Calgary Inferno set to defend Clarkson Cup; 2016-17 CWHL season begins

It’s October, and October means hockey. The Hitmen’s season is already underway. Soon, the Flames will be going, too. But tonight, hockey in Calgary belongs to a different team, as the 2015-16 Clarkson Cup champion Calgary Inferno officially kick off their 2016-17 season. The season begins tonight, at 7:45 p.m. in Winsport’s Markin MacPhail Centre,…

Preparing for life without Johnny Gaudreau

Embed from Getty Images For all of his faults, former Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley had a very astute assessment about worrying about players that are absent due to injury or other factors: you can only coach using the players you have available to you. As of this writing, it is three days until…

The Flames make four more cuts

Embed from Getty Images After seven preseason games and just over three weeks of training camp, the Calgary Flames have whittled their camp roster of roughly 60 players way down. And while they weren’t able to cut everybody, they certainly have cut a lot of them. Headed to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat are…

Realistic Expectations: Dennis Wideman

Embed from Getty Images As the Flames reemerge from their rebuilding years, a lot has been made about their defensive corps. The team has three of the best locked up long term, and considerable depth in both the NHL and the AHL. The Flames built around their blueline, and are going to reap the benefits…