From year two of the rebuild to the second round of the playoffs: Recapping and eulogizing the 2014-15 Calgary Flames
May 11 2015 01:00PM
From Paul Byron to Johnny Gaudreau. In a year where there was so much concern over size, Byron opened the Flames' scoring, and Gaudreau closed it.
From Jonas Hiller to Karri Ramo. With no 70+ game starter since Miikka Kiprusoff, Hiller made the first save of the season, and Ramo the last in mad scramble.
From Johnny Gaudreau's natural hat trick putting a sharp end to the Flames' eight-game losing streak and giving them a happy holidays to Mark Giordano's torn bicep just before the trade deadline.
From league average goaltending alone netting extra wins to league high shooting percentage taking care of much of the rest. From being wildly out-possessed to the discovery of previously unthought of depth players, still in just their rookie years.
From the second year of a rebuild to a victory in the second round of the playoffs: the former, long delayed; the latter, achieved after 11 years.
From defying the odds to finally succumbing to them, but not without a lot of clawing, scrabbling, and vicious fighting along the way.
May 11 2015 11:00AM
The 2014-15 Calgary Flames season ended last night.
They lost in the second round of the playoffs. In the second year of their rebuild. In a season where many, including the majority of the voices on this website, felt they'd be toying with the draft lottery.
Everyone thought they'd be Edmonton Oilers Bad, but they...weren't.
May 10 2015 11:23PM
I'm here for you guys. That was rough.
Flames fall 3-2 in Overtime to Corey Perry and the Ducks. It was a close game and the Flames probably deserved to lose it, but that doesn't feel to good right now. Let's hold each other after the jump.
May 10 2015 10:58PM
If you happened to go to the movies, had an extra-long brunch or otherwise had it slip your mind, the Calgary Flames are battling the Anaheim Ducks tonight in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semi-Final series.
After 60 minutes of play, the game is tied at 2-2. The Flames will attempt to keep their season alive in sudden-death overtime.
May 10 2015 07:15PM
Calgary is on the brink, so this might be the final mailbag article of the 2014-15 season. Even if the Flames ultimately fall to the Ducks in the second round, it's been one hell of a ride.
Where does the org go from here though? Most of this week's questions are concerned with this topic. After the jump, we get into Bouma's contract extension, what the Flames should prioritize this summer and whether they can use picks to plug some holes at the draft.