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Flames arena deal passes council vote (again)

It’s a done deal. (Again.) The deal to construct a new arena to house the Calgary Flames (and Calgary Hitmen, Calgary Roughnecks and other, non-sports, events) has been successfully amended and ratified by Calgary’s city council. The vote passed through city council following roughly four hours of discussion and debate on Wednesday afternoon.

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Flames acquire Nikita Zadorov from Chicago for 2022 third rounder

The Calgary Flames have themselves a new left shot defender, friends. According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, via Elliotte Friedman, the Flames have acquired defenseman Nikita Zadorov from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Toronto’s 2022 third round pick (previously acquired in the David Rittich trade).

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FGD: July 1, but four weeks late (Happy UFA Day!)

Folks, it’s four weeks later than usual, but today is the beginning of the National Hockey League’s free agent frenzy (and technically the opening day of the 2021-22 league year). The Calgary Flames have some jobs to fill and some money to work with – much more money than they usually do after the departure…