the New York Islanders (24-32-9) at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The game is an important one in the reverse standings.  If the Flames win in regulation, they leap frog the Islanders into 25th overall (no good).  If the Flames lose in regulation and Florida beats the Sabres , the Flames end up tied for the 28th spot overall (excellent).  The night will no doubt be special as former Flame great, Joe Nieuwendyk, will be honored in the Flames 'Forever a Flame' program.  Puck drops at 7 pm MT (or whenever the ceremony ends).

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FGD: DEADLINE TILT

Byron Bader
March 05 2014 03:19PM

Burke


Today the Calgary Flames (23-31-7) host the Ottawa Senators (27-24-11) at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The game comes mere hours after the annual NHL trade deadline.

The Flames and Senators went into the deadline with two different mantras. The Ottawa Senators, who sit 4 points out of the final Eastern wildcard spot, decided they were buyers in the days leading up to the deadline. The Flames, on the other hand, have been sellers since December.

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HOW GOOD IS JOHNNY GAUDREAU?

Byron Bader
February 10 2014 03:02PM

 

 

-via D. Mahoney

John Gaudreau, drafted in the 4th round by the Calgary Flames in 2011, has been a staple in any optimistic discussions revolving around the Flames over the past few years. Thus far, in his college career, Gaudreau has been nothing short of amazing. He put up nearly 1.5 points per game in his sophomore year and is racking up 2 points per game this year, his 3rd year with Boston College. Gaudreau’s current 2 ppg translates to a 67 NHLE and he is currently riding a 23-game point streak (he's got 48 points during that streak). Johnny clearly looks to be a special player, but just how special is he?

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FGD: WHAT NOT TO DO

Byron Bader
February 06 2014 11:44AM

 

-via paul.hadsall

Tonight, in the first meeting of the year between these two clubs, the Calgary Flames (21-28-7) face-off against the nearly identical (in overall record only) New York Islanders (22-28-8) at the lowly Nassau Coliseum.  It’s an early one as the puck drops at 5 pm MT on Sportsnet West.

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