FGD: Remember When This Was a Rivalry?

Game 80 – Flames vs Canucks Live Chat   There’s not much reason for either club to show up tonight, outside of, you know, because they’re being paid to. The Canucks have the NW division sewn up and are well clear of anyone chasing for second in the conference. The Flames, on the other hand, are…

FGD: Coasting to a Stop

Game 79 – Flames vs Avalanche Live Chat   While the Flames are technically in the playoff race by the slimmest of fractions (less than 5% according to sports club stats), functionally both the fans and the players know it’s over. The recent, fully deserved loss at the hands of Darryl Sutter’s Kings was the…

Flames to Sign Brady Lamb

    For the second time this month, the Flames are set to sign an undrafted collegiate free agent. According to the Tim Wharnsby of the CBC, UMD Bulldog defender Brady Lamb will be Flames property in the near future.


Fun Flame Milestones

    When the playoff hunt is over, the various milestones are the only interesting things worth watching that remain. You know about the big milestones, like Jarome Iginla’s amazing 11 consecutive 30-goal streak or Jay Bouwmeester’s iron man streak, having recently passed Billy Harris into 7th all-time, but what about the more trivial milestones?



  When you’re two points out of a playoff spot and you are playing a team in your own barn that you are trying to catch in the standings, it’s probably a good idea to come out with a lot of energy and throw everything including the kitchen sink at your opponent. Instead the Flames…

FGD: Kings Ascension

Game 78 – Flames vs Kings live chat   Five games, two points out, a narrowing window and an ever present, but dwindling hope the Flames can pull off the miraculous. For some fans, the last five games remain a glimmer on the edge of a darkening horizon. Others, however, feel like a death row…


The Magical Time Before The Instigator Rule

Show any hard hit on a star player, or any cheap shot, and someone is bound to talk about the need to dump the instigator rule. They may reference the magical time before the instigator rule was implemented, generally in a ‘back when men were men and rats were hunted down and killed’ sort of…


Five things: What a team

1. False hope Watching the Flames’ pretty impressive comeback win over Dallas on Sunday was frustrating. Not that they didn’t play well or anything like that, but I was annoyed — who me? no way. — with all of it for two reasons.



  When I looked at the last fifteen games of the season, I had banked on a split between the Flames and the Dallas Stars. Now with only five games remaining, that split carries a lot more negative connotations than before. There is no dispute that if Calgary was to pull out a miracle of…