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Veteran Wideman responds to benching with big performance against Tampa Bay

Calgary Herald The force of impact couldn’t have been delivered with any more power if Bob Hartley had been wielding a cudgel. For any professional athlete, in conjunction they form the two most despicable...
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Hurricanes rookie Terry never lost faith after years in the minors

Calgary Herald Recognition came early. Meaningful payoff? Not so immediate. Chris Terry, in his younger days, had a lot to crow about.
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Flames urging fans to arrive early for Thursday’s game

Calgary Herald The Calgary Flames, in the aftermath of the deadly shooting spree in Ottawa, are urging ticket-holders to arrive early for Thursday’s game at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
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Heartbreaker for Flames as Lightning scores late and in OT to steal 2-1 win

Calgary Herald To hear about Johnny. To learn about Johnny. To see Johnny.
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Fearless Flame Bouma not afraid to block the league’s heaviest shooters

Calgary Herald His shin pads? Nothing special. In fact, it’s the set he wore as a teenager. Sure, a couple of times, he’s needed to replace split plastic after absorbing particularly wicked slappers....
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Game Day: Tampa Bay Lightning at Calgary Flames

Calgary Herald Keep your eyes on Johnny Gaudreau and Steven Stamkos
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Flames notes: Club takes stock in surprisingly successful road trip

Calgary Herald In enemy territory, there had been plenty of goodness on display.
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Brodie’s rise from unheralded draft pick to star worthy of $23.25M contract is inspiring

Calgary Herald T.J. Brodie may be mild-mannered — but he’s never boring. He is unfailingly pleasant and polite — but things are rarely uneventful around him.
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Johnson: Flames bank on rising talent just ‘scratching the surface’ of his potential

Calgary Herald Even after putting pen to paper, pledging his immediate future to Calgary, no one is expecting T.J. Brodie to stand up in the dressing room any time soon — he is, after all, a fairly...
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Gallery: Calgary Flames at Winnipeg Jets

Calgary Herald Calgary Flames beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 in NHL action on Oct. 19, 2014
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Flames notes: Brodie nearing contract extension with Calgary

Calgary Herald WINNIPEG — Several reports floated around on Sunday that T.J. Brodie and the Calgary Flames were inching toward a long-term deal.
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Gaudreau takes learning session in Columbus stands to heart

Calgary Herald WINNIPEG — At least once a day, Bob Hartley is asked about Johnny Gaudreau’s National Hockey League development.On Sunday — after putting the 21-year-old winger back in the...
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Gaudreau finally lights lamp as Flames survive horrible first period to ground Jets

Calgary Herald After being constantly asked questions about his play, adjustment to the National Hockey League, and lack of scoring so far in his first five games, Johnny Gaudreau finally was able to silence...
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Gaudreau, Setoguchi back in against the Jets as Flames look to close off road-trip on a high note

Calgary Herald Looks like there's a mix-up for tonight’s game with Joe Colborne moving up to the top line alongside Sean Monahan and Jiri Hudler. Meanwhile, Johnny Gaudreau draws back into the mix with...
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Jackets hold off late Flames push

Calgary Herald COLUMBUS — Offence drying up in the third period and trying desperately to generate something, the Calgary Flames started mixing up their lines.
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Gaudreau takes seat against Jackets

Calgary Herald Columbus — Bob Hartley gave some perspective on when and why a coach would choose to sit a young player who is just getting his feet wet in the NHL.
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Flames' goalie rotation expected to remain in effect

Calgary Herald Columbus — The rotation of the Calgary Flames goalies has been like clockwork.
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Game Day: Calgary Flames at Columbus Blue Jackets

Calgary Herald Keep your eyes on Josh Jooris, Ryan Johansen and these five things
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Josh Jooris gets dream call from Flames, forcing dad to cancel Europe travel plans

Calgary Herald Columbus — Toiling in the Edmonton Oilers farm system during the late 1980s, Mark Jooris waited for the words.
  • 6 days ago

Game Story: Calgary Flames 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1 (OT)

Calgary Herald Herald three stars are Jonas Hiller, Dan Carcillo and Raphael Diaz
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Blog Articles

The (sad) morning after: Game eight fancy stats recap seyz, Don't play Colborne against one of the world's best

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The game was okay, but some of the personnel decisions were questionable. Sigh. Nah man, that was melancholy. A mostly uneventful game but with a faint glimmer of hope, all dashed within just a...
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Flames vs Lightning recap: The third jerseys remain putrid hellspawn, and we need to rid ourselves from them

