How much better should the Flames be?

Pat Steinberg
November 30 2015 10:16AM


The first two months of this season for the Calgary Flames have been absolutely dreadful. No one, not even the Edmonton Oilers, has a worse record than Calgary's 8-14-2 mark (both teams share the exact same record, in fact). After the excitement of last season, this year has been a disappointment at best, and one that has caught many Flames fans off guard. Most believe this team is capable of more than they've shown, but is that accurate?

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What's going on with Sean Monahan?

Pat Steinberg
November 28 2015 02:33PM


We've used the word "money" in so many different ways over the last two years when it comes to Sean Monahan, and for good reason. For two straight seasons, Monahan has done nothing but exceed expectations all over the map. It's been a different story in year three, though. For the first time in his young NHL career, Monahan hasn't lived up to sky high expectations, at least not so far this season. I've got a few reasons as to why that is.

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3 reasons to re-sign David Jones

Pat Steinberg
November 23 2015 11:18AM


The Calgary Flames have decisions to make with three pending unrestricted free agent skaters. But while there's plenty of discussion about the futures of Kris Russell and Jiri Hudler, the conversation isn't as heated when it comes to what's next for David Jones. Of the three, I think the best case can be made to give Jones a new contract, under the right circumstances. I've got three reasons why re-signing Jones makes sense.

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Segment 2 of 8: Strange things

Pat Steinberg
November 20 2015 09:43AM


In so many ways, the start to this season has been bizarre for the Calgary Flames. With 20 games in the books, the first quarter of their season is done, and thankfully so. It's been a brutal start to the season, but at least we can say the second ten game segment has been better than the first. As we look back at the last ten games, three rather odd things jump off the page to me.

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3 reasons for optimism

Pat Steinberg
October 31 2015 02:06PM


It has been about as bad a start to the season as anyone could have imagined for the Calgary Flames. They've fallen to six games below .500, the percentage pendulum has swung all the way to the other side, and the entire group is frustrated. It's tough to find a lot of things to feel optimistic about right now, but I've come up with three things that would point to things getting (a little) better.

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