Calgary Flames

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Heading into the home stretch of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season, the Calgary Flames are a team that has accomplished several things. Mike Smith has cemented himself as a top-flight starting goaltender. Johnny Gaudreau has pushed himself into the upper echelon of NHL scorers. Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) But
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Since he made his National Hockey League debut in the fall of 2016, Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has burnt an indelible image in the memories of players throughout the league. That image isn’t a goal celebration or a glare after battles in the trenches – it’s a devilish, mischievous smirk, often punctuated by a
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As they approach the 2018 National Hockey League trade deadline, the Calgary Flames are in a solid position. They sit firmly in the playoff mix; it’s a disappointing position because of all the moves they made to upgrade this summer, but it’s a favourable spot compared to their rivals like the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver
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Only two weeks ago, everything was rolling along perfectly for the Calgary Flames and their fans. The team had just won their seventh straight game, and had climbed into a divisional playoff spot. Fast forward to the present day, and the Flames have now lost four straight games, and according to many fans, big changes
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From a contract management standpoint, the Calgary Flames are sitting pretty this year. Having already gone through some protracted contract negotiations in recent summers with Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and Sam Bennett, and having signed long-term deals for Dougie Hamilton, Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie, the Flames have no big negotiations to delve into this
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Over the past two or three seasons, winger Micheal Ferland has been a minor revelation for the Calgary Flames. Originally entering the league as a grinder, Ferland has shown remarkable – and somewhat unforeseen – offensive ability and chemistry while playing on the Flames’ top line with Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Micheal Ferland (Amy
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Over the past few seasons, arguably the biggest thing that Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has done to improve his hockey club is making trades without losing pieces from the team’s roster. The 2015 off-season was highlighted by Treliving acquiring Dougie Hamilton for draft picks, while a five-month span in 2017 featured the Flames
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Throughout the first stretch of the 2017-18 season, the Calgary Flames have been a club that’s underachieved. Thought to be a team on the rise due to their strong finish to the 2016-17 season and off-season additions of goaltender Mike Smith and blueliner Travis Hamonic to an already strong group, instead the Flames have muddled
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When the puck dropped to begin the 2017-18 season, the Calgary Flames had visions of contention floating in their heads. After a season of rapid improvement under head coach Glen Gulutzan, the acquisitions of Mike Smith and Travis Hamonic were supposed to strengthen some soft spots in the team’s composition. Combined with some aspects of
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The history of the Calgary Flames has been long and eventful. Throughout their decades in the National Hockey League, the Flames have played a lot of hockey against a lot of different teams. Some of those match-ups have blossomed into full-on rivalries. The Battle of Alberta is one of the Calgary Flames’ top rivalries. (Perry
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The question of which National Hockey League rivalry is the most competitive often sparks a bitter argument. In recent years, though, one rivalry that has been nowhere near the center of those arguments is the Battle of Alberta between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers – and for good reason. Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau
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Ever since Miikka Kiprusoff hung up his pads, the Calgary Flames have struggled to find goaltending consistency. While Mike Smith has emerged as the dependable starting goalie the team has desperately needed, backup goaltender Eddie Lack has struggled mightily. The Flames put Lack on waivers and sent him to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat
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It’s been spoken and written about often, but in the game of hockey size isn’t everything. While the rules have changed over time and that’s allowed different types of players to succeed at different times, one thing has always been true: offensive talent is always in demand. In the case of the Calgary Flames, they’ve
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The National Hockey League is an extremely tough place to make a living. It’s a tough league to land a job in, and it’s even tougher to land in as a teenager. For Calgary Flames forward Curtis Lazar, making the jump to the NHL as a teenager turned out to be a double-edged sword; on
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The Calgary Flames have not had a truly elite player since they shipped, in the throes of a spirited tank job, an imperceptibly decaying Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins for two career minor leaguers and a first-round draft pick. The Flames have a solid, balanced young core that, while undisciplined at times, could make
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Sam Bennett was a very good player in the Ontario Hockey League. In 2014, the Calgary Flames made him the highest-ever selection in franchise’s history at the NHL Draft. Since then, Bennett has spent parts of three seasons (and two playoff runs) in the National Hockey League. His performance has been, for lack of a
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The Calgary Flames have shown a little bit of everything to start the 2017-18 season. After opening the campaign with a 3-0 shutout loss to the Edmonton Oilers, the Flames bounced back with a six-goal outburst in their home opener, which kickstarted a three-game winning streak, involving wins over the Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Ducks, and
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The Calgary Flames have signed veteran forward Jaromir Jagr to a one-year contract worth $1 million in base salary with the potential to earn another $1 million in incentives over the course of the deal, Elliotte Friedman, Bob McKenzie and Pierre LeBrun reported Monday. The team has yet to confirm. Jagr is done to CAL. $1M+$1M