Flames Call Kylington, Sieloff, Elson

Embed from Getty Images Big news surrounding a (mostly) meaningless game tomorrow in Minnesota, Flames fans are going to get their first look at some new players, and their first look at one of the highly-touted defensemen drafted in 2015. 

POST GAME: 48 Painful Hours

Not a great 48 hrs for the Flames. Though, it is a testament to the dreck that the Flames subjected viewers to last night that tonight’s fairly timid 3-0 loss felt almost kind. The Flames dropped games on back to back nights by a combined score of 11-3. Someday, the Flames will have to figure…

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POST GAME: Anaheim.

The Universe is rapidly expanding. This seemed as though it was impossible decades ago but it is now accepted as scientific fact. There is a force pushing the universe towards an unknown infinity but scientists do not quite understand the exact properties of this force pushing galaxies apart. This energy, or dark matter as it is often…

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AHL You Need to Know: Stretch Drive

Fights! Hunter Smith goals! Leland Irvings! Yes, the last three games for the Stockton Heat certainly had some excitement. Except, well, forget about last night’s lethargic 3-0 loss at the hands of the lowly Manitoba Moose.  In the previous two games, the Heat scored 11 times, which is crazy given that the Heat are one…

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POST GAME: Coyotes. Ugly.

The Arizona Coyotes are the Frasier of hockey teams, you’ll watch it if it’s on but … ugh. Why?  Did we really have to watch this game to know what happened? The Flames lost 4-1 in a vintage Flames/Coyotes game. The Flames didn’t play poorly, the Coyotes didn’t play great. The Flames lost a game…

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POST GAME: Lehner Down, Into Darkness

The Flames, in what I can only interpret as a performance art project that skewers our narrow-minded ideas about what defence is, surrendered six goals to the Buffalo Sabres tonight and moved one step closer to NHL Absolute Zero. The Sabres won 6-3, come read about it if you’re some kind of sicko:

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AHL You Need to Know: Poulin One Out of the Fire

Embed from Getty Images The Heat scraped out an ugly win yesterday night, defeating the San Diego Gulls 4-3 in a shootout in Hunter Shinkaruk’s Stockton Heat debut. The line of Kenny Agostino, Freddie Hamilton, and Garnet Hathaway continued their strong play and provided two of the three goals for Stockton.  As for SHINKWATCH 2016: he…

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AHL You Need to Know: How Does Shinkaruk Fit?

The Heat played twice last weekend and boy, let me tell you, they really need someone who can score. Just a guy who can put the puck in the net, preferably one who is kinda small and pale. What’s that? They recently acquired a player fitting this description via trade? One that I had previously resigned myself…

Home SwHeat Home

The NHL season is slipping away from the Calgary Flames, so it is only natural that some attention will start to shift to players on the farm. In Stockton, Derek Grant, the no-brainer choice for a call-up, is probably getting good use out of straws following a broken jaw suffered in a freaking practice drill. Who was responsible? Orr?…

The Heat Index: Heat Wavering

There was a lot of optimism surrounding this road trip after the Heat had strung together seven straight home wins, including a win against Pacific Division-leading Ontario. However, the Heat came out flat in both games this weekend, dropping a pair of games against teams near them in the standings.  Again, the Heat struggled to generate…

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The Heat Index: Granting Wishes

Embed from Getty Images Is this the face of a future 50 goal scorer? Given the recent sample of games, I can only conclude that yes. I’ve checked the math, it’s a near statistical certainty. Only a fool would bet against this. The Heat had another successful couple of games last week, defeating the Pacific Division-leading…

The Heat Index: Poulin His Weight

Embed from Getty Images After subjecting yourself to that Carolina game on Sunday, you, trusted Flames Nation Reader, deserve some sort of good news on this Monday morning. Fear not, the Sparks will serve as a palate cleanser from the feces-sandwich that was Sunday’s game.  It was a wild weekend for the Heat as they…