Post-Game: Bennett Is Good, Flames Lose Anyway

#451367140 / gettyimages.com The Vancouver Canucks visited Calgary to face the Flames on Thursday evening. They had no Sedins. They were out-shot and out-played by the locals for the lion’s share of the contest. But the Canucks weathered the storm, the Flames were unable to capitalize on their advantages and scoring chances, and the Canucks…

FGD: The Canucks Visit (7pm MT; SN360)

#454139026 / gettyimages.com After a pretty entertaining 4-3 win in Sylvan Lake last night, the Calgary Flames are back at it! In the second game of both their 3-games-in-3-nights stretch and their 4-games-in-5-nights stretch (and 5 in 7 if you want to go that far down), they host the visiting Vancouver Canucks. The puck drops…

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Five things: Doin’ good?

1. Reassurances Yesterday there was an article about Brian Burke on Sportsnet, about how he really isn’t doing much besides reporting to work every day and doing his job. And I hadn’t really thought about that, but I guess it’s true. Haven’t seen much of Burke all summer, and even now you get the feeling…

Post-Game: Conquering Hockeyville

#485119629 / gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames headed up the road to Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Wednesday night to play the visiting Phoenix Arizona Coyotes. While cynics would joke that the poor folks in Sylvan Lake lost their arena already, why should they be subjected to a Flames/Coyotes game (ha!), tonight’s contest actually was pretty damn…

THE RISE OF JEANSHORTS

Please watch this video. If you want to know more read the article. If you want to start pre-emptively celebrating and never want to read another word we totally get it. What an age to be alive! *whistles loudly*

FGD: A Trip to Hockeyville (5pm MT, SN360)

Just arrived in Sylvan Lake for #KraftHockeyville. This is the old rink, roof collapsed in January. pic.twitter.com/DB5MyFzJbj — Kristen Odland (@KristenOdlandCH) September 24, 2014 CBC’s grip on the game of ice hockey may soon become but a memory as Sportsnet gets more and more accustomed to owning the NHL rights for eons, but one of…

News and Notes – September 23 2014

#464399303 / gettyimages.com We are about to get busy in a hurry, gang. Following a handful of cuts, ending the NHL dreams of seven players for this season, the Flames are about to embark upon the busiest pre-season stretch that they’ll face: three games in three nights AND four games in five nights. We should…

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Random Thoughts – Calgary’s Cautious Summer

The long summer is finally at an end and aside from hiring a new GM, the Flames had a relatively quiet off-season. They made some nominal additions via free agency, eschewed the trade market and weren’t one of the clubs to dive head first into the analytics craze. Probably the best description of the club’s…

Post-Game: A Split Squad Split

#483379279 / gettyimages.com Well folks, the first two pre-season dates on the Calgary Flames 2014-15 calendar are in the books, as the Flames and Edmonton Oilers did battle in a pair of simultaneous games. In Calgary, the home side won 1-0. In Edmonton, the home side won 3-1. In both games, the visiting team was…

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F(E)GD: Double Trouble

“Welcome to the preseason,” he said, with the anticipation of the crowd slowly withering into a hollow chaff. “Please, contain your excitement” It all gets going again tonight, as future hopes and dreams of young men and somewhat older young men begin to be realized; possibly crushed. The path to FGD 1 begins with stereo exhibition tilts tonight here in Calgary…

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Prospects Code Blue

That’s TJ Brodie when he was drafted by the Flames. He represents the last drafted-and-developed Flames blueliner. Prior to him you have Tim Erixon and Dion Phaneuf, neither really counts because Erixon never played for the Flames per se and Phaneuf, by dint of the lost lockout season and his own talent level, arrived more…