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Hockey Talk for Hardcore Flames Fans

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Hockey Talk for Hardcore Flames Fans




Episode 215: Buyouts, Holdouts and PTOs

As the Flames open their 2019 training camp, we're back to recap the busy summer for the Flames - and look ahead to training camp. We'll discuss the Lucic trade, RFA signings, the odd summer for Michael Stone getting bought out, and then resigned, Andrew Mangiapane's decision to hold out on a contract, and if we'll get Matthew Tkachuk signed before the season starts. Plus we look ahead to the Flames training camp.


Episode 214: 2019 Development Camp

In this episode - recorded live at Winsport during the Flames 2019 development camp - Dan and Matt break down what the Flames did (and didn't do) during the July 1 free agent signing period, and how the team looks at this point. The rest of the show is dedicated to our thoughts on the 2019 Development Camp, and interviews with the prospects in attendance.


Episode 213: We Came, We Saw, We Drafted

This week we recap a fairly quiet NHL Entry Draft for the Flames - the first draft since Brad Treliving joined the team that they haven't made a trade. The Flames made all five selections that they entered the draft with, and we recap our thoughts on each pick and if the Flames got what they needed. We also look ahead to the opening of the Free Agency period, and what positions the Flames need to go shopping for, and what they might be able to realistically get done considering the salary...


Episode 212: 2019 Entry Draft Preview

With the Stanley Cup playoffs over, it is time to look ahead to the NHL Entry Draft. The last few drafts have seen the Flames top picks traded for veteran help on the blueline. Should the Flames trade their pick this year, or draft? We discuss some of our picks for who the Flames should target with their first round (#26) draft pick, and what type of player the Flames need to draft with their other picks.


Episode 211: Another First Round Departure

Well, the Flames are out again the first round after a 4-1 series against the Avalanche. Coming into the playoffs as the best team in the Western Conference and the second best season in franchise history, what went wrong? The guys break down the playoff series and what went wrong, as well as what the Flames need to improve in the off season and what next year's lineup could look like. Is it time to make some hard decisions to move some key assets of this team? Is this core built for a deep...


Episode 210: A Home-And-Home Split

We're two games into the series, and the Flames and Avalanche have split the wins. We talk about what we saw in the first two games, and what the Flames need to change to make sure they can win this series.


Episode 209: Bring On The Avalanche!

As Beesley would ask...."AAAAARRREEE YOU RRRRRRREEEADDDY?" The post-season is here! This week's show is over an hour of previewing the Flames first round matchup against the Avalanche. It's the first time these two teams have ever met in the post season, and one of the most anticipated playoff runs this team has ever had.


Episode 208: How The West Was Won

The Flames won their game against the Sharks on Sunday, and have now officially clinched the #1 spot in the Western Conference, and the Pacific Division. The Flames are division champs for the first time since 2005-06, and conference champs for the first time since 1989-90. We look ahead to what a playoff matchup against the Colorado Avalanche will look like, and look ahead to what the rest of the Western Conference playoffs might look like in round one and beyond. We also discuss previous...


Episode 207: 100 Points And Counting

For the first time since the 2005-2006 season the Flames have earned over 100 points. In this episode we look ahead to the playoffs - predicting who will be on the Flames lineup and who will be in the pressbox for game 1. We also look ahead to the summer and predict who we think the Flames will trade, and what we think the return will be. Will the Flames move a defenceman to try and get a goalie? We'll break down what that deal might look like, and a lot more.


Episode 206: Clinched!

It's official...the Calgary Flames are the second team to clinch a spot in the 2019 playoffs. The guys chat about who they hope the Flames play in the first round, and which teams they want to avoid. It was announced that the Flames will wear their red "retro jerseys" for all playoff home games, and there is talk about the "retro white" possibly making a comeback next year.Plus we talk about the last week of Flames hockey and our thoughts on the week ahead. Go Flames Go!


Episode 205: Is The Sky Still Falling?

The Flames are back home for the month of March - only going on the road for three games. Will sleeping in their own beds and enjoying home cooking all month help the Flames regain the top spot in the Pacific Division? After a season long seven game losing streak, many in the C of Red felt that the sky was falling for the Flames. After the big win over Vegas at the Dome, is the team going to be able to turn this month around?


Episode 204: Iggy Is #12 In The Rafters, #1 In Our Hearts!

This was an up-and-down week for the Flames. The team ended a season long 7 game win streak, coming up short against the Minnesota Wild on the evening that the Flames retired Jarome Iginla's #12. We discuss Oscar Fantenberg's first few games as a Flame, what the pending returns of James Neal and Michael Stone will mean to the Flames lineup, and the decline of both of the Flames goaltenders since the Trade Deadline and what it might mean for a long playoff run. And of course...we give our...


Episode 203: The Flames Get An Oscar

The 2019 NHL Trade Deadline is over and the Flames make only 0ne move – acquiring Oscar Fantenberg from LA. We discuss this deal, some deals that the Flames didn’t do and what the teams around the Flames did and how that may impact the Flames going into the playoffs. We also look ahead to […]


Episode 202: Mike Smith Is Looking Good Again!

Mike Smith is looking like an NHL goalie again, James Neal is out of the lineup and Dalton Prout is becoming a serviceable defenceman. We discuss if these factors should change the Flames trade deadline strategy? We've talked alot about what the Flames should acquire at the deadline, and this week we look at what the most likely asset(s) for the Flames to give up are. Plus we read some listener emails about the sky falling in Calgary, and if the Flames need veteran leadership. And of...


Episode 201: James Neal’s Chiclets

The Flames lost both games this week, and the C of Red is on red alert. Are the Flames really looking bad this week, or are they just not able to outscore their problems as they have in the past? Is David Rittich regressing, or is he just having a bad few games as a young goalie? The guys look at this week and if it's time for Flames fans to get upset yet or not. Plus, we answer some listener questions about the upcoming trade deadline, and we make our predictions for if the Flames can get...


Episode 200: More Trade Deadline Discussion

It's early February, and we've only had two Flames games in the last week - which means we've got more time this week to discuss the upcoming trade deadline. We discuss the Flames reported interest in Mats Zuccarello, Chris Kunitz, and Ryan Dzingel and our thoughts on the Flames first round pick being traded, and if we think the Flames can afford to trade their high round picks again this year. On the flip side, what do we think the Flames have to give in a trade that would be attractive...


Episode 199: Bye Week Special

It's the Flames 2019 bye week, which means we've only got one game to discuss this week. We answer some fan questions, talk to a Flames fan in Australia, speculate about what the Flames may do leading up to the Trade Deadline, and discuss the NHL All Star game format.


Episode 198: Heading Into A Hard Earned Break

In our last episode before the Flames take a hard earned break, we discuss the last week of games including the big win over the Oilers. We speculate on how many starts each goalie will get for the remaining 32 games of the season. Plus we answer a fan question, and give our prediction on the Flames final game of the month.


Episode 197: 30 Wins In 47 Games!

The Flames tied a franchise record this week, winning 30 games in the first 47 they've played this season - tied with the 88-89 Calgary Flames team. We discuss the last 3 games for the Flames, and how they're managing to win even when not playing their best hockey, and what the team has to do to stay #1 in the Western Conference with two teams now right on their heels. Of course we have to look ahead to Trade Deadline, talk about what impact a returning Michael Stone will make to the...