CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

The Tinderbox, Ep. 32: George Floyd Killing, Flames Response and Some Flames Hockey Talk

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-06-05

Difficult topics need to be addressed and that’s what we did on this episode of The Tinderbox. The Tinderbox This season we will be debuting the new look/sounding Tinderbox as part of SBN’s Podcast Nation. We will cover a variety of topics throughout the season and have different guests from our SBN Family when the Flames are playing a team in their respective areas. So pull up a chair by the fire place, put on your best robe and kick back and relax to the sounds of the Tinderbox! Don’t forget you can download this podcast at Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts and iHeart Radio. Episode 32: Hosted by Mark, Michael, Maddie & Gordie -The George Floyd Killing

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2019-20 Player Report Card: Johnny Gaudreau

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-06-05

Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Gaudreau’s point totals dropped from 99 to 58 Johnny Gaudreau: Left Wing Regular Season Stats: 70 GP, 18 G, 40 A, 58 Pts, 12 PIM, -10 Individual Grades MGMacGillivray: (B-) We didn’t really see the long stretches of dominance over the course of this season that we had seen in previous years from Gaudreau. It seemed that he and linemate Sean Monahan really struggled to click at certain times over the season which hurt the team’s performance. He was still good no doubt, but it just wasn’t at the leve

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A Net With No Sure Bets Part 2: Team Performance

Source: Calgary Puck
Date: 2020-06-05

You don’t need a week of study, a big spreadsheet and an ability to sort and decipher data to come to the conclusion that the Calgary Flames have been miserable at drafting goaltenders over their existence … but it certainly helps to identify just how painful their lack of success has been. Recently we’ve seen […]

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Flames’ Backlund hopes to pick up where he left off when season returns

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-06-05

A little over a month before the NHL season was put on pause, Mikael Backlund walked into his coach’s office with a message. He needed a change. Fulling accepting of a move to the wing in an effort to kickstart the top line with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, the 31-year-old Swede now felt stale and in a need of a return to his longtime gig, as centre on the Flames’ second line. The meeting was devoid of bluster or ultimatums – just a calm, rational, reasoned explanation of why he felt the move was best for both him and the team. “It was handled very professionally and politely, and I think it came from the right place,” said Flames interim coach, Geoff Ward, whose style revolves largely around communication. “I wouldn’t expect anything different from Backs. He came

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Mikael Backlund Is A Good Guy

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-06-05

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports The Flames centre collected some post season hardware from the Flames today. Mikael Backlund received some good news today as he was the recipient of the Peter Maher “Good Guy” Award. The Flames centre was honored for his all around commitment to his team and for what a solid player he is within the Flames locker room. Two other Flames were in the running for the award, Milan Lucic and Cam Talbot, but the Flames Associate Captain t

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Iginla felt fortunate to have support of others during hockey journey

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-06-05

Throughout his life, Jarome Iginla felt fortunate to have the support that he did because he knows his experience in hockey would have been different without it. Iginla admits it has been tough to see everything that has been going on in the world, but he’s been encouraged by the diverse group of people gathering together and speaking out. While he was one of just a few black hockey players on every team he played on, Iginla knows he didn’t go through the same issues and experiences most black people in North America have been dealing with. At the same time, the former Calgary Flames captain points to the willingness of others to stand up for him as something that made a difference in his life. He admits that when it’s another person who steps up and speaks out it has a great

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Dustin Wolf: All He Does Is Collect Goaltending Awards

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-06-04

Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images The Flames may have something special in the system. The good news just keeps on piling up for Calgary Flames goaltending prospect Dustin Wolf. The 19 year old keeper was already named the WHL's Goalie Of The Year and yesterday he received more recognition for his play. Wolf was named the USA Hockey Dave Peterson Goaltender of the Year for his outstanding 2019-20 season with the Everett Silvertips. The award is given to the best American born goaltender at the Junior level and Wolf clearly led the pack. The California native was 34-10-2 this past season and had a GAA of 1.88 with a .935 Save%. Not impressed yet? He also was tops in shutouts

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2019-20 Player Report Card: Oliver Kylington

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-06-04

Photo by Terence Leung/NHLI via Getty Images Kylington was bumped out of the lineup after the trade deadline Our annual report cards kick off with Oliver Kylington who played in 48 games for the Flames this year. We will try to have a new report card every weekday for the next few weeks. Oliver Kylington: Defence Regular Season Stats: (NHL) 48 GP, 2 G, 5 A, 7 Pts, 16 PIM, -6 (AHL) 3 GP, 3 G, 0 A, 3 Pts, 0 PIM, -2 Individual Grades MGMacGillivray: (C-) I had been a fan of Kylington for some time, but I’m really starting to cool on his outlook within the organization. For the second year in a row

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Brian Burke discusses the NHL’s return and potential hub cities

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-06-04

Brian Burke talks with Boomer in the Morning to share his thoughts on the NHL’s return and their next “phase”. He touches on potential hub cities and the Flames. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Flames vs Jets: Will Calgary Burn Winnipeg?

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-06-04

The Calgary Flames are set to face off against the Winnipeg Jets in the preliminary round of the playoffs in a best-of-five series. The winner of that series advances to round one of the playoffs, the loser goes home. Both teams were bounced in the first round of the playoffs last year in 2018-19. Both teams have also had months to rest and recover due to the cancellation of NHL action brought on by COVID-19. The question now is, which team wants to win more? Who Has Had Playoff Success More Recently? As mentioned above, Calgary and Winnipeg both lost in the first round of the playoffs last year. But which team has had playoff success more recently? The last time the Flames won a playoff round, was 2014-15

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