Several days removed from an old school donnybrook with the Detroit Red Wings, the Calgary Flames decided to wind back the clock even further for Saturday’s tilt in Philadelphia. Prior to the Flames’ 5-4 overtime win over the Flyers, the team suited up in 1950’s-style attire and entered the arena in style. After the contest, […]
Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas was offered an in-person hearing by the NHL for his dangerous slash to the back of the head of Winnipeg's Mathieu Perreault in Thursday's loss. Late Friday night, Gudas waived his right to the in-person hearing and will now have it via phone on Sunday, meaning Gudas can't play Saturday afternoon when the […]
A sports league doles out suspensions and fines for a variety of reasons, including the hope that losing game checks might deter future bad behavior. One can see shades of the frustration that comes from the over-the-glass delay of game penalty in the reactions to Detroit Red Wings winger Luke Witkowski getting an automatic 10-game […]
As they prepared to play the Buffalo Sabres on Friday at Little Caesars Arena, the Detroit Red Wings were left to wonder whether they'd have enough players to play the game. The Wings confirmed that Luke Witkowski, who was assessed 35 minutes in penalties, including a game misconduct, during a late-game line brawl in Wednesday's […]
It’s now been a month since Naheed Nenshi overcame the franchise’s not-so-subtle attempts to boot him from office to earn a third term as Calgary mayor. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reiterated at the recent Yahoo Finance Summit that the Flames must find some common ground with city officials, or risk losing market viability.
Jaromir Jagr has yet to heat up, but the Calgary Flames are excelling. Folks the dang Winnipeg Jets are currently second in the Central Division! I knew it. Look, I don’t know that it’s advisable to assume Patrik Laine is gonna be a crap shooter all season, or that the defense is quite this bad.
When the Calgary Flames drafted Sam Bennett fourth overall in 2014, they expected him to develop into an impact player. Through 15 games, Bennett is still looking for his point of the season. It’s never happened before,” Bennett said, per the Calgary Sun.
Sean Monahan knows exactly where to go when Johnny Gaudreau has the puck. Monahan converted Gaudreau's pass for the go-ahead goal 9:09 into the third period Sunday night and the Calgary Flames broke a four-game home losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. After not finding anyone open as he carried the […]
After an agonizing wait, the Calgary Flames bit the bullet and signed Jaromir Jagr. Jagr finally collected his first point (an assist) with the Flames on Saturday, during their 5-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks. Circumstance could play a role in Jagr getting at least a look with Gaudreau and Sean Monahan.
Lance Bouma took his place at fourth-line left wing as the Blackhawks rolled their forward rushes on Tuesday morning. As the Blackhawks have tinkered with their trios, Bouma, whose final two seasons with the Calgary Flames were filled with uncertainty, has found a consistent role in this lineup. "Obviously I was brought here for a […]
Jaromir Jagr was already in his eighth NHL season when Matthew Tkachuk was born in 1997, and the 45-year-old star felt all of those extra years when he began his 24th season in the league with the Calgary Flames. Tkachuk scored two goals before Sean Monahan got the winner 1:02 into overtime during the Flames' […]
Jaromir Jagr puts on a jersey as he is introduced as the newest member of the Calgary Flames. How many different wingers are Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron going to cycle through? This has not been the case for the Calgary Flames’ two best forwards in recent years.