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Relive the Flames’ rollercoaster ride to the playoffs (VIDEO)

In October of 2016 I attended a Calgary Flames game. They were playing the Carolina Hurricanes and it just might have been the single worst hockey game I have ever been to in my life. Ever. Fast forward six months and the Flames have officially punched their ticket to the National Hockey League playoffs, their second time in…

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Gulutzan has to serve two masters down the stretch

After the Calgary Flames clinched their post-season spot, two thoughts immediately crept into my mind: “Great, now they can rest some banged-up players!” and “The West is really tight, should they be resting any guys?” In his post-game press conference on Friday, Gulutzan did reveal that a few players are playing below 100% health: Gulutzan…

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FGD 79: Duck hunting (7:30pm MT, SN One)

The Calgary Flames are headed to the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs! But with four games left on their regular season schedule, there are still things to play for. The Flames will begin their quest for playoff seeding tonight when they play the first of a home-and-home series with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks played last…

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The arena war of words makes everyone look bad

The Calgary Flames have clinched a playoff spot for the second time in three years. But at a time where the fanbase should be rightfully celebrating a pretty successful season, everybody is fretting about the potential new arena deal and the future of the franchise in Calgary. Here are a few thoughts on where we…

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Where do we go from here?

Last night, the Calgary Flames clinched a spot in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. Much excitement and ballyhoo ensued, as a team that looked like they were dead and buried in mid-November managed to crawl out of the muck and make something of themselves. Well, now what? The Flames have four games remaining. They have…

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Flames 5, Sharks 2 post-game embers: Here we go

The Flames weren’t perfect in this one. Far from it, in fact. But they were much better than they were against the Kings. For one thing, an attempt at playing hockey was made; for another; it was successful. At worst, it was entertaining. At best, well, their season has officially been extended. There’s the missing…