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The Firestarter Podcast presented by Boston Pizza is the official podcast of the Calgary Flames, hosted by Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker. Each week, our insiders 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.

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The Firestarter Podcast presented by Boston Pizza is the official podcast of the Calgary Flames, hosted by Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker. Each week, our insiders 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.

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Awesome Podcast

By Ghetto Lenin - Feb 16 2019
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Really informative and interesting look at the Calgary Flames. Highly recommend this podcast. Please keep up the great work!

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Awesome Podcast

By Ghetto Lenin - Feb 16 2019
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Really informative and interesting look at the Calgary Flames. Highly recommend this podcast. Please keep up the great work!
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Firestarter - The Official Podcast of the Calgary Flames

Latest release on Oct 15, 2020

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The Firestarter Podcast presented by Boston Pizza is the official podcast of the Calgary Flames, hosted by Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker. Each week, our insiders 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.

Rank #1: FIRESTARTER - E21, S2 - Cail Maclean

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On this week's episode, the head coach of the Flames' American Hockey League affiliate - Cail MacLean - stops by to talk about the now-cancelled AHL season, the development of some of the Flames' top prospects this year, and more

May 22 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: FIRESTARTER - E13, S2 - Zac Rinaldo

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In this episode, Ryan Dittrick goes one-on-one with Zac Rinaldo to talk about the forward's first year in Calgary, the evolution of his game, his Hockey Night in Hamilton charitable initiative, family values, trade deadline, the playoff push and more!

Feb 20 2020

23mins

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Rank #3: UP CLOSE with Ryan Leslie - Episode 4

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Ryan Leslie sat down with Calgary Flames superstar, Johnny Gaudreau, to get the full story on his hockey career.

Dec 10 2016

23mins

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Rank #4: FIRESTARTER - E9, S2 - Noah Hanifin

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On Episode 9, Flames.com's Ryan Dittrick goes one-on-one with Noah Hanifin to get his thoughts on the season so far, talk about the D man's upbringing as a proud Bostonian, representing his country with the U.S. National Development Program, what he gets up to away from the rink, and how he's enjoying his hockey life in Calgary.

Dec 20 2019

13mins

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Rank #5: FIRESTARTER - E8, S2 - Andrew Mangiapane

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On Episode 8, Flames.com's Ryan Dittrick sits down with Andrew Mangiapane to talk about the forward's Italian/Scottish upbringing, his walk-on moment with Barrie in the OHL, transitioning to the big leagues and much more!

Dec 04 2019

17mins

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Rank #6: FIRESTARTER - E6, S2 - Roundtable, Pete Blackburn

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On this episode, Flames.com's Ryan Dittrick and Ty Pilson talk about Matthew Tkachuk's goal-of-the-year candidate, and Pete Blackburn drops by to chat about the Pacific Division

Nov 01 2019

35mins

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Rank #7: FIRESTARTER - E3, S2 - Roundtable Season Preview

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In Episode 3 of of this season's Firestarter Podcast, the Flames.com roundtable of Ryan Dittrick, Torie Peterson, Brendan Parker and special guest Peter Loubardias look back on an eventful training camp, discuss last year's disappointing playoff exit and how the team "parked" those memories during a recent mountain getaway, and look ahead to an exciting new year, picking one player each they feel will turn heads and help the Flames defend their Pacific Division title.

Oct 02 2019

25mins

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Rank #8: FIRESTARTER - E12, S2 - Elias Lindholm

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In this episode, CalgaryFlames.com's Ryan Dittrick sits down with Elias Lindholm to talk about the forward's move to centre, the influence his father, Mikael, has had on his career, being a goalie when he was younger, what he gets up to away from the rink and more!

Feb 05 2020

18mins

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Rank #9: FIRESTARTER - E10, S2 - Milan Lucic

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On Episode 10, Flames.com's Ryan Dittrick goes one-on-one with Milan Lucic to break down the season, reminisce about winning the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins, chat about the Battle of Alberta and the Pacific Division dogfight, growing up and playing junior hockey in Vancouver, and more!

Jan 10 2020

27mins

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Rank #10: UP CLOSE with Ryan Leslie - Episode 3

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Ryan Leslie goes in-depth with Calgary native and Flames goaltender, Chad Johnson.

Nov 26 2016

31mins

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Rank #11: UP CLOSE with Ryan Leslie - Episode 6

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Ryan Leslie sat down with the Flames captain Mark Giordano.

Jan 23 2017

29mins

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Rank #12: FIRESTARTER - E5, S2 - Maloney, Talbot

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On this episode, Flames Senior VP of Hockey Ops Don Maloney talks rivalries, today's analytical game, and shares some tales. Goalie Cam Talbot also stops by to chat about settling in as a Flame, and life away from the rink

Oct 22 2019

29mins

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Rank #13: FIRESTARTER - Episode 6 - Ryan van Asten on the NHL Combine and off-season fitness

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As the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Ryan van Asten works year-round with players and prospects to ensure every member of the Flames organization is in peak condition heading into - and during - the season. This week, he’s off to Buffalo to work with Hockey Operations at the NHL Combine, evaluating players that are eligible for the NHL Draft in June. Van Asten sat down with Ryan Dittrick and Torie Peterson to go over his process at the Combine, what the off-season looks like for him, and how technology has changed how he works with players and coaches.

