CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Flames Should Sign Jaromir Jagr

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-08-14

Even at age 45, Jaromir Jagr is still one of the most productive players in the NHL. He still has the ability to rack up points and also plays with a physical edge. Yet, as the offseason is coming to a close, Jagr still finds himself without an NHL home and that is extremely shocking. Jaromir Jag

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Five Flames Prospects That Must Prove Themselves in 2017-18

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-08-13

These players need to have solid seasons It seems that every time you look, the Calgary Flames have improved their prospect pool. Whether it’s been through great drafting or signing free agents, the Flames now have one of the deepest prospect pools in the league. With that being said, it means that some of the older prospects are starting to feel the push from newer players who are rocketing up the depth chart. So here are five Flame prospects that have to prove themselves in 2017-18. 1. Morgan Klimchuk

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Diary of a Harvard Kid: Eight Things to Consider Before Fretting Over Fox's Flames Future

Source: The Calgary Flames - From 80 Feet Above
Date: 2017-08-13

Embed from Getty Images "No amount of worrying can change the future." Not my words. It's an adage coined long ago. But it's true and they are words to live by if you're an impassioned Flames fan.If only it was that easy.The person responsible for all the nervous tapping of feet, biting of nails and chewing of pens is hotshot defence prospect Adam Fox.Fox was drafted in the third round of the 2016 NHL Draft.After a tremendous first year at Harvard, the 19-year-old is headed back to the Massachusetts campus for his sophomore season.

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Will Sam Bennett Become Elite?

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-08-13

When Sam Bennett was drafted fourth overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, it was initially met with great praise. At the time, he was rated as the top North American skater of the draft class and easily was projected to be at a minimum, a top-six centerman. Sam Bennett was the fourth overall pick in 2014, but it’s too early to tell how he’ll turn out. (Bill Streic

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Review: Voices soar at Jubilee in The Phantom of the Opera

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-08-13

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s behemoth, The Phantom of the Opera, is back in what is being heralded as a completely redesigned version. Don’t panic. That doesn’t mean new songs, new characters or, thankfully, new costumes. Like the falling chandelier, the late Maria Bjornson’s lavish 19th century costumes are a trademark of Phantom. Yes, the chandelier still falls, but it doesn’t swing toward the Jubilee Auditorium stage as it once did. It just falls downward, toward the orchestra pit and some of the first rows of the auditorium, hissing, crackling, sparking and even shooting flames. This show has always liked pyrotechnics and there are still plenty of them in the 140-minute running time. But I digress, so let’s get back to Paul Brown’s new set designs, which the producers are using as a hook to get Calgarians to fill the Jubilee until Aug. 20. The centrepiece of the design is a gigantic cylinder that revolves, splits in

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Flames’ 5 Keys to Contention

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-08-12

If their actions this summer are any indication, the Calgary Flames believe that they can contend in 2017-18. They augmented their young core of forwards and their mobile defensemen with the additions of Travis Hamonic, Mike Smith and Eddie Lack this summer in an effort to shore up their roster. However, the Flames’ dreams of contention are not guaranteed.

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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #16 - Brett Kulak

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-08-11

2017-18 could be the year Kulak sticks in the NHL #16: Brett Kulak Position: D Age: 23 Team: Stockton Heat/Calgary Flames Drafted: 2012 #105 (4th Round) Last Year Rank: #19 For the second straight season Brett Kulak cracked the Flames lineup out of training camp but he ended up being a healthy scratch more often than not. Kulak skated in 21 games with Calgary last season, posting three assists and a -3 rating. Kulak also played in 27 games for the Stockton Heat, scoring two goals and adding 12 assists. Kulak has been widely regarded as the potential sixth defender for the Flames heading into this season, but he’ll have to outplay the likes of Oliver Kylington, Rasmus Andersson, and Matt Bartkowski in training camp. At 23 years of age, he still has a

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Calgary summer playground suffers from Verdant Creek wildfire

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-08-10

The Verdant Creek blaze is suffocating business in Calgary’s summer getaway hot spots.  After an “awful” August long weekend plagued with road closures and smoke, it is unlikely Radium and Invermere communities will recover this season, said Kent Kebe, Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce manager. “(Business owners) have come to realize that the money won’t be made up unless we have a really good shoulder season into September and October,” said Kebe. He said its a waiting game and the community is simply hoping for the best.  The first week of August saw on and off closures to Highway 93 S. due to reduced visibility and close proximity to flames. The key highway provides a link between Alberta and B.C. and its closure resulted in the drop of tourism in Colombia Valley.  The highway has since re-opened but continues to be affected by wildfire, smoke and fire suppression activities. Business has picked up since the long wee

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Theo Fleury says over-coaching has taken individuality out of NHL

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-08-10

Few former NHLers have embarked on as unconventional a post-career path as former Calgary Flames great Theoren Fleury, the two-time 100-point scorer who’s now plying his trade as a country music crooner. ‘Unconventional’ describes much of Fleury’s tumultuous tenure in the NHL, as the Oxbow, Sask. native was forced to battle through plenty on his way to cementing himself in the Flames history books. But that fiery personality and unyielding determination earned Fleury a Stanley Cup and a slew of impressive stat lines – the veteran topped 40 goals on four different occasions, finishing his career with 1,088 points in 1,084 career tilts. Unfortunately, that same mix of skill, unbridled emotion, and unpredictability is a rarity in today’s game, according to Fleury. “The game is wayyy, wayyy too

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Theo Fleury says over-coaching has taken individuality out of NHL

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-08-10

Few former NHLers have embarked on as unconventional a post-career path as former Calgary Flames great Theoren Fleury, the two-time 100-point scorer who’s now plying his trade as a country music crooner. ‘Unconventional’ describes much of Fleury’s tumultuous tenure in the NHL, as the Oxbow, Sask. native was forced to battle through plenty on his way to cementing himself in the Flames history books. But that fiery personality and unyielding determination earned Fleury a Stanley Cup and a slew of impressive stat lines – the veteran topped 40 goals on four different occasions, finishing his career with 1,088 points in 1,084 career tilts. Unfortunately, that same mix of skill, unbridled emotion, and unpredictability is a rarity in today’s game, according to Fleury. “The game is wayyy, wayyy too

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