Episode 152: Free Agent Vacation

The dust has settled on the “Free Agent Frenzy”, and the Flames were unusually quiet on July 1, getting most of their business done early.  Dan and Matt recap what has happened since the NHL Draft, and what state the Calgary Flames are in now, as we look ahead to the Flames Rookie Development Camp, and the opening of training camp in September.

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Episode 151: A Busy Week of Surprising Changes

It’s been a busy week for the Calgary Flames and GM Brad Treliving. The NHL Entry Draft, the Expansion Draft, new jerseys, and the Flames acquiring goalie Mike Smith and Defenceman Travis Hamonic to fill two big holes in the lineup.

The Flames have mortgaged a big part of their draft future going forward, and have officially put themselves into “win now” mode. Did they pay too much for these two players? How do the new kids we drafted look? The guys will break down all these moves and discuss what it means for the future of the franchise.

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Episode 150: 2017 Entry Draft Preview

We’re back for our 5th annual NHL Entry Draft Preview episode. With the Flames not having a second or third round pick at the time of recording, the Flames will have to be smart with the few picks they do have.

We’ll profile a handful of players we think the Flames could take at 16 overall, and look at their recent record of late round draft picks – and look at what type of players we hope the Flames take in the late rounds this year.

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Episode 149: Roasted By The Ducks

Did the Flames really play bad enough to lose the series 4-0 to the Ducks? We break down the Flames series – what went right? What went wrong?

We also recap the season and look ahead to next season with discussions about who should be in net for the Flames next year, what free agents should be back, and if the Flames should buy out any contracts in the off season.

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The show will be taking a break until June when we’ll look at the NHL Awards, Expansion Draft and 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Episode 148: Ready For Roasted Duck?

After a California road trip where the Flames used 4 goalies in three games, the season is over and we’re looking ahead to the Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the 2017 playoffs. The guys recap the 2016-2017 season, see how they did in their season predictions and look ahead to the playoffs – answering important questions like if the Flames can win the round, who the playoff hero will be and what player(s) we think will need to come up big for the Flames to win this one.

Put on your Flames jersey, get a flag on your car and head down to the Red Mile…it’s time for playoff hockey!

Episode 147: Clinched!

The final home stand of the season is over, and the Flames have clinched a playoff spot! Before embarking on the 3 game California road trip to end the season we discuss the two major topics of the week – the NHL not going to the 1018 Olympics, and the CalgaryNEXT project and Ken King’s comments about the Flames moving if they don’t get a new area.  Plus Michael Gould’s article Is it Mikael Backlund’s Turn to Win the Selke Trophy? and other big issues.

Get the Red Mile ready! Playoffs are around the corner!

Episode 146: The Final Homestand

The guys discuss if Deryk Engelland should return next season, Mark Giordano’s underrated contributions to the Flames success and some interesting stats from this season.  With the Flames so close to clinching a playoff spot, we spend a good portion of the show comparing possible playoff opponents and debating which one we think would be best in the first round and why. And, we’ll discuss the rest of the news surrounding the team as the Flames get ready for their final 3 home games against their California rivals.

Episode 145: Moose!

The win streak is over, but the Flames are still red hot!  The Flames are one of the few teams that hasn’t gone into a run after a 2 digit win streak this season.

In a short episode, the guys sound off on their thoughts over the Tkachuk elbow and what the discipline should be, Curtis Lazar’s Flames debut and how he looked and our thoughts on Brian Elliott tieing Mike Vernon’s franchise record for consecutive wins.

Episode 144: 10 In A Row!

You can’t touch a Flame when it’s red hot! Riding high on a 10 game winning streak we take a deeper look at the Flames over the past week including the injuries to Dougie Hamilton and Michael Stone, and why the Flames played Dennis Wideman over Rasmus Andersson as a fill in. We debate Sam Bennett’s future with the Flames and what his next contract will look like.

If the Flames make the playoffs, should Glen Gulutzan be considered for the NHL Jack Adams Award? Dan will make his case as to why he should.

You can’t touch a Flame when it’s red hot! If you haven’t seen it (or haven’t seen it in a while) enjoy the video below featuring the Calgary Flames team of 1986 serenade you with their song Red Hot. Our team this year is Red Hot too.

Episode 143: 7 Wins And Counting

The Flames are riding high on a 7 game winning streak that sees them firmly planted in the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. What has changed for the Flames to pull off this streak and what do the Flames need to do to keep it alive? How does the team bounce back after they eventually lose? We look forward to the post season and debate who the Flames ideal opponent would be, as well as our thoughts on the Curtis Lazar acquisition and some of the debated changes from the General Manager’s meeting.