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Calgary Flames Continue to Struggle Against Divisional Opponents

As the new year begins, those who follow the Flames closely would have likely predicted that the team’s 2016 resolution would be to perform better against divisional opponents. Following a 5-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks the Flames are 4-8-1 against the Pacific Divisional opponents. To make matters worse these defeats are starting to become a regular occurrence on …

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Road And Special Teams Struggles Keep Hindering The Calgary Flames

The Flames’ disastrous three game road trip through Anaheim, Arizona, and San Jose can be characterized as a microcosm of the team’s performance this season. After back to back home wins against the New Jersey Devils and Chicago Blackhawks, the three game road trip against division opponents was seen as an opportunity to climb back into the playoff discussion. Instead …

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Flames’ Young Guns Impressed But Defence Was Key To Beating Pens

Boy, Saturday night sure was fun at the Scotiabank Saddledome. With the red hot Pittsburgh Penguins (winners of six straight) in town the Flames’ young guns came to the forefront and led the team to an impressive 5-2 win. As I wrote in my last article, ending this early season funk rested on the shoulders of Sam Bennett, Johnny Gaurdreau, …

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Bennett Bright Spot For Flames Despite Slow Start

Finally, a positive article can be written about the Flames’ play. Specifically, this article is going to focus on the play of one Flame–Sam Bennett. However, before I discuss one of the  Flames’ lone bright spot during this dismal start to the season I would like to commend them on winning two of their last three games. I understand beating …

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Calgary Flames 2015-2016 Season Preview

For the Calgary Flames, their off-season success was almost as impressive as their unexpected and thrilling 2014-2015 run to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the off-season the Flames bolstered their already strong  blueline by acquiring their Dougie Hamilton, added some much-needed secondary scoring help by signing Michael Frolik, and extended the contract of Mark Giordano for …

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Flames Have Limited Questions As 2015 Camp Opens

As the first weekend of NHL training camps comes to a close and the first exhibition games are about to be played (split squad games between the Flames and Edmonton Oilers on September 21) management teams will begin finding out the answers to questions about their roster. From the Flames’ perspective there are few questions about the roster that need …

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Calgary Flames All-Time Best Starting Lineup

When one is asked to think of hockey in Alberta it is most likely that one’s mind will be immediately flooded with thoughts of the Edmonton Oilers. When the Alberta hockey scene is the topic of interest one can be forgiven for having Oilers’ centric thinking due the Oilers’ past (five Stanley Cup Championships in the mid-1980s) and future (Connor …

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4 Breakout performers from the 2014-15 Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames of 2014-15 were a sight to marvel at: young, inexperienced and full of question marks, but with that certain je ne sais quoi that somehow made them successful. Considering they emerged almost from nowhere, it would be easy to say the entire roster broke out last season. But certain players such as Mark Giordano, Sean Monahan and …

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