6:50 AM EDT, Tue September 17, 2019
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Calgary Flames Split Squad Splits With Canucks

Calgary Flames Split Squad Splits With Canucks

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports The Flames couldn’t hold on at home and barely held on on the road in their first preseason action. Calgary Flames Preseason The Flames played their first two games of the preseason as a split squad, taking on the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. The Flames “A” team dropped a 3-2 OT decision at home to Vancouver’s “B” squad while Calgary’s “B” squad held on for a 4-3 victory over the Canucks “A-ish” squad in Victoria, BC. Calgary Flames (2) - Vancouver Canucks (3) (OT) The Flames big guns were at home Monday night taking on...
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Preview: Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks (1-2/8)

Preview: Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks (1-2/8)

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Calgary plays a pair of games against Vancouver In a break from tradition, the Calgary Flames will be kicking off their pre-season with a split squad tilt against the Vancouver Canucks. Typically it’s always been the Oilers to kick things off, but not this year. Puck drop will be at 7:00 in Calgary, while the 2nd game kicks off at 8:00 from Victoria. The away game will be televised by the way. As expected, Calgary will be keeping the majority of their NHL roster close to home, with Mark Jankowski and Rasmus Andersson being the only regulars from last...
Sep 15, 2019
Calgary Flames Sign F Andrew Mangiapane

Calgary Flames Sign F Andrew Mangiapane

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Calgary took care of its second last remaining RFA After a long impasse, the Calgary Flames and Andrew Mangiapane have come to an agreement regarding a contract for the 2019-20 season. After all the negotiating and posturing, Mangiapane signed a one year, two-way deal for 715k. It’s an interesting outcome after the sides reportedly being far apart with numbers being higher. It was also quite surprising in the first place to see the holdout drag into training camp for a player who had only played about 2⁄3 of an NHL season. Nevertheless the deal is now...
Sep 13, 2019
Calgary Flames Heritage Classic Jersey Reveal: Retro White It Is

Calgary Flames Heritage Classic Jersey Reveal: Retro White It Is

The Flames are going back to the glory days with their 2019 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic jerseys. 2019 Heritage Classic Coverage The Flames and Adidas revealed their kit for the 2019 Heritage Classic and as was predicted by Twitter two days ago, Calgary is going Retro White. This announcement isn’t exactly surprising as the Flames have been pushing towards going retro full time for a few seasons now. As the Flames say the look is “clean” and one of the best looking jerseys they’ve ever worn. While this writer was hoping for something a little more flashy or “special,” this look...
Sep 13, 2019
Fan Poll Friday: To Beard Or Not To Beard?

Fan Poll Friday: To Beard Or Not To Beard?

Is it time for Johnny Gaudreau to shave or keep his beard? "It's exciting - guys are pumped up."Johnny is ready for training camp to get underway! pic.twitter.com/7ydOOD7p36— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 12, 2019 Johnny Gaudreau is excited and ready to go for the season, which is great. BUT, we do have a serious question after seeing and hearing his thoughts: what's up with the "beard" dude? We all know players grown facial hair at different times during the year and once the playoffs start no one shaves because.....superstitions. Sam Bennett has set the tone for Calgary's...
Sep 12, 2019
Calgary Flames To Unveil Heritage Classic Jersey Friday

Calgary Flames To Unveil Heritage Classic Jersey Friday

It’s time for a Flames fashion update. Heritage Classic Coverage Cannot wait to see our new #HeritageClassic jerseys tomorrow, @adidashockey! pic.twitter.com/xeZcdWNLXD— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 12, 2019 The Flames tweeted today that they and Adidas will be unveiling their Heritage Classic jerseys on Friday. Speculation hit the Twitterverse the other day that Calgary would be going with their “retro white” version of their uniforms, but if you look at the brief clip above their appears to be black on the shoulder yokes of the jersey (but it also looks like a...
Sep 11, 2019
Michael Stone Is Back With The Calgary Flames

Michael Stone Is Back With The Calgary Flames

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Fuzzy math and Juuso Valimaki’s injury have brought the veteran defenceman back to Calgary. Flames Sign Michael Stone A few months ago (August to be exact) Calgary bought out the remaining two years left on Michael Stone’s contract and set the 29 year old defenceman free. Fast forward one Juuso Valimaki injury later and guess who’s back in Calgary? You guessed it, Michael Stone. The Flames inked the veteran defender to a one year, $700k contract Wednesday night. Now you may be asking yourself “Hey. M&G, didn’t the Flames buy him out and pay him...
Sep 11, 2019
Calgary Flames Sweep Oilers In Game Two Of Rookie Games With 3-1 Victory

