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Flames opt not to sign Linus Lindstrom

The 3 p.m. MT deadline came and went on Monday afternoon and the Calgary Flames opted not to sign a pair of prospects to entry level deals. We’ve already discussed Milos Roman, but the club also parted ways with 2016 fourth round pick Linus Lindstrom.

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Report: Flames won’t be signing Milos Roman

It’s a bit confusing, as the National Hockey League has bumped one prospect signing-related deadline, but reportedly the June 1 deadline for retaining draft rights is still in effect. According to a report from TSN 1040’s Rick Dhaliwal, the Calgary Flames won’t be signing prospect Milos Roman.

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Worst Flames Trades Countdown: #1 – the Gilmour trade

The Calgary Flames won the Stanley Cup in 1989. After the parade, the team began its inevitable decline. Sure, Cliff Fletcher left for a gig in Toronto. Sure, the Canadian dollar was tanking and the economics of sport made it challenging to keep the band together. But smart asset management could’ve made a transition smooth….

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A look at the Flames regular season stats leaders

The 2019-20 regular season has been completed, friends, with the Calgary Flames posting a 36-27-7 record over 70 games. The statistics for the regular season have been locked down, so let’s take a look at the club’s leaders.

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Best Flames Trades Countdown: #2 – Here comes Lanny

Back when he was general manager of the Calgary Flames, Cliff Fletcher had a reputation for constantly tinkering and tweaking his hockey clubs. After an initial season in Calgary that impressed many onlookers, “Trader Cliff” kept on doing his thing. He made four trades in November 1981 in a 15 day span. One of them…

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Calgary Arena History: the future

The Saddledome is a thousand years old. (Okay, actually 37 years.) But the city and the Calgary Flames are moving forward with plans for a new arena to house hockey and other events and gatherings.

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Worst Flames Trades Countdown: #2 – farewell, Marc Savard

As we continue our trip down memory lane, the second-worst trade in Calgary Flames history is really a tale of three men and a tragic miscalculation in asset management that really hamstrung the club going forward. Folks, let’s learn about Marc Savard’s exit from Calgary.

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Calgary Arena History: the Saddledome

Way, way back in the late 1970s, Calgary had hopes and dreams of getting itself onto the national and international stage. While a group of local business and political leaders talked openly about getting an Olympics, another group had National Hockey League aspirations. All of these hopes and dreams came together in the early 1980s…

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Best Flames Trades Countdown: #3 – a productive trade with Carolina

Quite often, the perception of trades is zero sum. Not everybody can get what they want, and one team is out to fleece the other. It’s pretty energizing for everyone involved when everybody gets what they want out of a swap. At the 2018 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames and the Carolina Hurricanes made one…

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Calgary Arena History: Stampede Corral

Calgary has had bad luck with arenas, particularly early on. Sherman Rink burnt down. Victoria Arena burnt down. But so far, the old Stampede Corral has lasted the test of time and stands as the longest-lasting major arena Calgary has seen.