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John Ramage, the two year captain of the Wisconsin Badgers hockey program was a draft pick of the Calgary Flames back in 2010 (4th round, 103rd overall) but, instead of leaving then or a year early he stayed and finished his eligibility as a Badger. Today his NHL journey begins as the Flames announced the signing of Ramage.
According to the release Ramage will be on a two year entry level contract with a base salary of $600,000 in each season (2013-14 and 2014-15) and an AAV of $900,000 (including entry level performance bonuses).
Ramage had 20 points this past season on 8 goals and 12 assists and finished his career with 53 points on 14 goals and 39 assists. His 2012-13 numbers were career highs for him, besting previous highs of 12 points, 3 goals, and 10 assists.
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Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff gave up a brutal goal to Detroit Red Wings defenseman Johan Franzen late in Wednesday night's game at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Franzen's shot from center ice took a short hop and bounced through Kiprusoff's pads into the net.
Fortunately, the goal wasn't enough to rally the Red Wings from behind, as the Flames were able...
The Detroit Red Wings are in danger of missing the NHL Playoffs for the first time since the 1989-1990 season. Losing 3-1 to the Calgary Flames, the Red Wings were in need of a break and with 2:42 left in the third period they got one. Johan Franzen dumped a weak backhand shot in from center ice and it skipped just far enough in front of Flames goalie Miika Kiprusoff that he...
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
And so this is how it ends for Miikka Kiprusoff.
Ten years of exemplary service with the Calgary Flames organization all comes down to one more token start at home Wednesday night. Maybe two if his play merits one last hurrah in Friday's last Dome date of the 2012-13 NHL season.
One or two more chances for the 36-year-old to...
Steve Begin couldn't recall scoring a strangers pair of goals.
Begin scored two goals in the third period, and the Calgary Flames held on to hand the playoff-hopeful Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 loss on Wednesday night.
''We always say when you work hard, things somehow (are) going to turn for you,'' Begin said. ''I guess it happened tonight not once, but...
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Steve Begin scored two goals in the third period, and the Calgary Flames held on to hand the playoff-hopeful Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 loss on Wednesday night. Begin took advantage of a pair of blunders by goalie Jimmy Howard to score his third and fourth goals of the season. Lee Stempniak also scored for the Flames (17-22-4), who won all three games...
Miikka Kiprusoff, amid speculation he'll retire at season's end, made 32 saves in Calgary's regular-season home finale Friday night to lead the Flames to a 3-1 victory over the playoff-bound Anaheim Ducks.
Roman Horak and Brian McGrattan each scored and Roman Cervenka added an empty-net goal for the Flames, who close with a four-game road trip beginning Sunday in Minnesota...
The Calgary Flames have signed Reto Berra to a one year entry-level contract worth $625,000. Berra, 26, was the Blues’ fourth-round pick (No. 106) at the 2006 NHL Draft. He has spent his entire professional career in Switzerland, making his debut in the National League B for the GCK Lions in 2003-2004. During the 2005/06 season he was the back-up to Ari [...]
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Tonight the Calgary Flames will play host to the Detroit Red Wings in their third and final meeting of the season. Surprisingly, the Flames are up two games in the series and could sweep Detroit at home tonight.
Detroit will certainly come in strong tonight as they continue to fight for a playoff spot, however with only two home games left...
Clinging to the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoff picture and a 21-year playoff streak, the Red Wings could've used a win against the not-very-good Calgary Flames on the road. Instead, they gave away two brutal goals and lost 3-2.
At 47 points, the Wings are still holding on to the No. 8 spot due to having the tie breaker over the Columbus Blue Jackets...
You can empty the cliche bag regarding the necessity of the Detroit Red Wings earning points against the Calgary Flames this evening (9:30 PM EDT, FSD Plus/TSN/97.1 FM), but nobody's been talking about the degree of difficulty that the Wings actually find themselves facing this evening.
The Wings and their workhorse goaltender have to find a way to upstage what will be the...