Fireside Chat launched as a podcast in January 2013 as an independent, alternate source of news and analysis for Calgary Flames fans. Since then we’ve been adding other content that our listeners have asked for to round out our coverage of the Calgary Flames.
Our mantra is “For the C of Red, by the C of Red”. We are a small group of passionate Flames fans who love to talk about our team, and we want to cover our team from a different perspective. We’re not a big media company that has to appeal to everyone, we can talk about the issues that concern the serious Calgary Flames fan.
Episode 235: 25 Goals For...19 Goals Against
The Flames scored 25 goals in 5 games this week, but at the same time let in 19 goals against. What does a week like that say about the Flames? The guys also discuss if Andrew Mangiapane is a legit top 6 forward on a playoff team and if David Rittich or Cam Talbot should be the Flames starter going forward.
With the Trade Deadline a week away, what do the guys think the Flames should or shouldn’t do? What would be the wrong thing to do? The guys answer these questions ahead of what could be the most interesting Trade Deadline for the Flames in a long time.
Episode 243: Another Year, Another First Round Exit
The Calgary Flames were leading their series 3-1 against the Stars, but ended up losing the series and once again exiting in the first round. Now what? What do the Flames have to do to ensure a better result next season? Was the Flames disappointing series loss a coaching issue? A player issue? Both? We break down what happened, and what the Flames need to do in the offseason. A handful of fans wrote in their thoughts and questions about the team which the guys try to answer.
Episode 242: Stars And Gripes
The Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars are tied in their quarterfinal series, and the Flames seem to be slipping back into old habits and letting the series get away from them. Dan and Matt look at the first four games of the series and talk about what the Flames need to do to win this one, if they have a chance against Las Vegas next round and what the best, and most realistic outcomes for the Flames are this year.
Episode 241: Shooting For The Stars
For the first time since 2008 & 2009, the Calgary Flames have made the playoffs for two years in a row. This week we break down all four games in the Winnipeg Jets series and our thoughts on how the team played, and we’re previewing the quarterfinal matchup against the Dallas Stars and what the Flames will have to do to win the round.
Episode 240: Getting Ready For The Qualifying Round
It’s late July and we’re getting ready for the start of the NHL Playoffs. Actually, before we get there we have to have a qualifying round where the Flames will play the Jets, and the winners make the playoffs. On this episode we catch up on what’s happened since we talked last, the ongoing Flames training camp and looking ahead to if the Flames can beat the Jets…and how far they could go in this year’s playoffs.
Episode 239: Pressing Pause
COVID-19 has caused the NHL to "pause" their season. Dan and Matt discuss our prediction of if/when the NHL will resume playing this year, and if the league will go right to the playoffs or not. We also discuss the passing of Ken King, and the Flames decision not to pay hourly workers (which has since been reversed).
On the hockey front, the guys discuss if Geoff Ward should be back as head coach next season, and look at some of the Flames prospects and how their season is looking.
We don't know what the future of the show is this year yet. We're going to try to get some interviews, but things may be sporadic for a while.
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Better than Sportsnet
These guys do a good job covering the Calgary Flames every week. I’d rather listen to Fireside Chat than Sportsnet 960.
Just two Flames fans talking hockey
This isn't the most polished podcast but Dan and Matt are passionate fans and I like listening to their opinions on our team. Keep it up guys.
The original flames podcast
There are other flames podcasts now but these guys are the original. They have lasted 8 seasons for a reason. I look forward to the show every week.