Some musings on the worst ways to lose in the playoffs

After watching the Sharks defeat the Golden Knights in Game 7 overtime – a game during which they were trailing 3-0 late in regulation – it just feels wrong to talk about how the Flames should proceed with their offseason. I mean, after a playoff classic like that? It’s hard to care about much else….


FlamesNation Prospect Wrap-up: Eetu Tuulola

To finish our review of European prospects, we check in with 2016 sixth rounder Eetu Tuulola. Despite having never played an NHL game, there’s quite a bit of mystique to the fiery Finn. He already has a great personal motto (“everything is possible in this life”), a penchant for hilarious violence, and a goalscoring edge….


The Flames have five picks in the 2019 NHL Draft

If you’re anything like our staff, when the Calgary Flames got eliminated you had a choice: agonize by watching the remaining rounds of the playoffs or get really, really hyped for the 2019 NHL Draft in June. In the interest in fueling everyone’s draft excitement, here’s a quick glance at where the Flames are slated…


Mark Giordano is a Norris Trophy finalist

In the aftermath of the Calgary Flames’ disappointing playoff exit, some good news. Flames captain Mark Giordano has been announced as one of the three finalists for the James Norris Memorial Trophy.


Calgary’s postseason demise is simple to understand

Calgary’s first round loss to Colorado is one of the more disappointing finishes I can remember in this city. Sure, expectations were sky high after the best regular season in 30 years, but it goes beyond that. The Flames were a shadow of the team they were en route to nailing down the top seed…


Breaking down Calgary versus Colorado using game score

Despite being heavy favourites heading into the playoffs, the Calgary Flames find themselves out of the race for the Cup after a 4-1 series defeat at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche. Succinctly, the Flames were beat by the better team. That’s hard to digest, especially when looking at on-paper comparisons, but on the ice,…


Mikael Backlund won’t be going to the World Hockey Championship

In the aftermath of the Calgary Flames’ playoff elimination on Friday night comes a bit of international competition news. Swedish reporter Jonatan Lindquist is reporting that Flames forward Mikael Backlund is skipping this year’s World Hockey Championship… for a good reason.


Reset your expectations: Five games does not a season make

The Flames finished the regular season at the top of the Western Conference: something probably very few people expected to happen. At times, they looked like they were worthy of that standing. At other times, they did not. It’s the latter that was easy to forget going into the playoffs, but that also proved the…