WWYDW: Play Pick A Flames Goalie

Kent Wilson
January 21 2015 10:45AM

Welcome to the latest edition of What Would You Do Wednesdays, a feature here on FlamesNation where you - the reader - are put in charge of the Calgary Flames

Because of rookie net minder Joni Ortio's recent heroics, the Flames organization is suddenly facing an unanticipated conundrum: what do we do with all these goalies? For now the club has decided to ride the hot hand and carry three puck stoppers, but that is clearly an untenable situation.

The options are trade one of the vets or demote the kid once he cools off. So what's your preference?

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Flames Make Roster Moves: A Summary

Ryan Pike
January 20 2015 12:35PM

So, the Calgary Flames continue to make roster moves and tinker as the team barrels head-long towards their collision with the Anaheim Ducks tomorrow night at the Honda Center and following that, the All-Star Break.

Here's the gist of what's happening right now.

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Flames Brass Facing Risk Management Decisions

Steve Macfarlane
January 20 2015 09:15AM

They’re not quite there yet, but the Calgary Flames are heading toward a pivotal point in this confounding season.

During a well-publicized rebuilding phase that officially started with the unloading of former captain Jarome Iginla less than two years ago, the Flames are actually in contention for a playoff spot.

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Post-Game: Flames Beat Kings In OT

Ryan Pike
January 20 2015 12:33AM


(courtesy of either MyRegularFace or AnthonyCook, I can't recall which -RP)

The Flames got out-shot tonight.

They also got out-hit and lost roughly 61% of the face-offs they took. However, after a strong third period - that sounds unfamiliar - they forced overtime, and ultimately won their 25th game of this wacky, wacky season via a Dennis Wideman goal in extra time to leave Staples Center with a 2-1 victory.

The Flames are now in sole possession of the final wild-card playoff spot after 46 games.

Here's what went down in Hollywood tonight.

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FGD #46: A King-Sized Challenge (8:30pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
January 19 2015 12:32PM

We're 45 games into the 2014-15 season and the Calgary Flames enter tonight's game in possession of a playoff spot. The Flames' rebuild is what it is at this point, and the team's positives - their ability to hang in games, to make comebacks and to not let the air entirely out of the proverbial balloon when they get down in games - have out-weighed their negatives.

Are they the NHL's best team? Heck no. They still allow a lot of scoring chances and shots and shot attempts. They're not a fantastic possession team. But roughly (checks calendar) 15 months into the team's reclaimation project, they have an identity, their young players are improving and this is a team that has hung around long enough in the standings to be dangerous.

Tonight, it's the fourth game of their five-game road trip. The road trip began with a 1-0 shutout win over the Vancouver Canucks, and has since featured victories in Glendale, Arizona and San Jose, California. The Flames now face a MASSIVELY IMPORTANT, MEASURING-STICK GAME tonight against the Los Angeles Kings.

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