Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames have kicked off their 2018-19 season with high hopes after a disappointing 2017-18 campaign. There are storylines swirling all around the club after an off-season that was defined by a lot of change. Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk will flirt with the 30-goal mark in 2018-19. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) With the
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The Calgary Flames did arguably more than any other team in their division to significantly improve their roster heading into the 2018-19 season, but they aren’t the only Pacific Division team that made upgrades. In terms of where they were last year to where they are now, the Flames certainly came out of the summer with
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In today’s News & Notes, the New Jersey Devils have signed their 2018 first-round pick Ty Smith to a three-year entry-level contract, the Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames made a trade and the New York Rangers have signed Dustin Tokarski to a one-year contract and the NHL Network has released their top-20 NHL winger list
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The Calgary Flames had a disappointing season in 2017-18, finishing 11 points outside of the post-season mix. Given that disappointment, the Flames have made several roster changes during their off-season. There may be even more roster turnover, given that they have a few young faces pushing for National Hockey League jobs. Juuso Valimaki (Amy Irvin
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The Calgary Flames went into the 2017-18 National Hockey League season with high expectations. Bolstered by the off-season additions of Mike Smith and Travis Hamonic, the team didn’t just expect to qualify for the playoffs but to make some noise once they got there. Instead, they missed the post-season by 11 points. James Neal is
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When the 2017-18 season ended, it was evident that the Calgary Flames would be making some changes after a disappointing year. The first, and arguably most major, change they made was clearing their bench staff by parting ways with head coach Glen Gulutzan and assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard. The Flames moved on from
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On Tuesday afternoon, just 10 days following the completion of a disappointing season, the Calgary Flames parted ways with head coach Glen Gulutzan and his two assistant coaches. The change in coaching directions come on the heels of a disappointing season where Flames management, ownership and fans had sky-high expectations that were not met. Calgary
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The Calgary Flames didn’t make the playoffs following a disappointing 2017-18 regular season. Much of the time teams have hefty to-do lists in the off-seasons following a playoff miss, and the Flames are no exception. A contract extension for Matthew Tkachuk tops the Calgary Flames’ summer to-do list. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) However, don’t expect
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There’s a lot of frustration surrounding the Calgary Flames as the 2017-18 NHL season draws to a close, and rightfully so. The fans are upset, the players are disappointed, and management & coaching staff are trying to figure out where things went wrong. Although there’s plenty to like when looking at the Flames roster, the
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The 2017-18 season did not go the way the Calgary Flames had hoped. With Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan leading the offense, Travis Hamonic being brought in to bolster the blue line, and Mike Smith expected to deliver consistent goaltending, playoffs were expected to be a shoo-in. But then, inconsistency kicked in. Gaudreau and Monahan
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With a tenuous playoff position, not a lot of draft picks and no real desire to sell off major pieces, the Calgary Flames seemed poised for a low-key National Hockey League trade deadline. The 1 p.m. MT deadline came and went, with the Flames making a pair of tinkering moves and largely leaving their team,
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A few players were claimed off of waivers Monday. The Philadelphia Flyers claimed veteran defender Johnny Oduya, the Calgary Flames claimed forward Chris Stewart and the Colorado Avalanche claimed defenseman Mark Alt. While many teams are making trades to bolster their clubs or acquire assets ahead of the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline, the waiver wire
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Since he made his National Hockey League debut in the fall of 2016, Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has burnt an indelible image in the memories of players throughout the league. That image isn’t a goal celebration or a glare after battles in the trenches – it’s a devilish, mischievous smirk, often punctuated by a
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