Sean Monahan’s Injury and What It Means for the Flames

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When general manager Brad Treliving announced Sean Monahan would miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season, few people among the Calgary Flames media and fans were surprised. Monahan’s struggles this season are well documented: his scoring has disappeared, and his timing and strength seemingly diminished. He’s fallen down the lineup steadily before finally being scratched […] READ MORE


Three Calgary Flames Trades Possible by the Deadline

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What do you get for the team that has everything? Any Calgary Flames trades that happen in the next week are going to be minor – with one possible exception. Possible Calgary Flames Trades The Flames made their big move a month ago, bringing in Tyler Toffoli to shore up their scoring. Toffoli has been […] READ MORE



Matthew Tkachuk Would Make a Good Calgary Flames Captain

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The Seattle Kraken took former Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano in the expansion draft earlier this summer, leaving them without a captain. So that begs the question, who should be the next captain? Of course, the Flames could decide not to name a captain this season. It doesn’t seem like they will right away, at […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Calgary Flames

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE



2020-21 Calgary Flames Offseason Primer

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As a shortened and hectic offseason approaches, Last Word on Hockey is looking ahead towards how teams will deal with the reality of a flat salary cap. In terms of building a franchise, the offseason is the most crucial time of the year for front offices. However, due to COVID-19, the short-term future of how […] READ MORE




Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Calgary Flames

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word on Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the […] READ MORE