WWYD: Re-sign Chad Johnson or Brian Elliott?

Embed from Getty Images Brad Treliving entered the season with a pretty clear plan in goal. Brian Elliott as the starter, Chad Johnson was the battle tested backup and David Rittich on the farm to support top prospect Jon Gillies.  Unfortunately, reality hasn’t played along. Johnson has been the better of the two veterans in aggregate…

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Mikael Backlund’s case for the Selke Trophy

Embed from Getty Images More than halfway through the season for Calgary, a convincing argument can be made that Mikael Backlund has been the team’s MVP.  Because he’s been so good all season, you can start to hear a little buzz linking Backlund to the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top two-way forward. I’m here to tell…

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Flames 5, Panthers 2 post-game embers: Could’ve been 7-2

Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports Good news! The Calgary Flames now have a goal differential of -3. That’s fifth in the Pacific, and eighth in the West – which is certainly much better than when they were near last. Unfortunate news! They still haven’t had a positive goal differential all season. But their latest two games…

Post-Game: Fancy cats scorched by Flames

Embed from Getty Images After a weekend where they captured just one of a possible four points, tonight’s game against the Florida Panthers was a big one for the Calgary Flames. They came out of the gate looking motivated and despite giving up a pair of early goals, they controlled the balance of this game…