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Josh Leivo removed from COVID-19 protocol list

After 14 days, Calgary Flames forward Josh Leivo has been removed from the National Hockey League’s list of players unavailable due to the COVID-19 protocols as of Friday afternoon. Leivo was placed on the list way back on April 23 after having a positive COVID-19 test. Due to the regulations of the positive test protocol,…

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How should the Flames use Jacob Markstrom in their last five games?

The Calgary Flames have five games left on their schedule and their playoff hopes are more or less fantasy at this point. Thus, the club’s decision-making needs to shift into “get ready for next season” mode. That brings up a question regarding their goaltending: how many games should Jacob Markstrom start of their remaining five?

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A snapshot of the Flames’ young defensemen

A lot of analysts, fans and onlookers had big expectations for the 2020-21 Calgary Flames, and one of the reasons was because of the team’s crop of young defensemen. But despite their promise, their young defenders collectively didn’t quite take the big steps many expected for them. Here’s a snapshot of the team’s under-25 blueliners…

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FlamesNation’s salary cap and waivers tracker

The 2020-21 NHL season is going to be challenging for a lot of teams for salary cap and logistics reasons. In an effort to make the somewhat convoluted roster, cap and waivers situation for the Calgary Flames a little bit easier to follow, we’ve developed this page to keep track of things. It will be…

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Flames playoff elimination scenarios – May 6

Wednesday was the first day in the 2020-21 season where the Calgary Flames could become mathematically eliminated from qualifying for the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. Because Montreal didn’t beat Ottawa, the Flames stayed alive on a technicality – if Montreal loses all of their remaining games in regulation and the Flames sweep their final five…

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Quotable: the Flames lose to the Jets 4-0

The Calgary Flames came into Wednesday’s game needing a win to stay functionally afloat in the playoff race. The Winnipeg Jets came in needing a win. Well, the Jets left town happy with a 4-0 win and a playoff spot cemented, while the Flames are a point lost (or gained by Montreal) away from being…

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Post-Game: Jets set for playoffs, Flames not

On Wednesday evening, the Winnipeg Jets came into Calgary needing a win over the Flames to punch their ticket to the post-season. The Flames needed a regulation win to maintain any flicker of playoff hope. The Jets were poised, structured and opportunistic and the Flames were, well, not, in a 4-0 Jets win at the…

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FGD 51: A finale with the Jets (7:30pm MT, SN)

For the final time in 2020-21, the Calgary Flames (22-25-3, 47 points) will clash with the Winnipeg Jets (27-21-3, 57 points). The Jets are likely playoff bound, while the Flames need a win tonight to remain mathematically alive in the clash for a North Division playoff spot. It’s high stakes at the Saddledome! The action…

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Flames playoff elimination scenarios – May 5

Today is the first day that the Calgary Flames can become mathematically eliminated from qualifying for the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Flames’ playoff hopes rest on a pair of games: Montreal at Ottawa (5 p.m. MT, SN) and Winnipeg at Calgary (7:30 p.m. MT, SN). A Montreal win of any kind over Ottawa would…

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FlamesNation prospect update: nearing the end of the line

The hockey season is winding down, friends. The American Hockey League schedule is complete for Stockton. European hockey is largely done. And the Calgary Flames only have a trio of players still playing meaningful games. It’s time for our weekly check-in on the non-NHL kids.