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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 Renounce Draft Rights to 5 Players

The Calgary Flames and new general manager Craig Conroy are continuing on in the trek that is the NHL offseason. Lately, the team has decided to let the league’s annual prospect signing deadline pass without signing five of their former draft selections. The young men in question are Jack Beck, Cole Huckins, Cameron Whynot, Cole Jordan, and Lucas Feuk. The first four players were all selected in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, while Feuk was chosen back in 2019. NHL rules dictate that any player aged 20 and under may re-enter the NHL Draft if not signed by their original…

Flames Urgent to Deal With These 7 2024 Free Agents

The biggest storyline that will be surrounding the Calgary Flames for at least the next two months leading up to free agency is what will happen with the seven key players who all have one year left on their deals. What the players each choose and what Craig Conroy decides to do will greatly impact next season and beyond as the team could look very similar or vastly different. Pierre LeBrun states that “Conroy has made it clear he wants to know what those seven players want to do, as far as potential extensions, as soon as possible” (from “LeBrun…

3 Flames 2023 Offseason Predictions

Craig Conroy is now at the helm for the Calgary Flames and he may do things a lot differently than former general manager Brad Treliving. The Flames should have a good mix of youth and experience next season, but it has to be done right for them to get back into the playoffs. There are some items to check off the list this summer and we are going to look at some offseason predictions regarding what the Flames will do. Vladar Traded I believe the secret is out on Dustin Wolf, who might not only be the best goalie prospect…

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7 Cool Things About Jonathan Huberdeau

*This article was published before the 2022-23 season Heading into the 2021-22 season, expectations were as high as ever for Jonathan Huberdeau and the Florida Panthers, who, on paper, had one of the most talented rosters in the entire NHL. They absolutely lived up to those expectations throughout the regular…


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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.