Rasmus Andersson Is Key to Flames Moving Forward

Rasmus Andersson Is Key to Flames Moving Forward

August 21st, 2019 Last season, the Calgary Flames defensive group was led by Norris Trophy winner and captain Mark Giordano, who had the best plus-minus rating in the NHL. Giordano, despite being 35-years-old, had a career-high season and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.  But, when Giordano...
Tkachuk Signing Paramount to Flames

Tkachuk Signing Paramount to Flames

August 16th, 2019 Agitation. It’s an integral part of Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk’s game on the ice. And now, some Flames fans are becoming slightly agitated as training camp for the 2019-20 season rapidly approaches with the 21-year-old restricted free agent (RFA) still unsigned. Tkachuk –...

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July 28th, 2019
Calgary Flames

The most important moment for the Calgary Flames franchise in decades won't happen on the ice. After roughly 14 years of discussions, negotiations and near-misses, the Flames, the City of Calgary and Calgary Stampede jointly announced a tentative arena deal on Monday night at City Hall. Calgary Flames' Saddledome (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) The only thing standing between a new arena being built in Calgary is ratification of the deal by city council in a vote held just days after they voted to eliminate $60 million from the local government budget. A Brief History of Calgary's Arena Built in advance of the 1988 Winter Olympics, it's safe to say that the Scotiabank Saddledome has seen better days. Designed with a striking saddle-shaped parabolic roof – the very thing that inspired its name – the 'Dome has become a bit of a relic, with its distinctive roof also struggling to withstand the weight of the heavy rigging that many major concert performers use for...
July 23rd, 2019
Flames Transactions

James Neal will no longer be a Calgary Flame. Flames general manager Brad Treliving and his Oilers counterpart Ken Holland agreed to a rather confusing trade on Friday, swapping Neal for Milan Lucic and a third-round conditional pick. More confusing to Flames fans is the fact that Edmonton is only retaining 12.5% of Lucic's $6 million contract and early reports claim that his no-movement clause means the Flames need to protect him in the upcoming Seattle expansion draft. The trade defines bittersweet - getting rid of one low-value contract for another. The new roster structure picture for the Flames looks like this. So why did the two Alberta GMs make the deal? The narratives surrounding the two are shockingly similar, making the case for a simple "change of scenery" motif. Former Calgary Flames left wing James Neal (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) Spot the Difference: By the Numbers Last Season GP: Neal - 63 / Lucic - 79Points: Neal - 19 / Lucic - 20Goals: Neal -...
July 23rd, 2019
Flames Transactions

By any objective measure, the Calgary Flames gave up the better player when they traded James Neal to the Edmonton Oilers for Milan Lucic. The Flames could still end up winning this trade, though. Milan Lucic - (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The history of trades between the two rivals is brief, for good reason. Furthermore, the few trades that they’ve made have one recurring theme: They’re all relatively insignificant. All due respect to the players Lucic and Neal once were, that trend continues with this deal. Based on their recent history, both Lucic and Neal are shells of those guys, hollowed-out husks, if you will. That doesn’t take away how they can still contribute on their respective new teams, though. The Flames thought highly enough of Lucic that they felt the deal was worth it. Here are the three likeliest reasons why: 3. Oilers Retained Salary Admittedly, the $750,000 of Lucic’s salary that the Oilers retained isn’t a lot. It does symbolize...

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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... July 15th, 2019