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What will Rasmus Andersson’s new deal look like?

On July 1, Calgary Flames defender Rasmus Andersson will become a restricted free agent. The Swedish product is arguably the biggest piece of business for Flames general manager Brad Treliving this coming off-season and getting a deal done with Andersson quickly could pave the way for a productive summer. Preliminary conversations have already begun. Based…

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Post-Game Wrap-Up: And that’s why they’re the champs

The Calgary Flames welcomed the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues to the Saddledome on Saturday night. For two periods, the Flames were the second-best team on the ice. But they managed a big third period push to force overtime. They lost to the Blues 3-2 in overtime.

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Blues head coach Craig Berube reflects on his time with the Flames

The St. Louis Blues are in town to visit the Calgary Flames on Hockey Night in Canada. The head coach of the Blues is Craig Berube, a veteran of 1,054 National Hockey League games as a player. 234 of those games were spent with the Flames. Berube was asked to reflect on his Flames tenure…

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FGD 20: The champs are here (8pm MT, CBC)

On Thursday, the Calgary Flames (10-7-2, 22 points) played their most complete game of the season. They hope to build on it tonight when they host the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the St. Louis Blues (11-3-3, 25 points), a team that has flummoxed the Flames at times over the past few seasons. The action kicks…

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TSN declares Matthew Tkachuk as the Flames ‘heartbeat’

Every successful National Hockey League club has a player that is the team’s heart and soul – the player who drives the team’s competitive spirit and pushes them to new levels. Over at TSN, our pal Frank Seravalli attempted to identify the “heartbeat” player for each Canadian club. For the Flames? He declared Matthew Tkachuk…

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Having Austin Czarnik on LTIR until Christmas handcuffs the Flames

It’s no secret that the Calgary Flames have a problem with the salary cap. They’re not alone in this respect, as roughly half the National Hockey League is in the same boat. But what little wiggle room the Flames had cap-wise is quietly evaporating due to the injury to Austin Czarnik and the need to…

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Hitmen Report: losing two out of three ain’t great

The Calgary Hitmen played three home games over the past week, hoping to make up ground in the divisional playoff race. Unfortunately, some inconsistent play at key times crept up on them and saw them drop two close games and win just once during the week.

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‘I liked everybody tonight’: no dramatic comebacks needed against New Jersey

Heading into Thursday night’s date with the New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters often used his post-game media address to express reservations about different aspects of his club’s play. On Tuesday night, he blasted his team’s reliance on comebacks. On Thursday, he had so such reservations following a complete – if somewhat…

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Post-Game Wrap-Up: Flames bedevil New Jersey

The Calgary Flames have been criticized for not playing complete 60 minute games. They didn’t play one on Thursday night when they hosted the New Jersey Devils, but playing a rock-solid final 40 minutes was all that was required. The Flames beat the Devils 5-2 with a very solid, if incomplete, effort.

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FGD 19: Welcome home, Taylor Hall (7pm MT, SN West)

When I was just a lad, the Calgary Flames (9-7-2, 20 points) hosted the New Jersey Devils (4-5-4, 12 points) every Halloween. It was thematically appropriate and we got to see Martin Brodeur at the same time every season. It was great. The NHL has completely revamped their scheduling processes since then, but tonight’s game…