FGD: Hey, How About A Goal?

January 09 2014 02:37PM




Your Calgary Flames return home tonight, fresh off a sad, tiny road trip where, well okay that Colorado game was great, but goal scoring, as I'm sure you've noticed, continues to be down. After falling 6-0 to the Coyotes in the hockey metropolis that is the great state of Arizona, the Flames have now been shutout 4 times in the past 6 games and scored only 5 goals in that same span.

Needless to say, that is a pressing concern.

And as that old saying about how things get worse before they get better, well brother, things are about to get worse before they get better. The Flames welcome the St. Louis Blues to the Scotiabank Saddledome tonight, and if we're all lucky and send a prayer to all our respective deities (mine's German Titov), we mayhaps see a Flames goal or two tonight.

Maybe. We'll see.

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Billins, Street Named to AHL All-Star Team

Ryan Pike
January 09 2014 01:27PM

As we prepare for tonight's contest between the Calgary Flames and the St. Louis Blues, some good news has been announced. Two Abbotsford Heat players - who both spent time up with the Flames this year - will represent the American Hockey League in this year's AHL All-Star Classic. Ben Street and Chad Billins will join the AHL squad as they play Finland's Farjestads BK club on February 12 in St. John's, Newfoundland. Yes, that's Hakan Loob's team.

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Five things: Balancing act

Ryan Lambert
January 09 2014 09:54AM

1. We gotta call it

At this point, we have to just concede that there's no more reason to watch the Calgary Flames for the remainder of the season, right? Well, apart from masochism.

Obviously everyone on the planet knew they were going to be bad this year. I thought they'd be the worst in the league, and they're certainly trending that way, but a lot of very smart people had them a year away from bottoming out. I don't know how you get much worse than this.

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News and Notes - January 8 2014

Ryan Pike
January 08 2014 11:25AM

The Flames have an off-day today as they recover from perhaps their worst outing of the season, scoreboard-wise, last night in Glendale. With the team off, it seems a good enough time to see what's happening around the Flames-related world.

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Post-Game: Flames No Show in Glendale

Taylor McKee
January 07 2014 09:53PM

pic via Chris.Chabot

Boy oh boy, has everyone had a deep breath after that game?! Whew! I think I speak for everyone who was subjected to watched this game when I say, wow, this game sucked. Like, I could try to think of more diplomatic language but why mince words? A mixture of bad bounces and horrendous play contributed to a shellacking in Glendale and the Flames look once again like a team that is poised for a lottery pick. Also, the Coyotes must be the only team in the NHL that can win a game 6-0 and make in an excruciating experience for both teams. 

The Flames played in consecutive nights after a 4-3 win in Denver last night and came into Phoenix ready to unleash their furious offensive attack on the poor Coyotes. The Flames scored four times from four different players in Colorado after being shutout in three out of four previous games. However, if as though Monday's scoring fiesta was merely a dream, the Flames were shutout again, this time on the road 6-0 at the hands of the Coyotes.  

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