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Calgary Flames announce their 2013-14 schedule

19 Jul

Calgary starts off the ’13-‘14 campaign with a pair of road games. The season opener is in Washington on Thursday, October 3rd followed by a game in Columbus the following night on Friday, October 4th.

The Flames home opener is against divisional rival Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, October 6th.

Under the new NHL scheduling matrix, Calgary will be in a new division with Anaheim, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose and Vancouver. The Flames will play each divisional opponent five times, with the exception of Anaheim which will be four games. Calgary will play each Western Conference opponent (non-divisional) three times and will play all Eastern Conference opponents twice (once home and once away).

Click here for the full schedule

All Flames home and away games will be carried live on the FAN 960 radio. The complete television schedule will be released in August.

 

Flames draft Sean Monahan sixth overall

03 Jul

The Flames chose centre Sean Monahan of the Ottawa 67s sixth overall with their first of three picks on Sunday, and then went for two other forwards with later selections.

Calgary used the second of its picks, 22nd overall, on winger Emile Poirier, of Gatineau in the Quebec league. A fast skater, Poirier had 32 goals and 70 points to go with 101 penalty minutes this year.

Finally, at 28, the Flames went for a hometown youngster, choosing Morgan Klimchuk of the Regina Pats. A left winger, he had 36 goals and 76 total points in 2012-2013.

Since it is so hot outside my interest in hockey is next to zero, so why don’t you read what the Flames wrote about themselves.

Oh yeah, in other news the Flames acquired F T.J. Galiardi from San Jose in exchange for fourth-round pick in 2015. Hooray for another third-liner!

 

Flames trade Tanguay and Sarich for Jones and O’Brien of the Avalanche

28 Jun

The Calgary Flames have traded forward Alex Tanguay and defenceman Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward David Jones and defenceman Shane O’Brien.

I don’t know much about Shane O’Brien, but from what I can remember he plays a similar style to Sarich – but he’s younger. So I guess trading a guy who’s getting close to the end, for a younger version of a guy who’s getting close to the end, is a good deal.

David Jones used to be someone people were talking about. And then he came out and had a pretty lacklustre year last year. Before that, Jones had 20 goals the year before and 27 goals the year before that. Clearly the Flames are hoping there is still some of that 20-goal-man left in him.

The downside of this deal is the money. Tanguay had three years left on a contract that pays $3.5 million per year, and Sarich has one year left at $2 million. That’s $12.5M in three years.

On Calgary’s side, Jones had three years left on a contract paying $4 million per, and O’Brien two years at $2 million each. That’s $16M in three years.

Actaully, that’s pretty close to a wash. I guess we’ll see how Tangs does compared to Jones next year. If we can get the Saddledome pumped out by then.

 

Flames acquire Corban Knight for their fourth round pick

18 Jun

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired centre Corban Knight from the Florida Panthers in exchange for the Flames fourth round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Here is the skinny on Knight

Sounds like a better deal than you’d get from a fourth rounder this year, but only time will tell. Here is what Uncle Feaster had to say:

“Corban Knight is a player our scouts have been watching closely throughout his collegiate career,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “When Florida did not sign Corban this spring we contacted them and asked for permission to speak with him. Florida granted teams, including ours, that opportunity on the condition that we were prepared to trade for his rights. During the past ten days we spoke with Corban and his agent, and were pleased to learn Corban wanted to start his pro career in Calgary. We were able to consummate the trade today with Florida, and are confident we will get Corban signed when permitted in July. We are thrilled to add him to our organization, and look forward to his debut in a Flames’ sweater this Fall.”

Well we scooped the Oilers who were courting him, so that’s good for something.

 

Jarome Iginla traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins

27 Mar

Did you ever think you’d see this day?

Ever since the announcement came out that Iginla was a healthy scratch against the Avalanche, you knew it was done.

Late last night it was announced that Pittsburgh sent the Flames college players Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski as well as the Penguins’ first pick in the 2013 draft for Iginla.

TSN reported early in the night that Boston Bruins defenceman Matt Bartkowski, prospect Alexander Khokhlachev, and a first-round draft pick were headed to the Calgary Flames for Iginla. It had been speculated for quite a while, as Bartkowski is a healthy scratch for the Bruins while Khokhlachev wasn’t in the lineup for Boston’s AHL affiliate in Providence. Serves us all right for listening to Aaron Ward over Bob MacKenzie.

When you look back on this, how we got 16 seasons out of a guy we traded an aging Joe Nieuwendyk for, someone who became our all-time leader in pretty much every offensive category, he doesn’t owe us a thing. If we can get a couple prospects and a 1st round pick for him, I think that’s fair. Plus he’ll be back here in a few months anyway, so what’s the big deal?

As an aside, the Flames beat the Avs 4-3 to stay out of the NHL basement and stay six points out of eighth (with six teams to pass).

Thanks for the memories Iggy!

My favourite Iginla memory is The Shift. Darryl Sutter called it that. He said he had never seen one player dominate an entire team before. It was in the 2004 playoffs against Tampa Bay, in OT, if I remember correctly. Here is a description from YouTube: In Game 5 of the 2004 Cup Finals, Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla had a shift for the ages. He was hooked, held, and had his helmet ripped off. In spite of all that, he persevered and set up the OT winner. It would’ve gone down as one of the all-time great Calgary Flames moments, if they had closed it out in Game 6. As is, its a tribute to the spirit and grit of the greatest player ever to put on a Flames jersey.

Of course setting up the Golden Goal was memorable, but that wasn’t as a Flame. Doesn’t count.

 

Blues 5 – Flames 2; Flames 4 – Stars 3

19 Feb

I’m a bit behind, the site was hacked and taken down. So it’s been restored now but it’ll take me a day to get everything back up to the high level of quality it was before ‘the incident.’

I know what you’re thinking. Thank god the site’s all right.

 

Kiprusoff out two weeks, Joey MacDonald to the rescue!

12 Feb

Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff will miss another two weeks with a slight Grade 2 MCL sprain. Two more weeks means that Kipper will miss 12 or 25% of the games this season. Is it too soon to write the season off?

Kiprusoff was hurt at the end of the second period Feb. 5 against the Detroit Red Wings, when he and Johan Franzen collided near the net. The Flames claimed veteran goalie Joey MacDonald off waivers to replace Kiprusoff. He will pair with rookie Leland Irving.

Cammy is back, Street has been sent back to Abbotsford. So much movement, you’d better check out the current Calgary line combo page!

 

Almost game-day!

18 Jan

I’ve posted the most recent line combinations that I’m guessing will be the way the Flames line up for the first game against San Jose. Check out the 2013 Calgary Flames depth cart page here.

 

Calgary Flames Broadcast Schedule – 2013 NHL Season

18 Jan

All games will be broadcast somewhere with the exception of April 1, hopefully that’s an April Fool’s joke. In addition satellite providers are offering the NHL Centre Ice package for just $50 for the remainder of the year.

2013 Calgary Flames regular season NHL schedule

 

2013 Calgary Flames NHL Regular Season Schedule (complete)

15 Jan

2013 Calgary Flames regular season NHL schedule

 
 
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