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Shakin’ Heads: Calgary Flames, Their Coaching Staff, and a Lump Of Coal

December 19th, 2009
A picture can be worth a thousand words, and this one is becoming familiar.  The Calgary Flames coaching staff has been drilling their message of methodology to a captive audience—but is it a receptive audience?  Head coach Brent Sutter (centre) hides any latent exasperation as he directs his skaters following ...

Calgary Flames All-Time: NHL Awards and Trophies

December 3rd, 2009
For a club with such an up-and-down past, the Calgary Flames have a surprising number of NHL Awards in their franchise display case. Proud owners of sixteen separate trophies, the Flames organisation has had its name or the names of its players engraved on League silver nearly thirty times, ...

Calgary Flames Upcoming Stretch: Rule the Roost, Then the Road Ahead

November 25th, 2009
The Calgary Flames will need to continue crushing road competition through their upcoming away stretch, and avoid succumbing to pressure themselves.  The team currently holds a gleaming 7-1-2 record when playing away from the Pengrowth Saddledome, but own a surprisingly-sloppy 6-5-0 at home.  With two weeks between tonight’s ...

Colorado Avalanche Writer Fails Ethics 101, Calgary Flames Uncensored

November 19th, 2009
Off Limits | Staff Only There's an old-school sporting ideal which reserves a right to certain levels of privacy and professional discretion, especially within the insulated bowels and back offices of otherwise public forums. In this day of free-flowing information, what kind of confidentiality lies "down the tunnel"?   The “Edit" Button: Technical, ...

Calgary Flames NHL Hockey: Pieces Fall into Place, New Pattern Emerges

November 8th, 2009
One week and three games into their November 2009 schedule, the Calgary Flames have radically improved their statistics, responding well to coaching criticism.  The team took on the New York Rangers at the Pengrowth Saddledome Saturday night, skating away with a 3-1 win, Calgary's third straight victory.  ...