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Where does Mikael Backlund rank among Flames greats?

March 17 is a lot of things to a lot of people. This year it’s a Tuesday. It’s the date that commemorates the death date of St. Patrick’ the patron saint of Ireland. But more importantly for fans of the Calgary Flames, it’s Mikael Backlund’s birthday. He’s 31 today, and has quietly become one of…

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Emilio Pettersen named finalist for NCHC Forward of the Year

As the various leagues around the globe tidy up their year-end affairs in the wake of shortened seasons, a Calgary Flames prospect is an award finalist. Emilio Pettersen was named a finalist for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s Forward of the Year award.

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Ilya Nikolayev, Loko Yaroslavl advance in MHL playoffs

There are almost no Calgary Flames prospects presently playing hockey as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Heck, there are almost no hockey players playing anywhere in the world. But Russia persists and, as a result, one Flames prospect remains active: Ilya Nikolayev.

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ECHL cancels remainder of season, Parsons and Schneider done

One of many potential shoes to drop in the North American hockey world fell over the weekend. The ECHL, hockey’s AA level, officially canceled the remainder of their season. That means that the Calgary Flames’ ECHL affiliate, the Kansas City Mavericks, have played their final game in the 2019-20 campaign.

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Flames will pay event staff for suspended games after all

On Saturday, Postmedia reported that the Calgary Flames wouldn’t be paying their event staff for games cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Well, good news: they are now doing so. The club announced their compensation program on Sunday afternoon.

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Players being asked to stay near home NHL cities

As the uncertainty surrounding the future of the 2019-20 National Hockey League season continues to linger, according to a report from Sportsnet’s Chris Johnson all NHL players are being asked to remain around their home NHL markets (for now).

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Time Machine: One year ago, Matthew Tkachuk had his best game

Life was going well for the Calgary Flames on this day in 2019. The Flames were rolling with a 43-20-7 record, sitting just a point behind the San Jose Sharks for top spot in the Pacific Division. The Flames were hosting the New York Rangers hoping to leap-frog the Sharks. They received an all-time performance…

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Report: Flames not paying event staff for lost wages

Some disappointing Calgary Flames news from a report by Postmedia’s Sammy Hudes, and this disappointment didn’t take place on the ice. With the coronavirus outbreak causing a pause to mass gatherings in Alberta and elsewhere, folks were concerned about Saddledome employees who won’t be working events due to these circumstances. It sounds like they won’t…

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Flames Alumni Spotlight: Eric Vail

As we wait for the 2019-20 Calgary Flames season to resume – please let it resume – we’ll be spending time looking at the past and future of the Flames franchise. As part of that, we’ll be profiling some lesser known Flames alumni. First up? The first player in Flames history to ever win an…

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So, now what? A glance at the murky future ahead

A lot of stuff has happened over the past week in the world of sports and the larger non-sporting world. So now that we’ve had a bit of time to breathe, let’s dig into what’s going on, what it means, and what the heck we do now.