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Firestarter is the official podcast of the Calgary Flames, hosted by Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker. Each week, the guys dig deep into key storylines around the hockey world, and go inside the Flames dressing room to deliver exclusive, one-on-one interviews with players and staff





On this episode, Flames goalie Dan Vladar stops in after practice at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Vladar, who's coming off back-to-back shutouts, reflects on his path to the big leagues, and digs deep into his new life as a Flame. Plus, Ryan and Brendan break down the road trip and assess where the team is at the quarter mark of the season.




On this episode, we catch up with former Flames defenceman Dion Phaneuf to talk all things Iggy. The bruising blueliner shares his fondest memories of the GOAT, looks back on his career in Calgary, and tells a great story about how Brent Sutter forced the entire Red Deer Rebels team to play with wooden sticks for a full week as 'punishment.' Plus, Ryan and Brendan share some of their favourite Iggy moments, break down the team's road trip (so far), and look ahead to rest of this mammoth, seven-game trek.



With Johnny Gaudreau and the sharp-shooting Elias Lindholm leading the way, the Flames have back-to-back wins to open a five-game road trip. Ryan and Brendan look back on Saturday's OT win over the Capitals, dig deep into Lindholm's league-leading start, and set the stage for Monday's clash against the Rangers at the world-famous Madison Square Garden. Plus, Assistant Coach Ryan Huska drops by to give his perspective on how the team has come together over the past week.



The 2021-22 season has officially arrived! On this episode, Ryan and Brendan look back at all the key stories from training camp, set the table for Saturday's Battle of Alberta, and make three BOLD predictions for the upcoming season. Plus, Johnny Gaudreau stops by (18:07) to offer his perspective on the new year, pump the tires of his awesome uncle, Jim, and to give us all the details from his wedding day.



Hockey. Is. Back. Flames Prospect Camp is officially underway and that means that the 2021-22 season is here. Ryan and Brendan take a look at what camp will look like for the dozens of Flames hopefuls, and why this week-long evaluation is such a big deal for those on the cusp. Plus, the guys welcome top prospects Dustin Wolf and Connor Zary in for an exclusive, one-on-one chat before the fun begins with Thursday's on-ice sessions.