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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.

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…

NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Flames, Red Wings, Senators

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Toronto Maple Leafs got bad news when it comes to defenseman Conor Timmins. How long will he be out? Meanwhile, what’s the latest on extension talk surrounding Elias Lindholm? Are the Detroit Red Wings looking at Patrick Kane? Finally, how far apart at the Ottawa Senators and Shane Pinto in their attempts to get a deal done? Timmins Will Miss Time for the Maple Leafs During the Toronto Maple Leafs’ preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens, defender Conor Timmins suffered a lower-body injury, as reported by Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun. The extent…

NHL Rumors: Devils, Lightning, Flames, Wild, Ducks

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the New Jersey Devils are already talking contract extension with Tyler Toffoli. Meanwhile, as the Tampa Bay Lightning look for goaltending options, is there any truth to rumors the team might trade fo Daniel Vladar? The Minnesota Wild signed two players on Friday, is an extension coming for a third? Finally, did the Anaheim Ducks pull a shady move by holding Jamie Drysdale out of the lineup last season so he wouldn’t reach the game threshold to earn arbitration rights? Devils Looking to Sign Toffoli to a Contract Extension The Devils have initiated preliminary talks…

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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.