Game Takes: Flames 5 Oilers 4

October 31st, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Its a tough discussion as to who is in fact a team’s best hockey player. A goaltender stops pucks, a shut down defender boxes out the opposition, a powerforward plays a 200 foot game and chips in, an offensive wizard lights the lamp or contributes by setting up his teammates.

The Flames have some skill. The start of the season would suggest otherwise, but they do. Tonight though they were lead by what I would call their best hockey player as TJ Brodie in game number three scored once, added an assist, had another goal waived off, but rocked it on the details as the Flames won a scary Halloween game in Edmonton 5-4 with a late goal in a wild one.
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Game Takes: Habs 6 Flames 2

October 30th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

This season has featured a lot of downs, too many downs. Tonight may have taken the cake on this young season however.

The Flames up in shots, up in scoring chances 2 to 1 through 40 minutes but down two on the scoreboard but heading to a third period powerplay, an opportunity to get back into things. When Paul Byron, the ex-Flames gets a short handed breakaway and scores. Scores on a break away. The guy that was oh for 70 on breakaways last season in Calgary shoves the dagger into the team and the Flames fall 6-2 to the Habs on Saddledome ice.

That’s a lot to swallow in 60 minutes of hockey.
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Canadiens vs Flames – 7:00 – SNet-Flames

October 30th, 2015 | Posted in Game Day | By: Mike Fawcett

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9 – 2 – 0

18 Points, Ranked # 1 in the East


2 – 7 – 1

5 Points, ranked # 13 in the West

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Islanders 4 Flames 0

October 27th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

When Brad Treliving was newly minted as an NHL GM he looked at his roster and wondered how they were going to score enough goals to compete in the best circuit in the league. They were thin up front, with a lot of their talent young an untested.

He was as surprised as anyone when the defense corps lead the way through the first half of the season, before finally passing the baton to the top line that featured two young players. The team scored the 6th most goals in the NHL last season.

He was right to worry, and the team he feared a calendar ago seems to be out in full force as once again the Flames turned a solid start into a lopsided loss this time 4-0 to the Islanders as their goal production continues to be as dry as the inside of my mouth after a night out in NY last night.
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Broadway Tragedy – Flames lose 4-1

October 25th, 2015 | Posted in Game Takes | By: Gary Cooper

With ‘last year’s Flames’ finally showing up on Friday night and restoring some faith and sanity in the fan-base, there seemed to be a fair bit of anticipation for Sunday’s visit to Madison Square Garden to see whether they were in fact ‘back’ or whether it had simply been a one-off anomaly.

But even if they were back, this would be a tough task, as MSG is always a tough place to play and the Rangers are off to a solid 5-2-2 start. The Flames all-time record there is 24-25-8, including a tough 1-0 loss last year.
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