Calgary Flames

5th Pacific | 2-2
  • Goals For
    229 GF
  • Goals Against
    257 GA
  • Power Play %
    17.0 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    75.5 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    754 PIM
  • Matthews to sit out preseason tilt versus Sabres, as Maple Leafs give him ‘a little break’
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    Matthews to sit out preseason tilt versus Sabres, as Maple Leafs give him ‘a little break’

    The Toronto Maple Leafs play the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. But No. 1 overall pick Auston Matthews won’t be in the lineup, according to multiple reports. “Sooner or later, he’s going to get in, but not tonight,” said assistant coach Jim Hiller, as per the Toronto Sun. “The lineups are day by day. They (World Cup players such as Matthews, Milan Michalek, Leo Komarov and James van Riemsdyk) went through a solid three weeks. It’s a little break, a little down time. There are tons of games coming. They’ll get a lot of ice time. They’ll get in shortly.” (The report also notes that Matthews is not dealing with a health issue, which is obviously good news for the Leafs.) On a night when the No. 2 overall

  • How Many Rugged Two-Way Players Do the Calgary Flames Need?
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    How Many Rugged Two-Way Players Do the Calgary Flames Need?

    I wonder if potential fourth-line wingers Garnet Hathaway, Michael Ferland and Lance Bouma have ever asked Flames defensive prospects Ryan Culkin, Kenney Morrison, Brett Kulak or Tyler Wotherspoon what they plan to dress up as for Halloween? My vote would be that they go as red-shirted expendable security officers from Star Trek because amusingly hockeydb.com lists them all at 6 foot 2, weighing between 200 to 210 pounds – except for skinny Kulak – who weight in at just 187 pounds. They’re also all fairly young, ranging in age between 22 and 26-years-old. See for yourself with Ryan Pike’s 2016-17 main camp roster & schedule. Can You Have Too Much Truculence? Everyone knows Brian Burke loves a

  • Ex-Avs, Coyotes defenseman Elliott signs in KHL
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    Ex-Avs, Coyotes defenseman Elliott signs in KHL

    Stefan Elliott, the 49th pick in 2009 that appeared in nearly 100 NHL contests, is trying his luck overseas. On Thursday, KHL club AK Bars Kazan announced it had signed Elliott for the upcoming campaign. Once considered a promising blueline prospect, Elliott, 25, split last season between Arizona and Nashville, appearing in 21 games at the big league level. He also spent a fair chunk of time in the American League, scoring 19 points in 35 games. Originally drafted by Colorado, Elliott played 63 contests for the Avs over the course of four years. He was never able to break through and become a regular on defense, this despite having a pretty good rookie campaign in ’11-12 under then-head coach