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Is Blasty Coming Back?

Is Blasty Coming Back?

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via If you believe the Twitter machine it sounds like everyone's favourite jersey is back for the 2022-23 season. Now, everything on the internet (outside of here) should be taken with a grain of salt. Not everything that gets tossed out there is legit info. So, we're going to address a rumour that's been bouncing around Twitter today. A few images of a "new" Blasty jersey have been making the rounds. Now, it's a Matthew Tkachuk version, so how much you want to look into that is up to you as you may have heard, he's no longer with the Calgary...
Aug 5, 2022
Fan Poll Friday: Feeling Better Now?

Fan Poll Friday: Feeling Better Now?

Photo by Patrick Smith/ With Huberdeau on board things are looking up. Last night should have done something to calm your nerves for the upcoming Flames season. Calgary inked the newly acquired Jonathan Huberdeau to an right year, $84 million dollar contract late Thursday night. There was concern that Huberdeau would play out the season and leave or potentially end up a trade piece at the deadline if the Flames were bad. Well, the Flames and Huberdeau put that to rest with the mammoth signing last night. See fans, some people want to play in Calgary. With that out of...
Aug 4, 2022
Flames Sign Jonathan Huberdeau to 8-Year, 10.5 Million AAV Contract

Flames Sign Jonathan Huberdeau to 8-Year, 10.5 Million AAV Contract

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via No stress this time! Well it wasn’t the John any of us expected to sign an 8-year, $84 million dollar contract, but the exact deal reportedly turned down by Gaudreau was signed by Jonathan Huberdeau on Thursday night. Huberdeau matched Gaudreau with 115 points this past season, as the two 2011 draft picks tied for second in the NHL. The Quebec native has 613 points in 671 career games, and won the Calder trophy during the shortened 2012-13 NHL season. He set an NHL record for assists by a left wing in 2021-22 with 85. He has 21 points...
Aug 4, 2022
2022 Flames Top 25 Under 25: #25- Ben Jones

2022 Flames Top 25 Under 25: #25- Ben Jones

Kicking off our 2022 list is newly signed Ben Jones #25- Ben Jones Position: Centre Age: 23 (as of August 1 2022) 2021-22 Team: Vegas Golden Knights (NHL), Henderson Silver Knights (AHL) Stats (AHL): 25 goals, 16 assists, 41 points in 66 games Acquired: Signed as a free agent July 16, 2022 2021 Ranking: NA Late-round pick? Late developer? Ben Jones ticks quite a few boxes of intrigue entering his first season with the Flames. Originally taken in the 7th round of the 2017 draft by the Vegas Golden Knights, Jones was not extended a qualifying offer by the fairly cash-strapped...
Aug 3, 2022
Wranglers Sign 5 Players to AHL Deals

Wranglers Sign 5 Players to AHL Deals

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ Daniil Chechelev, Brett Sutter, Rhett Rhinehart, Simon Lavigne, and Mitch McLain all added to the Wranglers’ roster As the big club makes its final moves heading into the late days of summer, the Calgary Wranglers are seemingly only getting started. Just a day after announcing their name and logo, the team added an intriguing mix of players to their roster on AHL deals. 17 years after they drafted him and 12 years after his father, Darryl, traded him, Brett Sutter is back in the Flames organization. The now 35-year-old Sutter has spent...
Aug 3, 2022
2022 Flames Top 25 Under 25: Best of the Rest

2022 Flames Top 25 Under 25: Best of the Rest

Photo by Marissa Baecker/ Profiling players from #36 to #26 We’re moving into our annual series after releasing the voting article last week, thanks to those who took the time to help rank the players. This year’s list promises a lot of major changes with only a few regular NHLers being under the age of 25, plus the recent departure of Matthew Tkachuk who would’ve been unquestionably in the top spot on the list. Without further adieu, here are the players who just missed out on cracking the Top 25 this year. #36 C Mitchell Mattson, 24 Years Old, Drafted in 2016...
Aug 2, 2022
Mangiapane Extended

Mangiapane Extended

Photo by Derek Leung/ Carbs! The Flames have finished their second arbitration of the day, re-signing forward Andrew Mangiapane. Per the Calgary Flames Twitter account: WE LOAF TO SEE IT! The #Flames have re-signed Andrew Mangiapane to a three-year deal!— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) August 3, 2022 The goal-centric forward is coming off a career year where he potted 35 G’s on the way to 55 points on the season. His new contract comes with three years of term and an average annual value of $5.8 million.
Aug 2, 2022
The Wranglers Are Coming To Calgary....Again

