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The Future of Kipper

Since being traded over in 2003, Miikka "Kipper" Kiprusoff has been tremendous for the Calgary Flames.

His acrobatic and show-stopping highlights have proved him to be a top goaltender in the league. With another strong season underway, his age doesn't appear to be slowing him down.

But, like every athlete in this world, his time will end. Unfortunately, that time is creeping close and Kipper's future with the Flames is as uncertain as ever.

Game Preview: Flames vs Edmonton Oilers

It’s been 8 games since the Flames last lost to the Edmonton Oilers as this rivalry has been heavily one sided in recent seasons. The Flames have won 15 of the last 16, including the last 3 and 6 out of 7 at Rexall Place. They will look to continue that streak tonight up north as they finish off their mini 3-game road trip.

Game Preview: Flames vs Anaheim Ducks

CALGARY FLAMES (20-19-5 45 points) vs. ANAHEIM DUCKS (13-22-6 32 points) GAME #45

 

PREVIEW:

It wasn’t necessarily the prettiest of victories as the Flames were outshot 35-14 but the Flames could really do nothing but score as they managed to get the 2 points Tuesday night defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-3. It was the Flames second win in a row and 7th in a row at home, giving them good momentum as they host the Ducks down at the Dome tonight.

The Flames top line of Jarome Iginla, Olli Jokinen and Curtis Glencross continue to show why they’re the Flames number one line, combining for 9 points against the Devils. The trio will have to continue tha...

1-2-3 Steps for Flames Turn Around

Part 1. Cold water in the face.

The warm and fuzzies are still there for most Flames fans, it’s hard not to be a little upbeat after having one game that encompassed a win, Jarome’s 500th goal, celebrating Jokinen’s 1000th game, Bouma’s first goal,  and a milestone for the coach as well.

That’s all well and good. However this is still the same team that lost 9-0 a couple games ago though. This is still the team that is 12th in the west as of today. We as fans have to be realistic, the warm and fuzzy feelings do not reflect what is real.

The Calgary Flames are simply a team that is mediocre most nights with the occasional brillian...

Road Woes Need to Stop in Calgary

Last night's loss to the Vancouver Canucks was the first regulation loss in ten games for the Detroit Red Wings. At the tail end of a Western Canadian road trip, this game means a lot for a team desperately trying to improve it's away record, which currently is under 500.

The Red Wings and Flames have met twice already this season, both times at Joe Louis Arena. Calgary took the first meeting 4-1 while Detroit ran away with the second 5-3.

Looking at Calgary, they are an enigma. They have talent but can't turn it into wins. Captain Jarome Iginla can hit 500 career goals tonight with a hat trick, and with his line-mates Olli Jokinen and Curtis Glencross, it isn'...