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5 Most Important Flames Rivalries

5 Most Important Flames Rivalries

December 12th, 2017 The history of the Calgary Flames has been long and eventful. Throughout their decades in the National Hockey League, the Flames have played a lot of hockey against a lot of different teams. Some of those match-ups have blossomed into full-on rivalries.That said, only a handful of these...
When Will the Battle of Alberta Matter Again?

When Will the Battle of Alberta Matter Again?

December 8th, 2017 The question of which National Hockey League rivalry is the most competitive often sparks a bitter argument. In recent years, though, one rivalry that has been nowhere near the center of those arguments is the Battle of Alberta between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers – and for good...

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November 17th, 2017
Flames Prospects

There's plenty for Calgary Flames fans to be excited about so far this season. Mike Smith's proving to be the goalie they've been in search of since Miikka Kiprusoff, Johnny Gaudreau is on pace for a career-best season, and of course the legendary Jaromir Jagr in Flames silks. But, despite all the rage around the present, it's the future that should also have Flames fans buzzing.Through recent drafts, the Flames have stockpiled themselves a nice mass of promising prospects. The youngsters are currently honing their skills with their junior clubs, and, no doubt, are turning some heads. There's no telling when they'll find themselves on the Flames roster, but the more they continue their exemplary play, the sooner their moment will come. Dillon Dube Now in his fourth full season with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL, Dillon Dube, 19, continues to do it all. Through 18 games this season, he's totalled 24 points and is on pace for a career-best year. But despite tallying 172 points...
November 15th, 2017
San Jose Sharks

The Background of the Marc-Edouard Vlasic TradeThroughout most of his career in San Jose, Miikka Kiprusoff lurked in the shadow of Evgeni Nabokov in the Sharks' crease. During his tenure, the Finnish netminder never started more than 22 games in teal in a single season and held inconsistent numbers over the course of his three years with the club. After posting a .915 save percentage in the 2001-2002 campaign, he challenged his Russian counterpart for the starting role the following season. Unfortunately, his numbers were atrocious. In 22 games, Kiprusoff recorded a 5-14-0 record, an .879 save percentage, and a 3.25 goals against average. Not only did he lose his chance to become the number one goaltender in San Jose, but he was also eventually beat out by Vesa Toskala for the backup role. There didn't seem to be a job available for Kipper in a Sharks' uniform. San Jose traded him to the Calgary Flames in November of 2003--following an injury to their starting netminder-- in...
November 14th, 2017
Editor's Choice

In the summer of 2011, the Calgary Flames made an interesting move at the NHL Draft. In the fourth round, the team rolled the dice on one of the smallest players available in that draft class: a 5'6", 137 pound forward from the United States Hockey League named Johnny Gaudreau. Six seasons later, that gamble seems like one of the savviest moves the organization has made in decades.Gaudreau followed his draft selection with three very productive years with the NCAA's Boston College Eagles and then made the jump to the NHL, where he's been a standout with the Flames for his entire run. Now he's off to the best start of his professional career and sitting among the NHL's scoring leaders, which has lead to the inevitable questions of just how high his ceiling actually is: he's always been really good but does Gaudreau have it in him to be truly great? Related: Flames Love Them Some Small GuysA Brief History of Progression There's two things to remember about Gaudreau: he's...
November 13th, 2017
Hockey History

This series debates the case for Hockey Hall of Fame inclusion for players who are Hall of Fame eligible but have been overlooked for induction thus far. The Hall of fame inducts players based on their “playing ability, sportsmanship, character and contributions to his or her team or teams and to the game of hockey in general.” Ranking Fleury1,084 games played (202nd all-time) 455 goals (57th all-time) 633 assists (72nd all-time) 1,088 points (61st all-time) 125 power play goals (86th all-time) 35 shorthanded goals (ninth all-time) 67 game-winning goals (51st all-time) 1,840 penalty minutes (63rd all-time) 1.004 points per game (49th all-time) 34 playoff goals (126th all-time)Why He Should Be In There's absolutely zero doubt about the kid from Oxbow, Saskatchewan's immense talent. He was a shifty skater with fantastic hands, able to turn the league's best defenders inside out. His point totals and his seven All-Star Game appearances reveal...

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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 27th, 2017