Time For Some Matt Stajan Appreciation

View image | gettyimages.com In the Flames’ wild and ridiculously unlikely 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars, Matt Stajan played just 11:37. He was the third least-played forward, above only his linemates, the recently not-healthy-scratched Michael Ferland and Drew Shore.  In the Flames’ absolutely dominating 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators just the day before, Stajan played…

The Playoff Table – March 31 2015

The race for the West’s eight spots in the Stanley Cup playoffs is heating up. The regular season ends in less than two weeks. The teams in the race have roughly 5 or 6 games left. Here’s a quick update on where the Flames sit right now, who they should worry about, and what’s next.

Kris Russell Named Masterton Nominee By PHWA

View image | gettyimages.com The Calgary chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association today announced that defenseman Kris Russell has been named the team’s nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is chosen by the PHWA from the 30 team nominees nominated by each chapter.

Calgary Flames RFA’s – AHL

View image | gettyimages.com With maybe one exception (Paul Byron) all of the Flames current NHL RFA’s are no-brainers to retain. It’s the other 10 minor leaguers who make things a little bit tougher to predict. Let’s take a look at the rest of Calgary’s RFA class and see if we can determine who will stay and…


<br> If Lawson Crouse hadn’t shown up on the hockey horizon, we might not have had anything to talk about for the 2015 draft. That’s a stretch but the fact remains Crouse has—more than anyone in recent history—divided talent assessors in a big way. Is he a great prospect or a kid who developed into…

Post-Game: Stars, Fallen

View image | gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames went into the Lone Star State tonight hoping for two points in the back half of a back-to-back (with both games on the road). Sixty minutes of hockey – and a few lucky breaks later – the Calgary Flames edged the Dallas Stars by a 5-3 score, effectively…


FGD #77: Going Down To Texas (6:30pm MT, SN West)

View image | gettyimages.com Just over 24 hours after a triumph in Tennessee, the Calgary Flames travel to the great state of Texas for another in-conference collision with two much-needed points on the line! The Flames inched themselves closer to a post-season appearance with a strong 5-2 performance in Nashville yesterday. Now they have a…

For Your Consideration: Lance Bouma for the Masterton

View image | gettyimages.com It’s getting close to awards season in the hockey world, so we’re beginning a recurring feature here at FlamesNation: For Your Consideration. Here, we’ll profile Flames we feel should be contenders for NHL awards and explain why they should be in the hunt. And who’s better to start off with than…

The Playoff Chase – March 30 2015

The playoff race is heating up! Calgary more or less kept pace with a win last night against Nashville! Here’s a look at the week to come and the teams still in it. Go banana!


Post-Game: Music City Miracle

View image | gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames came into this afternoon’s contest in Nashville desperate for a win. Sixty minutes of hockey later – the majority played with a high level of desperation and precision – the Flames maintained their playoff hopes and got a step closer to a post-season berth by way of a…


FGD #76: HockeyMania (3pm MT, SN West)

View image | gettyimages.com For those of you who know me in “real life” or follow my Twitter, you may recall I’m a wrestling fan. (Sue me, I grew up in Calgary at the tail end of Stampede Wrestling’s glory days, and it stuck.) In each of the last two years, I went to WrestleMania….