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Education, drug testing program implemented in AHL

NHL.com SPRINGFIELD, MA -- An education and drug testing program will be implemented for American Hockey League players, effective for the 2014-15 season, the National Hockey League and American Hockey...
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Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation to participate in Pride parade

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- On Sunday August 31st, the Canadian Olympic Team will join thousands of fans and spectators celebrating Calgary Pride 2014 festivities. Olympians will be proudly marching with...
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Sportsnet and Rogers to broadcast all 82 Flames games

NHL.com TORONTO, ON -- Calgary hockey fans are getting the best seat in the house all NHL season long, as Sportsnet and Rogers deliver exclusive coverage of all 82 Flames games on television and on radio...
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Flames 2014-15 Sportsnet broadcast teams announced

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- Rick Ball and Kelly Hrudey make their NHL on Sportsnet debut this season, calling play-by-play and providing game analysis, respectively, for Flames games. Host Roger Millions...
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Better late than never — Flames re-sign gritty Lance Bouma

Calgary Herald But, better late than never, Lance Bouma finally has a new contract with the Calgary Flames.
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Brodie lands on Sitkoff's fantasy sleepers list

NHL.com With few exceptions, the majority of top-tier players are established and well-known to the common fantasy owner. Though those players are integral components of a championship team,...
  • 4 days ago
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Numerology: Lance Bouma

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — 78 - Gritty forward Lance Bouma suited up for 78 games for the Flames last season. In total, he has played in 121 NHL games over the last four seasons.15 - The Provost, AB native registered 15...
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Flames sign Lance Bouma

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed centre Lance Bouma to a one-year contract. Bouma, a native of Provost, Alberta, played 78 games with the Flames last season...
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Adirondack Flames 2014-15 schedule announced

NHL.com GLENS FALLS, NY -- The Adirondack Flames announced today their American Hockey League regular season schedule for the 2014-15 season, presented by Bud Light. The Flames will open their inaugural...
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Ticketing information for Flames-Coyotes Kraft Hockeyville game in Sylvan Lake

NHL.com TORONTO, ON -- After months of anticipation, the Sylvan Lake Local Organizing Committee today announce the ticketing information for the Kraft Hockeyville 2014 NHL pre-season game between the...
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Cory Sarich recounts life-threatening cycling accident: ‘I’m not going to die here right now ...’

Calgary Herald Mowing the lawn and driving the boat at their family's summer home in Windermere, B.C., Cory Sarich, by all accounts, is leading a pretty normal life. About a month ago, however, that was not the...
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Bennett heads NHL.com's list of top 10 Flames prospects

NHL.com Not since Craig Conroy was scoring in bunches have the Calgary Flames had a legitimate top center in the organization.Solid drafting and a deep pool of prospects have certainly changed that."I am...
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Flames' rebuild ready for next important step

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames took the first step in their rebuilding process last season. The success of the next step, being evaluated by new general manager Brad Treliving, may not be...
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Sophomore season next hurdle for Flames' Monahan

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan is aware the temperature is going to be turned up in his sophomore season. The 19-year-old wouldn't have it any other way. After a 22-goal season...
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Progress, goalie among Flames' five questions

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames will look to continue the rebuild which began last season. How the Flames are able to do so, and how Calgary defines its success in 2014-15, are among five...
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Expect young players to impact Flames lineup

NHL.com If 2013-14 was the first full season of a comprehensive rebuild, the Calgary Flames found some individual positives amid a lack of group success.Forward Sean Monahan made the team in his draft...
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Setoguchi relieved to finally have a team take a chance on him

Calgary Herald Devin Setoguchi had one of those tough off-seasons that no free agent wants to have. After the Winnipeg Jets turned him loose at the deadline on July 1, the 27-year-old right winger sat by his...
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Setoguchi feeling fit in Calgary

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Devin Setoguchi understands the Calgary Flames are going through a rebuilding phase.He is too.That’s why the 27-year-old feels he’s a natural fit in the city closest to his hometown...
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Flames sign right winger Devin Setoguchi

Calgary Herald The Calgary Flames have signed right winger Devin Setoguchi to a one-year contract.
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Gaudreau, Bennett excited about futures with Flames

NHL.com TORONTO, ON – Sam Bennett and Johnny Gaudreau followed alternate paths to the NHL. But when the two Calgary Flames prospects report for training camp in September, they'll be the focal point of an...
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Blog Articles

Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett, and the danger of the nine-game sample

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — Rookies on entry level contracts get nine games to prove themselves. A look at Sean Monahan's first season, split into segments of nine, shows just how wildly they can vary, and how a good first...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CX: 54-53

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Two more Flames defencemen are up in this edition of the countdown: Frank Musil and the legendary Brad McCrimmon. 54.  Brad McCrimmon McCrimmon was a 5'11", 200 lb. defenceman from Plenty,...
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How Does Potential NHL Expansion Affect the Flames Roster?

