Top 3 All-Time Flames Goalies

The goaltending history of the Calgary Flames franchise has been punctuated by a handful of excellent performances in a desert of otherwise unremarkable ones. In an effort to separate the wheat from the chaff, here are the three best goaltenders in the history of the Flames franchise. 3. Dan Bouchard Part of the first goaltending tandem in Atlanta along with Phil Myre, Bouchard...
Via The Hockey Writers
14 days ago

Miikka Kiprusoff Inducted into Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame

Kipper and two other former Flames were given the honour Miikka Kiprusoff along with two other former Flames Toni Lydman and Juuka Hentunen were inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame today. An idol for many Flames fans, Kipper will now be idolized in Tampere, Finland where the hall of fame is located. Kipper’s career featured 319 wins, 44 shutouts, a .912 sv% and a...
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December 15, 2016

Are Johnson’s Nomadic Days Over?

On November 16, 2003, the Calgary Flames acquired 27-year-old Finnish netminder Miikka Kiprusoff from the San Jose Sharks. It was a marriage of convenience for all involved. The Sharks got a draft pick in exchange for their third-string goaltender – playing behind Vesa Toskala and Evgeni Nabokov – while the Flames got a goaltender to help them through some injuries and performance...
Via The Hockey Writers
December 04, 2016

This Day in Flames History: Miikka Kiprusoff Era Begins

Flames acquire Miikka Kiprusoff in trade from San Jose Sharks Today marks a big day in Calgary Flames history. It was November 16, 2003 that the Flames made a deal with the San Jose Sharks to bring Miikka Kiprusoff to Calgary. At the time, Kipper was competing with Vesa Toskala for the back-up role in San Jose behind starter Evgeni Nabakov. Toskala would take the back-up spot which...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
November 16, 2016

Remember These Beautiful Saves by Kiprusoff?

What a legend. With the Flames heading into this season with a seemingly competent, perhaps even quite good goaltending tandem of Brian Elliott and Chad Johnson, as well as some prospects in the pipeline with promise like Jon Gillies and Tyler Parsons, optimism about goaltending for the Calgary Flames is the highest it has been in years. All this positivity led me to reminiscing...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
September 29, 2016

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