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Martin Gelinas: The Eliminator proved so clutch during Flames’ 2004 run to the Stanley Cup final

Calgary Herald No one was calling him The Closer. There had been no real reason to refer to him as The Eliminator.
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Conroy, Warrener the glue guys that held things together behind the scenes for 2004 Calgary Flames

Calgary Herald Asked to name the linchpin of the 2003-04 Calgary Flames — the behind-the-scenes chap who held the team together through good times and bad — Craig Conroy hems and haws.
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Mike Vernon: Underestimated goalie proved to be unsung hero of 1989 Cup-winning Flames

Calgary Herald The man who lifted the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP that steamy, unforgettable night on the ice at the old Montreal Forum can’t heap enough praise on Mike Vernon.
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Brad McCrimmon: ‘Man’s man’ the heart-and-soul of the 1989 Calgary Flames

Calgary Herald The photo says it all: About the man, the moment, the achievement.
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Gaudreau officially added to Team USA roster for upcoming world championship

Calgary Herald Johnny Gaudreau is officially off to the world championships to represent the U.S. men’s national team.
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Gaudreau added to USA's World Championship roster

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Johnny Gaudreau's whirlwind season will continue as he has been named to USA Hockey's 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship roster.The tournament takes place May 9-25 in Minsk,...
  • 12 hr 18 min ago

Small sample has college kids hungry for more

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- They came for a taste.But after a short audition to close out their 2013-14 season, the four newest members of the Calgary Flames have left as hungry as ever. “A lot hungrier, for...
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Al MacInnis: Defenceman’s legendary slapshot and 31 points led Flames to 1989 Stanley Cup

Calgary Herald “Oh yeah,” laughs Al MacInnis. “They were on the ice with a camera. It was set up before the game — if this and this happens, we’ll be there and this is what you say....
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Jarome Iginla: Captain fought, hit, scored and dragged Flames to 2004 Stanley Cup final

Calgary Herald From start to finish — from first taste to last gasp — he had his say.
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Doug Gilmour: Flames’ difference-maker in 1989 scored twice in Cup-clinching contest

Calgary Herald The entitlement, merely perceived or authentic, is what really set Doug Gilmour’s teeth on edge. Maybe he only imagined it, to further feed his already insatiable competitive drive. Or maybe...
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Numerology: Ben Street

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — 58 - Pivot Ben Street skated in 58 games with the Abbotsford Heat this season. He is in his second season with the Heat.13 - Street played in 13 games with the Flames this season. He started the...
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Monahan’s rookie campaign far from boring

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Sean Monahan boring? Anything but, according to the rookie campaign he penned.Monahan, Calgary’s top pick in the 2013 NHL Draft in New Jersey just nine months ago, put together a...
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25th anniversary of 1989: Cliff Fletcher’s outside-the-box thinking made him one of the best of the era

Calgary Herald The hair is still, to no one’s surprise, white. The eyes still penetrating. The style, soft grey-checked sports jacket offset by a casual blue-and-white striped shirt, still very much in...
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Optimistic Glencross sets sights on next season

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- It wasn’t how his year was supposed to unfold.Forced to sit out the final four games of the 2012-13 seasons after sustaining a knee injury five shifts into a game against the...
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Heat Report: 21.04.14

NHL.com HITTING THEIR STRIDEWhat a year it's been.The Abbotsford Heat capped off their regular season this week, cementing the 2013-14 roster as the most successful in franchise history. With 43 wins and...
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Heat Stats Update: 21.04.14

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — Due to the use of tables, this page must be viewed on a browser.
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Nothing like thrill of winning Stanley

Calgary Herald As a gold-level member in solid standing of the ultraexclusive Triple Elite Club — Olympic title, World Championship, Stanley Cup — Hakan Loob is one of those uniquely qualified to...
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Marathon run comes up just short

Calgary Herald The toll, by that stage of the chase, is irreversible. Damage, complete.
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Blog Articles

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter X: 485-481

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Today's installment of the countdown features Todd Harkins, Paul Kruse, Blake Sloan, Kyle Greentree, and Carsen Germyn 485.  Todd Harkins Harkins was a 6'3", 210 lb. center from Cleveland,...
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Gaudreau to join Monahan, Backlund, Hudler at World Championships

