Flames March Madness - Day 6

Backlund vs Bennett is today’s headline matchup Vote once again! Day 5 Results: Gaudreau defeats Jankowski 87% to 13%, Smith defeats Brodie 71% to 29% IF YOU CAN’T SEE THE POLLS CLICK HERE Matchup #15: Mikael Backlund vs Sam Bennett Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images Matchup #16: Mark Giordano vs David Rittich Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Quarterfinals start on Thursday!
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Congratulations Matt Stajan!

Matt Stajan is about to hit a major milestone Congratulations Matt Stajan, that’s really all we can say. As Stajan prepares to dress for his 1000th career NHL game, he’ll be reaching a milestone that many NHLers never accomplish. Only 318 players have ever reached that mark in the 100 year history of the NHL. His career may not have had the high-scoring glamour of others, but...
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Prospect notes: draft rankings, Schneider signed to AHL, Canucks passing on Stukel

TSN’s Craig Button has released his updated 2018 draft rankings, and though Rasmus Dahlin remains at the top there are some other changes near the top of the board. Boston University’s Brady Tkachuk has climbed to number two in the ranking, while Evan Bouchard of the London Knights is all the way up to fifth. Tkachuk will try to keep BU alive in the National Championship race this...
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Flames March Madness - Day 5

Two matchups today! We’re down to two matchups a day now from here on out. Day 4 Results: Hamilton defeats Frolik 85% to 15%, Ferland defeats Versteeg 71% to 29%, Tkachuk defeats Hamonic 94% to 6%. IF YOU CAN’T SEE THE POLLS CLICK HERE Matchup #13: Johnny Gaudreau vs Mark Jankowski Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Matchup #14: T.J. Brodie...
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Flames Potential Playoff Opponents

The 2017-18 National Hockey League season is winding down and the Calgary Flames are pushing hard for a playoff spot. While there’s no guarantee that they’ll be successful in their quest – the odds are stacked against them – if they do make it in, there are a lot of different teams they could be matched up against. Glen Gulutzan’s Flames could miss the playoffs, or match up with...
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3 days ago

WATCH: Flames Alberta Jeep Dealers Post-Game Show

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7 Worst Flames Trades Ever

In the National Hockey League, making trades is simultaneously an art, a science and a task in intelligent asset management. Over the years, the Calgary Flames have had several general managers that were quite good at the art of the deal – notably the legendary “Trader Cliff” Fletcher. But at the same time, the Flames have had their fair share of awful trades over the course of their...
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4 days ago

Flames Entering NHL’s ‘No Man’s Land’

The Calgary Flames came into the 2017-18 National Hockey League season with lofty goals and big expectations. They hoped to take a step forward after making the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs as a wild-card team. They hoped to make a push towards the 100 point mark in the standings. They loaded up over the summer, acquiring Mike Smith and Travis Hamonic and re-signing Michael Stone at...
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6 days ago

The 'Alexander the scoring great' quiz

On Monday night, Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin joined one of the most exclusive clubs in all of sports when he scored the 600th goal of his career in a 3-2 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets. You don't score 600 goals without registering some serious highlights along the way, and reaching the 600-goal plateau in such a short time solidifies Ovechkin as the greatest...
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WATCH: Flames Alberta Jeep Dealers Post-Game Show

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Pacific Notes: Puljujarvi, Versteeg, Terry

Edmonton’s team needs are well known and chief among them is a winger that can play with Connor McDavid.  The Oilers were hoping that 2016 fourth-overall selection Jesse Puljujarvi would fit into that role but he has yet to establish himself in his first two seasons in North America.  Accordingly, some wondered if the team might have been willing to part with him before the trade...
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Rejuvenated: Matt Stajan's Clutch GWG a Well-Earned Reward for His Improved Play of Late

Embed from Getty ImagesIt was hockey's version of the 150-foot dash and my goodness, what an important one it was for Matt Stajan.The track meet that produced Stajan's critically important podium finish took place Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. His featured sprint came with just over eight minutes remaining in the third period.It was a critical juncture in the...
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Recalculate: Forget the Pacific, Flames' Shortest Route to Post-Season is Through the Wildcard

Embed from Getty ImagesMan, I love my GPS navigation system.But it has a flaw. The same bug can also affect the Stanley Cup playoffs' GPS navigation system.Allow me to explain.Even though I almost always know exactly where I'm going -- I've lived in Calgary my entire life, after all -- I always punch in the address of my destination because I love that omniscient feeling of knowing...
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Are the Calgary Flames in long-term trouble?

There are several red flags that may be popping up now and into the offseason for the Calgary Flames. The most notable one is the question mark surrounding the “deteriorating” Scotiabank Saddledome and economic situation that commissioner Gary Bettman has been bellowing all season. After the trade deadline, however, another problem could be sprouting. Can the Flames even stay competitive...
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WATCH: Flames Alberta Jeep Dealers Post-Game Show

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Rocky Mountain Meltdown: Eight Things Required for the Flames to Make the Playoffs

Embed from Getty ImagesRock bottom.This is what it looks like. This is how it feels.In the mile-high city on Wednesday night, Calgary's hopes for the 2017-18 season continued to careen down the mountainside like a runaway boulder.Leading 2-0 approaching the midway point of the second period in a must-win game in Denver, the Flames looked in control. Then it all went to hell. An absolute...
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Flames Notes: Smith, Goloubef, Mangiapane, Glass, Fox

The Calgary Flames announced they have placed veteran goaltender Mike Smith on injured reserve today although general manager Brad Treliving says he remains day-to-day. The goaltender has missed six games with a groin injury.“I’d love to give you clarity of which day that is. We don’t know yet,” said Treliving, according to Postmedia’s Wes Gilbertson.The team has been using the combination...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

There will never be another Jaromir Jagr

Reality has settled in: Jaromir Jagr isn't going on an NHL farewell tour. After a failed run with the Calgary Flames that ended with him on waivers, everybody's favorite mullet-sporting veteran has returned to his native Czech Republic. It has everyone wondering if Grandfather Time finally caught up with the record-setting 45-year-old. It also has us wondering if we'll ever get to...
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