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Why You Should Be a Flames Fan

Why you should root for Calgary in 2017-18 (and forever) New to hockey and looking for a team to root for? Is your current team letting you down? Well search no further, the Flames are here to fulfill all of your hockey needs. HISTORY AND RIVALRY are important aspects of any lovable hockey franchise, and the Flames sure do have a lot of both. The Flames began as the Atlanta Flames...
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1 day ago

Calgary Flames Sign Jon Gillies & David Rittich

The Flames signed their tandem from Stockton last year The Calgary signed two restricted free agents today, locking up goaltenders Jon Gillies and David Rittich to one year deals. The goaltenders split the load in Stockton last season, both putting up respectable numbers. Gillies figures to be a big part of the Flames future while their are some question marks on how Rittich will...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

Eight From 80 Feet: Eight Thoughts on Recent Happenings in a Busy Flames Off-Season

As the off-season continues, time to knock the dust off a content feature I haven't trotted out recently. It's a July edition of Eight From 80 Feet. It's eight random thoughts on the latest goings-on with the Calgary Flames and there's plenty of fodder to work with given the rash of recent signings.Here we go.1. Synched: Valimaki and Giordano ContractsThe signing on Friday of 2017...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Sign First Round Pick Juuso Valimaki to ELC

The Flames lock up their highest pick from 2017 As signings continue to flow in from the Flames, the latest is Juuso Valimaki. He was drafted 16th overall at this past entry draft and figures to be a huge part of this Flames defensive core in the future. Valimaki will likely be headed back to Tri-City of the WHL this season before there could be some decisions the following year...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
3 days ago

Magnificent Seven: Sigalet Weighs in on Cast of Puck Stoppers Under His Watchful Eye

Goaltending coach by trade, Jordan Sigalet must have felt more like a Wal-Mart greeter the last few years.Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo, Joni Ortio, Niklas Backstrom, Brian Elliott, Chad Johnson, Jon Gillies, David Rittich, Mason McDonald, Tyler Parsons, Brad Thiessen, Doug Carr, Kevin Poulin, Kent Simpson, Nick Schneider, Tom McCollum.Seventeen goalies have come through the turnstile...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Top 4 Prospects 2017

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 of the London Knights. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images. ...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 days ago

The Flames Are Different, But Are They Better?

Since the end of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Calgary Flames have been busy. Aside from perhaps Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee, no National Hockey League executive has been as active as Brad Treliving in trying to improve his club. The Flames’ acquisition of Travis Hamonic was part of a busy summer for the club. Photo: Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers As...
Via The Hockey Writers
14 days ago

Flames Development Camp 2017: Eight Takeaways From the Scrimmage

Game on!Calgary Flames development camp wrapped up Friday morning with its signature event: The scrimmage. It was Team Conroy (Red) versus Team Gelinas (White) as two teams of 17 skaters battled each other in an energetic affair before a packed crowd at Markin MacPhail Arena at WinSport.You know you're in a hockey market when on a sunny Friday morning in July, while going up against...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks sign gritty forward Brandon Bollig to 1-year deal

Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: All or nothing following the defensive overload?

The Pacific Division includes the rebuilding Arizona Coyotes and the Vancouver Canucks, but it also includes the fading Los Angeles Kings and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. There are also questions regarding San Jose’s chances at contending for a playoff spot considering their aging roster. All of this is great news for the Calgary Flames next season. With the team expected...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Will the Mike Smith trade pay off?

The Calgary Flames had one part of their roster that needed an improvement, and that was in goal. Brian Elliott was solid, but he did not do nearly enough to make the Flames competitive in the playoffs. In an effort to be more prepared for April, Brad Treliving made a big move just before the NHL Draft. On June 17, Arizona goaltender Mike Smith was traded to Calgary for goaltender...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames make head-scratching deal in acquisition of Mike Smith

Ahead of the trade freeze and the eventual expansion draft, the Calgary Flames have added a starting goaltender, acquiring Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for prospect Brandon Hickey, a conditional third-round pick and goalie Chad Johnson. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman adds that the third-round pick becomes a second should the Flames qualify for the postseason,...
Via The Comeback
June 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Brian Burke says the Calgary Flames may leave without a new arena

Brian Burke just stirred up the rumor mill out in Calgary and it unfortunately has nothing to do with the fun offseason player rumors fans enjoy following.Serving as the President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, Burke was asked to speak to the Canadian Club of Calgary and he dropped quite a few noteworthy quotes. The biggest – and most controversial – included...
Via The Comeback
June 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: What should they do with the 16th overall pick?

In terms of draft position in the first round, the Calgary Flames have the best chance at drafting a new impact player out of this year’s playoff teams. They ended up with the first wild card spot after tying Nashville for the fewest points out of any playoff team, but they ended up with the first non-lottery pick after they were swept out of the first round and the Predators made...
Via isportsweb.com
May 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Whose profane Dougie Hamilton rant was picked up on Sportsnet’s broadcast?

Ah, the perils of hot mics. Microphones that were on when interview subjects thought they were off have caused problems for everyone from Robert Durst to Dave Bliss in the wider world, and in the sports media world, everyone from Jim Nantz to Byron McDonald has been tripped up by them. The case of the profane rant about Calgary Flames’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton that appears to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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