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Me and The Flames: A Passion Sparked by Mike Vernon

Matchsticks and Gasoline (BizzleJ) — Mike Vernon sparked my interest in goaltenders and my love for the Calgary Flames. I grew up in Saskatchewan, where it was winter pretty much half of the year. It wasn't like the mild Alberta...
  • 2 days ago

Me and The Flames: How Does A Kid From Massachusetts End Up Flames Obsessed?

Matchsticks and Gasoline (markparkinson14) — 2,105 miles or 3,387 km is what separated me from my favorite hockey team as a kid. There it is. 1991. Accepting an award for a video competition, dressed in my best Flames...
  • 3 days ago

Me and The Flames: What The Flames Mean To Me

Matchsticks and Gasoline (MattyFranchise) — Why are we such fans of the Flames? Here's my story. Me and the Flames On May 25, 1989 I was four years old. This is important for two reasons: my single mother and my aunt, who were...
  • 4 days ago

News On Fire: Calgary Flames ticket dates released, Sean Monahan's off-season training, Auston Matthews signs, and Evander Kane charged

Matchsticks and Gasoline (BizzleJ) — It's a pretty slow week in the hockey world right now, but I have managed to scrape up a bit of News On Fire. Here is what's been happening in the Calgary Flames world lately: The Calgary...
  • 6 days ago
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Flames NCAA Prospect Profile: Mitchell Mattson

Matchsticks and Gasoline (markparkinson14) — The Grand Rapids HS product will skate with the defending NCAA Champs this season. Player: Mitchell Mattson Team: University of North Dakota (NCAA), Freshman Position: C Height: 6'4 ...
  • 8 days ago
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Flames NCAA Prospect Profile: Adam Fox

Matchsticks and Gasoline (markparkinson14) — The incoming Harvard University freshman impressed the Flames enough to be drafted by them and scored in a shootout in developmental camp. Player: Adam Fox Team: Harvard University (NCAA),...
  • 9 days ago
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Flames on the Road: Which Pacific Division City Would You Most Like to See an Away Game

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesMM) — Where would you like to go see the Flames play a road game? With the luxury or downside (depending on your opinion) of playing in the NHL's Pacific Division, the Flames get their fair share of...
  • 10 days ago
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Flames NCAA Prospect Profile: Brandon Hickey

Matchsticks and Gasoline (markparkinson14) — The young BU Defenceman is heading back to college for his Junior year in hopes of building his resume. Player: Brandon Hickey Team: Boston University (NCAA), Junior Position: D ...
  • 10 days ago
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Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk: An Intriguing Future

Matchsticks and Gasoline (samwell9) — A look at what could be a dominant tandem for the Flames one day. On June 24 th the Flames got their consolation prize for having a brutal season, by drafting the talented Matthew Tkachuk at...
  • 11 days ago
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Flames NCAA Prospect Profile: Tim Harrison

Matchsticks and Gasoline (markparkinson14) — The Colgate winger continued to increase his point totals each season with 17 last year. Player: Tim Harrison Team: Colgate University (NCAA), Senior Position: RW Height: 6'3 Weight: 201 lbs...
  • 11 days ago
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2015-16 Player Report Card: Mikael Backlund

Matchsticks and Gasoline (MattyFranchise) — Backlund was everything the Flames needed him to be. And more. Mikael Backlund is one of the Flames best players. On a season where the Flames were more or less a write-off by November,...
  • 12 days ago
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2015-2016 Report Card: Hunter Shinkaruk

Matchsticks and Gasoline (samwell9) — Smallish and local provided some intrigue at the conclusion of the season. Hunter Shinkaruk B Scoring At Average Minutes Noise G A1 P1 G A1 P1 +/- A2 Hits ...
  • 13 days ago
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New York Rangers Sign Josh Jooris

Matchsticks and Gasoline (HockeyGoalieEh) — Whelp... There were some fears yesterday that the Calgary Flames would lose Josh Jooris when he went and followed the New York Rangers Twitter account.  Those fears were confirmed...
  • 14 days ago
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Should Mike Vernon Be In The Hockey Hall Of Fame?

Matchsticks and Gasoline (markparkinson14) — With the recent additions to the HHOF and Mike Vernon once again not getting in, it begs the question: is Mike Vernon Hall worthy? The Hockey Hall Of Fame recently announced it's newest members...
  • 14 days ago
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Flames To Participate In Young Stars Classic

Matchsticks and Gasoline (markparkinson14) — The Flames haven't announced their roster, but they will be participating in the Young Stars Classic. The Flames will once again be participating in the Young Stars Classic in September, their...
  • 15 days ago
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Filling in the Holes: Forwards

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesMM) — Looking at the chances of young Flames forwards to grab a spot on the Flames roster this training camp Following the acquisition of Troy Brouwer in free agency, along with the choices made to...
  • 17 days ago
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News On Fire: Gillies and McDonald updates, Flames affiliates news and news from the NHL

Matchsticks and Gasoline (markparkinson14) — It's a mid summer edition of News On Fire! Gillies and McDonald update, fantasy player rankings and who does Matthew Tkachuk look up to? Here's some news tidbits from the Flames as we trudge...
  • 17 days ago

What Kind Of Contract Should We Expect For Sean Monahan?

Matchsticks and Gasoline (MattyFranchise) — Two of Sean Monahan's closest comparable players were signed this afternoon to fantastic deals. Should Monahan be expecting the same? Nathan MacKinnon . Mark Scheifele . Sean Monahan . All...
  • 20 days ago
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Flames Sign Matthew Tkachuk to ELC

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesMM) — The Flames wasted no time in signing their top prospect from the 2016 Draft The Flames signed 6th overall pick Matthew Tkachuk to a 3 year entry level contract with an average cap hit of...
  • 22 days ago
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Eetu Tuulola Stars in Development Camp Scrimmage

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesMM) — Eetu Tuulola was one of many players that made an impression this afternoon in the scrimmage The Flames Summer Development Camp for their prospects has become a tradition, and it has grown in...
  • 22 days ago
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