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Too Many Mistakes In The Calgary Flames Loss To The Anaheim Ducks

from Kristen Anderson of the Calgary Sun,

OK, so things are different.

The ‘Mask Cam’ has replaced the ‘Kiss Cam,’ a no-brainer, clearly, given the way COVID-19 is transmitted, the classic ‘This or That’ game between periods included whether fans preferred nose or throat swabs, and, at one point, fans were asked if they were sick of Zoom meetings. Calgary also had a different mayor by the time fans left the building, but that’s another story for another section.

Yet back at Scotiabank Saddledome, where fans hadn’t been to a regular season game since before the coronavirus pandemic began March 2020, things seemed very much the same.

Monday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the visiting Anaheim Ducks happened because of fixable mistakes that happened at the wrong times, including a turnover from Noah Hanifin in overtime, ill-timed back-checking by Sean Monahan which led to Jamie Drysdale’s winner. Monahan and Hanifin are both coming off surgeries and have been singled out by head coach Darryl Sutter for needing to get up to speed.

“We only got one point tonight,” Sutter said. “So Xs and Os, all that, may be alright, but individuals … You gotta question some of that.”


Game highlights are below.

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Video- Calgary’s Rasmus Andersson Fined For Roughing

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Blake Coleman Will Have A Hearing Today


Watch the hit below.

update 6:38pm, Suspended one preseason and one regular season game.  Watch below.

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No Big Shakeup In Calgary

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

One week away from training camp, it appears the Calgary Flames will return to action without the shakeup they craved.

The shakeup they need.

Setting his sights as high as Jack Eichel, GM Brad Treliving scoured the trade landscape all summer long with an eye on altering a core that has repeatedly struggled to live up to expectations.

Alas, what he settled for was a handful of depth players brought in to fit the Darryl Sutter mold.

Outside of snagging top-six winger Blake Coleman via free agency, there weren’t many other options for the Flames’ seventh-year architect.

“I know everybody screams for change, and we talked about that, but we can only do things that are available to you,” said Treliving, whose challenging off-season included losing captain and top defenceman, Mark Giordano, via the expansion draft.

“I can’t click my heels and make things happen. You have to have a trade partner. Nobody is ever done in this business — you’re always looking for ways to improve. But it has got to make sense.

“It doesn’t make any sense for us to give a player away for 50 cents on the dollar. It’s great to say, 'go get this guy.' Problem is, this isn’t fantasy hockey. The idea that you can go pick ‘this player’ off the player tree ... it doesn’t happen that way.”


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Calgary Flames Add Nikita Zadorov And Blake Coleman

from TSN,

The Calgary Flames have added offence and defence via different routes on Wednesday.

The Flames acquired defenceman Nikita Zadorov from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a third-round pick and signed former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Blake Coleman to a six-year, $29.4 deal in free agency.

Coleman will carry a cap hit of $4.9 million under the new deal.


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Nikita Zadoro Traded To Calgary By Chicago

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The Calgary Flames Lose Their Leader

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

Known for 17 years in Calgary as the type of guy who’d block a shot with his face to win an exhibition game, Mark Giordano’s ultimate act of selflessness came in the dying hours of his storied Flames tenure.

“Going through this process just tells you about the guy,” said general manager Brad Treliving, who spoke “hourly” with his captain leading up to Seattle’s decision to draft the fiercely loyal defender.

“He’s telling me, ‘you’ve got to make the smart play here -- remember, I’m 38 years old.’ As much as he’s dying to stay here he looks at it through, ‘what’s best for the long-term interest of the club.’ Totally selfless all the time.”

Simply put, no team lost more to the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday than the Calgary Flames.

For the Flames it’s a devastating blow at a crucial time, depriving a reeling organization of its leader and its poster boy for perseverance, hard work and dedication.


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Sam Bennett To The Florida Panthers

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The Sinking Calgary Flames

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

Someone forgot to tell the Flames you’re supposed to search for eggs on Easter Sunday, not lay them.

That’s what the Flames did in the third period of a game they led the Toronto Maple Leafs midway through before allowing three straight goals in a 4-2 loss – their seventh in the last eight games.

They pulled the same stunt two nights earlier in Edmonton where they also turned a 2-2 tie into a third-period loss.

Rinse and repeat for a rudderless Flames club that sits closer to last place in the division (five points ahead of Ottawa) than it does to fourth place Montreal, which has a six-point cushion with five games in hand....

Asked if this team, as constructed, simply isn’t good enough to win with, Darryl Sutter was frank.

“You’ve got to play at a pace in order to keep up, and you have to be able to execute at that pace and check at that pace, and for some of our players that’s difficult,” said Sutter, whose club is now 5-8 under his guidance and bracing for an inevitable sell-off of spare parts before next Monday’s trade deadline.


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Tonight’s Vancouver/Calgary Game Has Been Postponed

NEW YORK (March 31, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that, as a result of two Vancouver Canucks Players (including one Player who was added to the COVID Protocol List after it was released at 5:00 p.m. ET today) as well as a member of their coaching staff entering the NHL’s COVID Protocols, the team’s game tonight against the Calgary Flames will be postponed. The decision was made by the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups. The League will provide a further update tomorrow.

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