May 29 2019

17mins

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Rank #14: FIRESTARTER - E7, S2 - Brandon Davidson

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On Episode 7, Ryan Dittrick goes one-on-one with recently recalled defenceman Brandon Davidson to dig a little deeper into his hot start to the season, the "reward" of getting recalled to the big club and - with it being Hockey Fights Cancer Month across the National Hockey League - his story on the emotional and physical toll of being diagnosed (and overcoming) testicular cancer back in 2012.

Nov 09 2019

14mins

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Rank #15: FIRESTARTER - E1, S2 - Matthew Phillips

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We kick off the second season of the Firestarter Podcast by sitting down with Flames prospect and hometown boy Matthew Phillips. Flames.com's Ryan Dittrick and Torie Peterson chat with him about this year's prospects' camp, his improved skating, and his grandpa's prognostication that he'd be drafted by the Flames.

Sep 11 2019

11mins

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Rank #16: FIRESTARTER - E2, S2 - Cail MacLean

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In Episode 2 of this season's Firestarter Podcast, Flames.com's Ryan Dittrick and Torie Peterson sit down with Stockton Heat head coach Cail MacLean to talk about developing talent within organization while developing himself as coach.

Sep 17 2019

18mins

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Rank #17: FIRESTARTER - E19, S2 - Matt Brown

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On this episode, we celebrate Mental Health Week by digging deep into the efforts of the Calgary Flames Foundation, and talk tips & tricks for maintaining our well-being with the Flames' mental performance coach, Matt Brown

May 08 2020

57mins

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Rank #18: FIRESTARTER - E4, S2 - Mikael Backlund

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In Episode 4, Mikael Backlund sits down with Torie Peterson and Ryan Dittrick to talk about the first two games of the season, becoming a dad and his busy off-season, and what David Rittich is really like behind closed doors.

Oct 07 2019

14mins

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Rank #19: FIRESTARTER - E15, S2 - #unitedbycommunity

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On this episode, Ryan Dittrick, Brendan Parker and Torie Peterson are joined by the Executive Director of the Calgary Flames Foundation, Candice Goudie, to discuss the 'United by Community' initiative, which includes content, activities, online programs for families at home, and so much more.

Apr 02 2020

31mins

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Rank #20: FIRESTARTER - E11, S2 - In Depth on Coach Ward

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In this episode, Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker discuss the buzz around the Battle of Alberta and what lies ahead for the Flames in Saturday's highly anticipated rematch. A special guest then joins the program, as Geoff Ward's longtime friend and mentor - Don McKee - stops by to chat about his protege's rise through the coaching ranks. McKee, who was the architect of Hockey Canada's high-performance coaching certification program, breaks down the educational tactics employed by the sport's great communicators, and why Ward had the ambition, and was a gifted enough leader to become the first-ever 'Level 4' coach in our country. The boys also catch up with Ward himself to talk about McKee's influence and to detail his long and winding, but highly rewarding journey from Waterloo to Calgary.

Jan 31 2020

43mins

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FIRESTARTER - E4, S3 - Zac Rinaldo, Buddy Robinson

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On this episode presented by Boston Pizza, we catch up with Zac Rinaldo and Buddy Robinson after the pair re-signed with the Flames

Oct 15 2020

41mins

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FIRESTARTER - E3, S3 - ESPN.com's Chris Peters on Draft

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In this episode presented by Boston Pizza, Chris Peters of ESPN.com drops by to break down the upcoming NHL Draft

Oct 02 2020

40mins

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FIRESTARTER - E2, S3 - Pat Steinberg and the Draft

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In this episode presented by Boston Pizza, Ryan Dittrick and Torie Peterson are joined by Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 THE FAN as they discuss the hiring of Geoff Ward as the Flames head coach, and break down the upcoming NHL Draft

Sep 24 2020

53mins

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FIRESTARTER - E1, S3 - Scouting Guru Tod Button

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In this episode presented by Boston Pizza, Ryan Dittrick catches up with the Flames Director of Amateur Scouting, Tod Button, ahead of the 2020 NHL Draft

Sep 16 2020

23mins

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FIRESTARTER - E32, S2 - Sean O'Brien on The Bubble

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In this episode presented by Boston Pizza, Ryan Dittrick goes one-on-one with the Flames' Director of Team Operations, Sean O'Brien, to break down all the work and planning involved to help bring the NHL's bubble concept to life

Aug 31 2020

34mins

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FIRESTARTER - E31, S2 - Louie DeBrusk

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In this episode presented by Boston Pizza, Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker break down the Flames-Stars series and welcome HNIC colour analyst Louie DeBrusk to the program

Aug 19 2020

40mins

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FIRESTARTER - E30, S2 - Sean Monahan

