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Miikka Kiprusoff is a very brave netminder. (Icon SMI)

Calgary Flames Round-Up: 2011-12 year-end awards

It’s hard to be particularly upbeat as an outlet that covers the Calgary Flames when the club has been on the outside of the playoff picture for the third consecutive […]

by · April 10, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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What Trading Jarome Iginla Would Mean

  This Monday served as the cruel epilogue for the 2011-2012 Calgary Flames season as the team gathered for the final time to clean out their lockers and conduct exit […]

by · April 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Mike Cammalleri - playing like losers (Icon SMI)

Flames finish strong, worsen draft position

THE STATS LINE 37-29-16 record [17th overall (in points percentage)] 2.43 goals-for per game [24th overall] 2.65 goals-against per game [14th overall] 17.7% power-play success rate [13th overall] 84.3% penalty-kill […]

by · April 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
The NHL Draft Lottery system requires revamping

Fixing the NHL Entry Draft Lottery System: Playoff For Number One

NEW YORK/TORONTO – For the eighteenth time* since its inception in 1995, the National Hockey League Draft Drawing, a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first […]

Bob Boughner is President and Head Coach of the Windsor Spitfires (Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Five candidates to coach the Flames in 2012-13

After three seasons outside of the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Calgary Flames head coach Brent Sutter will reach the end of his contract at the end of the regular season. […]

by · April 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Mikael Backlund (Icon SMI)

Time for Rebuild in Calgary

It has been a long time coming, but the need for a complete blow-up in Calgary has never been so evident.   After another loss to Vancouver on Saturday night […]

by · April 6, 2012 · 2 comments · Calgary Flames
Miikka Kiprusoff. (Icon SMI)

A failing core? Flames miss the playoffs for a third straight year

THE STATS LINE 35-29-16 record [20th overall (in points percentage)] 2.39 goals-for per game [25th overall] 2.66 goals-against per game [15th overall] 18.2% power-play success rate [11th overall] 84.0% penalty-kill […]

by · April 3, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Don’t Shut the Door on Brent Sutter

Don’t Shut the Door on Brent Sutter

After Saturday’s overtime loss to the hated Vancouver Canucks, the Calgary Flames were officially eliminated from post-season contention for the third consecutive season. This should simply prove that something is […]

by · April 2, 2012 · 4 comments · Calgary Flames
Jarome Iginla looks forward to representing Canada in Vancouver after scoring 6 goals and 13 points in his last 10 games (Stu Switzer/Flickr).

How did the Calgary Flames get backed into this corner?

THE STATS LINE 35-27-15 record [20th overall (in points percentage)] 2.44 goals-for per game [25th overall] 2.64 goals-against per game [15th overall] 18.1% power-play success rate [13th overall] 83.7% penalty-kill […]

by · March 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Jokinen made it... eventually (Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

No Room at the Inn for Olli Jokinen

As the Calgary Flames slim playoff hopes continue to dwindle with each passing day, it should follow that both the rabid (though consistently disappointed) fan base and team management alike […]

by · March 26, 2012 · 5 comments · Calgary Flames
Nail Yakupov: clear cut #1 for the 2012 NHL Draft? (Metcalfe Photography)

2012 NHL Mock Draft: March Madness Edition (Picks 1-15)

The actual 2012 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 22nd-23rd in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Every year it seems I contemplate whether or not to go through the intriguing yet dubious […]

Flames fans still have choices even if no playoffs

Flames fans still have choices even if no playoffs

As the regular season wanes for the Calgary Flames, and a four game win-less streak makes the playoff picture slightly faded, Flames fans have something to consider. If their Flaming […]

by · March 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames