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Johnson: Forgotten man Sven Baertschi making a bid for roster spot

Calgary Herald He’s no longer anybody’s idea of the bright young thing. A hot topic. Exhibit A for a breathtakingly blue horizon.
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Gaudreau’s highlight-reel goal propels Flames past Avalanche in NHL pre-season

Calgary Herald With only a few spots up for grabs on the 2014-15 Calgary Flames roster, the coming days are crucial for the assorted prospects still standing with the big club and the National Hockey League...
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Bennett has ‘a little pain’ — but practising

Calgary Herald Sam Bennett practised today with the non-game group. So while the talented teen may be injured, it’s nothing serious.
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Brawlin’ Bollig making an impression even though Flames fans couldn’t see Sunday fight

Calgary Herald It was a shame Sunday’s pre-season Calgary Flames clash against the Colorado Avalanche wasn’t televised for fans back home.
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Johnson: Gilmour watching intently as Bennett makes mark with his old team

Calgary Herald The mentor, the model, the reference point, sat across the same room, a couple of seats down to the left from where the protégé does now, all those winters ago....
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Iginla fitting in with Colorado, but always keeps an eye on his old team

Calgary Herald DENVER — Sunday night was not the first time Jarome Iginla had lined up at right wing and stared down an opponent in a Calgary Flames jersey.
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Upstart Flames hopefuls get past veteran-laden Avs team in NHL pre-season

Calgary Herald DENVER — Common sense suggested it shouldn’t have been close.On paper, the Colorado Avalanche looked close to an opening-day lineup even though they are still ironing out the kinks in...
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Flames blanked in test against Canucks

Calgary Herald VANCOUVER — Friday marked the 34th birthday of the Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik.
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Hartley defends Flames’ use of fighting coach

Calgary Herald VANCOUVER — Lee Stempniak, the next morning, tracked down his coach.
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Johnson: Bennett offers tantalizing glimpse of his talent in NHL pre-season debut

Calgary Herald Closing in on 2,800 kilometres due east, Sam Bennett’s past was opening its regular-season account at Peterborough Memorial Arena.
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Canuck youngsters Jensen and Shinkaruk shine in 3-1 win over Flames

Calgary Herald Nicklas Jensen got a mid-game promotion and made the most of it.
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Flames put Hockeyville distractions aside, beat Coyotes 4-3 in Sylvan Lake exhibition

Calgary Herald The red carpet entry. Don Cherry in his tartan-themed suit. The entire Kraft Hockeyville entourage in a jam-packed Sylvan Lake Multiplex arena with its low rafters, pot-lights, and an old-school...
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With a fresh start, former Edmonton Oiler Sam Gagner aiming for big things in Arizona

Calgary Herald Sam Gagner knows he didn’t reach his full potential during his seven-year career with the Edmonton Oilers. Now as a member of the Arizona Coyotes, the 25-year-old London, Ont., native knows...
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Flames prospect Wotherspoon making progress in return from shoulder surgery

Calgary Herald He’s able to shoot, stickhandle, skate, and — after Wednesday’s pre-game skate before Kraft Hockeyville at Sylvan Lake’s Multiplex — can now participate in practice.
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Gallery: Flames and Coyotes battle in Sylvan Lake

Calgary Herald Game action as the Calgary Flames and the Arizona Coyotes battled during the Kraft Hockeyville game in Sylvan Lake, Ab. on September 24, 2014.
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Flames embracing Sylvan Lake’s Kraft Hockeyville celebration

Calgary Herald Turner Elson understands the trend of National Hockey League fans in central Alberta, loyalties split between the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers.
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Johnson: Colborne’s off-season core training has him poised to be a bull on ice

Calgary Herald The difference from the day he arrived home, touching down at Calgary International Airport a calendar year ago this Friday, lugging an equipment bag, a passel of sticks and an IMAX-sized horizon...
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Flames notes: Ramo nearing return from nagging hip injury

Calgary Herald Karri Ramo is drawing closer to a clean bill of health.
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Flames face off with Coyotes in Sylvan Lake

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Wednesday's pre-season battle against the Arizona Coyotes marks a special chapter in the history of Sylvan Lake, AB.In late January, the town lost an iconic building when the Sylvan...
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Training Camp Update: 23.09.14

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — CLIMBING MOUNTAINSBob Hartley capped off Tuesday's 90-minute practice with a drill that has become his trademark: mountain climbers. Players start at the red line and then skate to the blue line,...
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Blog Articles

Flames vs. Avalanche recap: Hello, Johnny Hockey

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — We're getting down to the wire, as a number of prospects - particularly on the left wing - are battling to earn their spots on the NHL club for the start of the season. The preseason series was...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CXL: 7. Gary Suter

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Chapter 140 of our summer-long feature focuses on four-time all-star and Calder Trophy winner Gary Suter. 7. Gary Suter Gary Suter was a 6’, 205 lb. defenseman from Madison, Wisconsin. Born...
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Bennett has ‘a little pain’ — but practising

