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Flames Radically Remake Forward Ranks

Flames Radically Remake Forward Ranks

July 5th, 2018 The Calgary Flames went into the 2017-18 National Hockey League season with high expectations. Bolstered by the off-season additions of Mike Smith and Travis Hamonic, the team didn't just expect to qualify for the playoffs but to make some noise once they got there. Instead, they missed the...
Flames Roster Is What Bill Peters Has Been Waiting For

Flames Roster Is What Bill Peters Has Been Waiting For

July 5th, 2018 Bill Peters is the new head coach of the Calgary Flames. He walked away from what was a tenuous situation with the Carolina Hurricanes. After four years of being "so close" to making the playoffs, Peters now has a team with the pieces he needs to make the postseason. The question is, can he coach...

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June 23rd, 2018

The Calgary Flames have traded Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox to the Carolina Hurricanes for Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin. The trade was broken Saturday during the 2018 NHL Draft by Insider Bob McKenzie. Flames Get Lindholm and Hanifin After being taken with the fifth-overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Lindholm has struggled to produce points at the level that a team would like out of a player taken that high in the draft. Still, the potential and ceiling of Lindholm is high and it’s been noticeable since the day he made his debut as an 18-year-old.  Part of what’s limited his production has been a lack of quality teammates to play with. For the Hurricanes, a change was needed and has been in the works for months. While the team would have liked to have retained Lindholm for the long-term, a mutually agreed-upon contract simply couldn’t be met and it ultimately led to the two...
June 18th, 2018
NHL Entry Draft

A year ago, the Calgary Flames made a big splash at the NHL Draft in Chicago. Not only did Brad Treliving's crew land highly-touted Finnish defender Juuso Valimaki in the first round, but they stole the show on the second day with a blockbuster trade for blueliner Travis Hamonic – continuing a trend of being draft movers and shakers since Treliving's arrival in 2014. Unfortunately for the Flames, the 2018 NHL Draft is when it's time for them to pay the piper. The club hopes to be busy over the draft weekend, but they're entering it with some uncertainty surrounding their roster and precious few draft picks at their disposal. Picks Heading into draft weekend, the Flames only have four picks at their disposal. 105th overall in the fourth round 108th overall in the fourth round (originally Florida's pick, acquired in Jiri Hudler trade) 167th overall in the sixth round 198th overall in the seventh round It's the fewest picks they've had during Brad Treliving's...
June 17th, 2018
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When the 2017-18 season ended, it was evident that the Calgary Flames would be making some changes after a disappointing year. The first, and arguably most major, change they made was clearing their bench staff by parting ways with head coach Glen Gulutzan and assistants Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard. Following on the heels of the hiring of Bill Peters as the club's new head coach, the Flames have recruited a new associate coach in Geoff Ward and a new assistant coach in Ryan Huska. In several ways, these hires aim to fix specific challenges the Flames faced over the past 82 games – woeful special teams play and inconsistent performances in their defensive zone. Introducing Geoff Ward The Flames had a horrible power play in 2017-18. The team used the same general approach and the same general mixture of high-end players all season – with tons of ice time for the likes of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk, Mikael Backlund, Dougie Hamilton and Mark Giordano –...
May 15th, 2018
Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames bet big on themselves in the summer of 2017. General manager Brad Treliving sent several draft selections out the door during that off-season in an effort to bring in Mike Smith, Michael Stone and Travis Hamonic. The 2018 NHL Draft is when Treliving's hockey club has to pay the proverbial piper. It's primed to be a history-making weekend for the organization, but they're also hoping some history repeats itself as well. Flames Have Very Few Picks According to Pro Sports Transactions, the Flames have the fewest number of 2018 picks than any other club. Two other teams – Boston and Nashville – each have five selections, but the Flames only have four. Moreover, while Nashville doesn't pick in the first or second round due to trades, the Flames have no selections in the first three rounds of the 2018 NHL Draft. They don't make a selection until 105th overall. Their first round pick went to the New York Islanders for Hamonic Their second round pick...

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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