Report: Flames to face Bruins in China in preseason

Folks, it sure sounds like the Calgary Flames will be headed overseas in the fall. Last month, it was reported that the Flames might be headed to China or Europe. Following today’s National Hockey League Board of Governor meetings in Tampa Bay, reports are that the Flames will be playing the Boston Bruins in a…


Report: Jaromir Jagr might be loaned to Kladno

According to a report from the Czech Republic, legendary forward Jaromir Jagr’s time with the Calgary Flames may be coming to an end. Well, sort of. DenikSport’s Zdenek Janda is reporting that Jagr might be returning to his hometown club (and the team he owns) Rytiri Kladno in the Czech secondary league on a loan…


Kulak leads the pack forging everyday NHL careers

More than halfway through this season, Brett Kulak looks like an NHLer. He leads a group of four Flames players who all started the season having never been NHL regulars, yet are now knocking on the door to full-time work. It’s a credit to Calgary’s organizational depth and, if things continue in a similar manner,…


Backlund signing should happen while he’s still in love with the city

Mikael Backlund isn’t about to weaken his bargaining position. There is a good reason the pending unrestricted free agent currently sticks to clichés when it comes to talking contract. The 28-year-old centre finished fourth last year in voting for the Selke Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s best defensive forward. He’s taken prove-it deal after…


Flames return Mangiapane, Lomberg, Hrivik to Stockton

With the All-Star Break upon us, the Calgary Flames have made a trio of roster moves. The club has returned forwards Andrew Mangiapane, Ryan Lomberg and Marek Hrivik to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat. The move drops the Flames to the CBA-mandated minimum roster limit of 20 players, while saving them some cap space…


Oilers 4, Flames 3 (SO) post-game embers: Loser point

In the words of Jason Mendoza: “It’s okay. The pattern is green-green-green-red. Remember that when it starts up again.” Except here, the pattern is actually loser point-loser point-loser point-loser point. Which is actually red-red-red-red. Remember that when the season starts up again.


Post-Game: A battle worthy of the name

Over the past several years, we’ve seen several really bad Battles of Alberta. Not only did the rivalry mean very little, but a lot of the games sucked. Tonight’s edition between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers had a bit of a sleepy opening period, but ended up being a fabulous 65+ minutes of ice…


FGD 49: A Highway 2 hullabaloo (7pm MT, SN West)

The Calgary Flames (25-16-7) are on both a three game losing streak and a 10 game point streak that dates back to New Year’s Eve – their three losses have come in extra time. They’ll try to extend one of those streaks and extinguish the other one when they visit the reeling Edmonton Oilers (21-24-3)…


Flames recall Ryan Lomberg from Stockton

Playing their second game in as many nights, against their most hated foe, and in the midst of a three-game (overtime) losing streak, the Calgary Flames have made a roster move. The club has recalled forward Ryan Lomberg from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat.


Post-Game: Playing for the tie

For the third consecutive game since their bye week, the Calgary Flames scored first in a home game. For the third consecutive game since the bye week, they never scored again and lost in extra time. After three straight games with uninspiring third periods, this one resulted in a 2-1 overtime loss to the visiting…