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FlamesNation player evaluation: David Rittich

David Rittich entered the season as the backup to Mike Smith, starting just seven of the team’s first 20 games. However, as the season progressed, it was clear that the newly-coined Big Save Dave would move forward as the Flames starting goaltender by the All-Star Game.

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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,…

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Comparing the Flames’ top 15 scorers to the rest of the league

It’s no secret that the Calgary Flames have enjoyed one of their best offensive seasons in franchise history. The team has combined for 190 goals for and a total of 520 points across their entire roster; an impressive team effort that features five players in the NHL’s top 30 scoring race. While this has been…

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Rittich comes out on top in midseason review of goals against Calgary

Calgary’s 2018-19 starting goaltending issue that persisted for what felt like forever has definitely sorted itself out. Onward from about 32 games into the season, David Rittich has taken the reigns as the Flames’ de facto number one goalie. As the Flames enjoy their rest before closing out the season and ideally a deep playoff…

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It’s much too early to worry about James Neal

James Neal is arguably the one of the biggest free agent adds of Brad Treliving’s tenure. His arrival was supposed to elevate the Flames’ offence into the upper echelon of the league. Twelve games into the season, Neal hasn’t found his offensive touch quite yet, but should there be concern?

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Flames place Matt Taormina on waivers

Defenseman Matt Taormina has been placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames for reassignment to the Stockton Heat. He was previously on the season-opening injured reserve but presumably is now healthy enough to head to the American Hockey League.

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Mapping the Calgary Flames: A geographic visualization

The Calgary Flames organization is enjoying some of its best depth ever. A young core, offseason lineup upgrades, and highly touted prospects are all reasons to be excited. These players come together wearing the Flaming C, but just where exactly do they come from?