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If it Ain’t Broke: Flames Bring Back Retros for 2018-19

If it Ain’t Broke: Flames Bring Back Retros for 2018-19

The Flames are bringing back a gorgeous jersey In an absolutely shocking turn of events, the Calgary Flames have announced that they are bringing back their retro jerseys as their third jersey for 2018-19. The Flames donned the retros most recently in 2016-17, before a switch in league jersey supplier gave them a year off, much to our chagrin. Well the universe has righted itself and the Flames will be wearing these fine duds for 12 games this season. Here is the list: Saturday, Oct. 6 vs. Vancouver Wednesday, Oct. vs. Boston Saturday, Nov. 3 vs. Chicago Thursday, Nov. 15 vs....
Sep 19, 2018
A Third Jersey Is Coming

A Third Jersey Is Coming

The Flames will show off their new alternate jersey on Friday. Friday is the day.......as Calgary and Adidas will reveal the Flames 3rd jersey for the 2018-19 season. It's coming. pic.twitter.com/TVGWY7ao32— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 19, 2018 Now, the tweet doesn’t reveal much, so it leaves a lot to the imagination. Red? Black? Yellow? Grey? Teams across the league have been releasing their 3rd jerseys over the last few months, so it seemed like only a matter of time until the Flames released theirs. Calgary has had 3 different alternate jerseys over the years, all a...
Sep 18, 2018
So.....Whatcha Want?

So.....Whatcha Want?

It’s that time of year where we want to hear from YOU! It’s that time of year where we ask YOU, the reader, what you’d like to see for this upcoming season? For the last few years we at Matchsticks and Gasoline have asked you guys what you like, what’s working, what’s not working and what you’d like to see more of. We want this to be a fun and interactive experience for everyone, so your feedback is taken seriously (within reason). We do have a few newer things that we will be working on this season, mainly with our post game coverage. We will be taking a different route with...
Sep 17, 2018
6 Observations from Pre-Season Game 2

6 Observations from Pre-Season Game 2

Dillon Dube, Dillon Dube, Dillon Dube The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers met on Monday night as the Oilers kicked off their pre-season while the Flames kicked off the North American portion of theirs. Edmonton won 7-4, but the story of the game was Dillon Dube and that’s where we’ll start. Not a ton to say about a game that featured mainly AHLers but here are six observations. 1. Dillon Dube’s Hat Trick We should’ve known that Dube was poised to have a really good night when he scored his first goal just 23 seconds into the game. He scored his second goal of the game early in...
Sep 17, 2018
Preseason Preview: Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers 9/17/18 (2/10)

Preseason Preview: Calgary Flames vs Edmonton Oilers 9/17/18 (2/10)

It’s AHL Night at the Saddledome The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers will meet for their first of two pre-season tilts tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary. The teams abolished their traditional split-squad matchup this year with the Flames already having their main team over in Chinar for the China games. This will be the Flames second game of the pre-season and first in North America, having lost to the Boston Bruins 4-3 in a shootout in Shenzhen. For Edmonton, this will be their first contest of the 2018-19 season. Both teams will be dressing a lineup mainly consisting...
Sep 15, 2018
Ten Observations From The Flames First China Game

Ten Observations From The Flames First China Game

The two teams had an entertaining opening tilt The Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins played the first of two China games last night/this morning in Shenzhen. The Bruins took a 3-0 lead in the first period, before the Flames fought back all night long, eventually tying it with under a minute left while on a 6-on-3 powerplay. Boston would go on to win in the shootout despite the Flames having opportunities to close the door with a goal or a save. All in all, it’s good to have Flames hockey back, and here are 10 observations from opening night. 1. Both Teams Were Going Hard All Night That...
Sep 14, 2018
Pre-Season Preview: Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins 9/15/18 (1/10)

Pre-Season Preview: Calgary Flames vs Boston Bruins 9/15/18 (1/10)

The Flames and Bruins meet for the first of two pre-season games The Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins will kick off the NHL’s pre-season schedule with a date in Shenzhen, China. It will be the first game for both of these teams in 2018-19, and will be the second time the NHL has ventured into China, after the LA Kings and Vancouver Canucks played two pre-season games there last year as well. I’m going to keep this preview short as it’s the pre-season, and both teams have really only had a few practices now. Tonight will be the first chance for Flames fans to see Noah Hanifin, Elias...
Sep 13, 2018
Calgary Flames Add 10 PTO’s for Training Camp

Calgary Flames Add 10 PTO’s for Training Camp

The Flames beefed up their roster while the rest of the team is away The Flames added ten players to their training camp roster today via PTO, here is the list: G Jeff Glass We already knew about this PTO from earlier, but the Flames made it official today. Glass split last year between the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs (AHL). In 15 NHL games, Glass was 3-7-3 with a 3.36 GAA and a 0.898 sv%. D Philip Samuelsson Another former member of the Hurricanes organization! Samuelsson most recently played for the Hurricanes AHL team, the Charlotte Checkers. He had 21 points in 78 games...
Sep 13, 2018
Flames 6, Oilers 3: Rookie Game Recap #2

