Calgary Flames

From a contract management standpoint, the Calgary Flames are sitting pretty this year. Having already gone through some protracted contract negotiations in recent summers with Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and Sam Bennett, and having signed long-term deals for Dougie Hamilton, Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie, the Flames have no big negotiations to delve into this
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Over the past few seasons, arguably the biggest thing that Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has done to improve his hockey club is making trades without losing pieces from the team’s roster. The 2015 off-season was highlighted by Treliving acquiring Dougie Hamilton for draft picks, while a five-month span in 2017 featured the Flames
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Throughout the first stretch of the 2017-18 season, the Calgary Flames have been a club that’s underachieved. Thought to be a team on the rise due to their strong finish to the 2016-17 season and off-season additions of goaltender Mike Smith and blueliner Travis Hamonic to an already strong group, instead the Flames have muddled
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The history of the Calgary Flames has been long and eventful. Throughout their decades in the National Hockey League, the Flames have played a lot of hockey against a lot of different teams. Some of those match-ups have blossomed into full-on rivalries. The Battle of Alberta is one of the Calgary Flames’ top rivalries. (Perry
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It’s been spoken and written about often, but in the game of hockey size isn’t everything. While the rules have changed over time and that’s allowed different types of players to succeed at different times, one thing has always been true: offensive talent is always in demand. In the case of the Calgary Flames, they’ve
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The Calgary Flames have not had a truly elite player since they shipped, in the throes of a spirited tank job, an imperceptibly decaying Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins for two career minor leaguers and a first-round draft pick. The Flames have a solid, balanced young core that, while undisciplined at times, could make
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There’s a lot to like about the 2017-18 Calgary Flames roster, but there are also a few pieces that just don’t quite fit the puzzle anymore. Players like Mike Smith, Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and T.J. Brodie have been great, and obviously aren’t going anywhere. Michael Ferland and Sam Bennett have undoubtedly struggled to start
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The Calgary Flames have completed their preseason schedule and now can turn their attention to the regular season. After making a handful of key changes to their roster, expectations are high for the Flames. Here are a few bold predictions for how the 2017-18 season will unfold for the gentlemen in red sweaters. Calgary Flames
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Ah yes, the Calgary Flames. My hometown team. My boys! How could I ever be upset with them? Except, you know, when they win only four playoff rounds since 1989, missing the playoffs altogether 14 times. And also their penchant for grossly misjudging and or mistreating organisational talent (Doug Gilmour, Al MacInnis, Michael Nylander, Jean-Sebastien
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What’s going on with some of the more veteran free agents on the market? With players like Jarome Iginla and Jaromir Jagr still yet to find homes, many are linking them to former teams or out west where clubs like the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers could potentially use another addition at right wing. Is there
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There’s just over a month before the first puck drops on the 2017-18 NHL season. The Calgary Flames kick off their season on October 4th against the Edmonton Oilers after an eventful off-season. General Manager Brad Treliving overhauled the goalies, re-signed key pieces and tightened up the defence in hopes of building off 2016-17’s promising,
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Travis Hamonic lost his father, Gerald, to a heart attack in the summer of 2000. Travis was 10 years old. Opening with the new Calgary Flames defenceman’s worst day is jarring, but I feel it’s necessary. You can’t talk about Travis Hamonic without touching on his origin story, as the event has become so woven
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For hockey fans of a certain vintage, the phrase “Battle of Alberta” jogs up glorious memories from the past. Unfortunately, it has been so long since both teams have been good at the same time, most fans have no idea at just how intense the rivalry between the organizations and their fan bases used to
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