Author: Jess Belmosto

Jess Belmosto is a jack of all trades. You’ll find her hosting Locked On Flames as well as contributing to ITR. When she isn’t dabbling in the NHL, she is busy running the PHFPA’s comms department.

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The Time is Now For Calgary Flames Goaltender Jacob Markstrom

Heading into the season, goaltending expectations were nothing shy of the Calgary Tower. Jacob Markstrom came in second in Veznia Trophy voting, and Dan Vladar had established himself as a true backup. Things have not been playing out as expected, but that does not mean it is too late for the starter to get back […]

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The Ever-Growing Rift in Calgary: Can The Calgary Flames Shake it Off?

With a supposed rift between Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter and General Manager Brad Treliving. It’s no wonder why the team is in a constant state of instability—between high-end talent leaving and high-end prospects not getting a chance, how can the Flames expect to win? Not Playing The Youth There is a long-running joke […]

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Calgary’s Slow Start Was Expected, and There’s Still Time To Turn It Around

This summer, the Calgary Flames lost two high-end players, Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau. Their defense also suffered a system loss, with Eric Gudbranson departing in free agency. The start of the Flames’ season has been shaky, and it’s evident they’re without their two forty-goal scorers. They didn’t leave the offseason empty-handed. The Flames signed […]

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Markstrom Looks for Redemption in Battle of Alberta Match Up

Jacob Markstrom is set to start against the Edmonton Oilers tonight at 8 p.m. Mountain Time at the Saddledome. This will be Markstrom’s first start against the Oilers since being eliminated in the postseason. The goaltender put up a .848 SV% in the postseason series. Markstrom is currently 4-0-0 with a 2.50 GAA and a […]

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Dan Vladar Signs 2-Year Extension with Calgary Flames

Dan Vladar is here to stay! The goaltender inked a 2-year $2.2 million deal with the Calgary Flames. Vladar is in his second season with the Flames after he was acquired from the Boston Bruins for a third-round pick. Last season, Vladar played in 23 games, posting a 13-6-2 record. He posted a .906 SV% […]

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Three Keys to the Calgary Flames Success

The Calgary Flames had a tumultuous offseason, and the Flames are somehow a stronger and more mature team. General Manager Brad Treliving had his work cut out for him and knocked it out of the park. Now that the roster is assembled, it is time for the players to do the job. Mangiapane’s Success Continues […]

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Jacob Markstrom Finishes Second in Vezina Trophy Voting: How The Flames Can Ensure Success Next Season

Jacob Markstrom had a fantastic regular season with the Calgary Flames and was rewarded with finishing second behind Igor Shesterkin for the Vezina Trophy. Markstrom finished the regular season with a .922 SV% and a 2.22 GAA. He started a career-high 63 games under Darryl Sutter. Markstrom also led the league with nine shutouts. He […]

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