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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.

Calgary Flames’ 5 Best-Case Scenarios in 2023-24

The Calgary Flames are looking for a major bounce-back season after 2022-23’s disappointment. Aside from the big Tyler Toffoli for Yegor Sharangovich trade, the roster is quite similar to last season. That said, the organization has still made plenty of personnel changes. Related: Flames Wise to Send Wolf to AHL Instead of Rushing Trade Both Brad Treliving and Darryl Sutter are out, while new general manager Craig Conroy and head coach Ryan Huska are in. This is great news for the organization, as well as its fanbase, as it had become clear that the environment had grown toxic under the…

Flames’ Solovyov Pushing Hard for Roster Spot

If you weren’t familiar with the name Ilya Solovyov before Calgary Flames training camp this year, it’s hard to blame you. The 23-year-old Russian defender isn’t often discussed when it comes to this organization’s top prospects, as he lacks the flash and offensive upside which is what most typically look for in up-and-coming players. Related: Flames Wise to Send Wolf to AHL Instead of Rushing Trade With that said, it has been impossible for anyone following the Flames through training camp not to have noticed Solovyov. The coaching staff appear to be big fans of his game and are giving…

Flames Wise to Send Wolf to AHL Instead of Rushing Trade

After a highly disappointing 2022-23 season, Calgary Flames fans were extremely hopeful that they would get to see Dustin Wolf play in the NHL for the entire 2023-24 campaign. Though that hasn’t been ruled out as he still remains with the team to this point in camp, general manager Craig Conroy admitted it is likely that Wolf will at least begin this season with the Calgary Wranglers. Related: Flames’ Andersson Handling Captaincy Debacle with Pure Class “I think so,” Conroy said to Daily Faceoff’s Frank Seravalli when asked if Wolf is likely to start the year in the American Hockey…

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Flames FAQ

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.