CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

NHL20 Sim: Game 2 Preview, Flames at Coyotes

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-04-09

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Calgary is already on the brink of elimination The Calgary Flames and Arizona Coyotes will meet tonight in Game 2 of their Best-of-3 first round series in our NHL20 simulated playoffs. The Coyotes took the series opener in Calgary by a score of 3-2, thanks to two goals from Phil Kessel, including the game winner with just under seven minutes to play in the third period. The Flames are facing first round elimination yet again, and the odds definitely aren’t in their favour heading into this game, as they ha

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Flames’ Treliving puts discussion of hockey, stalled season in perspective

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-04-08

Brad Treliving started his media availability by adding the proper perspective to his ensuing hockey talk. He knows, as do we all, where the game and its multi-billion dollar industry rank in people’s minds these days. Near the bottom. With that, he wanted to extend his thoughts and best wishes to ailing Oiler Colby Cave and his family. He gave pause to remember the second anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, before thanking the front-line medical personnel endeavouring to protect the world from COVID-19. He knows that whenever hockey returns, it will do so as part of a new normal that will make it even harder to sell tickets in a local economy already decimated by the oil war being lost in Alberta. “Talking about some of the things we’re talking about seems irrelevant when people are going through what they’re going through,” said Treliving. “You have to be cognizant of what the world is going to look like when we get throug

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NHL Logo Bracket Challenge: Sweet 16 Pt.1

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-04-08

It’s a tough draw for the Flames in their two match-ups in this round! NHL Logo Bracket Challenge We’ve reached the Sweet 16! In the left half of the bracket the Calgary Flames still have two logos alive, but everyone’s loveable favorites, the Hartford Whalers, present a still test for the boys from Calgary. There were a couple of upsets from the previous round, so let’s look at how we got here and the match-ups to vote on this round! Calgary Flames (W) vs Pittsburgh Penguins Vancouver Canucks Skate (W) vs Quebec Nord

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NHL 20 Playoffs Sim Round 1, Game 1: Coyotes’ third line burns Calgary

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-04-08

Kessel, Stepan, Crouse combine for 6 points Make sure to follow us on Twitter to get live updates on our sim games ARZ leads best of 3 series 1-0 Leaders: Goals ARZ: Kessel (2) CGY: Mangiapane (2) Assists ARZ: Crouse (2) CGY: Gustafsson (2) Points ARZ: Kessel (2) CGY: Mangiapane (2) Calgary Flames 2 -

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Flames GM Treliving does what he can to be ready for NHL reboot

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-04-07

CALGARY — Prefacing his hopes that the Calgary Flames return to the ice soon with the acknowledgment that pro hockey is not a societal priority right now, general manager Brad Treliving remains optimistic. "We remain hopeful that at some point we’ll be able to see what this team can accomplish if and when we get back together," Treliving said Tuesday on a video conference call with reporters. When the NHL suspended operations March 12 because of the oncoming COVID-19 pandemic, the Flames were in playoff position with a 36-27-7 record. Calgary was third in the Pacific Division and four points back of the Edmonton Oilers. The Alberta rivals would have concluded their regular seasons against each other Saturday in Calgary. "It’s not lost on us Saturday night would have been a big night, the co

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NHL20 Sim: Flames vs Coyotes Series Preview

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-04-07

Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The two Pacific Division sides will square off in a mini-series The Calgary Flames and Arizona Coyotes will square off in the first round of our NHL20 Sim playoffs as we use a much different bracket than the traditional one. With the league having discussed the possibility of up to 12 teams in each conference making the playoffs, we decided to do just that with our bracket while also incorporating sims we did for the Flames remaining regular season games. As a result, the Flames finished with the 6th seed in the Western Conference and will host the 11th seeded Arizona C

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Looking back at five Flames players whose departures hurt the most

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-04-07

CALGARY — Flames fans living in Calgary the last decade will never forget the sting and sadness that came from seeing Jarome Iginla say goodbye to the city. Ending a 17-year era in which he was undoubtedly the greatest Flames player of all time, his departure in 2013 was one of those pit-in-your-stomach-type endings. Plenty of rumours had preceded the move and the logic was clear – it was time for him to move on, for everyone’s sake. Iginla’s departure was the latest in a long line of high-profile separations the Flames went through, starting in the early 90’s when the core of the Cup champs was gutted. Without the aid of a salary cap, the small-market Flames couldn’t afford to keep the likes of Al MacInnis, Joe Nieuwendyk, Mike Vernon and Joe Mullen. Each one of those departures stung. But when looking at the five players who left Calgary that hurt the most, none of the aforementioned make the list. Instead, the list is popula

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Ryan Straschnitzki speaks on second anniversary of Humboldt Broncos bus crash

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-04-07

Ryan Straschnitzki joins Eric Francis and Will Nault to touch on the 2nd anniversary of Humboldt Broncos bus crash. He weighs in on his rehab, sledge hockey and relationship with the Calgary Flames. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Flames’ Milan Lucic among many NHLers showing lighter side during shutdown

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-04-07

Wearing his wife’s fur coat and a tuque that she bedazzled his number on, Milan Lucic made his public Instagram debut last week in dramatic fashion. Having spent the previous 19 days binge-watching all eight seasons of Game of Thrones with his wife, the rugged Flames winger chose to offer up a video review, in modified costume. “A lot of fans were asking me what I thought of Game of Thrones, so I put one of my wife’s fur coats on,” said Lucic, laughing. “Jon Snow is one of my favourite characters and he wore fur, so I dressed it up a bit. The one mistake I did make is that it started to snow right after I took the video. I wish I would’ve done it outside in the snow because he’s up in a place called Castle Black in the north where it’s always snowing and cold. For people who wat

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NHL20 Sim: 23 Team Playoff Time!

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-04-07

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Going an unorthodox way for our playoff tree! After extreme boredom took over, we decided to simulate the rest of the Flames 12 games in the 2019-20 season. The team went 7-3-2 over that stretch, closing the regular season schedule with a loss to Edmonton yesterday. Here’s all of the games and their results in the order they would’ve been played: 3-2 SOW vs NYI 6-3 W vs WPG 3-2 OTW at NYR 3-4 OTL at NYI 3-2 W at NJ 4-5 SOL vs TB 6-4 W vs SJ 5-6 L vs ANA 7-1 W at VAN

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