Flames Next Steps - Functional Toughness

Kent Wilson
May 16 2014 11:00AM

Season 1 of the official Calgary Flames rebuild was, by many measures, a success. The club was competitive on most nights but finished low enough to guarantee a high caliber prospect in the upcoming draft. We saw the emergence of potential new core pieces in Mikael Backlund, TJ Brodie, Mark Giordano and Sean Monahan, while many of the organization's hopefuls (including Johnny Gaudreau, Jon Gillies, Joni Ortio, Markus Granlund, Max Reinhart, Emile Poirier and Morgan Klimchuk) had very strong seasons in their respective leagues. 

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Introducing the Adirondack Flames

Ryan Pike
May 16 2014 08:08AM


The Calgary Flames made it official this morning, christening their new AHL farm club with the wonderfully un-imaginative title of the Adirondack Flames with an early-morning press conference in Glens Falls, NY.

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World Championship Round-Up, Week 1

Ryan Pike
May 15 2014 02:04PM

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We're just about at the one-week mark at the annual IIHF World Hockey Championships in Minsk, Belarus. There are many, many Flames properties at the tournament, so in the interest of answering your "How are they doing" questions, here's a quick rundown of their tournaments thus far.

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Five things: Transactions, real and possible

Ryan Lambert
May 15 2014 08:15AM


1. Signing Wolf

So the Calgary Flames made quick work of further shoring up the team's contract pool (or, if you prefer, taking away a contract slot from someone else) by signing David Wolf out of Germany. A very Flames-y signing, and an inauspicious way to start the Brad Treliving era.

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Much Ado About Brian McGrattan

Ryan Pike
May 14 2014 08:15AM

One of the biggest enigmas surrounding the Calgary Flames has been Brian McGrattan.

Acquired from the Nashville Predators last year in exchange for minor-league defender Joe Piskula - and promptly signed to a two-year extension that runs through next season - McGrattan has developed a reputation as a tough customer and a great teammate.

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