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AHL Post-Game: Heat survive Game 2, even up the series

The American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames, the Stockton Heat, continued their first round playoff series with the San Jose Barracuda on Sunday evening. While Game 1 of the series was defined by some strong goaltending from San Jose’s Troy Grosenick and Stockton’s Jon Gillies, Game 2 was the exact opposite kind of…

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Brad Treliving needs to figure out Calgary’s goaltending (and soon)

Listening to general manager Brad Treliving speak during his Garbage Bag Day press conference, he said all the right things about his team’s goaltenders. The Calgary Flames would not be where they are if not for the combined performances of Brian Elliott and Chad Johnson. On the one hand, they wouldn’t have made the playoffs….

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What did the Flames’ usage look like throughout the season?

When Glen Gulutzan first took the Flames’ reins, he didn’t know exactly what he was getting. That much was evident in some of his early lineup choices alone. But as the season went on, he figured out what he wanted to do. It showed in part in the Flames’ improved play; it also shows in…

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Johnny Gaudreau is a Lady Byng finalist

The National Hockey League has been releasing the lists of award finalists each day, but the folks at Reddit noticed that the Minnesota Wild’s website jumped the gun and announced the award finalists for the Lady Byng Memorial Award a day early. Whoops. (It’s since been taken down.) Anyway, the Lady Byng is an award…

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City unveils Victoria Park arena proposal details

We may finally be a step closer to some substantive discussion about a new Calgary Flames arena and an end to the never-ending story that is “The Future of the Scotiabank Saddledome.” On Monday, Calgary city council will debate the merits of a proposed Victoria Park arena project. On Friday afternoon, the report to be…

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AHL Post-Game: The Heat just can’t beat Troy Grosenick

The American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames, the Stockton Heat, began their playoff journey this evening in the familiar confines of the SAP Center in San Jose. Their opponents were the Pacific Division’s regular season champions, the San Jose Barracuda. Despite playing a high tempo game with many good chances, the Heat lost…

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Treliving and Gulutzan share their year-end thoughts

The annual ritual of Garbage Bag Day down at the Scotiabank Saddledome ended with another annual ritual. General manager Brad Treliving and head coach Glen Gulutzan held court with the media in a roughly half-hour long press conference. All of the audio is available elsewhere, but we wanted to break out a few interesting quotes…

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Keep or cut: Calgary Flames edition

The 2016-17 Calgary Flames are no more, and the 2017-18 version will undoubtedly look different. Just how different, we don’t yet know. A lot of players will be back. At the same time, though, there are quite a number who should go. And this isn’t just about improving the roster: it’s about prospects getting the…

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A game score look at the Flames playoffs

The Calgary Flames were eliminated in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs by the Anaheim Ducks. While the loss still stings, there were some nice performances by some Flames players in the four-game series. To shed a light on the good (and bad) of the first round, we turn to game score.