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Todd Cordell's Archive

Backlund, Smith lead Flames to win over Oilers

April 1, 2018 - 1:21 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from Calgary vs Edmonton: 1. Doing a number on 97 Connor McDavid leads the league in 5v5 goals, points, chances, and has been on for more goals for in that game state than any player in the league. No player has been as dominant. And, led...

G80 Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes: Five things to watch

April 3, 2018 - 12:38 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch for when the Calgary Flames take on the Arizona Coyotes: 1. Arizona's top line On paper a line of Richard Panik, Derek Stepan and Clayton Keller doesn't seem overly scary. On the ice it has been. In 140 minutes together at 5v5, they hav...

Offense continues to run dry as Flames fall to Coyotes

April 4, 2018 - 11:48 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five observations from Calgary vs Arizona: 1. More of the same Get this: the Calgary Flames generated quite a few chances, especially in the 3rd period, but they were unable to capitalize on them. Shocking, I know. This has been a common theme for month...

G81 Calgary Flames @ Winnipeg Jets: Five things to watch

April 5, 2018 - 12:20 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch for when the Calgary Flames take on the Winnipeg Jets: 1. Spencer Foo He played 12:45 in his debut and had a couple good looks but was nothing special. He played 17:25 in his 2nd game and led the Flames in shot attempts, shots, chances,...

G82 Calgary Flames vs Vegas Golden Knights: Five things to watch

April 7, 2018 - 12:42 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Five things to watch for when the Calgary Flames take on the Vegas Golden Knights: 1. Spencer Foo Let's zero in on Foo again because a) he's playing really well and; b) there aren't many other bright spots to focus on. In his debut, he showed a couple fl...

Setting the table for the Calgary Flames' 2018 off-season

April 8, 2018 - 11:47 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The NHL playoffs begin in just a few days and, for the seventh time in nine years, the Calgary Flames will not be participating. Missing the playoffs any year is disappointing. This year it is borderline unacceptable. Heading into the season, expectations w...

Calgary Flames 2017-18 season awards

April 9, 2018 - 12:50 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The 2017-18 season was not kind to the Calgary Flames, who missed the playoffs for the seventh time in nine seasons, but there were still positives. Some of them will be highlighted below as I hand out major awards to the Flames players I feel most deserving....

NHL Western Conference playoff predictions: Round 1

April 10, 2018 - 11:52 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Here are my Western Conference playoff predictions for the opening round of the 2018 playoffs: (1) Nashville Predators vs (WC2) Colorado Avalanche Prediction: Predators in five. The Predators are much deeper up front, they have the best defense core in t...

Trading T.J. Brodie could make sense for the Calgary Flames

April 12, 2018 - 11:55 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell It's no secret the Calgary Flames need to add more scoring punch this off-season. Despite possessing high-end talent, mostly only rivalled by playoff teams, the Flames finished 27th in goals this season. Only Detroit, Montreal, Arizona and Buffalo, all of whom...

On Gulutzan and a potential coaching change for the Flames

April 14, 2018 - 12:43 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell ​Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving has some tough decisions to make this off-season. At or near the top of the list is determining what to do with head coach Glen Gulutzan. On one hand, Gulutzan's Flames were among the best teams in the league in terms of out...

The Calgary Flames need to find a new backup

April 16, 2018 - 12:35 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames probably need to address their goaltending situation this summer. Again. All things considered, Mike Smith had a pretty good year as a starter. He posted a respectable .916 save percentage and was arguably the team's best player over the fir...

What about Bill Peters?

April 17, 2018 - 12:08 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames have yet to determine if they're going to make a coaching change – or at least announce a decision on the matter. I'd be fine with Glen Gulutzan returning for another year but *if* they do elect to hire a new bench boss, one candidate who...

Calgary Flames relieve Gulutzan, Cameron, Jerrard of their duties

April 17, 2018 - 4:23 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames will have a whole new coaching staff in 2018-19. Today they announced that head coach Glen Gulutzan, along with assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard, have been relieved of their duties. While big and unfortunate news, it isn't necess...

On making a coaching change, potential targets, and more

April 18, 2018 - 1:48 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell On Tuesday the Calgary Flames announced they've relieved head coach Glen Gulutzan, and assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard, of their duties. Flames GM Brad Treliving later spoke about why the moves were made and hinted at how he could proceed moving forwa...

Peters appears to be leading candidate for Flames coaching job

April 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell A lot of names have been thrown into the mix for the head coaching vacancy in Calgary but one really seems to have separated himself from the pack. That, of course, is Bill Peters. Today he opted out of his contract with the Carolina Hurricanes with the idea o...