Thomas Strangward

Having just received a Bachelor of Arts in History (with a concentration in Canadian History) from the University of Calgary, Thomas Strangward is pursuing his passion of sports journalism and has recently accepted a seat in the renowned Radio, Television, and Broadcast News Program at SAIT in Calgary, Alberta.

Recent Articles by Thomas

Seth Jones is a highly touted defenseman in this year's draft [photo: David Chan]

Broken Logic: Flames Offer Avalanche 3 First Round Picks for #1 Overall

It is generally thought that laughter is the best medicine.  This writer certainly tends to think so, and my armoire full of now obsolete DVDs can attest to the value […]

by · June 17, 2013 · 3 comments · Calgary Flames
Jarome Iginla (Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Flames in the Playoffs

For the fourth year in a row, the closest that the Calgary Flames and their fans will get to the playoffs are televised games.  As the Flames continue to plan […]

by · May 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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The Nine Lives of the Calgary Flames Management

As the first round of the NHL playoffs winds down, the members of the Calgary Flames are surely strewn well across the globe.  Some are playing for their respective nations […]

by · May 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Blair Jones was the third-most veteran player in Calgary's forward corps Tuesday with 112 games. (Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE)

Calgary Flames: Trying to Lose?

After making massive changes and gearing up for a long-overdue rebuild of their roster over the last month, the 2012-2013 Calgary Flames found themselves in an unfamiliar position- the win column. Since a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on April 6th, the Flames have gone 6-3-0 and have earned 12 of a possible 19 points. Ironically, the winning streak could not have come at a worse time

by · April 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Sven Baertschi. (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

The Young Calgary Flames

Despite the losing season, the disastrous Ryan O’Reilly offer sheet gaffe, the trades of Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester, and the much-bandied about retirement rumours attached to Miikka Kiprusoff, I […]

by · April 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Max Reinhart (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Three Reasons to Keep Watching the Calgary Flames

There is a significant amount of uncertainty swirling around the Calgary Flames for the first time in over a decade.  Call-in shows and local discussions over that time have made […]

by · April 12, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Calgary Flames Begin Rebuild with Mixed Results and Message

Calgary Flames Begin Rebuild with Mixed Results and Message

The Calgary Flames are certainly correctly proving the adage that March roars in like a lion and peters out like a lamb.  Beginning the month as a self-described playoff bubble […]

by · April 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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A Tribute to Jarome Iginla’s Best Moments

It’s over.  The post-Jarome Iginla era in Calgary has officially begun.     Iginla was shipped out by General Manager Jay Feaster last night to the Pittsburgh Penguins in return […]

by · March 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames, Hockey History, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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Flames Facts: Musings on the Flames Season

While the majority of interest around the Calgary Flames right now is trade speculation, primarily regarding the future of captain and franchise scoring leader Jarome Iginla, there are other intriguing […]

by · March 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Jay Bouwmeester was traded to the Blues last season. (Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

Calgary Flames Midseason Awards

For the past three seasons, the Calgary Flames have been a playoff bubble team that has found themselves finishing just outside the annual Stanley Cup tournament with respective finishes of […]

by · March 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Miikka Kiprusoff (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

Miikka Kiprusoff Returns: Flame On

Miikka Kiprusoff couldn’t be returning at a more opportune time. After missing the last 13 games with an MCL injury, the Flames’ all-time wins leader is set to start tonight against his former team, the San Jose Sharks.

by · March 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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The Calgary Flames: Optimism and Pessimism

In whichever way the Flames season continues, there has never been so much evidence to support the two-fold identities of Flames fans- the optimists and the pessimists.  For those not […]

by · February 25, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames