Calgary Flames

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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A year ago, the Calgary Flames made a big splash at the NHL Draft in Chicago. Not only did Brad Treliving’s crew land highly-touted Finnish defender Juuso Valimaki in the first round, but they stole the show on the second day with a blockbuster trade for blueliner Travis Hamonic – continuing a trend of being
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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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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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Only two weeks ago, everything was rolling along perfectly for the Calgary Flames and their fans. The team had just won their seventh straight game, and had climbed into a divisional playoff spot. Fast forward to the present day, and the Flames have now lost four straight games, and according to many fans, big changes
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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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When the puck dropped to begin the 2017-18 season, the Calgary Flames had visions of contention floating in their heads. After a season of rapid improvement under head coach Glen Gulutzan, the acquisitions of Mike Smith and Travis Hamonic were supposed to strengthen some soft spots in the team’s composition. Combined with some aspects of
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