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Flames claim Chris Stewart off waivers

The Calgary Flames have made their first move of 2018’s deadline day. They’ve claimed forward Chris Stewart off the waiver wire from the Minnesota Wild. He’s a 30-year-old right-shot forward who plays both wings and carries a cap hit of $1.15 million through the remainder of this season, after which he’ll become an unrestricted free…

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Could Flames be shopping for a goaltender?

Over the past week or so, the clubs in the Calgary Flames organization have been operating without a safety net in regards to their goaltenders. The Flames have been dressing two goaltenders who started their season in the American Hockey League while their AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat, has been scrambling to find bodies to…

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The four types of deadlines had by playoff contenders

The Calgary Flames are a team that’s in the hunt for a playoff spot as they approach the National Hockey League’s trade deadline. Their proximity to the playoffs has led to the obvious bunch of questions regarding what they could do prior to the trade deadline to upgrade their team. Since history is a great…

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Flames sign (and waive) Olympic medalist Cody Goloubef

The Calgary Flames today made official what general manager Brad Treliving said would happen: they’ve announced the signing of defenseman Cody Goloubef to a contract for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. It’s a two-way deal worth the league minimum $650,000 at the NHL level. The club has also placed him on waivers for the…

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The last trade the Flames have made with every NHL team

The National Hockey League trade deadline is rapidly approaching and the hockey world is abuzz with anticipation. What will the Calgary Flames do at the deadline? With an eye towards the future, let’s look at the past moves the Flames have made. Here’s our quick rundown of the most recent trade the Flames organization has…

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Flames 5, Avalanche 1 post-game embers: Make this the norm

The Avalanche aren’t the remarkably league-worst team they were last season. They are actually fighting for a playoff spot. But they aren’t among the league’s best, either – far from it. Whatever the quality of opponent, though, the Flames need more games like this one.

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Post-Game: Flames bury Avalanche

For one reason or another, the Calgary Flames seemingly haven’t had every part of their game going at once. If their power play has heated up, often it’s coincided with some shoddy penalty killing. Or if one forward line got some momentum another one would fall into an abyss of mediocrity. After a slow start,…

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Brad Treliving holds court with media prior to trade deadline

Just 48 hours prior to the National Hockey League trade deadline, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving held court with local media in the cozy confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome. The availability didn’t contain many news bombshells and seemingly served to calm things down a bit. Here’s a quick rundown of what Treliving had to…

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FGD 63: An afternoon with the Avalanche (2pm MT, SN West)

The Calgary Flames (31-22-9) hope to nudge themselves closer to the playoffs this afternoon when they host the team directly below them in the Western Conference standings, the Colorado Avalanche (32-23-5). The Flames halted their losing skid with a 5-2 victory over Arizona on Thursday night, and they’re hoping to get on a winning streak…

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Flames recall Andrew Mangiapane and Tanner Glass from Stockton

In anticipation of Saturday afternoon’s affair with the Colorado Avalanche – and possibly some further moves prior to the National Hockey League’s trade deadline – the Calgary Flames have recalled wingers Andrew Mangiapane and Tanner Glass from the Stockton Heat. In corresponding moves, the club has returned winger Ryan Lomberg to Stockton and placed goaltender…

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Trade deadline: All bets are off — go big or go home

Considering the Calgary Flames are just as likely to miss the playoffs as they are to make any noise in them, Monday’s trade deadline is going to be an interesting one. General manager Brad Treliving could be a buyer, a seller, or a bystander on what should be a very busy afternoon in the NHL.