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Can the Flames carry three goaltenders?

I know one of the biggest questions surrounding the Calgary Flames right now is “who will their two goaltenders be to start the season?”. While I get why that question is being asked, I don’t think it’s the right one at the very moment. There’s a more relevant question right now: will the Flames start the…

The 5 Best Flames Goalies Ever

View image | gettyimages.com Goaltending is immensely important in hockey. Good goaltending can cover up a lot, but nothing can make up for bad goaltending. In the history of the Calgary Flames, there have been a few really bad goalies and a few really good ones. Here’s our list of the five net-minders that we…

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WWYDW: Guess! Those! Dmen! Totals!

View image | gettyimages.com We are getting down to the final days of training camp and as Arii pointed out this morning, things are getting mighty tight as far as roster spots are concerned. Today, we are going to play a fun game of ‘guess the specific totals’ of the Flames Dmen for next season. I…

Flames Recall Morrison and Sieloff

#Flames announce they’ve summoned Kenny Morrison and Patrick Sieloff back from the AHL Stockton Heat. — Randy Sportak (@SUNRandySportak) September 30, 2015 Only a few days after re-assigning them to the farm, Calgary has recalled defenders Kenny Morrison and Pat Sieloff. It’s a somewhat curious reversal, so the question is…what’s up?

Pair Chasing NHL Dreams on AHL Deals

View image | gettyimages.com The Stockton Heat began their training camp on Monday. The camp roster featured the usual suspects of players dealing with the let-down of being assigned to the AHL club from an NHL camp along with fringe pros trying their best to catch on with a new club and keep their dreams…

Pre-Season Post-Game: Avalanche Buried

View image | gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames came into tonight’s game with some momentum. After losing their first two games against the Edmonton Oilers when the curtain raised on the pre-season, they’ve been on a bit of a roll. Tonight, they put an NHL line-up against the Colorado Avalanche. To steal a phrase: “They are…

Pre-Season FGD: An Avalanche Of Opportunity (7pm MT)

View image | gettyimages.com We hit the three-quarter mark of the National Hockey League exhibition schedule tonight, as the Calgary Flames dust off the welcome mat when they host the Colorado Avalanche. Well, most of ’em. It is still pre-season, so outside of a few familiar names like Nathan MacKinnon, it’s not the full-scale Colorado…

The 10 Best Flames Defenders Ever – #1 to #5

View image | gettyimages.com We’re back with the second half of our rundown of the ten best defensemen in Calgary Flames history. In case you missed the first half of the list, check it out here. The top five Flames defenders ever after the jump!

2015-16 Reasonable Expectations: Michael Frolik

View image | gettyimages.com There was no getting around it: the Flames really, really needed help on the right wing. Jiri Hudler aside, the right side has basically been a desolate wasteland. There may be some hope in a prospect such as Emile Poirier, but not only is he an uncertainty; he’s not enough. Fortunately…

The 10 Best Flames Defenders Ever – #6 to #10

View image | gettyimages.com As we’ve learned in the past couple of seasons here in Calgary, defense is incredibly important and it helps to have good defensemen on your side. In four decades of Flames hockey, there have been a few really good defenders and a handful of great ones. Here’s the first half of…

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The entry level slide and how it applies to the Flames

One of the most confusing, but relevant, parts of the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement relates to entry level contracts and how they’re allowed to “slide”. Now, deciphering the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement is one of life’s most painful, tedious, and unpleasant things. But knowing the contract and cap situation of the Calgary Flames, I thought it might…