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — A mostly clean game got too exciting a little too late, and that hurt. The  Calgary Flames , finally back home, faced off against the  Tampa Bay Lightning in a largely whistle-free game. No...
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Jooris, Engelland back into Flames’ lineup, Ramo starts

Calgary Herald (Scott Cruickshank) — Of course, Bob Hartley knows who’s missing from the other side. Out of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s lineup tonight is rising-star defenceman Victor Hedman, among others. But nothing changes...
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Game Eight Preview: Flames host Lightning

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Calgary opens up a five game homestand tonight against the raw charge of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Can newly contracted defenseman TJ Brodie shut down Stamkos and Co? This evening at 7PM, the ...
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Matchsticks and World Wide Web Links: God Bless Adirondack

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ArikJames) — If you thought the Abbotsford Heat had an interesting time, you've clearly missed out on the start of the Adirondack Flames. This is Matchsticks and World Wide Web Links, the weekly roundup...
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Flames re-sign TJ Brodie: Five years, $4.65 million per

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — TJ Brodie is one of the best young defencemen in the entire game, and we're so, so lucky to get to watch him another five years. Nicholas Larson. That's the name of the Flames ' fourth round...
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The morning after: Game seven fancy stats recap

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — This time, one good period was all the Flames needed, because this time, they capitalized. Oh, but the excellent goaltending when they were down helped out a lot, too. A long road trip to kick...
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Flames at Jets recap: Future: still bright

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The Flames have a lot to get excited about. Offence, defence, and for now, some steady veteran goaltending to make this early season fun. What a nice little team. Game six of a six game roadtrip...
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Gaudreau, Setoguchi back in against the Winnipeg Jets as the Calgary Flames look to close off road-trip on a high note

Calgary Herald (Kristen Odland) — Looks like there’s a mix-up for tonight’s game with Joe Colborne moving up to the top line alongside Sean Monahan and Jiri Hudler. Meanwhile, Johnny Gaudreau draws back into the mix with...
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Flames at Jets: Three questions with Arctic Ice Hockey

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The Flames have been in Edmonton, and now it's time for them to visit the other prairie team. We spoke to Arctic Ice Hockey's Tim Bonnar to find out what's up in Winnipeg before tonight's game. ...
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Game seven preview: Flames visit Winnipeg

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — The Flames close out their six-game road trip in Winnipeg late this afternoon. This afternoon at 5PM MT, the Flames will close out their six game road trip (finally) with a visit to the MTS...
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Stronger Performances by Adirondack

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Adkmac) — Flames Takes Three Points in Home and Home Against Phamtoms The Phantoms organization called Adirondack home for the last five seasons - and for that - all of us in this region thank them for...
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Jooris injured, unlikely to play vs. the Winnipeg Jets; Gaudreau, Setoguchi back in?

Calgary Herald (Kristen Odland) — A few players were missing from Saturday’s light afternoon skate at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre where the Calgary Flames will play the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. No Josh Jooris. No Mikael Backlund. And...
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The morning after: Game six fancy stats recap

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — Jooris performed well in his NHL debut, but he got a lot of help, starting almost exclusively in the offensive zone. Still, it paid off for him, and that's never a bad thing. It wasn't a bad...
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Flames at Blue Jackets recap: Josh Jooris rules

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — It certainly wasn't a banner game for the Flames, but the highlight of this one was a great performance by a former college kid in his first NHL game. The  Calgary Flames ' road trip is nearing...
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Whiz kid Johnny Gaudreau a healthy scratch tonight vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets? Bob Hartley wouldn’t say: “There are a few game-time decisions.”

Calgary Herald (Kristen Odland) — Josh Jooris is in. Karri Ramo starts. Those were the only free facts Bob Hartley was giving away Friday morning at Nationwide Arena following the Calgary Flames morning skate. “There are a few...
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Flames at Blue Jackets: Three questions with The Cannon

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — It wasn't long ago the Blue Jackets were in a similar situation as the Flames. In lieu of tonight's matchup we spoke to Andy of our Jackets sister blog, The Cannon, about how hockey in Columbus...
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Flames - Ice Hogs

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Adkmac) — Adirondack has a Stronger Performance The first five days of the Flames season in Adirondack have been quite "interesting" - certainly not what the front office and marketing department had...
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Game six preview: Flames visit Columbus

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — The Flames will visit the Blue Jackets in Columbus tonight. Will Calgary be able to build on their two-game win streak? Tonight's matchup will see the Flames visit the Blue Jackets in the...
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Flames call up Josh Jooris, place David Jones on IR

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — With injures hitting the bottom six, the Flames have recalled one of their final training camp cuts. Josh Jooris only played three years of college hockey. The now-24-year-old forfeited his...
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