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M&G's Top 25 Under 25: #5 - Jon Gillies

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Mike FAIL) — The former Providence College goalie is number five on our list. The behemoth in the crease is worth your undivided attention. The Calgary Flames made a sensible decision several years ago, in...
  • 21 hr 6 min ago

WTE: What to expect from Michael Frolik

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesFan99) — Coming off a huge contract signing, will the newcomer prove his worth within the organization? Going into the off-season this year, it was clear that Calgary needed more depth on the blueline...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Flames make the best of an imperfect situation with Mark Giordano contract

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Considering Gio's age, ability, and contractual status, there was never going to be a completely happy ending with his extension. But what the Flames got? It was pretty good. This is the...
  • 3 days ago

M&G's Top 25 Under 25: #6 - Emile Poirier

Matchsticks and Gasoline (saltysyd) — A purely offensive forward, Emile Poirier impresses with speed and accuracy. Though the Adirondack Flames missed the playoffs (no thanks to the Calgary team pulling all their players to cover...
  • 3 days ago

AHL schedule released; Stockton Heat to play fewer games

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — The Calgary Flames' top affiliate kicks off its season on Oct. 10, three days after the Flames themselves do. The AHL is entering a new era. On Oct. 9, 2015, the 2015-16 season starts - and with...
  • 4 days ago
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M&G's Top 25 Under 25: #7 - Micheal Ferland

Matchsticks and Gasoline (saltysyd) — All my witty jokes are irrelevant. This past season, Flames fans were introduced to a lot of kids. Among them was a train named Micheal Ferland, who introduced himself to the Vancouver Canucks ...
  • 4 days ago

M&G's Top 25 Under 25: #8 - Joni Ortio

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — As of today, we have no idea what's going to happen to number eight on our list. Is Joni Ortio going to be playing in the NHL? AHL? For a different team entirely? Back in 2003, the Calgary...
  • 5 days ago

Flames re-sign Mark Giordano

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Mike FAIL) — The captain avoids free agency next summer with a spiffy six year deal. Hearing Mark Giordano's contract extension with CGY is done. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) August 25, 2015 ...
  • 6 days ago

M&G's Top 25 Under 25: #9 - Drew Shore

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Acquired in a steal of a trade, he wasn't able to crack the regular lineup, but he certainly looks like he could be an NHLer. At number nine, we've got Drew Shore. The Calgary Flames have a lot...
  • 6 days ago

M&G's Top 25 Under 25: #10 - Markus Granlund

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — We're into the top 10! Kicking it off is a guy on the verge of breaking into the NHL full time, Markus Granlund. Markus Granlund had a very interesting season. In all likelihood, he was...
  • 7 days ago

Inferno address all three areas of the ice in CWHL Entry Draft

Matchsticks and Gasoline (reinadelaisla) — The Inferno made a couple of expected choices and included a couple of pleasant surprises Sunday at the 2015 CWHL Entry Draft. Brianne Jenner and Hayley Wickenheiser went fourth and eighth...
  • 8 days ago

Inferno should look to shore up defense, goaltending at CWHL Draft Sunday

Matchsticks and Gasoline (reinadelaisla) — Fifty-five players, including a record four from Japan, are hoping to make the cut on one of the five teams in the Canadian Women's Hockey League Sunday afternoon in Toronto. The Inferno (who had...
  • 8 days ago

WTE: What to expect from TJ Brodie

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesFan99) — Can we expect Brodie to replicate last season's success? TJ Brodie surprised everyone when he and Mark Giordano put up crazy numbers during the first few months of the season. They easily...
  • 9 days ago

M&G's Top 25 Under 25: #11 - Morgan Klimchuk

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Coming in at #11, we've got a hometown kid who no doubt was thrilled with how the 2013 NHL draft went: Morgan Klimchuk. Three first round picks was unprecedented for the Calgary Flames , but it...
  • 10 days ago

M&G's Top 25 Under 25: #12 - Oliver Kylington

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — The Svelte Swede could've been Calgary's pick at #15. They got him at #60. Sweet. He kept falling. And falling. And falling. Out of the tens, out of the twenties, out of the first round. Falling....
  • 11 days ago

M&G's Top 25 Under 25: #13 - Tyler Wotherspoon

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — Is the Flames' #1 defensive prospect ready for his time, or is it still just out of reach? With very little in the defensive prospect cupboard until recently, there was really only one guy to get...
  • 12 days ago

CalgaryNext reveals initial plans, ideas for the Calgary Flames' new arena

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — For years, we've heard next to nothing about the Flames' new arena, other than "details will be coming soon". Today, we got some of those details. Let's be honest with ourselves: the Saddledome,...
  • 13 days ago

M&G's Top 25 Under 25: T-#14 - Rasmus Andersson

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Mike FAIL) — The third of the three-way tie at number 14, a hulking smooth skating Swede with a superb name: Rasmus Andersson. It's easy, almost too easy, to acknowledge Oliver Kylington as the best draft...
  • 13 days ago

M&G's Top 25 Under 25: T-#14 - Brandon Hickey

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Mike FAIL) — The former Spruce Grove Saint is one of Calgary's more discussed prospects as of late. How did he get here, and what lies ahead for him? Players coming out of the AJHL are few and far between...
  • 14 days ago

Pacific division offseason roster recap

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesMM) — Comparing the Flames' offseason roster moves to the moves of their six divisional opponents. Coming into the offseason, each of the seven Pacific Division teams entered with questions, and...
  • 15 days ago
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