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Brian McGratton (Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports)

Death and Rebirth of an NHL Tough Guy

  Fan Favourite Falls Out of Favour What is this a funeral?! A lot of media and fans have been circling like vultures looking to dive bomb in with their […]

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Bollig - Photo Credit:   Andy Martin Jr

Bruising Bollig Looking To Cement Himself In Calgary

Since his arrival, one of the major refrains from president of hockey operations Brian Burke is that the Calgary Flames need to get bigger. That’s not to say that the […]

by · January 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Sean Monahan and Jiri Hudler (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Youthful Flames Search for Faceoff Success

When forward Mikael Backlund returned to the Calgary Flames line-up on January 7 – after an absence of 29 games – the club dispatched Markus Granlund to the American Hockey […]

by · January 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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The Flames Files: A Blue Christmas and a Happy New Year

In seasons past, the Calgary Flames were no strangers to slumps. Losing streaks happened often, and for stretches at a time. And as depressing as it was to be unfazed […]

by · January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Mark Giordano (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Brodie and Giordano Make A Run At the Norris

The National Hockey League seems really big, but it’s actually a pretty small world, where secrets don’t stay secret for very long. Often, a player or two emerge as on-ice […]

by · December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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Can Johnny Hockey Become Johnny Calder?

Two years ago, the holiday season saw a veritable clash of hockey titans. In the gold medal game of the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship, the United States beat Sweden […]

by · December 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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Calgary Flames: Commence Project Regression

The Calgary Flames have been a favorite topic for the analytics community this season. Or, maybe more accurately, the Calgary Flames’ regression prospects have been a favorite battlefield between the […]

by · December 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Advanced Stats, Calgary Flames
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Calgary Flames Losing Streak Hits Eight

Hi. My name is Chris Kayaniotes… and I’m a Calgary Flames fan. Now this has not always been an easy admission. And the timing is not necessarily great either right now […]

by · December 22, 2014 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames
T.J. Brodie is part of a defensive group that definitely jumps into offensive play. (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

T.J. Brodie: Robin to Mark Giordano’s Batman

Much has been made of Calgary Flames’ defenseman Mark Giordano’s start to the season and rightfully so. The Flames’ captain leads NHL defensemen in scoring to the tune of 31 […]

by · December 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Flames Make Smart Move, Extend Bob Hartley

It’s easy to like Bob Hartley. He’s very affable. He makes jokes before scrums. Heck, half the time he has a wacky sound-bite or quote that he trots out for […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Sean Monahan and Jiri Hudler (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Inside the Unlikely Success of the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames should not be this good. This is a common refrain throughout the National Hockey League. It’s extolled by many on both sides of the aisle; the hardcore […]

by · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Bob Hartley. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

Bob Hartley Hits 400 Win Plateau

On the evening of December 4, 2014, Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley joined some elite company, and did so in dramatic fashion. Calgary’s 4-3 overtime victory over the Colorado […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames