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The slow-cooker: The Flames embrace the long development path

Since Brad Treliving became general manager of the Calgary Flames in April 2014, the hockey club has graduated several young players into the National Hockey League level. Some of the young graduates were slam dunks: Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk jumped into the NHL their first seasons after being drafted, and Johnny Gaudreau went straight…

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Post-Game: Rittich tames Panthers, Flames keep streaking

On Thursday night in Tampa Bay, Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith was a huge difference-maker for his team. He made timely saves and gave his team a chance to win, despite his club getting out-chanced. On Friday night, backup goaltender David Rittich responded to Smith’s performance with a resounding “I can do that, too!” Rittich…

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FGD 44: Visiting the fancy cats (5:30pm MT, SN Flames)

The Calgary Flames (23-16-4) are halfway through their four-game road trip and have two wins already. They’re hoping to continue their winning ways tonight when they face the Florida Panthers (18-18-6). It’s the second half of a back-to-back stretch for the Flames, but it’s also coming at a time where the Flames can probably see…

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Post-Game: The streak continues, Flames survive Lightning storm

The Tampa Bay Lightning are really good. They’re the best score-adjusted possession team in hockey. But being good at possession doesn’t always result in a ton of goals. That was the case tonight when they faced the Calgary Flames. The Flames were largely out-played at even strength this evening, but they got better goaltending than…

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FGD 43: Measuring sticks (5:30pm MT, SN West)

The Calgary Flames (22-16-4) are riding high right now, as they’re in the midst of a four game winning streak that’s seen them play some pretty good hockey. They’ll need to be as good as they’ve been all year tonight when they head down to Florida for the first game of a back to back…

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Consistency paying dividends for Flames’ top line

It probably comes as no surprise that the Flames have one of the highest scoring lines in the NHL. Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and Micheal Ferland lead the Flames in scoring. They are the bulk of the team’s offence, especially as of late, with the entire line on a multi-game multi-point streak. Though two members…

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WWYDW: How do you tackle the Flames’ logjam on defence?

After trading for Travis Hamonic and re-signing Michael Stone, the Flames were supposed to have one of the best defences in the NHL, at least on paper. On the ice? That hasn’t quite come to fruition, though recent improvements do provide some hope. What they definitely do have, though, are a lot of capable players…

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Flames 3, Wild 2 post-game embers (OT): Make it four

The Flames are playing some very solid hockey, as they have been for most of the season. Now that they’re riding a four-game win streak and the points are starting to come in, things are definitely looking better. Just as a two-goal deficit can be erased – uh, again – so can feelings of negativity…

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Post-Game: Flames keep streaking against the Wild

The Calgary Flames have played some good hockey lately. They haven’t been perfect, but there’s been more good than bad in their game lately. They played two really strong periods of hockey – for the most part – on Tuesday night against the Minnesota Wild, then held on for dear life as one of the…