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Ryan Dittrick, Brendan Parker and Peter Loubardias preview the Flames-Stars series, and Sean Monahan joins the program to break down his team's impressive, playoff performances

Aug 11 2020

52mins

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FIRESTARTER - E29, S2 - Roundtable

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Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker welcome Ryan Leslie and Peter Loubardias to the program to break down Game 1 against the Jets, and look ahead to a pivotal Game 2

Aug 02 2020

37mins

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FIRESTARTER - E28, S2 - Dillon Dube

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In our debut episode with Boston Pizza as our presenting sponsor, Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker look ahead to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifier series against the Winnipeg Jets, and welcome Flames forward Dillon Dube to the program for an exclusive chat from inside the bubble: "It feels like a resort with the way it's set up. I'm really enjoying it so far. ... A big thing for our group is how much time we're spending together right now. It's awesome." Dube, who had a strong showing in Tuesday's exhibition tilt against Edmonton, looks poised to take a big step in this year's playoffs.

Jul 31 2020

30mins

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FIRESTARTER - E27, S2 - Flames-Jets Preview

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It's our first-ever Firestarter collab! On this episode, Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker are joined by Mitchell Clinton, Jamie Thomas and Tyler Esquivel of JetsTV and host of the Winnipeg Jets Ground Control Podcast to preview the upcoming Stanley Cup Qualifier series between the Flames and Jets. The crew breaks down the goaltending matchup, special teams, x-factors and more to get you geared up for what should be an incredible series between these two teams.

Jul 23 2020

40mins

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FIRESTARTER - E26, S2 - Geoff Ward

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With the NHL season soon to resume with the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, Ryan Dittrick catches up with interim head coach Geoff Ward to break down the plan for getting the players up to speed. With training camp set to last about two weeks and with no 'pre-season' games currently scheduled, how much of a benefit will scrimmages be for replicating game-like scenarios? Is the roster set in stone, or will players like Adam Ruzicka, Alan Quine, Austin Czarnik and Buddy Robinson push for a spot? Flames prospect Connor Mackey will also be attending camp. While he won't be able to play in any of the games, how valuable will the experience be? The coach digs deep into all these topics and more!

Jul 02 2020

16mins

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FIRESTARTER - E25, S2 - Lanny McDonald

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Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker welcome Flames icon Lanny McDonald to the program to discuss Jarome Iginla's entry to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Jun 26 2020

36mins

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FIRESTARTER - E24, S2 - Tobias Rieder

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On this week's episode, Ryan Dittrick and Brendan Parker recap the past few weeks in Calgary and around the NHL, and welcome Flames forward Tobias Rieder to the program

Jun 23 2020

20mins

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FIRESTARTER - E23, S2 - Brad Treliving

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On this week's episode, Ryan Dittrick catches up with Flames GM Brad Treliving to discuss Phase 2 of the NHL's Return-to-Play Plan officially kicking off at the Scotiabank Saddledome

Jun 12 2020

25mins

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FIRESTARTER - E22, S2 - Cassie Campbell-Pascall

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On this week's episode, eight-time world champion, three-time Olympian and the talented colour analyst for Flames hockey on Sportsnet, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, joins the pod

May 29 2020

37mins

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FIRESTARTER - E21, S2 - Cail Maclean

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On this week's episode, the head coach of the Flames' American Hockey League affiliate - Cail MacLean - stops by to talk about the now-cancelled AHL season, the development of some of the Flames' top prospects this year, and more

May 22 2020

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FIRESTARTER - E20, S2 - Pat Steinberg

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On this week's episode, Ryan, Brendan, Torie and Alex welcome Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 THE FAN to the program for a lighthearted roundtable discussion. After dishing out some controversial opinions on what the best (and worst) chocolate bars are in the world today, the crew breaks down Flames GM Brad Treliving's weekly call with the media, before sharing stories of how each of them broke into the industry.

May 15 2020

57mins

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FIRESTARTER - E19, S2 - Matt Brown

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On this episode, we celebrate Mental Health Week by digging deep into the efforts of the Calgary Flames Foundation, and talk tips & tricks for maintaining our well-being with the Flames' mental performance coach, Matt Brown

May 08 2020

57mins

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FIRESTARTER - E18, S2 - Johnny and Buddy

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On this episode, Johnny Gaudreau and Buddy Robinson stop by and discuss their soon-to-be-launched 'Fortnite' live stream in support of Hockey Fights Cancer

Apr 24 2020

52mins

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FIRESTARTER - E17, S2 - Lucic, Ward

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On this episode, Ryan, Brendan, Torie and Alex look ahead to next week's NFL draft, and what this unique virtual event could mean for the NHL later this year. We also hear from Milan Lucic and Geoff Ward to get an update on what they're up to during the pause

Apr 18 2020

1hr 3mins

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Awesome Podcast

By Ghetto Lenin - Feb 16 2019
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Really informative and interesting look at the Calgary Flames. Highly recommend this podcast. Please keep up the great work!