September 14 2015 12:00PM
This will probably be the most controversial inclusion in our All-Time Flames Team. We debated. We went back and forth. We drafted a team. We mulled it over. We argued a bit.
But ultimately, we needed seven defenders to make a 23-man roster. And when you come down to it, Dion Phaneuf was a pretty damn fine hockey player when he was with the Calgary Flames.
So he's on our team. Here's why.
September 13 2015 04:18PM
We've received updates on injured prospects at the Young Stars Classic, and one of them is not good.
Per reports from Penticton, defenseman Ryan Culkin is out for awhile.
Culkin has a shoulder injury. Coach Huska says out 6-8 weeks. #Flames— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) September 13, 2015
September 12 2015 11:50PM
After Friday's strong opening night game against Winnipeg, there's a good chance the Calgary Flames hoped to run the table in Penticton and go undefeated at the Young Stars Classic.
Well, that won't happen now after tonight's game with the Edmonton Oilers. And a familiar script was used, albeit with the roles reversed. Following a season where the Flames kept pulling out improbable comebacks, the Oilers put up one of their own; coming back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to beat the Flames 6-3.
September 12 2015 09:00AM
There have been many talented hockey players to suit up for the Calgary Flames franchise since it was established in Atlanta in 1972. By my count, it's well over 500 in franchise history. Considering that several Hall of Fame players have had great years in Calgary (and Atlanta), let me lay down something that may be a controversial statement.
Kent Nilsson is the most talented player to ever wear a Flames jersey.
The Magic Man is the latest member of FlamesNation's All-Time Flames Team.
September 11 2015 07:56PM
It wasn't pretty at times, particularly in a fairly one-sided second period, but the Calgary Flames kicked off the 2015 Young Stars Classic tournament with a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets prospects at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton earlier tonight.