November 05 2015 08:00AM
When you have a team underperforming as badly as the Flames, it's only natural to demand changes to personnel. One of the easiest to cry for? Giving kids a chance the veterans seem to be squandering.
The Flames have some of the worst goaltending in the league. Joni Ortio is 55th in even strength save percentage, Karri Ramo 61st, and Jonas Hiller 62nd: this out of a pool of 65. It's not any better when you include special teams: the Flames goalies all rank from 61-63.
They've been awful. Nothing they do seems to have been working. Just when it looks like a guy is having a good game, he ends up giving four or five regardless. So why not give Jon Gillies a chance?
November 04 2015 03:00PM
We're a few days into the month of November now, meaning that the first full month of the hockey calendar is now behind us. We've spent a lot of time waxing poetic about the various National Hockey League players in the Flames system, but to a certain extent we've been so caught up in the doom and/or gloom in Calgary that we've forgotten somewhat about some of the promising youngsters outside of this city.
To that end, here are a few of the strong performances by prospects in the month of October.
November 04 2015 01:00PM
This season has been well, horrid so far for the Flames and despite some bright spots (T.J Brodie, J.T Diebor, T. Jorbdie, and Michael Frolik's somewhat Vulcan-ish appearance), many are calling for rolling heads, call ups, line switching, and the return of the Flames retro sweaters. Well, maybe I'm just piling on with that last one but you get the point.
There's no shortage of opinions out there regarding what the Flames should do, so let's assume that you have the power to be the GM of the Flames but with a restriction on the number of moves you can actually make. Think you could fix the Flames in three moves? Let's get into it after the jump.
November 04 2015 08:00AM
The Colorado Avalanche are a pretty bad hockey team.
Last night, the Flames found a way to be worse.
November 03 2015 10:44PM
The Calgary Flames haven't played great through a dozen games of the 2015-16 schedule. They'd probably admit as much. But they headed into Denver, Colorado tonight to play the Colorado Avalanche, a team with similarly unsteady footing in the Western Conference. After ekeing out a win against Edmonton on Saturday, it seemed a prime opportunity for the Flames to take that glimmer of momentum from Saturday and create some hope for the rest of the season.
Instead? All the warts of the 2015-16 Calgary Flames were on display for all to see once again in an uneven, occasionally ugly 6-3 loss to Colorado.