The Wranglers Are Coming To Calgary....Again

The Stockton Heat are officially no more. When the Stockton Heat moved to Calgary it was assumed that the Flames AHL affiliate would be undergoing an identity change. And change they did. Today it was announced that the team formerly known as the Stockton Heat would be rebranded as the Calgary Wranglers. The Wranglers monicker is a nod to the old WHL team from 1977-87 that occupied the city of Calgary. The Wranglers will play their home games at the Scotiabank Saddledome which is a change for them since the last time they were in the city. Their last home game...
Aug 2, 2022
Flames And Kylington Settle Arbitration

Flames And Kylington Settle Arbitration

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via The Flames have settled their arbitration with defenseman Oliver Kylington. Per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet; Oliver Kylington and CAL settle their arbitration at 2X$2.5M AAV— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 2, 2022 Kylington’s deal at two years and two and a half million average annual value comes on the heels of a breakout campaign. The 25 year old d-man netted a career high 31 points in 73 regular season games, and 3 points over 12 playoff games.
Jul 28, 2022
Adidas & NHL Parting Ways

Adidas & NHL Parting Ways

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ The league will be looking for another company to partner with for the on ice gear the teams wear. At the conclusion of the 2023-24 NHL season the league will be looking for a new uniform partner. It was announced today that Adidas and the NHL will end their partnership (seems like it was put in motion by Adidas) at the end of the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals. Adidas took over the NHL contract after snagging it from Reebok, who at the time had been the partner with the NHL since 2004-05. Prior to that teams used different companies for their...
Jul 28, 2022
The Mavericks Are Leaving The Flames As Well

The Mavericks Are Leaving The Flames As Well

Andrew West/The USA Today Network, The News-Press, Fort Myers News-Press via Imagn Content Services, LLC Calgary's ECHL affiliate has decided to head to the Northwest. The Flames, if they want one, will be in search of a new ECHL team for the 2022-23 season. The Kansas City Mavericks announced this afternoon that they will become the new affiliate for the Seattle Kraken. Just another thing leaving the Flames this offseason. WHAT’S KRAKEN?The Mavericks are proud to announce our new affiliation with the @SeattleKraken and @Firebirds!The multi-year affiliation will...
Jul 27, 2022
2022 M&G Top 25 Under 25: Intro and Voting

2022 M&G Top 25 Under 25: Intro and Voting

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Our annual summer series kicks off once again It’s been two weeks since free agency and just over a week since the massive franchise altering Matthew Tkachuk trade. As we move into the slower part of the offseason, we will be kicking off our 7th annual Matchsticks and Gasoline Top 25 Under 25 series! Once again we will be asking for your help in ranking the Flames players using a simple 1 through 10 scale, with 1 at the lowest end and 10 at the top. You can find the link below. Voting will be open until Saturday. We are back to our normal...
Jul 24, 2022
Fan Poll: Are You Happy With The Matthew Tkachuk Trade?

Fan Poll: Are You Happy With The Matthew Tkachuk Trade?

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Is the return better than you expected? As you know by now, the Flames have parted ways with star forward Matthew Tkachuk. The winger was dealt late Friday to the Florida Panthers for Jonathan Huberdeau, Mackenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt and a first round pick. At the end of the day, not a bad haul for a player that didn't want to be in Calgary. So now that you've had some time to digest the trade, what are your thoughts? Comment and vote below in our poll!
Jul 22, 2022
BREAKING: Tkachuk Traded To FLA

BREAKING: Tkachuk Traded To FLA

Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via The Calgary Flames has found a trade destination for star winger Matthew Tkachuk. As per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Matthew Tkachuk traded to FLA— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 23, 2022 The return package is centered around superstar Jonathan Huberdeau and D Mackenzie Weegar. It also includes a 1st Round pick and 21-year-old center Cole Schwindt. Per Friedman again: So, full deal is Tkachuk (signed for 8x$9.5) for Huberdeau, Weegar, Cole Schwindt and a first— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 23, 2022 More to...
Jul 21, 2022
Calgary Signs Former Vegas Golden Knight Ben Jones

Calgary Signs Former Vegas Golden Knight Ben Jones

Who? The Flames remodeling continued today as they inked 23 year old forward Ben Jones to a one year, two way contract worth $750,000. Jones last played for the Vegas Golden Knights in 2022 where he played in two games at the NHL level. The Waterloo Ontario native spent the majority of his time on the ice in the AHL with the Henderson Silver Knights here he played in 66 games and scored 25 goals, while tallying up 16 assists. Jones was drafted by the Vegas Golden Knights back in 2017 in the 7th Round (189 overall). It's assumed he'll spend most of his time with Calgary's...