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FlamesNation Radio Episode 8: Flames hopes and anxieties

It’s episode eight of FlamesNation Radio! This week, host Ryan Pike and co-host Shane Stevenson are joined by the hardest working man in show business, Sportsnet 960 The Fan’s Pat Steinberg, to chat about things that make them hopeful and/or anxious about the first 22 games from the Calgary Flames.

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Flames Game Day 23: A trip to scenic Los Angeles (8:30pm MT, SN West)

For the first time in 22 months, the Calgary Flames (13-4-5, 31 points) are headed to California! On Thursday evening, in the first of four consecutive games in the Pacific time zone, they visit the Los Angeles Kings (9-8-4, 22 points) at Staples Center for what should prove to be a tight-checking, physical 60+ minutes…

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How the Calgary Flames can afford to keep their four big free agents

The Calgary Flames are playing well so far in 2021-22, and a lot of the credit has to go to four players who are pending free agents at the end of the season: unrestricted free agent Johnny Gaudreau, and restricted free agents Oliver Kylington, Andrew Mangiapane and Matthew Tkachuk. All four players are key pieces…

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A brief history of successful Calgary Flames draft picks

Pals, on Monday night Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane played in his 200th National Hockey League game. In doing so, Mangiapane hit a threshold that prospect wonks have set to determine whether a draft pick is “successful” or not. (It’s admittedly an arbitrary bar to clear, but it’s basically 2.5 full NHL seasons and seems…

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Calgary Flames prospect update: the dawn of December

Folks, we’re now into the third month of the National Hockey League season (and the fourth month for the many leagues that began their seasons back in September). A lot of players have already played a lot of hockey, many of them in hockey’s lower levels. So let’s see how these Calgary Flames prospects are…

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Report: Calgary Flames among teams interested in Jake DeBrusk

Boston Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk has requested a trade from the team that drafted him back in 2015. The club has since confirmed as much, though DeBrusk remains with the Bs for the time being. In the meantime, reports are emerging that several teams are kicking tires on the player – including the Calgary Flames.

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Calgary Flames Post-Game: Flames beat Penguins in a shootout

The Calgary Flames and the Pittsburgh Penguins played a weirdly entertaining hockey game. Sure, there weren’t a ton of goals. Sure, the game’s flow was a bit marred by icings, off-sides and some disjointedness. But both teams played a pretty fun back-and-forth game with strong goaltending from both starters (and a lot of Flames scoring…