Bleeding Red: Mark Giordano’s Rise To The Captaincy

    (photo via Sabresfreak) As hockey fans the world over prepare to enjoy their holiday season, we here at FlamesNation wish you all the best during this festive time and have a bit of a gift for you all – the latest tome from the great Steve MacFarlane. It’s about the incredible and unlikely…


Patience A Virtue Burke Doesn’t Believe In

    The first move was a quake. Way up there on the Richter scale. Jay Feaster is out as the Calgary Flames’ general manager much more quickly than anyone anticipated even with Brian Burke looming large since his hire as president of hockey operations back in September. The second move might have seemed a…


Fans Never Really Got to Say Good-Bye

  – pic via Cats Five   Jarome Iginla’s last game as a member of the Flames was technically sitting out as as a healthy scratch last season, on the night he was ultimately traded. Because there were deals in the works, Iginla was told to stay home. He didn’t even get to come to…


Matt Stajan’s Long Road to Redemption

  – pic via clyde   If we took a poll of Flames fans a couple of years ago asking whether or not they’d want to keep Matt Stajan on the team beyond the season, nevermind the life of his current contract, the response likely would have been a resounding no. Perhaps not completely unanimous,…


Cammalleri’s stock on the rise

  – pic via halifax drunk   It wasn’t long ago Mike Cammalleri wasn’t even able to grip a stick. Now nearly everything that touches it seems to be finding the back of the net. After sitting out the first seven games of the regular season with a hand injury that also kept him sidelined…

Monahan – Should he Stay or Should he Go?

    Only one thing is certain as debate continues over whether Sean Monahan stays with the Flames past his ninth game or heads back to junior to resume his role as captain of the Ottawa 67s – whatever the Calgary Flames braintrust decides, it will be based on Monahan’s development as a hockey player,…


Sean Monahan Has Always Been a Hard Working Leader

    (Veteran sports writer Steve MacFarlane stops by FN again and shares his look at rookie Sean Monahan) The Calgary Flames preseason schedule was freshly in the books, and long after the post-game player availability in the dressing room, head coach Bob Hartley headed back toward his office following his media scrum down the hall….