Post Game: They Love Us, They Really Love Us

The horizon of this 2013-14 Calgary Flames hockey season draws ever near, and, alas, as we’ve become accustomed to over the past few years, will do so without any flair, any pomp, any drama; it will simply end. And while that may be a familiar tune, the remix is DANK, son.¬† Maybe it’s a byproduct…

FGD: The Ducks Remember

Exactly two weeks ago, the Calgary Flames welcomed the Anaheim Ducks to the friendly confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome. And prompted to slap them around for three periods. The Ducks weren’t all that good, but the Flames were opportunistic and won 7-2. The Ducks are back in town tonight, and are understandably miffed about their…

The Flames Since the Rumble at Rogers

It’s been a long season, obviously, but as we creep into the final 10 games of this Calgary Flames season, let’s re-visit what’s probably considered the watershed moment for the club this year. That’s right, the absolute gong show of a night at Rogers Arena on January 18.


Updated Visualized Corsi

As we finish the season, I figured it was time for an update of our visualized Corsi charts. As a reminder, we look at the visualized Corsi charts for two reasons: to identify patterns and to determine if ice time is being distributed properly. The first time we looked at this, the Flames were struggling…

Post-Game: Over The Lowest Bar

The 1997-98 Calgary Flames were, to be blunt, bad. They racked up just 67 points over an 82 game season and firmly in the dreadful Young Guns era of hockey, they were the worst Flames club there ever was. With tonight’s shootout win over the third-overall San Jose Sharks, this year’s Flames club (a) broke…

FGD: Flames Host Fins

After a day off on Sunday, your Calgary Flames (29-35-7, 65 points, 26th overall) are back in action tonight (7pm MT; Sportsnet) as they host the San Jose Sharks (46-18-8, 100 points, 3rd overall). The Flames are a confident bunch after a Jekyll and Hyde weekend – with a somewhat sloppy 6-5 loss to Nashville…


The Weekly Ignition: More Playoffs

The NHL’s playoff races are heating up! The NCAA tournament brackets are set! Playoffs in the CHL are now well-underway. Here’s your weekly catch-up on what’s happening around the Flames-related hockey world.

Gaudreau Watch: NCAA Brackets Set

The conference tournaments are behind us now, so now the last leg of college hockey is upon us: the NCAA’s Frozen Four tournament. Brackets were announced this morning. Here’s where the Flames kids, including Johnny Gaudreau, fit in.


Post-Game: Flames Beat Oil, Give Atomic Wedgies, Steal Lunch Money

This night of nights, this game of games, is the sweetest of victories for your fightin’ Flames as it comes against our¬†perennially pathetic polar … poo-heads from the North. It’s not that the Flames won big, in Edmonton, it’s that the game was just so fun to watch for so many different reasons. Including a…

BOA Round 214: Flames at Oilers

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight is the fifth meeting of the season (and 214th meeting overall) between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. It’s their last meeting until next season, too. I’d say the season series is up for grabs, as each team has won twice – the road team always won – but the…

Flames Return Joni Ortio To Abbotsford

That weird noise you just heard? That was a loud sigh coming from the Fraser Valley, as the Calgary Flames have re-assigned goalie Joni Ortio back to the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat.

Post-Game: High Event, Low Event

The Flames came into this weekend in grave danger of playing themselves out of the NHL’s bottom five with a pair of wins. If their goal was to maintain a strong draft position, well, mission accomplished. They dropped a 6-5 decision to the visiting Nashville Predators in a game that was uncharacteristically sloppy, uneven and…