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NHL and NHLPA announce CBA extension, playoffs begin August 1

Folks, 2020 has been an extraordinarily odd year. Add one more thing to the laundry list of weird stuff that’s gone down: the National Hockey League and the players association have agreed to a collective bargaining agreement extension. Pending ratification from the Board of Governors and NHLPA membership, playoff games will begin on August 1.

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16 years ago today, the Flames signed Mark Giordano (and six other guys)

Way, way back in 2004, life was different. The Calgary Flames were a month removed from almost winning a Stanley Cup and while a lockout loomed, they tried to beef up their farm system by signing seven players. On this date in 2004, the Flames signed future Norris Trophy winner Mark Giordano, plus six other…

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Long-Timers: Craig Berube

In the 102-year history of the National Hockey League, 348 individuals have played 1,000 or more regular season games. 44 of them, or 12.6%, have played some part of their career with the Atlanta or Calgary Flames. We call these players Long-Timers. Let’s take a look at Craig Berube.

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NHL and NHLPA agree to Return to Play protocols

We’re a step closer to Return to Play. On Sunday night, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed to the Associated Press that the league and the NHLPA have agreed to protocols for Return to Play. Once the collective bargaining agreement extension is finalized, the Board of Governors and NHLPA will hold votes to ratify the…