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Vlasic emerging as an offensive force for the Sharks (photo by Ivanmakarov at www.creativecommons.org)

Tuesday Trade Review: Vlasic for Kiprusoff

The Background Throughout most of his career in San Jose, Miikka Kiprusoff lurked in the shadow of Evgeni Nabokov in the Sharks’ crease. During his tenure, the Finnish netminder never […]

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Joni Ortio: The Real Deal?

Ortio’s Time to Shine In the world of hockey, we continuously see the emergence of goaltenders in the game. Guys who just seem to turn heads as soon as they […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, NHL Goaltending
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Johnny Gaudreau Joins the USHL Invasion

At first blush, the ascendance of Calgary Flames rookie Johnny Gaudreau doesn’t seem to be anything terribly out of the ordinary. Sure, he’s a college star who’s made the jump […]

by · February 11, 2015 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames, USHL
Sean Monahan, Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau led by example in 2014-15. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Flames Proving to be Bizarre Kryptonite for Sharks

Flames Raging Without Explanation Despite being among the bottom Corsi teams in the NHL,  the Calgary Flames are in playoff position and just capped off a 4-1 season series over […]

by · February 10, 2015 · 3 comments · Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks
The Hole in the Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hole in the Hockey Hall of Fame

Four hundred and fifty-five goals, 633 assists and over a point-per-game in one’s NHL career without getting a call to join the likes of hockey’s greatest. That’s just a simplified look […]

by · February 5, 2015 · 10 comments · Calgary Flames
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Don’t Call It Overachieving: The Flames Aimed For Playoffs

Last season, the Calgary Flames took an important step forward. Formerly a rudderless group of veterans without much direction or identity, the group coalesced under second-year head coach Bob Hartley. […]

by · February 4, 2015 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames
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The Flames Files: Weeks Thirteen & Fourteen In Review

Game 1 The Flames had a busy week leading up to the NHL All Star Weekend, starting with a matchup against the Los Angeles Kings in sunny California on Monday, […]

by · February 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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The Calgary Flames: Building A Foundation

Rebuilds are tricky things. The goal is to avoid the mistakes of the past while throwing together, often on the fly, some semblance of a plan. And one of the […]

by · January 30, 2015 · 2 comments · Calgary Flames
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How Has Each Canadian Team Performed in 2014-15

There were low expectations for Canadian hockey teams heading into the 2014-15 season. Only one of the seven Canadian teams made the playoffs in 2013-14, the first time that happened since […]

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Playoff Chase Forges Flames Young Core

This has been a strange year for the Calgary Flames. In Year Two of the team’s rebuild, the club went young, often dressing as many as a half-dozen players aged […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Sean Monahan, Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau led by example in 2014-15. (Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

The Flames Files: Week Twelve In Review

Game 1 The Calgary Flames had a few days to recover from a tough week in which they won only one of their last four games. On Thursday night, the […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Joni Ortio (Ross Bonander / THW)

The Flames Files: Week Eleven In Review

Game 1 The Flames’ success may have been up and down lately, but the New York Islanders’ certainly hasn’t. In fact, prior to their matchup in Calgary on January 2nd, […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames