Calgary Flames

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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
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The Calgary Flames have many talented players playing for their American Hockey League affiliate, the Stockton Heat. Many of these players could very well be key players in the Flames’ future. Some of the prospects appear to be NHL ready, whereas some of them may never be in the NHL. In this article, I discuss who
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With the Czech Republic team eliminated from the World Championships, Jan Rutta is set to make his future in the NHL known. According to inside hockey reporter and always trusted analyst Darren Dreger, the finalists seem to be the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames. Player agent Allen Walsh represents Rutta and Walsh didn’t waste
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The NHL Expansion Draft is under two months away and soon enough the thousands of mock expansion drafts will be nothing more than a shell of how the actual expansion draft shakes out. Unlike the case for many teams around the league, the Calgary Flames’ management group isn’t really in a position where they need to sweat
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Once again the Calgary Flames enter the offseason with a tough situation involving goalies. General manager Brad Treliving thought he had solved that issue last year when he went out and acquired Brian Elliott and Chad Johnson. There were some bright spots in goal but for the most part, it was terribly inconsistent and often
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It sports, a common truism is that teams tend to get the breaks that they deserve. In hockey, games are often decided by bad breaks and random bounces but the theory behind having a seven game series to determine which team moves forward is because bounces and oddness tend to balance out over time. If