Post Game: Grand Theft Ramo

Taylor McKee
April 03 2014 09:13PM


We learned some things tonight folks. We learned that Ben Bishop probably shouldn't be allowed to handle the puck. We also learned, and are continuing to learn down the stretch, that Karro Ramo is capable of stealing games for the Flames as he did tonight. 

The Flames won 4-1 on the strength of two quick first period goals and some very good goaltending despite being outplayed for virtually the whole game. It feels good beating the Lightning but I don't want to talk about why okay? So don't you dare bring it up in the comments...

Read all about the game after the jump.  

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Your Calgary Flames: What Are They? (Part 2)

bookofloob
April 03 2014 08:53AM

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Picture of the Flames Future Captain Ben Hanowski courtesty of the Associated Press


On Monday, we began a look at the Calgary Flames. A chance to get to know the Calgary Flames. Are they bad? Are they undercover good? If they were stuck on a stranded island and could only bring one book with them, would it affect their PDO? Basically, the heart of the matter is this: is Brian Burke maybe not a crazy person when he says a rebuild can be done by next year when your Calgary Flames are going to vie for a playoff spot?

I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but we took that position in Part 1, and along with some nice evidence to back up the idea that this team is improving, and we all just felt super about that.

But to look only at the good and draw a conclusion means implies that there is no bad, and that's not how we roll at Flames Nation. We've been holed in our underground basement lair all week, and we've come to one key crux of the debate: This team needs more work.

That's not to take away from the great strides made this season, but you don't take the cake out of the oven when it's only half baked unless you're a moron. And you're not a moron, you know this.

So without further adieu, let's introduce some road blocks the team faces ahead, as the fight towards relevance continues upward.

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The Flames Nation Faceoff Period 2 is NOW!

bookofloob
April 02 2014 08:13PM

Here is Part 2 of the Faceoff that was necessitated after the asshole host had his internet connection drop and the whole damn process had to be started over again


Watch as Christian, Taylor, Byron, and myself (and maybe Justin, that tardy bastard) discuss the rise and fall of the Flames empire.

Whatever that means.

If you want to leave your piece (haha, leave your piece), give us a shout on twitter or facebook.

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How to Cheer for A Bad Team

RexLibris
April 02 2014 09:58AM

Hi, I'm Rex Libris. You may remember me from such articles as Calgarian Nights:1001 steps to rebuild your franchise and Jay Feaster: Communist Threat from Within! I’ve been asked to speak to you today about something I'm sure you're all worried about: how to cheer for a bad sports team.

If you're like me you've probably spent time recently cheering for a bad sports team, watching them insult the game with their very presence and humiliate your once-proud metropolis as they plumb the depths of ineptitude through what seems like a soul-crushingly eternal exercise in futility.

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Post-Game: Beaten By The Buds

Ryan Pike
April 01 2014 07:46PM

It was a close, tight-checking game at the Air Canada Centre this evening, as the Flames continued their road trip in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. Despite keeping the score low, the Flames continued some of their defensive dodginess and dropped a close game by a 3-2 score.

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