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FlamesNation mailbag: talkin’ Sutter and the youths

The Calgary Flames have two more games remaining, both afternoon affairs, before they transition into the yawning abyss of the post-season. There’s an expansion draft, entry draft and free agency on the horizon. Let’s dig into the mailbag!

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Post-Game: Flames beat Canucks in late game

The Calgary Flames were really good in the first two periods of Sunday’s game in Vancouver against the Canucks. After spotting themselves a hefty 5-1 lead, they were in survival mode in the third period. They blew their lead, but won 6-5 in overtime.

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FGD 54: Late night hockey in Vancouver (8:30pm MT, SN1/360)

It’s the final road trip of the 2020-21 campaign for the Calgary Flames (24-26-3, 51 points) head to scenic British Columbia for the first of two final road games with the Vancouver Canucks (22-28-3, 47 points). The Canucks played Saturday afternoon in Edmonton and flew home, and this is part of their insane schedule to…

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Flames making NHL debuts under Brad Treliving

Friends, we’re into the short strokes of a regular season that will not result in a playoff appearance for the Calgary Flames. But with the post-season out of reach, another thing is in the works: likely NHL debuts for a few up-and-coming Flames. With players like Matthew Phillips and Adam Ruzicka waiting in the wings,…

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FlamesNation’s guide to the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs, round one

The greatest tournament in sports begins tonight, as the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs commence as 16 teams clash for two months to take home the Cup. The Calgary Flames aren’t in this year’s tournament – but they still have a week of games left before the off-season – but we’ve put together a quick-and-dirty primer…

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Let’s talk about Juuso Valimaki

It’s easy to get excited about Calgary Flames defenseman Juuso Valimaki. During this truncated 2020-21 season he’s shown flashes of brilliance, but he’s also made some cringe-worthy gaffes. With the Flames out of the playoff mix, many have wondered why Valimaki’s not playing more.

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Post-Game: Flames best Canucks in first of fruitless four

The last four games of the 2020-21 Calgary Flames season are merely academic, as the team will play 240 minutes of ice hockey and try to avoid injuries. But the Flames looked pretty good on Thursday night, aside from a clunky second period, in 4-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks.

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FGD 53: A clash with the Canucks (7pm MT, SN West)

Tonight, live from the palatial Scotiabank Saddledome, it’s the 53rd game of the Calgary Flames’ (23-26-3, 49 points) season when they host the Vancouver Canucks (21-27-3, 45 points). It’s the first of four in a row for the Flames against Vancouver to close the regular season out, and the locals are hoping to set the…

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Prospect progression comparisons: part 2, the 1990s kids

Yesterday, we looked at the offensive progression of some of the Calgary Flames’ youngest prospects, the youngsters born in the 2000s. (Sorry for making everyone feel old.) Today, we continue this look by going through the 1990s-born prospects by using an NHLe lens to examine their production.

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Prospect progression comparisons: part 1, the 2000s kids

The seasons are basically over for all of the Calgary Flames’ prospects – Jakob Pelletier is still going strong in the QMJHL playoffs, but everybody else is essentially done. With the season kaput, it’s time to look back not just at this year’s performances, but also at the progression made by various Flames prospects. So…

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Sean Monahan to miss final four games with hip injury

The Calgary Flames will be without one of their top offensive players for the final four games of their season. The club announced that forward Sean Monahan is being shut down due to a hip issue that he’s scheduled to have surgery on next week.