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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
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The Calgary Flames have completed their preseason schedule and now can turn their attention to the regular season. After making a handful of key changes to their roster, expectations are high for the Flames. Here are a few bold predictions for how the 2017-18 season will unfold for the gentlemen in red sweaters. Calgary Flames
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Ah yes, the Calgary Flames. My hometown team. My boys! How could I ever be upset with them? Except, you know, when they win only four playoff rounds since 1989, missing the playoffs altogether 14 times. And also their penchant for grossly misjudging and or mistreating organisational talent (Doug Gilmour, Al MacInnis, Michael Nylander, Jean-Sebastien
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. Talk of a new arena and speculation of a possible move
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Last offseason, the Calgary Flames made a huge splash by signing Troy Brouwer to a four-year, $18 million deal. At that time, Brouwer had just completed a spectacular playoff run with the St. Louis Blues. He was one of their most important players because of his defensive play and leadership. Most importantly, he will always
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For the second time in three seasons, the Calgary Flames went to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2016-17. As a result of their recent playoff success, and their summer of moves, the Flames may be gaining a lot of new followers in the coming season. In the interest of informing newcomers to the franchise, here’s
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For the second time in three seasons, the Calgary Flames went to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2016-17. As a result of their recent playoff success, and their summer of moves, the Flames may be gaining a lot of new followers in the coming season. In the interest of informing newcomers to the franchise, here’s
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The Calgary Flames had a bounce-back season in 2016-17 in two big ways. First, they rebounded from a lackluster 2015-16 season that cost Bob Hartley his job. Then they managed to survive the steep learning curve of Glen Gulutzan’s new system and a start that saw them dead-last in the National Hockey League standings by
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The Calgary Flames had a bounce-back season in 2016-17 in two big ways. First, they rebounded from a lackluster 2015-16 season that cost Bob Hartley his job. Then they managed to survive the steep learning curve of Glen Gulutzan’s new system and a start that saw them dead-last in the National Hockey League standings by
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There’s just over a month before the first puck drops on the 2017-18 NHL season. The Calgary Flames kick off their season on October 4th against the Edmonton Oilers after an eventful off-season. General Manager Brad Treliving overhauled the goalies, re-signed key pieces and tightened up the defence in hopes of building off 2016-17’s promising,
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This offseason the Calgary Flames knew that they needed to find goaltending stability. It was their achilles heel last year and the reason behind their downfall. For the Flames to have playoff success, they need to be far better in that department. Heading into last season, the Flames had this exact problem. At the 2016
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This offseason the Calgary Flames knew that they needed to find goaltending stability. It was their achilles heel last year and the reason behind their downfall. For the Flames to have playoff success, they need to be far better in that department. Heading into last season, the Flames had this exact problem. At the 2016
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Mikka Kiprusoff’s nine-year stint as the best goalie in Calgary Flames history ended on April 23, 2013, a 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators. This prosaic bookend to his 12-year NHL career was his 14th loss of the 2012-2013 season; versus eight wins. He had posted his lowest save percentage (.822) since the 2002-2003 season –
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Even at age 45, Jaromir Jagr is still one of the most productive players in the NHL. He still has the ability to rack up points and also plays with a physical edge. Yet, as the offseason is coming to a close, Jagr still finds himself without an NHL home and that is extremely shocking.
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When Sam Bennett was drafted fourth overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, it was initially met with great praise. At the time, he was rated as the top North American skater of the draft class and easily was projected to be at a minimum, a top-six centerman. Sam Bennett was
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Travis Hamonic lost his father, Gerald, to a heart attack in the summer of 2010. Travis was 10 years old. Opening with the new Calgary Flames defenceman’s worst day is jarring, but I feel it’s necessary. You can’t talk about Travis Hamonic without touching on his origin story, as the event has become so woven
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The Calgary Flames are a team with an understated amount of history. Joining the National Hockey League in 1972-73 as the Atlanta Flames, the club has been part of the league for parts of five decades and in Calgary for nearly 40 years. Despite boasting a roster that has featured numerous Hockey Hall of Fame
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It wasn’t that long ago that the Calgary Flames were a rudderless ship, led astray by a veteran-laden roster and kept there by their inability to draft and develop young talent. However, the last several years have seen the Flames draft well and stock their prospect cupboards with a wide array of talent. Tyler Parsons
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In a somewhat surprising move, the Calgary Flames added another piece to an already stacked top-four blue line when they re-signed defenseman Michael Stone to a three-year contract extension on Friday. Even after adding Travis Hamonic by trade, general manager Brad Treliving didn’t settle and now has a top-five that will rival any blue corps in
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The Calgary Flames have a lot of unanswered questions heading into the 2017-18 season, but it’s unlikely they will find many answers among the available free agents this year. No, this summer the answers probably lie closer to home with a few familiar faces. If not, young prospects like Mark Jankowski, Hunter Shinkaruk, Brett Kulak
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In the 2017 playoffs, the Nashville Predators rode a veteran goalie, two strong defensive pairings and three forward lines to within two wins of a Stanley Cup championship. The National Hockey League truly is a copy-cat league, because the Calgary Flames saw that success and exclaimed “us, too!” New Flames defender Travis Hamonic. Photo: Amy
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The Travis Hamonic trade saga is finally over. After the young defender made a request to be traded to be closer to his family in Western Canada followed by a rescinding of that trade request, the Islanders have moved Hamonic to the Calgary Flames, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday during the second round of the 2017
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For the first time since the 2009 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames opted to take a defenseman in the first round. Eight years after Darryl Sutter selected Swedish defender Tim Erixon, Brad Treliving selected Finnish blueliner Juuso Valimaki at 16th overall. Juuso Valimaki (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) An 18-year-old product of Nokia, Finland,
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With the 16th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Calgary Flames Have Selected Juuso Valimaki From the Tri-City Americans in the WHL. About Juuso Valimaki A very good offensive defenseman with above-average size, skating and skill, Valimaki has the potential to excel at the NHL level due to his good speed and vision.
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After all the hubbub of the 2017 National Hockey League Expansion Draft is complete, the league’s 31 member clubs will immediately pivot and head to Chicago for the annual NHL Draft. 217 prospects will have their immediate NHL futures set as the clubs try to bolster their reserve lists with young talent. Brad Treliving (Bill
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The Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames were almost the first teams to break the ice on trades Saturday as the entire hockey community sits in anticipation, wondering what moves their respective teams will pull off. The Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres pulled off the first deal of the day though, sending Nathan Beaulieu to Buffalo
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Like many NHL teams, the Calgary Flames have a lot of uncertainty surrounding their roster this summer. Whether it’s their search for quality goalies, the intrigue of the Las Vegas expansion, or the lean number of picks they have in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft, there is one thing that is certain — Johnny Gaudreau needs to be
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For the first time in nearly two full decades, the Calgary Flames will participate in the National Hockey League’s expansion draft as the Vegas Golden Knights join the league in mid-June. Compared to the other 29 established clubs, the Flames are sitting in very good shape. They’ve made the post-season in two of their past