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2015 Flames Draft Profiles: Oliver Kylington

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — Another day, another defenceman. Sweden's highly acclaimed, yet sometimes criticized Oliver Kylington is up for profiling. To say this year's draft is deep is an understatement. We have three...
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2015 Flames Draft Profiles: Jeremy Roy

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — The Flames lack defensive depth, is Jeremy Roy a good fix? To be bleak, the Flames have some very concerning defensive issues. There's a whole number of reasons for this, and one of them could...
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Hunter Smith and the Oshawa Generals advance to the Memorial Cup final

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — The lone Flames prospect at the Memorial Cup has a very good chance to win it. As the round robin of the 2015 Memorial Cup comes to a close, just one team stands undefeated: the OHL champions,...
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2015 Flames Draft Profiles: Travis Konecny

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — We only have a month until draft time, so let's take a few peeks at the potential future for the Flames starting with Ottawa 67's pivot Travis Konecny. Draft season is kind of a bittersweet time....
  • 2 days ago

Hunter Smith the Flames' lone representative at the 2015 Memorial Cup

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — The Flames' prospect depth has improved, but of course, that doesn't always mean a big representation at one of the hardest tournaments to get into, let alone win. It takes a lot of luck to make...
  • 7 days ago
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Flames sign Czech defenceman Jakub Nakladal

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Rumoured to be one of three teams in on the 27-year-old defender, the Flames have won the mini-Nakladal sweepstakes. In his season-ending presser, Brad Treliving acknowledged the blueline as a...
  • 9 days ago
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Lance Bouma, his upcoming contract, and what to make of his season

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Mike FAIL) — Yesterday we covered the impact his most common linemates, Mikael Backlund and David Jones. Today we assess Lance Bouma, his role, and what he might cost. TOP SIX FORWARD LANCE BOUMA —...
  • 9 days ago
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Lance Bouma and Mikael Backlund, the impact a quality centre makes

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Mike FAIL) — Part one of two look at Lance Bouma and trying to gauge the value of his pending contract. We'll start with the obvious: Mikael Backlund and to an extent David Jones' impact on the pending RFA...
  • 10 days ago
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Should the Calgary Flames be in on Mike Reilly?

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — No, not the Edmonton Eskimos starting quarterback. That'd be weird. The 21-year-old defenceman by the same name. If, for some reason, you are not following Columbus Blue Jackets prospect news,...
  • 10 days ago
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Brad Treliving’s first year in review, Part IV: Miscellanea and conclusion

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — In the conclusion of our four-part year in review on Brad Treliving, we round things out with some miscellaneous stuff, and look forward to the future. Welcome back! We're wrapping this series up...
  • 12 days ago
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Josh Jooris and why his upcoming contract is important

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Mike FAIL) — Beyond Mikael Backlund, one of the most important contract negotiations is Josh Jooris. He plays in every situation and he could be a key piece to moving forward. Finding exceptional depth who can...
  • 13 days ago
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Brad Treliving’s first year in review, Part III: Free agency

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — Once again looking back at Brad Treliving's first season as general manager. Today is part three of four, and we're reviewing signings and re-signings. Hello again! We're back at it today,...
  • 13 days ago
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Brad Treliving’s first year in review, Part II: Trades

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — Part two of our four-part series on Treliving, this time about trading. We're continuing our four-part summary of Brad Treliving's first season. Yesterday was the draft , and today will be...
  • 14 days ago
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Brad Treliving’s first year in review, Part I: The 2014 draft

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — A lengthy breakdown of the first season of Brad Treliving's time at the helm of the Flames. We're reviewing the rookie GM's draft day picks in this article, and will cover his trades, free agency...
  • 15 days ago
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Brad Treliving’s Press Conference: Realistic yet Hopeful

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ctibs) — What did the rookie GM say in his final press conference of the season? Good things. Lots and lots of good things. If you’re a Flames fan worried about regression and PDO, rest assured; Brad...
  • 16 days ago
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AHL realignment sees Calgary Flames minor league affiliate in new Pacific Division

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — The Flames will finally have a farm team both near them, and in a division that actually makes sense. The Abbotsford Heat were ahead of their time. Sure, they were victims of being the Calgary...
  • 16 days ago
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Calgary Flames garbage bag day: Who was injured, who wants to stay, and summer plans

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — The season's over. Now we get to find out who was broken the entire time!! Well, the time has come. When the Calgary Flames maybe could have very well been playing game 6 against the Anaheim...
  • 16 days ago
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Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks: Round 2 Playoff Quotables

Matchsticks and Gasoline (saltysyd) — A round-up of some of the best quotes from Round 2 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Even though the Flames were dominated by the Ducks - at least they didn't get swept! - some fun was still...
  • 16 days ago
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The Calgary Flames throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs: How they were played, who wasn't used enough, and more

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — How were they used? Who wasn't used enough? What more could have been done? It was a hell of a ride, regardless. The 2014-15 Calgary Flames were a team stretched far beyond their abilities....
  • 17 days ago
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The Matchsticks And Gasoline Alternative Awards 2015

Matchsticks and Gasoline (LiamPMcCausland) — Let the NHL have their big bash, here, M&G focus on a different kind of achievement. Put all the hurt aside, this year has been a great year for the Calgary Flames . While some of the team are...
  • 17 days ago
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