Calgary Flames: New goalies, same story

The Calgary Flames have begun the season looking like a nightmare. At just three points, they are tied with Buffalo for the second fewest points in the NHL, and only the Arizona Coyotes have fewer with two. For the record, both the Sabres and Coyotes have played fewer games. To make matters worse, the same problem that haunted the Flames for all of last season is looking to torture...
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3 Things

After their first full week of the season the Flames are 1-4-1. Here are 3 observations from the first week. This is something new we’re doing here at M&G. At the conclusion of every week during the season we’re going to “highlight” 3 things from the prior week to discuss about the Flames. Buckle up. It’s only 1 full week into the season, so it’s clearly no panic...
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12 hours ago

Stockton Sunday: Bollig Can Actually Score!?

The Heat picked up 3 points in 2 games last week Welcome to this week’s coverage of the Calgary Flames’ top affiliate, the Stockton Heat. The Heat went 1-0-1 last week, and here’s how the games went. Last Week’s Games: Wednesday: Texas Stars (Dallas) 1 @ Stockton Heat 5 The Heat won big in their second game of the season, downing the Texas Stars by four goals. Morgan...
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18 hours ago

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues

Glen Gultuzan’s line shuffling continues as Freddie Hamilton and Dennis Wideman find themselves on the ice tonight. Gulutzan is at it again. New goalie. New forward. Old face back on the blue line. Yikes. Freddie Hamilton will hit the ice for the first time this regular season and Dennis Wideman’s sabbatical in the dog house is over, for now, as he returns to the lineup as well...
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1 day ago

Sunny in California: Stockton Unbeaten Thanks to Strong Starts for Several Prospects

Hot and California often go together. But that wasn't the case for the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate in Stockton last season.But after missing the playoffs the last two seasons, including the season prior when the team was located in Adirondack, coach Ryan Huska and his crew is off to a good start winning their first two games, both at home.On Wednesday night, they defeated the Texas...
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Monahan scores in OT, Flames get first win of season

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Sean Monahan scored 2:26 into overtime, giving the Calgary Flames their first win of the season, 4-3 over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Monahan made a move and beat Robin Lehner over his shoulder for his first of the season after being set up alone in front by Johnny Gaudreau. Matthew Tkachuk got his first NHL goal, and Michael Frolik and Micheal Ferland...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fly wanders across camera during Oilers-Flames broadcast

The Edmonton Oilers – Calgary Flames NHL broadcast on Canada’s Rogers Sportsnet Friday night had a rather unusual guest—a fly that made its way across the camera. With just over 30 seconds left in the second period and the puck deep in Calgary’s end, the fly decided to leisurely stroll across the primary camera. Here’s a GIF of what happened: PASS IT TO THE FLY pic.twitter...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: The Mikael Backlund Profile

Want to know who is badly underrated for the Calgary Flames? How about a player who was on the team well before Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan were even drafted? Yes, those players exist. Mikael Backlund was Calgary’s first round, 24th overall, draft pick in 2007. By the time he cemented his spot on the Flames roster in 2010-2011, he was trusted to be a solid second line center...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Johnny Hockey is here to stay

It may have taken a while for the Calgary Flames to make a contract negotiation with Johnny Gaudreau, but it finally happened. The Flames signed Gaudreau to a six-year, $40 million deal, capping off a huge offseason that included signings of Brian Elliott, Sean Monahan, Chad Johnson, Matthew Tkachuk, and Troy Brouwer. Gaudreau and the front office were far apart over the past two...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Gaudreau signs 6-year deal with Calgary Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Forward Johnny Gaudreau has a new contract in time to start the NHL regular season. The Flames announced on Monday that the club and Gaudreau have agreed to a six-year contract extension. The 23-year-old Gaudreau had been a restricted free agent since his entry-level contract expired on July 1. ''I have decided to (re-sign) with the Calgary Flames. As I...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight From 80 Feet: Eight Keys to the Flames Making the Playoffs in 2016-17

Carpet has been replaced by hardwood. The wallpaper has been removed in favour of paint. There are some brand new appliances.This summer for general manager Brad Treliving and the Calgary Flames has been like watching one of those home fix-up shows on HGTV.After a year in which they exceeded expectations with an improbable run to the final eight in the Stanley Cup playoffs, last...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames beginning new era under coach Glen Gulutzan

The Glen Gulutzan era has begun in Calgary. And to hear his boss speak, things are going relatively well. ''I think it's been good,'' Calgary general manager Brad Treliving said during training camp. ''There's a lot of teaching right now. There's some different nuances in how he wants to play, so . you're going through that; the structure piece, there's a lot of that. But it's been...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t expect Johnny Gaudreau to request a trade like Jacob Trouba

Johnny Gaudreau’s contract talks might be at an impasse, but don’t expect the talented restricted free agent to request a trade from the Calgary Flames anytime soon. Hockey Headlines Video: Chinese KHL team is still trying to get a handle on hockey's traditions Andrew Shaw doesn't deserve respect after reckless hit and...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Repair: Closely Examining the Flames New Approach to the Penalty Kill

Aggressive. Pressure.They were the two most common words when I asked various Flames personnel on Saturday to describe the new penalty killing system being implemented by coach Glen Gulutzan.Of course, the reason for the overhaul is there was only one word to describe the system last year.Dreadful.Just like on Friday, the theme at practice when the Flames hit the ice at WinSport...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Setoguchi details cocaine use, alcoholism and depression

Devin Setoguchi’s career has featured many highs, but even more recent lows. The former San Jose Sharks star went from scoring 31 goals in 2008-09 to being out the league last season at 28-years-old. What wasn’t publicized was Setoguchi’s personal battle with alcoholism and drug use.  In an excellent piece from David Pollak of the Hockey News, Setoguchi opened up about his...
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September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Johnny Gaudreau is asking for $8 million per year

Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames are at an impasse in regards to contract talks. Calgary would like to sign Gaudreau, a restricted free agent, to a long-term contract. Talks stalled since Gaudreau is trying to set himself up for a massive payday. The Calgary Sun reports Gaudreau is asking for an extension in the $8 million AAV range, which is about $1.5 million more than Flames...
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September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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