Calgary Flames Sweep Oilers In Game Two Of Rookie Games With 3-1 Victory

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Three of Calgary’s top prospects handled the Oilers with ease last night. Calgary Flames 3 - Edmonton Oilers 1 We know it’s early. We know these are rookies and prospects. We know these don’t count in the standings. BUT......doesn’t it feel good to say “the Flames beat the Oilers again!”? Calgary’s crop of rookies and prospects dispatched Edmonton’s newbies by the score of 3-1 last night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This is the second straight game where Calgary has taken down Edmonton, the other being last week’s 1-0 OT victory to...
Sep 7, 2019
Five Flames Players to Watch in the Rookie Game

Five Flames Players to Watch in the Rookie Game

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports The Flames young guns will take on the Oiler young guns Well, we’ve finally made it. Sort of. We’re into September and hockey is starting up again with rookie camps underway. The Calgary Flames will be starting off their camp by having their young guns take on the Edmonton Oilers young guns in Red Deer tonight. The game is at 7:00 PM and will be streamed on the Flames Website, Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook. The two young gun squads will meet up in Calgary on Tuesday night as well. There’s not a ton to say heading into the game, other than it...
Sep 6, 2019
Fan Poll Friday: Who Signs First?

Fan Poll Friday: Who Signs First?

It’s a Friday heavy weight signing battle between Matthew Tkachuk and Mitch Marner. Fan Poll Friday Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports The team the Canadian media raves over constantly and the Calgary Flames each have young stars who remain unsigned as the leaves start to turn. So that got us thinking, who’s going to sign with their respective team first? Will it be the Maple Leafs 22 year old Ontario native and his 67 goals over his first three seasons? Or will it be the Flames 21 year old Arizona native and his 71 goals in his first three seasons? Each player...
Sep 4, 2019
Calgary Flames Add More PTO Bodies

Calgary Flames Add More PTO Bodies

It’s not Matthew Tkachuk or Andrew Mangiapane, but it’s bodies for camp. More PTO’s While we all eagerly await how and when the Flames will sign Matthew Tkachuk and Andrew Mangiapane, the daily grind of filling an organization with players continues. Today the Flames announced that they have brought Zac Rinaldo, Tobias Rieder, Devante Smith-Pelly and Alexandre Grenier into camp on PTO’s. I know, try to contain your enthusiasm. Rinaldo and Rieder are the more familiar names of the four and Rinaldo brings some added toughness to a Flames roster that is slowly getting more physical....
Sep 4, 2019
Calgary Flames End of Summer Approval Polls

Calgary Flames End of Summer Approval Polls

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Vote on the Flames coach, management, and ownership School’s are back in and rookie camp is starting this week. It’s official that summer has come to a close, and with that, I figured it would be a good time to do our first round of approval polls heading into the 2019-20 season. We did a couple of these last year and are looking to make them somewhat more frequent this year. For this round it’s a pretty simple format with just the coaches, management, and ownership being rated. Click here if you can’t see the polls below. Coach Peters was a good...
Sep 3, 2019
End Of Summer Mailbag

End Of Summer Mailbag

We asked for questions, you put them out there, we selected the best! End Of Summer Mailbag With the season fast approaching and the Flames giving us little to write about we decided to pick the low hanging fruit: have you ask us questions and we answer them. This was one of the things you wanted to see more of, so ask and you shall receive. Thanks for doing all the hard work for us and without further expository speaking, here’s the End Of Summer Mailbag! Chris (via FB): With Lucic on the team, Bennett no longer needs to be the tough guy. Do you think he’ll discover his scoring touch...
Aug 22, 2019
Andrew MacDonald Gets PTO From Calgary Flames

Andrew MacDonald Gets PTO From Calgary Flames

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via The camp bodies should start to pile up with this signing. Everyone take a deep breath and relax. The Flames will no doubt have more PTO signings as training camp begins to appear on the horizon and Andrew MacDonald is a start. Today the Flames offered the 32 year old Nova Scotia native a PTO after he spent the last six seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers. #Flames Training Camp Update: Defenceman Andrew MacDonald will attend camp on a professional try-out agreement. pic.twitter.com/jNa5BuWY8a— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) August 22, 2019 Why does...
Aug 22, 2019
(C of) Red: Return of the Russians

(C of) Red: Return of the Russians

Photo by Yelena Rusko\TASS via After a long hiatus, Russian talent is once again back in Calgary Note: Long Read With so many of the top NHL players in today’s game being Russian, it begs the question as to why haven’t the Flames haven’t even had a Russian prospect in over a decade and a half. From the 1999-2002 drafts, the Calgary Flames used 9 out of their 42 picks (21%) to select Russian players. Of those 9, split between former GMs Al Coates (‘95-’00) and Craig Button (‘00-’03), only Oleg Saprykin (1999 1st round, 11th overall) ever played a game for the Flames, let...