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Top prospect Bennett focused on making Flames

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- Sam Bennett isn't about to make any guarantees.With two months until the opening of training camp, the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft isn't feeling entitled to a spot on the...
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Colborne hopes Flames can build on late-season momentum

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Joe Colborne knows the Calgary Flames took great strides in the first year of building back up the Calgary Flames.But he’s more than aware the hill to climb is still a steep one.And...
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Flames grab Gill for baby Flames

Calgary Herald In fact, yes, the first viewing does remain fresh in his mind.
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Busy offseason shows no signs of slowing for Treliving

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- The offseason has been anything but quiet for Brad Treliving.Between prepping for the NHL Combine in May, hiring front office staff while finalizing lists for the NHL Draft in June...
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Todd Gill named assistant coach of Adirondack Flames

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that Todd Gill has been named assistant coach with the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Gill will work with head coach Ryan Huska...
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Mark Cundari eyeing full-time job on the Calgary Flames blueline

Calgary Herald He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises.
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Freshly signed Ortio eyes Calgary’s crease

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- The second season of Joni Ortio’s two-year deal contains a one-way stipulation.But the 23-year-old goaltender already has a one-way mentality. Ortio’s attention is focused solely on...
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Free agent Mark Cundari signs new deal with Flames

Calgary Herald Mark Cundari is the latest of the Calgary Flames’ restricted free agents to sign on the dotted line. The Woodbridge, Ont., native agreed to a one-year (two-way) pact Saturday morning —...
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Numerology: Mark Cundari

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — 3 - Defenceman Mark Cundari suited up for three teams in the 2013-14 season: the Abbotsford Heat (AHL), the Chicago Wolves (AHL), and the Flames. He was loaned to the Wolves mid-way through the...
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Flames sign Mark Cundari

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed defenceman Mark Cundari to a one-year two-way contract.Cundari, a native of Woodbridge, ON, played four games with the...
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Ortio plans on making Flames roster

Calgary Herald To the surprise of no one, he’s flat-out dismissing it.
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Flames sign first-round pick Bennett

Calgary Herald The other general manager, well, that’s kind of what he would like to see, too.
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Signing caps 'surreal' month for Bennett

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Understandably, Sam Bennett hasn’t had much of a chance to catch his breath.In less than a month, Bennett has gone from anxiously awaiting hearing his name to being the fourth...
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Inking Bennett automatic for Treliving

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Signing Sam Bennett was always a matter of when -- not if -- for Brad Treliving.So it came as little surprise when the Calgary Flames general manager finalized a three-year,...
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Numerology: Sam Bennett

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — 4 - The Flames drafted Sam Bennett fourth overall in the 2014 NHL Draft. He was NHL Central Scouting's top-ranked North American skater heading into the draft.91 - In just 57 games in 2013-14,...
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Flames sign Sam Bennett

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed 2014 first round draft pick Sam Bennett to a three-year entry-level contract.The Flames selected Bennett with the fourth...
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Flames stay busy in dog days of summer, sign Ortio to new two-year pact

Calgary Herald Brad Treliving must be looking forward to hockey season — to get a break. Because the first-year general manager is marshalling the Calgary Flames through an awfully busy July.
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Numerology: Joni Ortio

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — 37 - In his first full season in North America, Joni Ortio played in 37 games for the Abbotsford Heat.1036 - Ortio made 1036 saves in the AHL during the regular season, allowing just 83 goals on...
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Flames sign Joni Ortio

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed goaltender Joni Ortio to a two-year contract.Ortio, a native of Turku, Finland, played 10 games with the Flames during the...
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Colborne thrilled to be re-signed by Flames, looking forward to reuniting with pal Mason Raymond

Calgary Herald What a thrill it had been. Getting to hook up with a good friend on a National Hockey League roster? And on the same line yet? What could be better?
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Blog Articles

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XCV: 96-94

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — In Chapter 95, Matchsticks and Gasoline recaps former Flames forwards Martin Gelinas, Doug Risebrough, and Dan Quinn. 96. Martin Gelinas Gellinas was a 6', 194 lb. left winger. The...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XCIV: 99-97

