FLAMES' CORE DRIVING POSSESSION

Byron Bader
April 01 2014 07:45AM

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The Flames are seeing a remarkable upswing in their possession in the last few months.  At its lowest point, right before and after New Year’s, the Flames rolling 10-game 5v5 close FF% was 39.4% (near the bottom of the league).  It has been steadily climbing since the dust up with the Canucks in January and today (March 26, 2014) the rolling 10-game 5v5 FF% sits at a respectable 53.6%.  

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The Weekly Ignition: End of March

Ryan Pike
March 31 2014 02:05PM

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Friends, we're at the tail-end of March. Tomorrow's April, which means that the hockey season is winding down (boo) but the NHL playoffs will soon be here (yay).

Here's a quick glance at Flames-related news to tide you over until then.

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Your Calgary Flames: What are they? (Part 1)

bookofloob
March 31 2014 08:53AM

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It was September 5th of 2013, and your Calgary Flames had just hired Brian “Brian” Burke as their shiny, new President of Hockey Operations and “not General Manager”. The move at the time seemed to draw a line down the middle that divided the Cowtown faithful in reference their confidence in the new hire and, more importantly, the future success of their beloved franchise.

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Post-Game: Wipeout

Ryan Pike
March 30 2014 09:30PM

The Calgary Flames kicked off their final big road trip of the season with a loss on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 6-3 decision in Ottawa to the hometown Senators. The Flames held a lead for the better part of the second period, but their habit of allowing late-period goals may've come back to bite 'em.

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FGD: A Capital Visit

Ryan Pike
March 30 2014 10:32AM

The Calgary Flames are set to begin their last big road trip of the 2013-14 season today in Ottawa with a rather rare Sunday matinee tilt with the Ottawa Senators.

This is the second of two meetings between the Flames and Ottawa this season, the previous being a 4-1 Flames home win just hours after the NHL's trade deadline. Here we are a few weeks later, and the teams have fare a bit differently: Calgary's gone a respectable 7-5-0 since then, while the Sens are a rather uneven 3-4-3. Both clubs are coming off impressive home wins against playoff teams – Calgary over the Rangers and Ottawa over the Blackhawks.

The puck drops at 3pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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