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Adieu, Bob Hartley

I’ll always remember the day the Calgary Flames hired Bob Hartley as their head coach. Rumours were running rampant that Hartley was going to join the Montreal Canadiens as head coach, in part fuelled by a report at The Hockey Writers – where I also write about the Flames – that he had actually signed…

Randy Carlyle will not be the next coach of the Calgary Flames

Embed from Getty Images Just one day after the majority of Flames fans were popping bottles and dreaming of roses and Boudreaus, it all came screaming to a halt with one tweet from a prominent hockey insider. With Bob Hartley gone, expect Randy Carlyle to be one of the candidates for the vacant job in…

Shot Down In FlamesNation Podcast Episode 3: Auf Wiedersehen Hartley

It happened! Join Ari, Ryan, Mike and myself as we dissect the Bob Hartley firing yesterday, reminisce on our favourite Hartley moments, crackk open the big treasure chest of possible replacements and take a closer look at Bruce Boudreau. Is he really the right fit in Calgary?  As always, it’s timed to fit nicely into…

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5 coaches who could replace Bob Hartley

It’s official: the Calgary Flames are in a post-Bob Hartley era as they begin the important quest of finding the coach who can take them above and beyond his limitations. Personal opinions aside, from a purely objective perspective this is by far the most important step for this team next to finding suitable goaltending. Coincidentally, it…

FlamesNation Player Evaluations: Niklas Backstrom

Embed from Getty Images When Niklas Backstrom came to the Flames following the 2016 trade deadline, he came with a guarantee that he would get some games in. At 38 years old, and having not seen the ice in 14 months, it was nothing more than a last hoorah for the aging netminder, and the…