@FlamesMOTB: How you can help FlamesNation in supporting Kids Up Front Calgary

Ryan Pike
October 06 2015 01:47PM

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FlamesNation will be donating $25 for each Micheal Ferland hit in the upcoming season opener to Kids Up Front Calgary. Find out why below - and how you can help!

Tomorrow is a big day. It's the beginning of the hockey season as the Calgary Flames host the Vancouver Canucks. If there's one thing we love more at FlamesNation than hockey - and perhaps more than humbling Vancouver - it's sharing our love of hockey with others. That's where you come in, gang.

Our goal tomorrow is to enjoy a fine 60 minutes of the most perfect sport in the world (ice hockey), but also to raise some funds for a really deserving cause that does a great deal of good in the local Calgary area. We call it Flames Money on the Board.

So, tomorrow evening, as the Calgary Flames do battle with the dastardly Canucks, we hope you'll join us in raising some funds for Kids Up Front Calgary and enjoy the hockey game knowing you're also helping out some really deserving young people in your community.

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Sean Monahan Named Alternate Captain

Ryan Pike
October 06 2015 12:41PM

The ascension of Sean Monahan continues.

After spending his first two seasons in the National Hockey League quietly becoming an offensive powerhouse and a quiet locker room leader, the Calgary Flames today announced that the centerman has been named an alternate captain.

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The 2015-16 FlamesNation Season Preview Roundtable

Ryan Pike
October 05 2015 03:30PM

Ladies and gentleman, children of all ages, the 2015-16 National Hockey League season is almost upon us. Roughly 30 months ago, the Calgary Flames were adrift in a sea of uncertainty. The team had no direction. Then-general manager Jay Feaster pulled the ripcord on the long-overdue rebuild.

And here we are today, as the team has a well-defined culture, a sense of an upward trajectory and organizational momentum, and they're coming off a trip to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs - fueled in large part by a willingness to rely on young players to drive the team forward. Life's strange sometimes.

To help preview the 2015-16 campaign, may we present the best and brightest of Flames writers to share their thoughts on the upcoming season. For an added bonus, read last year's roundtable and laugh about how thoroughly wrong we were!

Our panel: Ryan Pike, Ari, Byron Bader, RexLibris, Mike Cadarette, Beloch, the Book of Loob and Kent Wilson.

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Karri Ramo Starts Against Vancouver

Ryan Pike
October 05 2015 12:24PM

With the demotion of Markus Granlund and the waiving of Paul Byron and Mason Raymond earlier today, it's basically officially that the Calgary Flames will have a three-headed goaltending monster - or "Crease Kraken" - for the beginning of the 2015-16 season.

Flames head coach Bob Hartley shared some intel with the assembled media masses earlier today in regards to his starting netminder for Wednesday's opener against the Vancouver Canucks.

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Flames Trade For Dougie Hamilton's Brother (Freddie)

Ryan Pike
October 04 2015 06:44PM

The Calgary Flames made a minor move today, consummating a trade with the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for Freddie Hamilton.

That's right. The Flames traded for Dougie Hamilton's big brother. A conditional 2016 seventh round pick goes the other way. He's been assigned straight to Stockton.

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