2019-2020 Season Preview: Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames are entering 2019-2020 with designs on winning it all, as you might expect from all 31 NHL teams. But this time, Calgary stands a more-than-fair chance of making the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in about a decade and winning it all. The Flames finished first in the WesternContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Calgary Flames”

What Went Wrong: Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames had, by most standards, a very good 2018-2019 campaign. With a 50-25-7 record, they finished first in the Pacific Division and first in the Western Conference. The Flames clinched their playoff berth in mid-March and their 50 wins put many in mind of the 1988-1989 edition of the franchise, with that StanleyContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Calgary Flames”

Playoff Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames enter the playoffs first in the Pacific Division, gaining 107 points in the regular season, and they’ll tangle with the Colorado Avalanche in what could be a wide-open first round. The Avalanche pulled into the second wild card spot in the Western Conference, with 90 points. The Flames hold the edge inContinue reading “Playoff Preview: Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames”

Flames: Calgary Ready for More After Clinching Division

With a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night, the Calgary Flames clinched the Pacific Division title. It marked the first time in 13 years that the Flames accomplished the feat. They’ll also end the regular season as the Western Conference champs, the first time in 29 years they’ve done that andContinue reading “Flames: Calgary Ready for More After Clinching Division”

Flames: Summer Additions Make Calgary Offensively Potent

The Calgary Flames have been busy this summer, filling the off-season with a number of changes that could push them to contention. The biggest addition was forward James Neal, who signed a five-year deal in July that pays him $5.75 million a year. He had 44 points in 71 games with the Vegas Golden KnightsContinue reading “Flames: Summer Additions Make Calgary Offensively Potent”