Flames 6, Oilers 3: Rookie Game Recap #2

The Flames rookies doubled up the Oiler rookies For the second time in as many games, the Calgary Flames rookies defeated the Edmonton Oilers rookies decisively, this time by a 6-3 margin. Both teams chose to sit some of their bigger name prospects, with the Flames leaving Andrew Mangiapane, Spencer Foo, and Oliver Kylington out of the lineup. The Flames benefited from five different goal scorers on the night, with Dmitri Zavgorodniy potting two including a beautiful toe drag deke in the first period to open the scoring. D’Artagnan Joly, Adam Ruzicka, Glenn Gawdin, and Brett Pollock...
Sep 12, 2018
Flames Give Logan Shaw PTO

Flames Give Logan Shaw PTO

The NHL vet will join the Flames on a professional tryout. Whether he’s here just as a body in camp or getting an honest look, the Flames have invited Logan Shaw to Calgary for a PTO. Report: Flames sign Logan Shaw to tryout deal. https://t.co/ssd7cR4aDj pic.twitter.com/rm2UhPc5VX— theScore (@theScore) September 12, 2018 Shaw joins a very deep core of forwards who he will have to beat out if he intends to make the team. The addition of Shaw to the camp roster shouldn’t be that jarring as teams always add players to see what they have and if they are a good fit. Shaw finished...
Sep 10, 2018
Flames 7, Oilers 3: Rookie Game Recap

Flames 7, Oilers 3: Rookie Game Recap

Flames young stars burned bright A quick summary of this game would be that the Flames rookies did what was expected of them, especially those of elevated status, while the Oilers fell flat. The Flames top line of Andrew Mangiapane - Dillon Dube - Spencer Foo combined for 2 goals and 5 points, while the second unit of Brett Pollock - Glenn Gawdin - Matthew Phillips combined for 3 goals and 8 points. Dube was easily the best player on either team, both chipping in offensively with a goal and assist, while being dependable all over the ice all night. The first period saw a scary collision...
Sep 6, 2018
Five Under-The-Radar Flames Prospects to Watch this Weekend

Five Under-The-Radar Flames Prospects to Watch this Weekend

Looking at five Flames prospects to watch Everybody knows about the big name prospects, guys like Juuso Valimaki, Dillon Dube, Spencer Foo, Andrew Mangiapane, Glenn Gawdin, Matthew Phillips, etc. However there are a few other prospects that are flying under the radar and that should be interesting to watch in the upcoming Flames-Oilers prospect games. 1. Oliver Kylington Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports I use the term under-the-radar lightly with Kylington because he has been a pretty notable prospect for the organization for a few years now. However he has been somewhat...
Sep 4, 2018
Flames Report Cards: Brad Treliving

Flames Report Cards: Brad Treliving

Grading the GM’s Summer Work Well, with the signing of Noah Hanifin’s new contract last night, it appears Brad Treliving’s summer To-Do list has finally been completed. Obviously the work never stops for an NHL GM, but Hanifin was the last big thing Tre had to do this summer. Now we can finally get to his off-season report where we’ll list all of his offseason moves, provide our grades, then give you a chance to vote on his offseason. April 17: Flames Fire Glen Gulutzan, Dave Cameron, and Paul Jerrard April 23: Flames Hire Bill Peters as Next Coach May 31: Flames Add Ryan Huska...
Aug 30, 2018
Hani-Finally! Flames sign Noah Hanifin to 6-year deal

Hani-Finally! Flames sign Noah Hanifin to 6-year deal

The signing came just weeks before the start of training camp The Calgary Flames announced Thursday night that they have signed RFA defenceman Noah Hanifin to a 6-year deal worth $29.7 million dollars, with an AAV (Average annual value) of $4.95 million. Hanifin, 21, was acquired along with Elias Lindholm as part of the blockbuster trade that saw Micheal Ferland, Dougie Hamilton, and prospect Adam Fox head to Carolina this summer. Hanifin is now the second highest paid Flames D-man after captain Mark Giordano (AAV $6.75 million).
Aug 29, 2018
Calgary Flames: 5 Outlandish and Reasonable Predictions for 2018-19

Calgary Flames: 5 Outlandish and Reasonable Predictions for 2018-19

Making some predictions for 2018-19 The Flames are a very difficult group to judge heading into the 2018-19 season. For about 3⁄4 of the 2017-18 season, the Flames were in the playoff picture but hit that wall late in the season and ended up 12 points out. Things should be expected to turn around this year, and here are five outlandish and five reasonable predictions for 2018-19. Outlandish #1: The Flames Win the Pacific Division With a division that is looking rather weak this season, the Flames should be in a good spot to make a run at the divisional crown. The Hockey News actually...