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Four Flames are now confirmed to be representing their countries. Johnny Gaudreau is officially going to Belarus. The 20-year-old played his first professional game in the Flames ' season...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter IX: 490-486

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — A career overview of former Flames Pat Conacher, Guy LaRose, Jerry Byers, Pierre Roux, and Dean Talafous. 490.  Pat Conacher Conacher, a 5'8", 188 lb. center from Edmonton, Alberta, was...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter VIII: 495-491

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Get on board for the eighth installment of 146 as we go from last to first. In today's every-Flames countdown, we profile five guys who totaled 28 games for the Flames. 495.  Fredrik Modin ...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter VII: 500-496

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — 30 down, 500 to go. Another five Flames to countdown today. 500.  Butch Deadmarsh Deadmarsh was a 5'11", 186 lb. left winger from Trail, British Columbia. Born on April 15th, 1950, he was...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter VI: 501-505

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Today on the Flames Countdown, we'll check out three centers and two right wingers. 505.  Mark Smith Smith, an Edmonton, Alberta native, was a 5'10", 200 lb. center born on October 24th,...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter V: 510-506

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Today's Chapter in the all-time countdown will see us review five more Flames. 510. Sasha Lakovic Lakovic, also known as "Pit Bull," was a 6', 198 lb. left winger from East Vancouver, British...
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Playoff bandwagoning: Jarome Iginla and the Boston Bruins

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Calgary isn't in the playoffs, but one guy we all know and dearly love certainly is. So, your team didn't make the playoffs this year. For us, as pitiful Flames fans, it is a sad truth we all...
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Flames All-Time Countdown

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Join us here all summer long for the all-time Flames countdown. Welcome to the first Chapter in what will prove to be an epic, off-season long countdown. I used regular season point shares to...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter IV: 515-511

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — In today's Chapter, we take a look at two Canadians, two Americans, and a right winger from Moscow. 515.  Sandy McCarthy McCarthy was a 6'3", 222 lb. right winger from Toronto, Ontario....
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Abbotsford Heat Report: April 14th-21st

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Hayley) — The countdown until the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs is on, and the Heat face an uncertain future as the Flames announced they will be moving their AHL affiliate from...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter III: 520-516

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — In Part III of our offseason-long every-Flames countdown, we take a look at five more forwards. I used regular season point shares to rank the players from first to last. We're going to run them...
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Prospect Watch: Emile Poirier

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesFan99) — Speedy first-round pick from last year's draft, Emile Poirier. Over the past couple of seasons, Flames fans have got to see a variety of different youngsters trying to secure a roster spot....
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Post-mortem: The five best parts of year one of the rebuild

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — "Oh, rebuilds suck," they warned us. That may be true, but after the first full season of it, it wasn't all bad. With 82 games played, we finally know where the Flames stand: 27th in the...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter II: 525-521

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Chapter II of our 146 part series sees us review the careers of two left wingers, two right wingers, and a center. 525. Steve Dubinsky Dubinsky was a 6', 190 lb. center from Montreal, Quebec....
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter I: 530-526

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — This article is the first of 146 that we'll run here at Matchsticks and Gasoline throughout the summer. We're running down all 530 players to have suited up for the Flames. Welcome to the first...
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Flames at Canucks recap: Let's just talk about Johnny Gaudreau

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — Johnny Gaudreau Johnny Gaudreau Johnny Gaudreau. Johnny Gaudreau? Johnny Gaudreau Johnny Gaudreau. The Canucks honoured Pat Quinn to start the game. Pat Quinn refused to shut up. Then we were...
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M&G Gametime Preview: Flames Visit Vancouver

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Tonight, the NHL will close out it's regular season with 10 games. Can Calgary head into summertime on a high note? Round 255 in the series, tonight at 7PM MT. Tonight, the Flames and Canucks...
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Flames sign Hobey Baker winner Johnny Gaudreau, Bill Arnold

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — The Flames have signed their two Boston College prospects, including top prospect Johnny Gaudreau. Just one day after being Union defeated his team in the Frozen Four semifinals, and minutes...
  • 12 days ago
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Flames vs. Jets Preview: Home Stretch

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ruhee Dewji) — Game 81 of 82 is here for the Flames, and the Winnipeg Jets are in town for their final game of the 2013-2014 season. It's a draft order special tonight at the Saddledome when the Winnipeg Jets ...
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