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The official home for audio programming from Matchsticks and Gasoline, SB Nation's community for fans of the Calgary Flames.

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The official home for audio programming from Matchsticks and Gasoline, SB Nation's community for fans of the Calgary Flames.

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Matchsticks & Gasoline: for Calgary Flames fans

Latest release on Oct 13, 2020

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The official home for audio programming from Matchsticks and Gasoline, SB Nation's community for fans of the Calgary Flames.

The Tinderbox #36: Reviewing The Draft & Free Agency

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In this episode Mark, Michael, Maddie and Gordie go over the Flames off-season including the recent NHL Entry Draft and the Calgary's free agent signings.

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Oct 13 2020

25mins

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The Tinderbox #35: Johnny Gaudreau/Eric Francis, Flames Playoff Failure, Bring Cam Talbot Back?

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In this episode we discuss Eric Francis' comments on Johnny Gaudreau, Matthew Tkachuk as the Flames leader, Calgary's playoff failure and Cam Talbot as the Flames starter next season.

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Aug 26 2020

39mins

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The Tinderbox #34: HOCKEY IS BACK!

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In this episode Mark, Michael and Maddie breakdown the Flames and Oilers and take a look ahead to the playoff series between Calgary and Winnipeg.

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Jul 28 2020

19mins

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The Tinderbox #33: Iginla Hall Of Fame, Host Cities, Sam Bennett, Vulgar Flames Fans

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In this episode we talk about Jarome Iginla in the Hockey Hall Of Fame and if any other Flames deserve to be in. We also talk host cities, Covid-19 concerns, Sam Bennett and those vulgar Calgary fans.

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Jun 26 2020

36mins

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The Tinderbox #32: George Floyd, The Flames Response, Johnny Gaudreau Report Card, Flames & Jets

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In this episode of The Tinderbox we talk about the George Floyd murder in Minneapolis, did the Flames and their players respond well or enough?, Game 6 of our playoff Sim and much more.

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Jun 05 2020

38mins

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The Tinderbox #31: THE NHL IS BACK! Sports Crying? And Sports Pet Peeves

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In this episode Mark, Maddie and Michael breakdown the NHL's Return To Play Playoffs, will the Flames be successful?, crying in sports and sports pet peeves.

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May 27 2020

30mins

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The Tinderbox 30: We Got Nothing

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As we go deeper into the hockey lull, we discuss pretty much whatever is on our minds. Stampede not happening. The weather. Goal horn music. You name it, we chatted about it.

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Apr 25 2020

42mins

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The Tinderbox #29: Tiger King, Gordie Hates Tomatoes, Michael Hate Lettuce & So Much More!

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Well, this is the episode to end all episodes! With no hockey to talk about we tackle things like tigers in captivity, the irrational hatred of tomatoes and lettuce, what we are streaming and more!

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Apr 12 2020

38mins

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The Tinderbox #28: Random Nonsense

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In this episode Mark, Maddie, Michael and Gordie talk about nothing. It's kind of like Seinfeld, an episode about absolutely nothing (ok, we talk about Mark Giordano and weirdest Flames player names).

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Apr 04 2020

31mins

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The Tinderbox #27: Holy Grail Jersey, Favorite Current/All Time Flame, Best Individual Performance You've Seen In Person

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In this episode we talk about our must have jersey, who's a current and former favorite Flames players, what's the best individual performance we've ever seen in person and how much we all hate Tom Brady.

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Mar 19 2020

43mins

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The Tinderbox #26: Flames Pay Gate, How'd You Become A Flames Fan?, Are You Surviving?

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In this episode of The Tinderbox we talk about how the Flames finally have agreed to pay their part time employees, answer a reader question about how we became Flames fans and how are we all doing during this time of, well, nothing?

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Mar 17 2020

36mins

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The Tinderbox #25: Season Hiatus, Ken King, What Would You Need If You Were Quarantined?

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In this episode Mark, Michael and Maddie talk about the NHL suspending the current season due to Coronavirus, the passing of Ken King and what you'd want if you were quarantined for two weeks.

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Mar 13 2020

28mins

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The Tinderbox #24: Recapping Flames/Predators, Rittich Flips Out, Trade Deadline

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In this episode of The Tinderbox Mark, Michael and Gordie recap the Flames tough loss in Nashville, the resurgence of Mikael Backlund and the new 3M Line, David Rittich's flip outs and the trade deadline.

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Feb 28 2020

34mins

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The Tinderbox #23: Flames & Bruins, Lucic Wanted To Quit, Worst Article & Real or Fake Canadian Town

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In this episode Mark, Maddie, Michael and Gordie discuss the Flames match-up with the Boston Bruins, Milan Lucic contemplating leaving hockey earlier this season, the most hate you've ever gotten for an article and real or fake Canadian town?

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Feb 21 2020

38mins

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The Tinderbox #22: Review Of Calgary's Last Two Games, Trade A Defenceman and Back To Goalie Tandem?

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In this episode of The Tinderbox Mark, Michael and Gordie sit down to discuss the Flames two polar opposite games against the Blackhawks and Ducks, the current boom of early trades and IF the Flames should deal a defenceman. They also look at David Rittich & Cam Talbot becoming a 1A/1B and a look ahead to the Flames and Bruins on Friday.

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Feb 19 2020

24mins

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The Tinderbox #21: Recapping Flames/Ducks, Who Are The Flames?, Kassian Skate Gate, Valentines Nonsense

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In this episode of the Tinderbox Mark, Maddie, Gordie and Michael talk about the Flames 6-0 victory over the Ducks, the resurgence of Mikael Backlund and Mark Jankowski, Kassian and his skate, plus everyone's take on Valentine's Day.

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Feb 14 2020

28mins

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The Tinderbox #20: Battle Of Alberta, Tkachuk/Kassian, Super Bowl & Seattle NHL

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In this episode Mark, Maddie and Gordie breakdown the most recent Battle Of Alberta game, Matthew Tkachuk & Zack Kassian, was Gio's hit on McDavid dirty?, could you wear and Oilers jersey and the Seattle.....Kraken?

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Jan 31 2020

24mins

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The Tinderbox #19: Ask Us Anything, Tkachuk All Stars and Best/Worst Fan Experiences

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In this episode Mark, Maddie, Gordie and Michael take reader questions, discuss both Matthew and Brady Tkachuk being at the All Star Game and apparently no one has any good experiences as a visitor fan.

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Jan 24 2020

34mins

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The Tinderbox #18: Flames/Leafs, Tkachuk Billboard, Hurt Star Players?

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In this episode Mark and Maddie recap the Flames 2-1 shootout win over Toronto, a billboard of Matthew Tkachuk is going up in Edmonton, hurting star players on purpose is bad (duh), the Flames recent coaches and the Fan Poll Friday results.

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Jan 17 2020

29mins

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The Tinderbox #17: Are The Flames What They Are? Frolik Trade, All Star Game & Dad's Trip

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On this episode of the Tinderbox Mark, Maddie, Gordie and Michael talk about the Flames as a win one, lose one team, is Mark Giordano worthy of being an All Star and the Flames success with their parents around.

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Jan 05 2020

23mins

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