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Assessing the Calgary Flames Last Five Drafts

It’s no secret that this season couldn’t have gone much further south for Calgary. The only upside to missing the playoffs in six of the last seven years though, is that they’ve accumulated some high draft picks by doing so. With the Flames holding the sixth overall pick this year, this article will examine whether history is on Calgary’s side when it comes to draft day...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 hours ago

Handicapping the Flames 2016 First Round Pick

After enjoying a resurgence in 2014-15, the Calgary Flames backslid a bit in 2015-16. While their on-ice results were no doubt a disappointment, the silver lining is that the club owns the sixth overall selection in the upcoming 2016 NHL Draft. Since moving to Calgary in 1980 the Flames have only selected this high in the first round a handful of times, and tongues league-wide are...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Assessing the Calgary Flames 2016 Free Agents

In the aftermath of a disappointing 2015-16 season, the Calgary Flames and general manager Brad Treliving have some decisions to make. In addition to trying to upgrade the roster through trades and free agency, Treliving’s club has 18 players who are pending free agents of various kinds – he faces decisions on whether to re-sign or qualify all of them. Here’s a glance at the...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Calgary Flames: Is moving to Seattle possible?

The Calgary Flames have a great support system that has remained patient through some difficult seasons lately, so it seems kind of weird to consider this franchise packing their bags and heading somewhere else. There is one factor, however, that makes such a move possible, and that is the home arena. The dilemma was magnified when the Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings announced...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: What they could do with the #6 pick

The Calgary Flames made a huge jump toward a successful rebuilding process when they got 97 points and a playoff spot in 2014-2015, but they took a nosedive this season. They finished with the same record as in 2013-2014 (35-40-7, 77 points), and they turned to the lottery once again. They have the sixth pick of the 2016 NHL Draft, and there are plenty of directions that the Flames...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Go from Hartley to Boudreau

On May 3, the Calgary Flames decided to fire head coach Bob Hartley after a disappointing 77-point season. It is a decision that has so far not gone well for the fans. One of the cleaner reactions to the firing was: “Bad bad bad decision.” The timing of the firing is kind of curious; as the Flames had just reached the postseason to buck expectations in 2014-2015. They went on...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Adams curse continues with the firing of Bob Hartley

Recently, the Calgary Flames announced the dismissal of their head coach, Bob Hartley. It came as a bit of surprising news as a fair amount of firings usually happen right after the season ended for teams who missed the playoffs. Remarkably, Hartley went from Jack Adams winner to a coach looking for a job in about a year. Bob Hartley received the Jack Adams Award on June 24,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Hartley Fired as Calgary Flames Head Coach

Flames Part Ways with Coach The Calgary Flames fired head coach Bob Hartley on Tuesday morning, as well as associate coach Jacques Cloutier. The move isn’t a total surprise as, according to Eric Francis, Flames GM Brad Treliving didn’t leave with Team Canada for the IIHF world championships this week, opting to remain behind for an “emergency meeting” on Monday.Why the...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary fires Bob Hartley, a season after coach of the year

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames fired Bob Hartley on Tuesday, a season after he was voted the NHL's coach of the year. Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference. Last season, he led the Flames to a 45-30-7 record and...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames HC Bob Hartley fired one year after winning Jack Adams Award

A year can truly make a big difference and former Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley found that out the hard way. After a disappointing 35-40 record and missing the playoffs for the third time in four years, Hartley has been fired by the Flames. Hartley had an impressive year with the team last season, going 45-30 and advancing to the conference semfinals, their first playoff...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames fire Bob Hartley a season after he was named coach of the year

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley, who was the named the NHL's coach of the year last season.Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference.Hartley won a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001....
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames fire coach Bob Hartley

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley, who was the named the NHL's coach of the year last season. Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference. Hartley won a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Flames sign Czech league star Daniel Pribyl

The Calgary Flames have signed Sparta Praha scoring star Daniel Pribyl, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca. McKenzie reports there were many suitors for Pribyl, including the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators. Pribyl, who was originally drafted in the sixth round in the 2011 draft, blew out his ACL in the Czech league playoffs, but that didn’t deter the Flames from...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the 1988-89 Stanley Cup winning Calgary Flames

Can you name every player on the 1988-89 NHL Stanley Cup winning Calgary Flames? Clue: Number/Position
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Jonas Hiller bolts for Switzerland after awful season

