CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Iginla, St-Pierre, Holland headline 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame class

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-06-24

The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its 2020 class of inductees on Wednesday. Five players were named to this year’s class: Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre and Doug Wilson. They are joined by longtime NHL executive Ken Holland, in the builder category. “The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these hockey legends as Honoured Members,” Lanny McDonald, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced in a press release. “Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved.” This is Iginla’s first year of eligibility. During his two decades in the NHL, he revolutionized the power forward position and defined what it meant to be a leader. Calgary’s former captain spent 15 years with the Flames, leading the club in scoring in 11 of them while also playing a physical game. The Alberta native also represented Canada on the international stage, twice winnin

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Jarome Iginla: Hall of Famer

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-06-24

Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports The face of the franchise was officially elected to the HHOF today In an announcement that shocked exactly 0 people, Jarome Iginla has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the 2020 class. Iginla was selected in his very first year of eligibility and will be enshrined among hockey’s greatest players for all time. Iginla finished his career with 1554 games played, 625 goals and 675 assists for a total of 1300 points. He also dressed for 81 playoff games which frankly should’ve been a lot higher if the Flames could’ve built around him but that’s another topic. Iginla spent the majority of his career with the Flames of course,

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Calgary sets timelines, design, construction firms for Flames arena

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-06-24

Calgary will start construction on an event centre that will be the new home of the NHL’s Flames in August, 2021. Calgary’s municipal land corporation revealed Wednesday the design architects and construction companies chosen to spearhead the $550-million project. The venue that will replace the 37-year-old Saddledome is scheduled for completion in May, 2024. The city and Calgary Flames and Entertainment agreed in 2019 to split the cost of the new building on a parcel of land just north of the Saddledome on the downtown’s east side. The event centre is one phase of a revitalization plan for the area along with expansion of a convention centre on the Calgary Stampede grounds. The look of the arena will come from a partnership between the Calgary design company Dialogue and the American inter

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Flames Have 3 Black Aces to Watch for in the 2020 Playoffs

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-06-23

Fans rejoiced when the NHL announced that hockey would return this summer. Although the remaining games regular-season games were cancelled, the playoffs are set to start fairly shortly, as training camp has officially been set to begin on July 10. Calgary Flames management will now have to decide who their Black Aces will be for the postseason. Related: Bruins and the 2006 NHL Draft – Gorton’s Trades Still Paying Off Black Aces are players recalled to the NHL when their season ends either in junior or the AHL. Teams carry a certain number of these players in the playoffs in case of injuries or suspensions. Ideally, they are not used, however, if the Flames need to use a few Black Aces, they have three very good options ready to go. Austin

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2019-20 Player Report Card: David Rittich

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-06-23

Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports It was an uneven season for Calgary’s stick tossing goalie, but not all of the struggles were his fault. David Rittich: Goaltender Regular Season Stats: 48 GP, 24-17-6, 2.97 GAA, Save% .907 Individual Grades Mark: (B) It was an interesting first season as the Flames #1 goalie for David Rittich. He started off hot, winning nine of his first 15 starts, but hit a bump in the road, was injured and then at times, was being outplayed by Cam Talbot. Rittich’s longe

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Flames’ Sam Bennett Needs a Change of Scenery

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-06-22

Jun. 27, 2014, was an exciting day for Sam Bennett and the Calgary Flames organization. Management selected the Canadian forward with the fourth overall pick that day. The team was struggling at the time, having missed the playoffs in five straight seasons. However, many expected Bennett, who had just put up 91 points in 57 games with the Kingston Frotenacs of the OHL, to turn the team around in no time. Bennett’s Hot Start Bennett had shoulder surgery before the 2014-15 season and missed the next five months. He was cleared to play for the Frotenacs in late February. He appeared in 11 regular-season games, posting 24 points. Related: Mike Gartner: Revisiting a True Hall of Fame Career The team was eliminated very quickly in the postseason, and as a result, the Flames called him up to join them for the remai

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NHL Playoffs Breakdown: Western Conference Play-ins – Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-06-21

A look into the play-in matchup between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets. Each team’s strengths, weaknesses, injury updates, and playoff prediction.

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NHL Playoffs Breakdown: Western Conference Play-ins – Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-06-21

A look into the play-in matchup between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets. Each team’s strengths, weaknesses, injury updates, and playoff prediction.

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NHL Rumors: Flames, Blue Jackets, Bruins, Devils, More

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-06-18

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, is there a chance goaltender Braden Holtby winds up with the Calgary Flames? What will Kyle Palmieri do in terms of a contract extension? Will he stay with the New Jersey Devils or try to hit it out of the park in free agency? In Columbus, will the Blue Jackets move Josh Anderson? Finally, is Kevan Miller’s NHL career essentially over? Holtby to the Flames an Option? Andrew Berkshire of Sportsnet wrote in his mailbag column that Braden Holtby and his free agency situation will be an interesting story to watch. Coming off of three mediocre seasons, Berkishire wonders if he’ll need to prove he’s still capable of being starter.

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Calgary Flames Prospects News – Wolf, Pelletier, Nodler & Moro

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-06-18

In this post, I want to share some of the good news about prospects who are part of the Calgary Flames system. This week, the Flames announced that Dustin Wolf, Josh Nodler, and Jakob Pelletier were asked to attend summer camps held by their national teams that would allow them – if they’re successful – to participate in the 2021 World Junior Championships. Related: Calgary Flames News & Rumors: Peters, Aliu, Lucic, Brodie & Hamonic The World Juniors are scheduled to take place in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, starting the day after Christmas with the Gold Medal Game scheduled for January 5, 2021. Item One: Dustin Wolf – The Steal of th

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