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STOKING THE FIRE – MARCH 19th

  As quickly as he came into our lives, he was also sent away. For five games we all had the pleasure to take a peek through the looking glass that was the Flames future, and for that brief glimpse, the future looked bright. It would be a little presumptuous to label Bärtschi a “rookie…

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POSTGAME: Avoiding the Doghouse

  The most common theme of every game now is that it is a must-win, but this was definitely a game that epitomized that philosophy. The Flames entered the game trailing the 7th place Coyotes by three points, while a win wouldn’t quite put them in 8th, they could close the gap and maintain the…

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POSTGAME: The Little SVENgine That Could

  After grounding the Jets in Calgary, the Flames landed in Minnesota without TJ Brodie but with the chance to move back into a playoff spot, if they could pull off a win against the Wild. The game went from a sheer snoozefest to a nail-biter, as fans have come to expect on a game by…

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STOKING THE FIRE – MARCH 9th

  With just fifteen games left in the regular season, the story is a simple one – do or die. It’s a cliche that many teams throw around this time of year and for most of them it is true to varying degrees. In the case of the Calgary Flames, it has literally been the…

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VOICE OF THE NATION – TOOTHLESS AGRESSION

  We all sat and watched as Jay Feaster made what we thought was a shot across the bow of this team,  and specifically the vets that lead it. It was somewhat cathartic to hear him be so indicative and precise that many of us don’t even recall what happened in the third period of…

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STOKING THE FIRE – FEBRUARY 23rd

  As we get ready for trade deadline day, many Flames fans are wondering if this team is going to be a player and if so, what role are they going to play in the convoluted game? The Flames position right now is one that leads us to think they will be buyers rather than…

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FOREVER A FLAME

  The Calgary Flames will launch the ”Forever A Flame” program on February 27th with a boom as they kick things off with Al MacInnis as its first inductee. The program marks the beginning of the long overdue process of former Flames being paid their due respect by the organization. Fitting since most of the…

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VOICE OF THE NATION – ENOUGH ALREADY

    … Good question. While Saturday’s win against the Canucks was huge for the team in that it got them to within a deuce of the eighth and final playoff seed, the Flames paid a pretty hefty price in doing so. Regardless of how you see Mikael Backlund’s role on this team – an…

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POSTGAME: THREE DOG NIGHT

  It was the third game in four nights for Calgary, and there is little doubt from a disappointing start in LA to a thrilling all out victory last night in San Jose, by the time the Flames got to Phoenix, they were dog-tired. It showed in the tempo of tonight’s game too and the…

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POSTGAME: The ShawSHARK Redemption

  A truly bizarre game through and through where the momentum switched back and forth like a California tide. In yet another must win game for the Flames, the luck needed, that was obviously missing in Anaheim two nights ago, was waiting for Calgary in San Jose. It was a familiar tale where yet again…

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POSTGAME: NO DUCKING LUCK!

  It’s no secret that the Flames were going to have to come out with guns blazing against the Ducks if they wanted to attempt any level of success at the Honda Center. It’s never been a friendly place to Calgary, having won only once in the past 20 contests. It looked like it was…

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VOICE OF THE NATION – A CHIP AND A CHAIR

  So hear it is. After 50 games last year the Flames sat with a record of 23-21-6 and 52 points. This year going into the All-Star break, Calgary had completed 50 games and their record? You got it, 23-21-6. Instantly these numbers usually bring a groan from whoever you just told that too, usually…