Joni Ortio officially recalled, Flames have two recalls left

Embed from Getty Images Joni Ortio is effectively the Flames’ starter. It took a long time to get to this point – he only just started making his first string of multiple starts in a row on Feb. 23 – but it’s finally happened. He’s started six of the Flames’ most recent eight games, and…

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Early thoughts on the 2016 top 5 forwards

Embed from Getty Images Sixteen games left in the season and we can say with 99% confidence that the Flames will not be making the post-season dance. A horrendous season has nearly come and gone. Many would have guessed the Flames would have fallen back this year after the miracle season of 2014-15 but would we…

How many games left can the Flames actually win?

Embed from Getty Images On Saturday, March 5, the Flames did the unthinkable: they won a hockey game. It was a bold strategy for a tank-bound team, and we’ll see how getting those extra two points pays off for them. On Monday, March 7, the Flames went beyond the unthinkable: they tried to win a…

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Sharks 2, Flames 1 (OT) post-game embers: Now that’s how you lose

Photo credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports Well, almost completely lose. The Flames got a point out of the whole affair, and while the thrill of finally solving a goalie who nearly had a 50-save night and tying a game in the final two minutes can’t be unmatched… gaining that one point only to lose the…

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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

  In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific…

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Post-Game: Flames Throttle Sharks, Get A Point

(Sergei Belski / USA Today Sports) For the second straight contest, the Calgary Flames looked pretty damn good. After Saturday afternoon’s 4-2 triumph in Pittsburgh, they returned home for a date with the San Jose Sharks. The Flames out-shot and largely out-worked the Sharks, but dropped a heart-breaking 2-1 overtime decision as they just couldn’t…