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Oilers 7, Flames 3: Work in Progress

We knew the Flames would not go undefeated under Darryl Sutter, right? Well, maybe a small part of us did, we just dare not speak it into words. That slight, misguided idea was obliterated last night. Getting embarrassed by the Oilers on national television is sure getting old real fast.

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Flames 4, Oilers 3: Sutter undefeated

Some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And after 15 years, Calgary Flames hockey under Darryl Sutter passed out of all knowledge. Until, when chance came, it ensnared another group of fans. It came to the 2021 group. And there it consumed us. That was a…

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Leafs 2, Flames 1: Ya blew it

The Flames almost walked out of the centre of the universe with four of a possible four points. I’m not sure if you know this (you may have missed it due to lack of media coverage) but the Toronto Maple Leafs are the top club in the NHL. The Flames, well more accurately David Rittich,…

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Oilers 2, Flames 1 – The Battle-less Battle of Alberta

Friday night, Battle of Alberta, round two, game one of a back to back was played and won in pretty bland fashion for that kind of setting. The typical slow start Flames kind of got things going by the midway point of the opening period but it was a pretty flat, low event hockey game….

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Flames 4, Canucks 3: Johnny Overtime

The Flames weren’t perfect, it certainly wasn’t pretty, and they just had to make things a little harder on themselves by allowing the game to get to extra time…but it was a marked improvement from Saturday night. Baby steps. They showed some resilience following some penalty trouble early and fought their way back into the…

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Jets 4, Flames 1: Bitter or Better?

It doesn’t get much more dreary than a 4-1 loss to the Jets on a Thursday in February in Winnipeg. The Flames pulled a reverse Uno card and finally got off to nice start.. .and then blew it by falling into a drab, low event, straight up dull brand of hockey. For a second straight…

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Jets 3, Flames 2: Too little too late

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Flames get behind early only to make a game of it with just enough time left to keep you from calling it a night. Calgary has been outscored 12-6 in first periods thus far in 2021 while outscoring the Scotia Northerners 11-4 in third periods. It…

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Leafs 3, Flames 2: The Calgary Flames and a series of unfortunate events

The last time Jacob Markstrom was beaten by a clean shot it was off the stick of Patrik Laine and he was still a Jet. Following a 32 save shutout Markstrom has found himself as unfortunate as Lemony Snicket. The last five goals against have all been results of ridiculous bounces most of which off…

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Flames 3, Canucks 0: Jacob Markstrom blanks his former club

314 days it had been since the echoes of TNT had boomed through the Saddledome. Little did we know that when Andrew Mangiapane set up Matthew Tkachuk for a slick backhand tying goal against the Vegas Golden Knights way back on March 8, 2020, we’d have to wait almost a full year to experience it…

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Reasonable Expectations: Johnny Gaudreau

Way back in 2011, the Calgary Flames drafted a small winger from New Jersey by the name of Johnny Gaudreau. Several years later, he’s emerged as one of the best offensive players in club history. But is the clock ticking on his time with the Flames? What are reasonable expectations to have for Gaudreau as…

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Know the North: Montreal Canadiens 2021 Season Preview

Marc Bergevin spent as much time on the phone this off-season making moves as he did in the gym. The GM voted most likely to deadlift more than you ever could dream of was very busy following a poor season by his club in 2019-20. While they did manage to catch the Pens’ sleeping in…