Could the Flames move a blueliner to bankroll some contract extensions?

Things are going well lately for the Calgary Flames. They’re riding a seven-game winning streak and they keep finding ways to win. When things are going so well, it’s probably prudent to think about the future and how to keep things rolling. The best way to keep positive things happening? Smart salary cap management.


Report: Flames eyeing Swedish free agents

As per usual, Sportsnet analyst Elliotte Friedman’s weekly 31 Thoughts column included several interesting items. This week, there was a tidbit regarding the Calgary Flames and their reported interest in adding free agents from the Swedish professional ranks.


Flames reassign Mangiapane, Hrivik and Lomberg to Stockton

The Calgary Flames have begun their five-day break and, given that they’re not playing games for the better part of a week, they’ve engaged in a bit of house-cleaning. Today the club announced that they have reassigned three forwards to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat: Andrew Mangiapane, Marek Hrivik and Ryan Lomberg. All three…


Will Mark Giordano face discipline for hit on Sebastian Aho?

During the first minute of the third period of the Calgary Flames’ 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, there was a pretty gnarly hit in the Flames zone. Defending an offensive rush by Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho, Flames captain Mark Giordano made some scary contact with Aho which resulted in an injury to…


Post-Game: Canes not able to beat Flames

The Calgary Flames are a weird team this season. They played really well and controlled the puck a lot for about six weeks, but were a .500 team during that stretch. Lately they’ve had the puck less than their opponents but seem to be a bit better at utilizing the puck when they do have…


FGD 45: A Mid-Atlantic matinee (1pm MT, SN West)

The Calgary Flames (24-16-4) have one game remaining before their CBA-mandated five day break and they head into their road trip finale with a lot of momentum. The Flames have won all three games on their current road trip, all of their games in 2018 and six in a row overall dating back to New…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…