Former Calgary Flames goalie Jonas Hiller is leaving the NHL for Switzerland, after signing a three-year deal with ECH Biel Bie of the National League A, reports Sportsnet.  The 34-year-old is no stranger to Switzerland, as the Swiss native played six seasons in the Swiss league before joining the Anaheim Ducks in 2007-2008. Hiller put together a solid NHL career with the Ducks...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames on the verge of another standout rookie season

The Calgary Flames’ 2015-16 season has been an abysmal one from the start. Losing eight of their first 10 games did little to inspire the Flames faithful from the get-go, and the club has failed to hit its stride since then, putting together a subpar season that saw them spend far longer than expected as the worst-ranked club in the league. However, amid Calgary’s disappointing...
Via The Sports Journal
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Bra elderly Flyers fan threw on ice now on display at arena (pic)

An elderly Philadelphia Flyers fan flew onto the scene this week and became a certifiable Internet sensation after she threw a leopard-print brassiere on the ice at Wells Fargo Center after Brayden Schenn notched a hat trick in Monday’s 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames. The elderly wild child, Anne Duggan, parlayed being captured during the game’s broadcast tossing her bra...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Elderly Flyers fan throws bra on ice after Brayden Schenn hat trick (vid)

An elderly Philadelphia Flyers fan let her freak flag fly during Monday’s 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames when she threw a bra onto the ice after Brayden Schenn notched his hat trick late in the second period. Did you see this? You won't believe what this woman threw on the ice after @Bschenn_10 had a hat trick on Monday. pic.twitter.com/Ll8THdLVm2 — Breakfast On Broad...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension upheld by the NHL

In a somewhat surprising move, the National Hockey League has announced it’s upholding Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for checking a linesman. With the suspension, Wideman will forfeit more $564,516.20 in salary. NHL upholds the Dennis Wideman suspensionpic.twitter.com/zo0Cuu482x — Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) February 17, 2016 Below video...
Via The Comeback
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman speaks out on 20-game suspension

Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman spoke out publicly Thursday for the first time for since being suspended 20 games by the NHL for hitting linesman Don Henderson in the back."Firstly, I want to apologize to Don Henderson," Wideman said. "I feel awful about what happened. Hopefully he's recovering and is going to be back on the ice soon. I feel bad about the whole situation...
Via Yardbarker
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Deryk Engelland accidentally hits referee in face with puck (Video)

Calgary Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland accidentally hit NHL referee Mike Leggo in the face with the puck during Wednesday night's game against Carolina.It happened during the final minutes of the first period as Engelland was attempting to clear the puck along the boards from the defensive end. Leggo left the game and did not return.This comes just days after Flames defenseman...
Via Holdout Sports
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Dennis Wideman Suspended Indefinitely for Hit on Referee

The NHL has suspended Calgary Flames player Dennis Wideman indefinitely after he collided with a linesman Wednesday night in a game against the Nashville Predators. Dennis Wideman was bodychecked hard in the corner and appears visibly woozy in video. After receiving the hit, and no call, Wideman skates to his bench and on the way crosschecks official Don Henderson to the ice. After...
Via The Sports Journal
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dennis Wideman checks linesman on way to bench

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman took out linesman Don Henderson on the way to the bench on Wednesday night against the Nashville Predators. Here’s video of the incident: Dennis Wideman looked like he straight-up checked the linesman. pic.twitter.com/iau1Jd7Vaf — Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) January 28, 2016 This does not look like an accidental collision; Wideman...
Via The Comeback
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Flames president Brian Burke wants bigger NHL ice surfaces

Calgary Flames president Brian Burke wants the NHL to adopt a bigger ice surface. In an interview with Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca, the 59-year-old said he’s not interested in making the ice international sized (200 x 100 feet) but he’s proposing the best method is to go 200 x 90 feet. “I’ve felt this way for a long time,” the 59-year-old Burke told TSN.ca week. “When...
Via The Comeback
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Giordano Make All-Star Roster

This morning, the NHL announced rosters for the four All-Star teams comprised of the Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific Division. The Calgary Flames will be represented by two players in winger Johnny Gaudreau and defenseman and captain Mark Giordano. This will be their second-consecutive all-star game. “Johnny Hockey” is tied for second in scoring for the Pacific Division...
Via The Sports Journal
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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