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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter VII: 500-496

30 down, 500 to go. Another five Flames to countdown today.

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter VI: 501-505

Today on the Flames Countdown, we'll check out three centers and two right wingers.

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter V: 510-506

Today's Chapter in the all-time countdown will see us review five more Flames.

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter IV: 515-511

In today's Chapter, we take a look at two Canadians, two Americans, and a right winger from Moscow.

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter II: 525-521

Chapter II of our 146 part series sees us review the careers of two left wingers, two right wingers, and a center.

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter I: 530-526

This article is the first of 146 that we'll run here at Matchsticks and Gasoline throughout the summer. We're running down all 530 players to have suited up for the Flames.

The Flames Still Have a LOT of Work to Do

Brian Burke may have saved his deadline day with two late moves but the Flames still lack elite talent. Burke claims the rebuild will be over soon, but how do they stack up compared to an actual contender?

VOTE NOW! Price or Luongo? *UPDATE* Price to Start

On the minds of all Canadians today, who will Mike Babcock start versus Finland?

Trade or Extend Cammy? Is Price the key to gold?

Because of previous failures by the Flames regime, they don't have the luxury to retain vets... and in Sochi, let's hope Team Canada makes the right call and goes with the BETTER goaltender.


Matt Stajan - "A Blue Car"

Put this one in the "does not support the Matt Stajan signing" column. Finally.

Flames Center Matt Stajan Has Probably Extended

Is extending Stajan the right move for the Flames? A look at what he brings on and off the ice.

Hitting The Links: SB Nation Hockey

Let's dig into SB Nation's 29 other hockey blogs this Sunday.

How is Edmonton Still Worse than Calgary?

Calgary is a team that is Not Good. Edmonton is a team that is Very Not Good, despite drafting in the top 10 every year since 2009. What can Calgary learn from the failures of Kevin Lowe and company?

Flames Fans Should Prepare for Rock Bottom

With Mike Cammalleri, Matt Stajan and Lee Stempniak potentially available at the deadline, the Flames could yet still get worse... but that could also mean a bevvy of new, young assets.

Put the "Advanced" Stats Debate to Bed Already

A collection of data that increases your ability to evaluate a player and team are far too valuable a tool for this debate to continue any longer.

Wednesday Wailings! Monahan/WJC, Trades, Goalies

There's never enough Monahan talk in Calgary. This time, it's World Juniors. I've got Jay Feaster figured out, but there was one head-scratcher. And, time to stop worrying about the goaltending.

It's Monahan Decision Day! POLL

The numbers speak for themselves, but this writer is still not entirely convinced Sean Monahan should stay with the Calgary Flames.

Wednesday Wailings! Monahan, Hot Start, CBC

Will he stay or will he go? Regardless, it's good news for the Flames... but, don't get too excited about the hot start by the club... and, will the CBC ever utilize its star commentator?

The Best and Worst of the 2013 Flames, Part II

The Flames missed the playoffs for the fourth year in a row, but some aspects of their season were better than others.

The Best and Worst of the 2013 Flames, Part I

Looking back at the most memorable moments and developments over the course of the Flames' 2013 season.

My Iggy Moment: The Shift

Jarome Iginla is the greatest Flame ever - last night he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. For the next couple of weeks, we'll take a look back at some of his greatest moments through the eyes of contributors from all over the Saddlesphere.

Dear Flames: You Suck. Get Out of Here.

This is what happens when it's 4 in the morning and I'm angry.

O'Reilly-Gate: The Negatives and the Positives

The Flames lost out on Ryan O'Reilly, but is it all bad news? Spoiler alert: Not entirely.

Everything You Need To Know About Ryan O'Reilly

Ryan O'Reilly could be a Calgary Flame in the very near future, so now is a good opportunity to read up on the 22-year-old centre's career to date.

20 Predictions

The 2nd Annual predictions post: or, where I look like a fool come May.

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