Scouting Gillies, Jankowski, and Gilmour

  – pic via D. Mahoney   Providence College seems to be very much a team on the rise in both its conference and the nation, and a large part of the reason, as you might expect, is that the Calgary Flames’ prospects currently populating the roster have been excellent to this point.


Post-Game: Grand Theft Bernier

(photo courtesy In Goal Magazine) Visits from the Toronto Maple Leafs are weird. There’s more Toronto media around than Calgary media, it seems, and the same phenomenon extends to the crowd at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Potentially even more than visits from the Vancouver Canucks, Toronto games in Calgary turn the C of Red into an ocean…


FGD: Smokin’ Buds

Yeah okay there buddy. Tonight is the night, Citizens. It’s them. They are in town.  They may have taken Doug Gilmour. They may have given us Jamal Mayers Syndrome. They may come from a market with a suffocatingly delusional fanbase and irritating "local" media.  They might have Sloth as a coach and Chunk might be…


The Flames At The Dot

    Even before the rebuild, one of the biggest holes for the Calgary Flames has been face-offs. This season, they’re 30th in the league. Last season they were 28th. They were even 30th during Brent Sutter’s last year as coach. Being bad at face-offs isn’t a new phenomenon, and seems to be immune to…


Random Thoughts – The First 10

    October is just about in the bank and we’re starting to get a feel for step one of the rebuild. The Flames haven’t been as bad as many expected, though with 12 points in 11 games they are still 6th out of 7 teams in the difficult Pacific division, ahead of only (haha)…


Post-Game: Flames Win A Weird One

  After a rough road trip that saw the club lose four of five games, the Calgary Flames returned home to the Scotiabank Saddledome hoping to get back in the win column. They had their work cut out for them, missing their most dependable blueliner (Mark Giordano) and forward (Lee Stempniak) and facing the powerhouse…


FGD: A Capital Matchup

  – pic via renegadeking4   California road swings are known to be atrocious for the Calgary Flames and most recent one (that also saw stops in Arizona and Texas) fit the bill. Five games, one win, unlimited tears and frustration. Tonight they return to the inviting arms of the Scotiabank Saddledome and put their…


Flames Fan Ask – October 26, 2013

    Some good questions this week from FlamesNation readers. If you want your questions answered next week, go here and drop us a line.


Post-Game: Dark Night

    A disastrous stretch during the second period sunk the Flames tonight as they failed to finish the first major road trip of the season on a positive note. The 5-1 score wasn’t necessarily indicative of the game as a whole, as for the first 30 and last 10 or so minutes they kept up with…


FGD: A Lone Star State Of Mind

    The Calgary Flames conclude their lengthy five-game road trip – their first of three of that length this season – tonight in Dallas with a game against the Stars. Puck drop is at 6:30pm and the game is covered by the usual suspects (Sportsnet Flames, Fan 960 and us during/after game). The Flames…


Five things: Rocky road

1. Roadtrippin’ ain’t easy So the Flames enter today 1-3-0 on their current roadtrip, and 2-3-1 away from the Saddledome overall. In those six games, they’ve given up (get this) 22 goals, which is obviously way too many. Frankly, in the three games in which they’ve gotten their five road points, they’ve been lucky to…