CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Flames’ Prospects Pelletier, Zary Impressive in Team Canada Scrimmage Games

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-11-24

When building a sports team, it can’t be stressed enough how critical it is to draft the right players to build the right team. The Calgary Flames’ highest draft pick happens to be Richmond Hill, Ontario native Sam Bennett, but being the highest doesn’t always translate to on-ice production. Luckily for Bennett, he’s been a […] The post Flames’ Prospects Pelletier, Zary Impressive in Team Canada Scrimmage Games appeared first on The Hockey Writers.  

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Flames Best #8 Of All Time: Valeri Bure

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-11-24

The lean years in Calgary produced Valeri’s best years of his career. The number 8 hasn’t exactly been a lucky number for Flames players. The landscape is littered with players who wore it for one or two seasons and there was a six year stretch (1990-96) where no Flames player wore that number. Jusso Valimaki currently sports #8 on the Flames roster, so there is some hope for that much maligned digit in Flames franchise history. But before there Juuso, there was Valeri Bure. You could argue that no one player really symbolizes the struggles of those late 90’s Flames teams more Bure. The potential was there, but the results weren’t as a team. The Flames didn’t make the playoffs in the four years he

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The Tinderbox, Ep. 37: Retro Remix, Flames By Number & Reader Questions

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-11-24

We talk new jerseys and the Flames top line and the defence ahead of next season. The Tinderbox This season we will be debuting the new look/sounding Tinderbox as part of SBN’s Podcast Nation. We will cover a variety of topics throughout the season and have different guests from our SBN Family when the Flames are playing a team in their respective areas. So pull up a chair by the fire place, put on your best robe and kick back and relax to the sounds of the Tinderbox! Don’t forget you can download this podcast at Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts and iHeart Radio. Episode 37: Hosted by Mark, Michael & Gordie -Retro Remix Jerseys & Rea

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Flames Best #7 Of All Time: Joe Mullen

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-11-23

Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty ImagesJoe Mullen’s time in Calgary was short, but it was where he put up the best numbers of his long career. #7 is one of those numbers in Flames history that was been worn a lot. Twenty three times to be exact, but there’s one name that comes to mind and it’s really not even close (sorry T.J. Brodie). Joe Mullen played five OUTSTANDING seasons with the Calgary Flames from 1986-1990 and is a slam dunk to be the greatest player to ever wear the #7 in franchise history. Mullen was alread

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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #8 - Oliver Kylington

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-11-23

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY SportsKylington cracks the Top 10 for the first time #8 - Oliver Kylington Position: Defense Age: 23 2019-20 Team: Calgary Flames (NHL) Drafted in 2015, 2nd Round, Pick 60 2019 Ranking: #11 Kylington Votes MGMacGillivray: #11 Flashalytics: #11 MarkParkinson14: #9 Madeline.Campbell: #7 Gordie.Taylor: #8 Readers: #8 Who is Oliver Kylington and where does he really fit on the Flames? Those have been two questions that have been on my mind for a couple of seasons now as Kylington has progressed to a larger role at the NHL level with the team. He skated in 4

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Flames Best #6 Of All Time: Phil Housley

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-11-23

Photo by Graig Abel/Getty ImagesHousley played during some of the Flames dark times. There have been a few players to wear #6 that were in contention for being the best ever in Flames history to wear that digit. Ric Nattress wore it from 1988-92 and was part of the ‘89 Stanley Cup Championship team, but his numbers don’t measure up when compared to who we chose. The other person in the mix was Dennis Wideman and he had a few good seasons in Calgary, but in the end none were better than Phil Housley with #6 on their back. Housley, much like Brad McCrimmon, was already a well established NHL player with 11

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Winnipeg Jets hire former NHLer Dave Lowry as assistant coach

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-11-23

The Winnipeg Jets have hired Dave Lowry as an assistant coach, uniting the former NHLer with his son, Adam Lowry, who’s played for the Jets for the past six years. #NHLJets have hired Dave Lowry as an assistant coach. Lowry spent the 19-20 season as head coach of the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings and has previously been an assistant coach for two different NHL clubs; the Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames. DETAILS https://t.co/PMvVdf6uxg pic.twitter.com/ie5r6scGDF — Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets)

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Valeri Bure, Underrated Calgary Flame

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-11-23

If you ask any long-time Calgary Flames fan when the most difficult time was to support their team, they’ll likely tell you that from the 1996-97 season until the 2003-04 season, it was anything but smooth sailing. Long-time fans were displeased with the product on the ice as the club was in a major rebuilding […] The post Valeri Bure, Underrated Calgary Flame appeared first on The Hockey Writers.   

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Flames Best #5 Of All Time: Mark Giordano

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-11-23

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty ImagesGio has played in the second most game in franchise history. Not bad for a guy who wasn’t drafted. There’s just certain numbers throughout the Flames history that you always equate with one player and #5 is one of those. Fifteen players have worn the sweater with 5 on it, the first being Ron Harris WAAAAAAAAY back in 1973. But it’s the current Flames Captain, Mark Giordano that has been the best player to wear that number in Flames franchise history. What makes Gio’s story so interesting is that he took the long road to get to the N

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Flames Need More Women in Leadership

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-11-22

The Calgary Flames have very few women in their management ranks and those they have are in traditional female roles. This puts the Flames off-side, not only when compared to what other professional sports teams and the NHL itself are doing to promote women in hockey, but also with the place of women in the […] The post Flames Need More Women in Leadership appeared first on The Hockey Writers.   

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