Calgary Flames

In hockey, goaltending can make or break a team’s chances for victory. Good goaltending can cover up a lot of deficiencies, but almost nothing can cover up for bad goaltending. Since the retirement of Miikka Kiprusoff following the 2012-13 season, the Calgary Flames have been perpetually searching for a top goaltender. Their search has seen
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As sure as the sun sets in the west and slow drivers camp in Deerfoot’s leftmost lane, the Flames will roll into the season sporting a top-four defensive pairing of Dougie Hamilton with Mark Giordano and T.J. Brodie with Travis Hamonic. The third blue line pairing is still up for grabs. It’s a virtual lock
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. Talk of a new arena and speculation of a possible move
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The Calgary Flames had a bounce-back season in 2016-17 in two big ways. First, they rebounded from a lackluster 2015-16 season that cost Bob Hartley his job. Then they managed to survive the steep learning curve of Glen Gulutzan’s new system and a start that saw them dead-last in the National Hockey League standings by
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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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This offseason the Calgary Flames knew that they needed to find goaltending stability. It was their achilles heel last year and the reason behind their downfall. For the Flames to have playoff success, they need to be far better in that department. Heading into last season, the Flames had this exact problem. At the 2016
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When Sam Bennett was drafted fourth overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, it was initially met with great praise. At the time, he was rated as the top North American skater of the draft class and easily was projected to be at a minimum, a top-six centerman. Sam Bennett was
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Travis Hamonic lost his father, Gerald, to a heart attack in the summer of 2010. 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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The Calgary Flames are a team with an understated amount of history. Joining the National Hockey League in 1972-73 as the Atlanta Flames, the club has been part of the league for parts of five decades and in Calgary for nearly 40 years. Despite boasting a roster that has featured numerous Hockey Hall of Fame
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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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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
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In a somewhat surprising move, the Calgary Flames added another piece to an already stacked top-four blue line when they re-signed defenseman Michael Stone to a three-year contract extension on Friday. Even after adding Travis Hamonic by trade, general manager Brad Treliving didn’t settle and now has a top-five that will rival any blue corps in
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The Travis Hamonic trade saga is finally over. After the young defender made a request to be traded to be closer to his family in Western Canada followed by a rescinding of that trade request, the Islanders have moved Hamonic to the Calgary Flames, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday during the second round of the 2017
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The Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames were almost the first teams to break the ice on trades Saturday as the entire hockey community sits in anticipation, wondering what moves their respective teams will pull off. The Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres pulled off the first deal of the day though, sending Nathan Beaulieu to Buffalo
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For the first time in nearly two full decades, the Calgary Flames will participate in the National Hockey League’s expansion draft as the Vegas Golden Knights join the league in mid-June. Compared to the other 29 established clubs, the Flames are sitting in very good shape. They’ve made the post-season in two of their past
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The Calgary Flames have many talented players playing for their American Hockey League affiliate, the Stockton Heat. Many of these players could very well be key players in the Flames’ future. Some of the prospects appear to be NHL ready, whereas some of them may never be in the NHL. In this article, I discuss who
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With the Czech Republic team eliminated from the World Championships, Jan Rutta is set to make his future in the NHL known. According to inside hockey reporter and always trusted analyst Darren Dreger, the finalists seem to be the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames. Player agent Allen Walsh represents Rutta and Walsh didn’t waste
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