Calgary Herald (Scott Cruickshank) — C Sam Bennett practised today with the non-game group. So while the talented teen may be injured, it’s nothing serious. “He has a little pain,” said Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley. “We’re...
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Flames vs. Avalanche game preview: Wait this almost looks like a real NHL lineup

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — Three! Three more preseason games. Ah, ah, ah. The Avalanche aren't bringing their big guns to town - no Gabriel Landeskog , no Matt Duchene , no Ryan O`Reilly , no Nathan MacKinnon ...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CXXXIX: 8. Joe Nieuwendyk

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — With 314 goals scored while in a Flames sweater, Calder Trophy, King Clancy, Smythe Trophy, Stanley Cup winner and Hall-of-Famer Joe Nieuwendyk finds himself at number eight on our countdown. 8....
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Training camp cuts: 5 more gone, 40 remain

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — Three preseason games to go, five more cuts to be made. Another preseason game in the books, another day closer to regular season, and more cuts to be made. Following an impressive 2-1 over the ...
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NHL season preview 2014-15: Three big questions facing the Calgary Flames

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The 2014-15 season kicks off the second year of the Flames' rebuild. With the opening game against the Vancouver Canucks almost upon us, we answer three big questions as the team strives to become...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CXXXVIII: 9. Paul Reinhart

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Defenseman Paul Reinhart is tied for fifth on Calgary's all-time leaderboard with 336 assists. 9. Paul Reinhart Paul Reinhart was born on January 8th, 1960 in Kitchener, Ontario. A 5’11", 205...
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Calgary Flames Flames face old foe in pre-season clash against Jarome Iginla and the Colorado Avalanche

Calgary Herald (Kristen Odland) — It’s going to be an interesting pre-season test for the Calgary Flames (2-3-0) tonight when they go up against the Colorado Avalanche (0-3-1) at Denver’s Pepsi Center. And, judging by their...
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Game Preview & Live Gamethread: Canucks Visit Colorado

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — A night after completing a back-to-back-to-back, the Flames travel to Colorado to face the Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. With 22 more cuts to make, which of these Flames will...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CXXXVII: 10. Reggie Lemelin

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Goaltender Reggie Lemelin ranks fourth on most goaltender categories. He racked up 144 wins over nine seasons with the Flames. 10. Reggie Lemelin Reggie Lemelin, a 5’11", 170 lb. goaltender,...
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Flames news — cuts, injuries, surprises

Calgary Herald (Scott Cruickshank) — The Calgary Flames made training camp’s first whack of cuts Saturday morning, re-assigning a dozen prospects. Sent to AHL Adirondack: * G Doug Carr * G Brad Thiessen * D Curtis Gedig * D Dustin...
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Flames cut 12, 45 players left at camp

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — Too many bodies. Way too many bodies. With three games in three nights now over, it's about time the team axed a bunch of hopefuls that didn't really have any hope. Last night, the Flames ...
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Byron shines for overmatched Flames

Calgary Herald (Scott Cruickshank) — From his cast of youngsters — against an experienced bunch of Vancouver Canucks — coach Bob Hartley was hoping to witness a statement game or two. After all, a raft of cuts are coming Saturday. ...
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Flames vs Canucks Preseason 2: Electric Boogaloo

Matchsticks and Gasoline (mikeFAIL) — The Flames would send down Austin Carroll earlier today and then tonight they would lose Markus Granlund to an apparent injury. After falling 3-1 last night in Calgary, the Flames were looking...
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Flames vs Canucks Recap

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesFan99) — The Flames took on the Canucks with a predominantly rookie lineup. After last night's game, the Flames look to get back on track with a rematch against the Canucks. This time the lineups almost...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CXXXVI: 11. Gary Roberts

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — With 257 goals, winger Gary Roberts holds down fourth place on Calgary's all-time leaderboard. 11. Gary Roberts Gary Roberts was born on May 23rd, 1966 in North York, Ontario. A 6’2", 215...
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Flames’ kids brace for Canucks’ best

Calgary Herald (Scott Cruickshank) — Not all lineups are created evenly — on this night in particular. On the home side are names like Sedin, Sedin, Vrbata, Bieksa, Hamhuis, Richardson, Sestito, Dorsett, Sbisa, Miller. The Calgary...
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Flames vs Canucks Preview: Game Number Five

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesFan99) — It's a rematch of yesterday's game in the fifth game of the preseason for the Flames. Three games in three days? No problem. The Flames head to Vancouver tonight to take on the Canucks for a...
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Flames vs. Canucks Recap

Matchsticks and Gasoline (mikeFAIL) — An afternoon fight clinic during training camp to prep the kids for an evening with the Canucks Hey guys, this is my first stab at a recap and my first post with Matchsticks so I hope you guys...
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