Post-Game: Flames finish preseason strong against the Jets

The Calgary Flames closed out their exhibition calendar with a date with the Winnipeg Jets at the Scotiabank Saddledome. After a few sub-par efforts, the Flames flipped the proverbial switch and really looked like the team many expected to see this year – and on Oct. 4 – in a 3-2 shootout win over the…


FGD: The preseason mercifully ends (7pm MT, no TV)

Let’s be honest with each other, friends: nobody likes the preseason. Coaches don’t like it. Players don’t like it. Fans don’t like it. The media doesn’t like it. It is something to be endured, not enjoyed. Coaches and players pray nobody gets hurt. Fans and media alike over-analyze every part of it, just begging for…


Last call for handful of Flames prospects this preseason

One preseason game to go. One. The season is just around the corner – Oct. 4 is a mere few days away – and the Flames still have five cuts to go, and one preseason game to figure the remaining roster spots out. And with a handful of Flames prospects still at camp, this may…


FN On Air: talking arena with the Confluence

We’ve written a lot of different things about the ongoing arena negotiations between the Calgary Flames and the City of Calgary over the past two or three years. And since the issue seems far from over, it’s inevitable that will continue. But earlier this week, I had a chat with Calgary’s top civic affairs podcast,…


Three breakout candidates in 2017-18

Earlier this week we highlighted a trio of Calgary Flames players who had breakout seasons in 2016-17 and the likelihood of history repeating itself. And, for the Flames to have even more success in the coming season, they’re going to need a few more players to come out of their shell. So, let’s delve into…


Fatherhood is a blessing

I was 27 years old. I was in my second semester of the Radio & Television Arts Program at NAIT. It was a Friday evening and my good friend Jeff and I had gone to the Oilers preseason game, and then out on the town for some fun. We met up with our regular crew…


The Roundup

Politics in sports; the Sam Bennett Calgary has been waiting for; Yamamoto wasn’t supposed to make it in Edmonton; Canucks interested in Josh Anderson; loads of Fantasy Hockey; Corsica joins the Network and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by the DailyFaceOff.


Post-Game: Flames underwhelm in Vancouver

The Calgary Flames played Vancouver tonight in their sixth of seven preseason games. It wasn’t a very good game. Despite dressing a largely NHL roster, the Flames seemed tentative and out of sync. More alarmingly, Mike Smith looked shaky at times in net. The Flames lost to the Canucks by a 3-1 score in a…


FGD: A preseason jaunt to the coast (8pm MT, SN West)

The Calgary Flames have a few decisions to make before the regular season begins in six short days. After taking a machete to the training camp roster, the Flames fundamentally need to make a handful of depth decisions and cement their roster. They can get a step closer to roster clarity tonight when they trek…