Game Takes: Wild 3 Flames 2

March 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Game Skinny

Well that’s it.

The last time Calgary hockey fans are likely to see this edition of the Calgary Flames intact with the team’s next game coming six and a half hours after the 2014 NHL trade deadline.

If tonight was a swan song it was nice to see Mike Cammalleri potentially score his last goal as a Flame, in a 3-2 setback in the Twin Cities - Full Article –

Game Takes: Flames 2 Oilers 1 (OT)

March 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Game Skinny

Both Alberta teams were essentially done by Remembrance Day as they sat a combined 26 games under .500, the die was cast. The season was over.

My attention, already on draft position, rolled along with an assumption that the Oilers would get their act together, move out of the bottom five in the NHL, and well past the Flames.

The calender neared Christmas, and I was chuckling about how an Oiler move would have to wait until the new year.

I’m no longer smiling, the Oilers on home ice, missed another chance to close the gap with their Provincial rivals last night as the Flames out played, and out lasted the Oilers, winning the game in overtime on Sean Monahan’s second of the night.

The Oilers are 5 points back of Calgary, with the Flames having 2 games in hand, and only 20 games to play. - Full Article –

Game Takes: Kings 2 Flames 0

February 28th, 2014 | Posted in Game Takes | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Game Skinny

Just in case the long Olympic break had you forgetting what hockey in Calgary looks like this NHL season, never fear as the Flames pretty much got right back to what they do last night at the Saddledome.

Play well, work hard, arguably be the best team through 40 minutes, but struggle to score and come up empty in a 2-0 contest at home. - Full Article –

GDT – Kings @ Flames – 7:30 – TSN

February 27th, 2014 | Posted in Game Day | By: Mike Fawcett

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32 – 22 – 6

70 Points, Ranked # 6 in the West


22 – 29 – 7

51 Points, ranked # 13 in the West

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Burke and Cammalleri Confirm Contract Extension Talks

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in Commentary | By: D'Arcy McGrath

With most decision processes in life there is the obvious answer, then the more convoluted one.

The knee jerk action, and the road less traveled based on additional information and weighing different parameters.

For the Calgary Flames, and Mike Cammalleri it sounds like the obvious choice – that is the soon to be unrestricted free agent’s assumed trade out of Calgary – is a lot less of a given that many, most if not all have guessed.

Brian Burke told listeners at two speaking engagements in January that he felt the Flames would do their best to retain three of their restricted free agents and attempt to move the rest of the list for futures.

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