December 24 2016 02:00PM
On Festivus, we aired our grievances towards the Flames. Rest assured, they were well-deserved; the Flames have given us plenty of things to be mad about this season so far.
But! It's not entirely their fault. I mean, some of it definitely is, and better decisions can most likely always be made. The Flames are still a team growing out of a rebuild, though, and are still somewhat saddled by decisions made back when #goingforit was determined to be the right call, for reasons still unfounded.
On some nights, you watch the Flames and think, wow, they're close. Just a few more things have to go their way - whether it be the expiring of certain contracts, a young player taking another step forward, bringing in that one key piece - whatever it may be, they may not be as far off as the bubble team they currently look like is.
So today, on this Dec. 24, we express our greatest wishes for the Flames this season.
December 24 2016 12:00PM
The holiday season means many things to many people. For hockey fans, it means the annual World Junior Championship tournament – pitting the best under-20 players in the world against each other. This year's tournament will feature a lot of representation of the Calgary Flames by recent draftees.
All told, five prospects will be suiting up at the tournament: Dillon Dube (Canada), Adam Fox (USA), Pavel Karnaukhov (Russia), Oliver Kylington (Sweden) and Tyler Parsons (USA).
December 24 2016 10:05AM
I can't think of a better way to celebrate the holiday season than to take a beautiful Christmas song and use it as the motivation to write a whimsical, slightly lame article with a yuletide theme. But because I lack originality and yet also want to bring Christmas cheer, I present the 12 Flames of Christmas... a holiday wish-list for 12 members of your favourite team.
December 24 2016 08:00AM
And you thought the Calgary Flames were bad on the second of a back-to-back against a clearly superior opponent?
December 23 2016 10:20PM
The Calgary Flames came into the final game before the Christmas break with a problem: losers of three of their last four games, their play had been a tad inconsistent – to the point where some may have questioned whether they've lapsed into their October doldrums once more.
A 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks – themselves playing in the second game in as many nights and playing poorly over that stretch – won't answer all of the questions about this team. But they were presented with a tired team, out-played (and out-shot and out-chanced) them in every period and every facet of the game, and captured two points. It was an encouraging 60 minutes of hockey to send all involved into the holiday break in the schedule.