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Tonight's recap focuses on original Flames Bobby Leiter and Larry Romanchych, as well as more recent (and two-time) Flame Cale Hulse. 99. Cale Hulse Hulse, a 6'3", 220 lb....
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XCIII: 102-100

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — In today's all-time Flames countdown article, we check out defenseman Jean Lemieux, forward Colin Patterson, and center Matt Stajan. 102. Jean Lemieux Lemieux was born on May 31st,...
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Flames re-sign RFA Mark Cundari; sign Sam Bennett to ELC

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — Two more necessary signings for the Flames are completed. The Flames took care of another restricted free agent as they  re-signed Mark Cundari to a one-year contract worth $660,000. It's a...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XCII: 105-103

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Defenseman Pat Ribble, center Mikael Backlund, and left winger Dean McAmmond. 105. Pat Ribble Ribble was a 6'4", 210 lb. defenseman from Leamington, Ontario. Born on April 26th,...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XCI: 108-106

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Tonight's dispatch includes features on center Michael Nylander and defensemen Brad Marsh and Neil Sheehy. 108. Michael Nylander Nylander is a 5'11", 192 lb. center from Stockholm,...
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The near future of Flames goaltending

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The Flames don't have any goalies signed for three seasons from now, but somebody will emerge. On July 24, the Flames came to terms with top goalie prospect Joni Ortio . His deal is for just...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XC: 111-109

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Chapter 90 focuses on defensemen Anton Babchuk, Roger Johansson, and Charlie Bourgeois. 111. Anton Babchuk Babchuk, a 6'5", 200 lb. defenseman, was born on May 6th, 1984 in Kiev,...
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Flames re-sign RFA Joni Ortio

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The Flames' possible future in net is back for another two years. The Flames have re-signed their oldest goalie prospect, Joni Ortio , to a  two-year deal . Ortio hails from Turku, Finland,...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXXIX: 114-112

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Tonight's article focuses on left winger Don Lever, right winger Jean Pronovost, and center Jiri Hudler. 114. Don Lever Lever, a 5'11", 185 lb. left winger, was a native of South...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXXVIII: 117-115

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Today's countdown focuses on three recent Flames heroes. Right winger Lee Stempniak, left winger Oleg Saprykin, and defenseman Bob Boughner. 117. Lee Stempniak Stempniak, born on...
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Flames avoid arbitration with Colborne, re-sign him to two-year deal

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — Calgary's most important RFA from this past season has a new deal. The Flames had  just one restricted free agent opt for arbitration , and now that isn't an issue at all as the Flames and Joe...
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Backlund and Brodie highlight upcoming Flames RFAs

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The 2014-15 season is going to be a big one for many Flames prospects, and an even bigger year for two of their most important players. There are three reasons the Flames had as good a second...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXXVII: 120-118

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — We shift gears and start covering three players per day in Chapter 87 of our summer-long feature. Today's subjects include center Mel Bridgman and defensemen Todd Simpson and Kevin Dahl. 120....
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Flames RFA update

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — Joe Colborne is the lone RFA who opted for arbitration, but there are still others who need to be signed. The Flames qualified  six of their restricted free agents, and up until now, only two...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXXVI: 124-121

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Tonight's article features right winger Shean Donovan, goaltender Dwayne Roloson, defenseman Michel Petit, and left winger Steve Bozek. 124. Shean Donovan Donovan, a 6’3", 218 lb. right...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXXV: 128-125

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Tonight's article features centers John Tonelli and Jiri Hrdina, left winger Kevin LaVallee, and goaltender Jamie McLennan. 128. Jiri Hrdina Hrdina, a 6’, 195 lb. center from Prague,...
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Future centre depth is bright, but Sam Bennett should go back to junior

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — Not only is there no room for him in the Flames lineup, but he's probably just not ready. Yesterday I wrote a bit about  how the Flames should look at centre this upcoming season , and hinted at...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXXIV: 132-129

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — We get up to the 84th Chapter of the countdown with defensemen Igor Kravchuk, Jamie Huscroft, Dennis Wideman, and Rob Ramage. 132. Igor Kravchuk Kravchuk, a 6’1", 205 lb. defenseman from...
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The Flames at centre next season

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The Flames probably aren't going to be very good next season, but one position they shouldn't have to worry about is centre. Centre is the most important position in hockey, and for a long time,...
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