CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

NHL Rumors: Flames GM Trying to Quiet Media, and the Coaching Hot Seat

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2021-02-25

Flames GM trying to quiet media TSN: Darren Dreger on TSN 1050 Overdrive talking about the Calgary Flames before last night’s game against the Maple Leafs. “There’s a lot going on around Calgary. Brad Treliving is trying to quiet the media especially from talking about it and speculating on what might happen, and what we should expect to happen and all those things. But I, no different than Vancouver, I think Calgary needs a few more wins before they get a bit more convincing and stop us from talking.” ** NHLRumors.com transcription Coaching hot seat TSN: Darren Dreger on TSN 1050 Over

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NHL Rumors: Flames GM Trying to Quiet Media, and the Coaching Hot Seat

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2021-02-25

Flames GM trying to quiet media TSN: Darren Dreger on TSN 1050 Overdrive talking about the Calgary Flames before last night’s game against the Maple Leafs. “There’s a lot going on around Calgary. Brad Treliving is trying to quiet the media especially from talking about it and speculating on what might happen, and what we should expect to happen and all those things. But I, no different than Vancouver, I think Calgary needs a few more wins before they get a bit more convincing and stop us from talking.” ** NHLRumors.com transcription Coaching hot seat TSN: Darren Dreger on TSN 1050 Over

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Analyzing Ottawa’s North Division impact as Flames hit crucial stretch

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2021-02-25

Despite (still) being the bottom-feeder of the North Division, the narrative is starting to change — at least a little — around the Ottawa Senators. Maybe they aren’t the pushovers they once looked to be, on a pace to be one of the worst outfits in league history, hearkening back to their expansion season. Maybe Matt Murray, who barely survived January with a .845 save percentage, will recover well enough to be closer to his .900 February save percentage the rest of the season. Maybe they will turn out closer to the team that gave Toronto a heck of a fight in an unexpected 5-3 season-opening win, and less like the one t

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The Johnny Gaudreau Conundrum: There Isn’t One

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2021-02-25

Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty ImagesIt’s time to admit you really love Johnny Gaudreau and you’ve just been brainwashed by dumb propaganda. Let’s be open and transparent: I love Johnny Gaudreau. I always have. From the first time I saw him skate at Boston College to him scoring his first NHL goal during his first NHL game. Let’s also be open and transparent: I’ve also been critical of his play and questioned whether he was motivated or liked playing in Calgary. (Psssst. It’s ok to be both) Pinder putting Francis in his place is everything

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The Flames Are In Ottawa For The First Of Three Against The Senators

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2021-02-25

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty ImagesForget the record, Ottawa shouldn’t be taken lightly. Calgary Flames @ Ottawa Senators, 5 PM MT, Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa ON TV: SNW - Radio: Sportsnet 960 Calgary Flames (9-9-2, 20 pts) - Ottawa Senators (6-14-1, 13 pts) NHL Standings Let’s face the facts: no one expected Ottawa to be world beaters this season. They are young and are more than a few pieces away from being a team that scares their opponents. With that said, neither are the Flames and if they play down to Ott

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The Morning After Toronto: Mangiapane Continues To Be Hot

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2021-02-25

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty ImagesFebruary was quite the month for the Bread Man. The Morning After Calgary Flames 1 - Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (OT) Recap - NHL Standings Tidbits -PK Studs: Blame the zebra’s, blame the Flames. Either way the Calgary PK units were overworked during this two game series with the Maple Leafs and they were rock solid. Calgary had to play man down (one 5 v 3) 11 times, four last ni

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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Calgary Flames & Ottawa Senators

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2021-02-25

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesI know you’ll be surprised to find Josh Leivo on the Not list. As the Flames and Ottawa Senators meet up for the first time this season and play each other four times in a row, we’re taking a look at who’s the hottest player on each squad and who could use a little pick me up to get their mojo working again. Here’s Who’s Hot & Who’s Not. Hot Calgary Flames: David Rittich

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Even with wrist injury, Maple Leafs’ Matthews keeps historic run going

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2021-02-25

TORONTO — The historic run Auston Matthews is putting together to start this season takes on an even more impressive look when you factor in that he’s operating at less than full health. A wrist injury kept Matthews from even taking a faceoff for the final 24 minutes of Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames, but it didn’t keep him from picking up assists on both William Nylander’s late tying goal and his winner. That vaulted Matthews into third spot in the NHL’s scoring race and made him just the third player in Maple Leafs history with points in 18 of 20 games to begin a year. He’s built a sizable lead in goals — 18 to 13 over Edmonton’s Connor McDavid — despite managing an issue that’s required his left wrist to be taped. He then jammed his right wrist wh

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Rittich instills renewed confidence in Flames ahead of critical stretch

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2021-02-25

Half an inch away from a perfect doubleheader. That’s how close the Calgary Flames were from rewarding David Rittich’s second-straight goaltending clinic with another win over the league’s top team. Alas, Elias Lindholm’s short-angled shot at the Leafs’ empty net rang off the goalpost, allowing the hosts to storm down the ice to tie the game with 88 seconds remaining. One minute into overtime William Nylander struck once again, sending the most emot

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HOTN: David Rittich Delivers Again

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2021-02-25

Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesThe Flames backup keeper was ON tonight, providing the Flames with a rock star performance. Highlight Of The Night Calgary Flames 1 - Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (OT) Let’s get the obvious out of the way: David Rittich deserved better. The Flames backup faced 39 shots, stopped 37 and had a 1-0 lead with 1:28 left on the clock. To add insult to injury, just prior to that the Flames could have iced the game 2-0, but Elias Lindholm missed an empty net and they rest is history. Rittich was on point the entire night and carried the Flames for the entire 61:06. Here’s on

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