CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Are the Flames Poised to Break Out?

Source: Calgary Puck
Date: 2017-12-14

Thirty one games into a National Hockey League season and the Flames are out of a playoff position, sitting tied for 9th in the West, just short of a wild card position. So why, then, does it feel like this team is about to go on a streak and grab hold of their season? Recent […]

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Episode 165: Matthew Tkachuk Gets A Talking To

Source: Fireside Chat
Date: 2017-12-14

Matt is feeling better after his rant this week, so the guys can talk Flames hockey again. We're most upbeat this week with some better hockey by the Flames. We talk about the third line, Matthew Tkachuk's suspension and getting talked to by the league, Jagr, and answer some fan questions.

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Flames’ Sean Monahan flying under the radar as one of Canada’s elite players

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-12-14

In a perfect world, the current news cycle would be littered with endless lists speculating which NHLers should be on Canada’s Olympic hockey team. And while such folly is obviously a fool’s game given the NHL’s absence from the tourney, it’s still a rather safe bet Sean Monahan wouldn’t have been on many such rosters. Despite being fifth in NHL goal scoring with 17, which puts him just one behind Canadian leader John Tavares, the man on pace for 44 goals wouldn’t likely have garnered much national support. The theoretical snub speaks to two things: the ridiculous talent and depth Canada has up the middle, and the fact Monahan is as underrated a player as there is in the NHL. “Oh ya, I agree,” said Flames captain Mark Giordano of his team’s top centre. “His ability to score goals is right up there with anyone in

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Preview: Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks 12/14/17 (32/82): A Strong PK Meets A Weak PP.

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-12-14

The Flames struggling power play won’t catch any breaks against the NHL’s 2nd best PK. Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks, 7 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB The Flames return home for another big time Western Conference battle as the San Jose Sharks pay a visit to Cow Town. The Flames and Sharks could not be more alike: 16 wins, 35 points and both lost to the Wild after regulation. The Flames are 1 spot behind the Sharks in the Pacific Division, but 3 spots behind t

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When It Comes To Youth, Patience Is A Virtue

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-12-13

The Flames have been patient with Sam Bennett, Mark Jankowski and Garnet Hathaway and that trio has rewarded their faith. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images We all want instant results. You’re drafted. You go to camp. You make the team. You have 60 point season as a rookie. That’s how it goes.....right? Sure, if you’re Johnny Gaudreau or Connor McDavid. But If you’re

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Your letters for Wednesday, Dec. 13

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-12-13

Need for new arena has yet to be proven Re: “Flameout in Calgary seems sadly assured,” Eric Francis, Opinion, Dec. 12. From a business perspective, it’s hard to imagine why the city or Flames need a new arena. The Flames typically sell out (or close to it). Elsewhere, 2016/17 stats showed eight NHL teams with under 90 per cent attendance, the lowest at 63 per cent. So it appears a “dated arena” is not keeping people away here. What then is the possible motive for the arena conversation? Possibly it’s league marketing and aggrandizement – a fantasy-land show-piece? Or maybe it’s simply smoke and mirrors, disguising a mercenary motive to sell out. But a team relocation from a proven market to a new market faces unknowns — costs

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Flames Thoughts: Calgary gaining confidence and momentum

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-12-13

Despite outshooting, out-chancing and outplaying the Minnesota Wild, the Calgary Flames weren’t opportunistic enough in a 2-1 shootout loss at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday night. Here are some thoughts from the game. GETTING DEFENSIVE For the fourth straight game, the Flames were really sound defensively. After allowing only 24 shots and giving up a season-low six quality scoring chances in Saturday’s 4-2 victory over the Canucks at home, the Flames surrendered just 22 shots on the road against a good Wild team on Tuesday. As a group

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Flames Thoughts: Calgary’s confidence, momentum growing

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-12-13

Despite outshooting, out-chancing and outplaying the Minnesota Wild, the Calgary Flames weren’t opportunistic enough in a 2-1 shootout loss at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday night. Here are some thoughts from the game. GETTING DEFENSIVE For the fourth straight game, the Flames were really sound defensively. After allowing only 24 shots and giving up a season-low six quality scoring chances in Saturday’s 4-2 victory over the Canucks at home, the Flames surrendered just 22 shots on the road against a good Wild team on Tuesday. As a group

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Johnny Gaudreau’s nifty shootout goal vs. Wild causes controversy

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-12-13

Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau scored a nifty shootout goal against the Minnesota Wild Tuesday night that caused some confusion among hockey fans. Gaudreau glided slowly towards the Wild net, deked to his left and outwaited Alex Stalock before gently lifting the puck over the netminder and across the goal-line. [brightcove videoID=5678603886001 playerID=2540680026001 height=360 widt

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Johnny Gaudreau’s nifty shootout goal vs. Wild causes controversy

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-12-13

Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau scored a nifty shootout goal against the Minnesota Wild Tuesday night that caused some confusion among hockey fans. Gaudreau glided slowly towards the Wild net, deked to his left and outwaited Alex Stalock before gently lifting the puck over the netminder and across the goal-line. [brightcove videoID=5678603886001 playerID=2540680026001 height=360 widt

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