Originally written on Around The Rink  |  Last updated 11/11/14
The Province of Alberta, Canada, is facing severe flooding in a story that has largely avoided most American news outlets.  The Calgary Flames home, the Scotiabank Saddledome, has suffered severe damage from Elbow River flooding, to the point that the upcoming Calgary Stampede is going to have to rethink its schedule, and talks are circulating that the arena may have so much damage, the Flames will need reserve accommodations even by this fall.  Think Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. Check out the below images from flames.nhl.com Credit: Flames.NHL.com Credit: Flames.NHL.com Credit: Flames.NHL.com Credit: Flames.NHL.com Credit: Flames.NHL.com Credit: Flames.NHL.com Despite the carnage, Calgary Flames President and CEO thinks there will be no impacts to future events.  According to the CBC.ca Despite the damage, King says the beginning of the hockey season is not in jeopardy. “We’re going to be ready for the opening of the season.” During the Calgary Stampede, agricultural events and concerts by the Dixie Chicks, KISS, and Carly Rae Jepsen are slated for the Saddledome.  King is optimistic all events will go ahead as scheduled. I don’t want to be too negative, but smaller market Canadian teams have been moved with less adversity.  Our first hope is that the province of Alberta recovers with as minimal damage as can be expected, that sports can somehow bring the community together in that recovery, and the Calgary Flames have a sold out home opener next fall. - David Whitlock (@lhd_on_sports)  
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