Matchsticks and Gasoline (ArikJames) — It’s been a while since the NHL has had an expansion draft- roughly 15 years, if memory serves. But with talk of Las Vegas, Seattle, Quebec, and Toronto in the air- and not as relocation options,...
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Karri Ramo entering 2014-15 season with badass new mask

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — Ramo is a fan of darker, gothic-style works, and his masks have reflected that. Karri Ramo will be fighting for the Flames ' starting goalie position this season, and he'll be doing it in...
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Flames re-sign final RFA Lance Bouma: one year, $775k

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The Flames' final loose end has been tied up with a one-year contract. The Flames qualified six restricted free agents. One went to Russia, so Chad Billins quickly became a non-factor. Four...
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Rick Ball and Kelly Hrudey to do Flames broadcasts on Sportsnet; Derek Wills on radio

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — If you're watching on TV, you'll get to listen to Rick Ball and Kelly Hrudey. If you're listening on radio, it'll be Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias. That's the state of Flames broadcasting for...
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AHL Schedule Announced

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Adkmac) — The AHL announced the regular season schedule today, including the inaugural season of the Adirondack Flames.  The 2014-15 season opens on the road Friday, October 10 - in Rochester.  The home...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CIX: 56-55

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Our old friend Jay Bouwmeester stands alongside Dave Shand in this edition of the countdown. 56.  Jay Bouwmeester Bouwmeester, a 6'4", 212 lb. defenceman, was born in Edmonton, Alberta on...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CVIII: 58-57

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — A pair of defencemen are up in this edition of the countdown: Steve Konroyd and Denis Gauthier. 58.  Steve Konroyd Konroyd was born on February 10th, 1961 in Scarborough, Ontario. He was a...
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Flames sign RW Devin Setoguchi

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The lineup is getting more and more full with the addition of the veteran winger. Another hometown boy looks to be coming into the fray as the Flames have added Taber native Devin Setoguchi ...
  • 8 days ago
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CVII: 60-59

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — As we continue the countdown, we look at two former Flames from the defensive end: goalie Pat Riggin and d-man Ken Houston. 60.  Pat Riggin Riggin, a 5'9", 170 lb. goaltender from Kincardine,...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CVI: 63-61

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Today's edition of the countdown features the now-St. Louis Blue Jordan Leopold, the now-retired Carey Wilson, and the now-Nashville Predator Olli Jokinen. 63.  Jordan Leopold Leopold, a 6'1",...
  • 11 days ago
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Jordan Sigalet named Flames goalie coach

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The Flames' AHL goaltending coach has made the jump to the NHL, joining Bob Hartley, Jacques Cloutier, and Martin Gelinas behind the bench. As the off-season winds down, there's only been a few...
  • 12 days ago
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CV: 66-64

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — This edition of the countdown features a trio of defencemen: Richard Mulhern, Tommy Albelin, and Cory Sarich. 66.  Richard Mulhern Mulhern, a 6'1", 195 lb. defenceman, was born on March 1st,...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CIV: 69-67

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — An Atlanta Flame is up today, along with Marc Savard and the now-returning Matthew Lombardi. 69.  Marc Savard Savard, a 5'10", 196 lb. center from Ottawa, Ontario, was born on July 17th, 1977....
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CIII: 72-70

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Three more Flames are up today: Mike Bullard, Kari Eloranta, and Don Edwards. 72.  Mike Bullard Bullard, born on March 10th, 1961, was a 5'10", 185 lb. forward from Ottawa, Ontario. He spent...
  • 18 days ago
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Kevin Hayes about to hit free agency, could sign with Calgary

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — The former first round pick is likely to become a free agent, and Calgary has a good chance at signing him. The Flames didn't have a first rounder in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, but they have the...
  • 20 days ago
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CII: 75-73

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Today's edition has a couple of defencemen, including the Oilers' current captain, and Rick Wamsley, Calgary's backup goalie during the Stanley Cup run. 75.  Adrian Aucoin Aucoin, born on July...
  • 20 days ago
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WJC Evaluation Camp Wrap Up

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesFan99) — All the players will be heading out of Sherbrooke and Lake Placid to prepare themselves for training camp of their respective teams. WJC evaluation camp ended last night with the Swedes and...
  • 22 days ago
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter CI: 78-76

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Eddy Beers, Eddy Beers, Eddy Beers. Also: Paul Ranheim and James Patrick, who were traded for one another. 78.  Paul Ranheim Ranheim was a 6'1", 210 lb. left winger born on January 25th, 1966....
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