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The Calgary Flames date back to 1972 when they were started as the Atlanta Flames. On the ice, the Flames were a success, reaching the playoffs in six of their eight seasons in Atlanta. Financially, however, they struggled due to poor attendance, and in 1980, they were sold and relocated to Calgary. Following the move, they maintained their on-ice success by qualifying for the postseason in their first 11 years in Calgary, which included winning the 1989 Stanley Cup as well as a trip to the 1986 Stanley Cup Final. Since winning the 1989 Stanley Cup, the team has reached one more Stanley Cup Final—in 2004, which they lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Stars: 3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for Max Domi

After signing a one-year, prove-it deal last offseason, Max Domi put together an impressive campaign in 2022-23. In 80 regular-season games, the 28-year-old scored 20 goals and recorded 56 points. He then followed that up by posting 13 points in 19 playoff games. He has set himself up for a raise due to his strong play, and he is viewed as one of the top players who could hit the free-agent market this summer. Although Domi has made it clear that he is open to staying with the Stars, that is not guaranteed given Dallas’ limited cap space. Thus, there…

Calgary Flames: Ranking the Final 4 Coaching Candidates

A final decision has yet to be made, but it sounds like the Calgary Flames are nearing a decision as to who their next head coach will be. Several candidates received interviews, but it sounds like there are only a few left in the running, with Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman saying he believes the final four are Travis Green, Todd Reirden, Mitch Love, and Ryan Huska. It is clear that after Darryl Sutter’s firing, newly appointed general manager (GM) Craig Conroy is looking to get a much different voice behind the bench. There have been plenty of comments from Flames players…

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Flames, Devils, Flyers, Blue Jackets

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly bringing in Shane Doan as an assistant GM. Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames are close to naming their head coach and one insider thinks there’s a clear frontrunner. The New Jersey Devils are trying to get deals done with Jesper Bratt and Timo Meier, plus, they’ve traded a big-name defenseman, and the Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets might not be done talking trades. Maple Leafs to Hire Shane Doan According to multiple sources, including Kevin Weekes, former NHL player Shane Doan is expected to be named an assistant to…

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What year were the Calgary Flames founded?

The Calgary Flames date back to 1972 when they were started as the Atlanta Flames.

When did the Calgary Flames play their first game?

The Calgary Flames (then known as the Atlanta Flames) played their first game on Oct. 7, 1972. They faced the New York Islanders and won 3-2.

Who is the current head coach of the Calgary Flames?

Darryl Sutter is the current head coach for the Calgary Flames.