Flames' Markstrom Dominant in Shutout Win Against Canucks

Flames' Markstrom Dominant in Shutout Win Against Canucks

January 17th, 2021 Saturday night's tilt between the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames had zero shortage of emotions, as both teams looked to make a statement on the new year. Flames netminder Jacob Markstrom headed into his first game against his former team destined to prove to his new club that he was ready to...
Flames Struggle to Play With the Lead Again in First Loss of the Season

Flames Struggle to Play With the Lead Again in First Loss of the Season

January 16th, 2021 The Calgary Flames came out strong and looked alive in the first period against the Winnipeg Jets, but the game began trending in the wrong direction for the Flames shortly into the second frame. That theme is becoming all too predictable in recent years - the Flames can't seem to make things easy...
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January 13th, 2021
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The Calgary Flames have done a few last-minute revisions of their roster. On Monday, the Flames sent eight players to waivers. As a result of that move, the Flames' roster and taxi squad are set for now. In this edition of Flames News & Rumors, I'll share some of the news emerging from the team about the opening-game roster. Item One: Flames Final 2020-21 Roster The Flames’ final roster includes forwards: Mikael Backlund, Johnny Gaudreau, Milan Lucic, Matthew Tkachuk, Joakim Nordstrom, Sean Monahan, Josh Leivo, Elias Lindholm, Dillon Dube, Dominik Simon, Andrew Mangiapane, and Sam Bennett.  Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) On defense, the Flames’ roster includes Rasmus Andersson, Mark Giordaon, Juuso Valimaki, Chris Tanev, Noah Hanifin, and Nikita Nesterov. The Flames goalies are Jocob Markstrom and David Rittich.  Related: Calgary Flames: News & Rumors: Leivo, Parsons, Kinnvall, Stone & More The Flames' 2020-21...
January 13th, 2021
Calgary Flames

As the NHL gets ready to kick off their season, the 2020-21 campaign will be much different for the league and the teams within it. While fans will remain out of most buildings and the divisions have been mixed and matched, the actual game itself will be a much similar product to what we’ve seen in year’s past. With that, it’s a brand new year for the Calgary Flames and general manager Brad Treliving who made a number of offseason moves to try and improve their overall depth - something Treliving says the team will need to prove is a strength moving forward this season. Related: Flames Could Start 2020-21 Season With 3 Top Lines Treliving spoke to the media prior to the season kicking off to discuss just how important it is for the team to buy into the overall goal of their squad, whether it be sharing ice-time or finding a way to create balance up and down the lineup. Flames’ Offseason Changes While the Flames lost a few players this offseason, including...
January 12th, 2021
Flames History

After 17 seasons of playing at the highest level, former Calgary Flame Jay Bouwmeester announced he's hanging up his skates. The swift-moving defenseman spent time with the Florida Panthers, Flames, and St. Louis Blues, where he won the Stanley Cup. Bouwmeester will go down as one of the most modest and respected defensemen to step foot in the NHL. His hockey IQ, list of accomplishments, and the way he carried himself will forever be remembered. His time in Calgary was short, but what he brought to the Flames during a dark point in their history should be remembered because, without his presence on the blue line, the team might have found themselves in more trouble than just missing the playoffs. Jay Bouwmeester He may seem shy or distant at times, but Bouwmeester's career achievements do the talking for him. Drafted 3rd overall in 2002 by the Panthers, he registered 424 points in 1240 career games. Yet, his job wasn't to rack up points, it was to stop the other team...
January 12th, 2021
Previews and Predictions

With training camp winding down, Calgary Flames head coach Geoff Ward has done a lot of juggling with his forward lines, employing multiple options at the center position in the process. We've also seen Andrew Mangiapane, Josh Leivo and Dominick Simon all spend time on a line with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, while Dillon Dube has recently been spotted skating with Elias Lindholm and Matthew Tkachuk. However, the time for tinkering may be over, as Ward says he'll likely use Monday night's final intra-squad game to set the lineup for the Flames' season opener against the Winnipeg Jets on Jan. 14. Matthew Tkachuk will likely be separated from his long-time center Mikeal Backlund this season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) Probably the biggest shake-up to the Flames' roster has been the decision to move Lindholm to center, despite the Swede enjoying career-high points playing as a winger with Monahan and Gaudreau over the last two years. The switch allows Tkachuk to...

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Theo Fleury - It's the Size of the Heart That Matters!

Theo Fleury, born in Saskatchewan, Canada, was one of three sons. His father, Wally, also played hockey but an injury prevented him from reaching the professional ranks. As with most young children in Canada, Fleury grew up skating and playing hockey at every opportunity, often traveling to... July 15th, 2020