Post-Game: Better Than Last and Weekend Open Thread

Folks, the Calgary Flames home schedule is over. They defeated the Anaheim Ducks by a 3-1 score on Friday night in their 24th (and final) home date of the truncated 2013 season. They finish their home schedule with a record of 13-9-2 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. If their road record wasn’t so horrible this year…

FGD: Winging It With Kipper

We’re down to the nitty-gritty, folks, as the Flames (16-22-4) can mathematically be eliminated from the post-season (and get a little closer to a high draft pick) with a loss tonight against the Detroit Red Wings (20-15-7). Tonight’s game starts at 7:30 on TSN and your radio friends at Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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A Quick Look At The Flames Kids

  pic via Jason Kurylo Folks, if there’s one thing the Flames shipping out three roster players prior to the trade deadline did, it was create opportunities for younger players. At present, there are four key rookies in the Calgary line-up, and there have been as many as six in certain games due to injuries….

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FGD: Doing It Wrong

    On trade deadline day, April 3, the Calgary Flames basically threw in the towel. And yes, by that I mean the trade that sent Blake Comeau to the Blue Jackets was meant to be a watershed moment for the franchise. Combined with the deals that shipped out higher-paid, higher-skilled players named Jarome Iginla…

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Post-Game: Coyotes Ugly

  pic via Chris Goulet With just nine games left in the 2013 season, Friday night seemed like a prime time for the Calgary Flames to continue their trudge towards the draft lottery. Missing a handful of regulars and featuring a handful of AHL call-ups, including uber-prospects Max “Power” Reinhart and Sven Baertschi, the Flames…

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FGD: An Anniversary With the Canucks

    Well, gang, we’re down to brass tacks. The Calgary Flames will not make the playoffs. If they win every single game, chances are slim. But hey, the season is almost over and the Flames are in full-on audition mode for younger players. Tonight, with 10 games remaining in the borderline-disastrous 2013 season, the…

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Flames Prospect Update, April 1 2013

  pic via Jenn Kuhn The playoffs may be an uncertainty for the Calgary Flames, but quite a few of their prospects in major junior and college are in the midst of post-season pushes. Or, in the case of the Abbotsford Heat, they’re trying to qualify.

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FGD: Life Without Iggy Begins

  pic via Teka England The Calgary Flames are coming off a white-knuckled 4-3 win over the lowly Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night and they continue their trek to the trade deadline with a meeting tonight with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game time is 7pm on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

FGD: Colorado Visits Again – UPDATE Iginla scratched

Two of the NHL’s lowest-ranked teams clash tonight in the Scotiabank Saddledome with both of their playoff chances rapidly fading from sight. The Calgary Flames (12-15-4, 4.1% playoff chance) host the Colorado Avalanche (11-6-4, 0.8% playoff chance) at 8pm on TSN and Sportsnet 960 The Fan. The Flames are coming off a disappointing 2-0 loss…

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FGD: Sweet Home Chicago

The Calgary Flames hit the ice for their 31st game of the 2013 season tonight. They’ll try to get the road monkey off their back as they visit the Chicago Blackhawks, and one way or the other, history will be made. If the Flames win, it’d be their first victory in Chicago since March 16,…

FGD: Blue Travelers Return Home

The Calgary Flames return home to the friendly confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome to host the St. Louis Blues tonight. Game time is 6pm on Fan 960 and Sportsnet West. The Flames are in must-win territory, having lost six of their last eight games, assuming they have any shot at the playoffs at all. Oddly…

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FGD: On the Road in Nashville

    For the twelfth time this season, the Calgary Flames are entering a game with a record just below .500 and hope to get back to even with a win. Thus far this season, their 11 previous attempts have resulted in a 6-4-1 record, which would be great if they managed to win more…