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The Weekly Ignition: End of March

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)

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,…

Post-Game: Wipeout

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.

FGD: A Capital Visit

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…

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Race To The Bottom: Three Weeks Out

It’s an off-day today for the Calgary Flames, as they trek eastward for their final five-game road trip of the year. Now’s as good a time as any to check out the race at the bottom of the NHL’s standings for draft position. I’ll be blunt – Buffalo’s pretty awful.

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Post-Game: First Blood, Part II

via loober The Calgary Flames were hoping to slow the playoff advance of the New York Rangers as they welcomed their Gotham contemporaries to the Saddledome tonight. In the end, the Flames would prevail 4-3 on the backs of Rämö (really good) and Lundqvist (not so good). There was a lot of early action tonight – pretty…

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FGD: The Rangers Visit Cowtown

pic via Matt DeTurck One of the benefits of the NHL’s re-alignment is getting to see teams like the Rangers with far more regularity. I for one am all for anything that reduces the number of requisite Flames – Coyotes or Flames – Wild games and I am sure I am not alone on that one. …

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News and Notes – March 28 2014

It’s a game day today, as the Calgary Flames prepare to finish off their current homestand with a visit from the New York Rangers. Here’s a quick skim of what’s been making new lately.

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Updated Adjusted Corsi

Via Flickr Adjusted Corsi isn’t perfect, but it allows us to get a much clearer picture of what a player’s visualized Corsi actually means. There are some effects we won’t be able to completely correct for; teammates who are really good or are really bad can have a huge impact we can’t cut out all the way….

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Five things: Hmmmmmmm

1. An acknowledgement, with a caveat Bob Hartley spoke with the media the other day and said that while the team has seen a number of positives over the course of the year, it has largely been a “failure.” Yes, Bob. We agree. An unmitigated disaster from start to finish. Total failure. This team failed…