Introduction to Matchsticks & Gasoline's 2017 Top 25 Under 25

A glance back to last year and an introduction to this year. As we transition to the later and slowest part of the offseason, it is time to do some looking forward toward the future, with our annual Top 25 Calgary Flames Under 25. A few of us here have collaborated to rank the Top 25 members of the Calgary Flames' system that are under the age of 25. This is always an interesting...
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54 minutes ago

World Junior Summer Showcase: Six Flames Prospects Ready to Strut Their Stuff

As an indication of the type of talent the Flames have added to the organization over the last 14 months, six Calgary prospects will be in action this weekend at the World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Michigan. From the 2016 draft class, Dillon Dube, Adam Fox, Linus Lindstrom, Eetu Tuulola and Matthew Phillips will all be in attendance. Joining them will be 2017 pick Juuso...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Next Flames Numbers to be Retired

The Calgary Flames are a team with an understated amount of history. Joining the National Hockey League in 1972-73 as the Atlanta Flames, the club has been part of the league for parts of five decades and in Calgary for nearly 40 years. Despite boasting a roster that has featured numerous Hockey Hall of Fame inductees over the years, the club has only retired two jersey numbers ...
Via The Hockey Writers
23 hours ago

Why You Should Be a Flames Fan

Why you should root for Calgary in 2017-18 (and forever) New to hockey and looking for a team to root for? Is your current team letting you down? Well search no further, the Flames are here to fulfill all of your hockey needs. HISTORY AND RIVALRY are important aspects of any lovable hockey franchise, and the Flames sure do have a lot of both. The Flames began as the Atlanta Flames...
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4 days ago

Calgary Flames Sign Jon Gillies & David Rittich

The Flames signed their tandem from Stockton last year The Calgary signed two restricted free agents today, locking up goaltenders Jon Gillies and David Rittich to one year deals. The goaltenders split the load in Stockton last season, both putting up respectable numbers. Gillies figures to be a big part of the Flames future while their are some question marks on how Rittich will...
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5 days ago

Eight From 80 Feet: Eight Thoughts on Recent Happenings in a Busy Flames Off-Season

As the off-season continues, time to knock the dust off a content feature I haven't trotted out recently. It's a July edition of Eight From 80 Feet. It's eight random thoughts on the latest goings-on with the Calgary Flames and there's plenty of fodder to work with given the rash of recent signings.Here we go.1. Synched: Valimaki and Giordano ContractsThe signing on Friday of 2017...
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Calgary Flames Top 4 Prospects 2017

It wasn’t that long ago that the Calgary Flames were a rudderless ship, led astray by a veteran-laden roster and kept there by their inability to draft and develop young talent. However, the last several years have seen the Flames draft well and stock their prospect cupboards with a wide array of talent. Tyler Parsons of the London Knights. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images. ...
Via The Hockey Writers
17 days ago

Sharks sign gritty forward Brandon Bollig to 1-year deal

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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: All or nothing following the defensive overload?

The Pacific Division includes the rebuilding Arizona Coyotes and the Vancouver Canucks, but it also includes the fading Los Angeles Kings and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. There are also questions regarding San Jose’s chances at contending for a playoff spot considering their aging roster. All of this is great news for the Calgary Flames next season. With the team expected...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the Roster: On Eve of July 1, Flames Needs Down to Perhaps Just One Piece

One player needed and $3 million to spend.That's what I've got things whittled down to as Brad Treliving has been operating lately like he's got some serious plans for the Canada Day long weekend and is anxious to hit the highway.A barrage of transactions by the general manager over the last couple weeks has the Flames 2017-18 roster rapidly coming into focus, that along with a glimpse...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Will the Mike Smith trade pay off?

The Calgary Flames had one part of their roster that needed an improvement, and that was in goal. Brian Elliott was solid, but he did not do nearly enough to make the Flames competitive in the playoffs. In an effort to be more prepared for April, Brad Treliving made a big move just before the NHL Draft. On June 17, Arizona goaltender Mike Smith was traded to Calgary for goaltender...
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June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames make head-scratching deal in acquisition of Mike Smith

Ahead of the trade freeze and the eventual expansion draft, the Calgary Flames have added a starting goaltender, acquiring Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for prospect Brandon Hickey, a conditional third-round pick and goalie Chad Johnson. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman adds that the third-round pick becomes a second should the Flames qualify for the postseason,...
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June 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Brian Burke says the Calgary Flames may leave without a new arena

Brian Burke just stirred up the rumor mill out in Calgary and it unfortunately has nothing to do with the fun offseason player rumors fans enjoy following.Serving as the President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, Burke was asked to speak to the Canadian Club of Calgary and he dropped quite a few noteworthy quotes. The biggest – and most controversial – included...
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June 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: What should they do with the 16th overall pick?

In terms of draft position in the first round, the Calgary Flames have the best chance at drafting a new impact player out of this year’s playoff teams. They ended up with the first wild card spot after tying Nashville for the fewest points out of any playoff team, but they ended up with the first non-lottery pick after they were swept out of the first round and the Predators made...
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May 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
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April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Whose profane Dougie Hamilton rant was picked up on Sportsnet’s broadcast?

Ah, the perils of hot mics. Microphones that were on when interview subjects thought they were off have caused problems for everyone from Robert Durst to Dave Bliss in the wider world, and in the sports media world, everyone from Jim Nantz to Byron McDonald has been tripped up by them. The case of the profane rant about Calgary Flames’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton that appears to...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

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