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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
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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