They Wore It Once: Flames Players and Their Unique Numbers

They Wore It Once: Flames Players and Their Unique Numbers

January 14th, 2021 The Calgary Flames have had many players during their thirty years in the league. As a result, many different jersey numbers have been worn. Numbers like 7, 15, 16, 21 and 22, have been extremely popular, worn by 23 different players each, the highest amount of players who have worn any number in...
NHL Rumors: Blue Jackets, Rangers, Hurricanes, Flames, Bruins, More

NHL Rumors: Blue Jackets, Rangers, Hurricanes, Flames, Bruins, More

January 14th, 2021 In today's NHL rumor rundown, Columbus Blue Jackets' head coach John Tortorella has confirmed that Pierre-Luc Dubois wants to be traded. How will that affect the player and coaching dynamic? Speaking of Dubois, are the Calgary Flames getting in on trade discussions? In other NHL news, the New York...
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January 12th, 2021
Previews and Predictions

With training camp winding down, Calgary Flames head coach Geoff Ward has done a lot of juggling with his forward lines, employing multiple options at the center position in the process. We've also seen Andrew Mangiapane, Josh Leivo and Dominick Simon all spend time on a line with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, while Dillon Dube has recently been spotted skating with Elias Lindholm and Matthew Tkachuk. However, the time for tinkering may be over, as Ward says he'll likely use Monday night's final intra-squad game to set the lineup for the Flames' season opener against the Winnipeg Jets on Jan. 14. Matthew Tkachuk will likely be separated from his long-time center Mikeal Backlund this season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) Probably the biggest shake-up to the Flames' roster has been the decision to move Lindholm to center, despite the Swede enjoying career-high points playing as a winger with Monahan and Gaudreau over the last two years. The switch allows Tkachuk to...
January 12th, 2021
Flames History

Jan. 12 has some big moments from some of the greatest players in National Hockey League history. One legend returned to where he made a name for himself, another became the first to reach a new plateau while a third had to step away from the game. Plus, there were memorable nights in New Jersey, Calgary and Chicago. The hockey time machine is fired up, let’s take our daily trip back through the decades. Mr. Hockey Returns to Detroit The great Gordie Howe stepped onto the ice in Detroit for the first time in nearly nine years, on Jan. 12, 1980, when the Hartford Whalers traveled to the Red Wings. He retired from the NHL and Red Wings in 1971 after 25 seasons, 786 goals and 1,809 points with the team. After six seasons in the defunct World Hockey Association, he was back for one final tour of duty in the NHL during the 1979 season. Howe returned to Detroit on this date in 1980. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images) The Whalers ended their nine-game winless...
January 10th, 2021
Calgary Flames

It is just days until the 2020-21 NHL season starts, but already we have a blockbuster trade rumour with the news that Pierre-Luc Dubois may want out of Columbus. It’s hard to predict whether a trade will happen this season as there are so many more factors surrounding the COVID-19 shortened season. If a trade does happen, it will be the blockbuster trade of the season and could swing a contending team’s Stanley Cup odds. Related: NHL Rumors: Blackhawks, Devils, Islanders, Flames, More The Calgary Flames should take a detailed and long look at Dubois and consider making an offer for the forward. He is now under contract for two more years, at $5 million per season, and if he continues to trend upwards to elite player status, it will make a great value contract. Sean Monahan has been the team’s number one center for most of his career, but compared to the rest of the league, he isn’t quite the elite center Dubois is becoming. Pierre-Luc Dubois, Columbus Blue Jackets...
January 10th, 2021
Flames History

At the end of the 2005-06 season, the NHL awarded the Calgary Flames’ Miikka Kiprusoff the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goaltender. The 30-year-old Finn topped that off by winning the William H. Jennings Award for giving up the fewest goals and was named an NHL First Team All-Star. His performance between the pipes that season remains the best that Flames fans have ever seen from a Cowtown goaltender. The season saw Kiprusoff secure his place as the Flames’ franchise record-holder for wins and shutouts. On the season, he recorded a save percentage of .923, a goals against average (GAA) of 2.07 and 10 shutouts to edge out goaltending great Martin Brodeur and a young Swede named Henrik Lundqvist for the Vezina. He was also nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player.  Kiprusoff was the toast of the town at the end of the 2005-06 season. As the first Finn and only Flame to win a Vezina, he was more popular than Jerome Iginla....

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Theo Fleury - It's the Size of the Heart That Matters!

Theo Fleury, born in Saskatchewan, Canada, was one of three sons. His father, Wally, also played hockey but an injury prevented him from reaching the professional ranks. As with most young children in Canada, Fleury grew up skating and playing hockey at every opportunity, often traveling to... July 15th, 2020