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5 Historic Trades That Ignited the Flames

5 Historic Trades That Ignited the Flames

September 13th, 2018 The Calgary Flames were busy this offseason addressing some key concerns via trades, ultimately changing the teams' outlook heading into the 2018-19 season. Optimism is on the rise in Calgary and the right trades can do that for an organization. While it's still too early to tell how these recent...
Prospect Game Shows Promise in Flames' Youth

Prospect Game Shows Promise in Flames' Youth

September 11th, 2018 The Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers had the opportunity to showcase their top young prospects in a rookie game in Calgary this past Saturday. Some players had NHL experience while others had none at all, which made for a very entertaining Battle of Alberta. I was at the game and here are...

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August 29th, 2018
Flames Prospects

Spencer Foo was the talk of the town in Calgary towards the tail-end of the 2017-18 NHL season. A bidding war had erupted earlier for the Union College prospect, with both the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames in the mix. While many expected the Oilers to snatch the hometown kid, it was ultimately Calgary who won the day. Perhaps Foo, from St. Albert, Alta. was hoping to emulate similar success from another (recently retired) St. Albert product who etched his name into Calgary Flames lore wearing the 'C' for the flaming C's for so many years. Foo was a finalist for the Hobey Baker award in 2017, so a familiarity of fraternity with fellow Hobey Baker finalist (and 2014 winner) Johnny Gaudreau may have added an off-hand allure to Foo's decision to join the Flames, as well. A Solid Audition for Foo In any case, it's safe to say the NHL audition was a successful one for the 24-year-old, as he was able to contribute almost immediately. The 6-foot, 190-pound forward appeared in...
August 27th, 2018
Flames Goaltending

The Calgary Flames had high hopes for the 2017-18 season after loading up the prior summer with high-price talent. Unfortunately their season disappointed, and that disappointment has led to another busy summer for general manager Brad Treliving. Expectations remain sky-high in southern Alberta, but the margin for error has become quite thin for the current management group. After some shaky defensive play throughout last season and some inconsistent goaltending down the stretch, the Flames will need more from their back end group to succeed in 2018-19. Here's our projections for how the Flames roster shakes out in the crease and on the blueline heading into training camp. The Projected Goalies Mike Smith David Rittich The 2018-19 Flames will arguably be made or broken by their goaltenders, much as they were throughout the prior season. The 2017-18 Flames were initially held together through some very shaky early performances by a series of stellar efforts...
August 21st, 2018
Flames Transactions

In today's News & Notes, David Desharnais' contract in the KHL has been terminated, veteran forward Vernon Fiddler has joined the Dallas Stars coaching staff, Randy Lee has resigned as the assistant general maanger of the Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames have made a depth signing to bolster their forward depth at the AHL and potentially NHL level. Desharnais' KHL Contract Terminated Desharnais' tenure with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the KHL was over before it ever really began. Despite signing a contract with Lokomotiv in May 2018, Desharnais' contract has been terminated by the team according to Igor Eronko. Desharnais spent the 2017-18 season as a member of the New York Rangers, playing in 71 games and scoring six goals and 28 points during his time there. A veteran of 524 seasons, the 5-foot-7, 180-pound winger has scored 87 goals and 282 points split between the Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers and the Ranger as an undrafted player. Though Desharnais' contract...
August 20th, 2018

In today's News & Notes, the New Jersey Devils have signed their 2018 first-round pick Ty Smith to a three-year entry-level contract, the Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames made a trade and the New York Rangers have signed Dustin Tokarski to a one-year contract and the NHL Network has released their top-20 NHL winger list (which has already created a debate). Devils Sign Smith The Devils have come to terms with Smith, their first-round pick in 2018, to a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced Monday. Smith was excellent in his second season with the Spokane Chiefs in the WHL in 2017-18, setting career-highs in just about every category with an impressive 14 goals, 59 assists, 73 points and 30 penalty minutes. While plus/minus is an increasingly useless statistic, his plus-44 rating in 69 games was also a career-high. Not only did Smith set career-highs in his draft season but his assist and point totals were also the second-highest among defenders int...

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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... May 14th, 2018