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Flames assign Markus Granlund to Abbotsford Heat

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned centre Markus Granlund to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. Granlund has been cleared medically to play...
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Flames assign defenceman Ryan Culkin to Abbotsford Heat

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- - The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned defenceman Ryan Culkin to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.Culkin, a native of Montreal, Quebec,...
  • New: 9 hr 51 min ago

Flames successful in forming identity

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- It’s difficult to stutter out the word success in a season that featured a 35-win, 77-point output.But little of what was accomplished by the 27th place finish of the Calgary Flames...
  • 12 hr 43 min ago

Short NHL stint a great learning experience for Arnold

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Bill Arnold's NHL experience this season lasted a grand total of four days but those 96 hours will have a enormous impact on the young forward's future."It’s not easy and nothing is...
  • 16 hr 42 min ago

Eight items on Flames’ off-season to-do list

Calgary Herald They had expectations and, by many accounts, they exceeded them.
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Cammalleri gives boost to Arnold and Gaudreau before NHL debut

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- There is no doubt that making your NHL debut is a nerve-wracking experience but Bill Arnold and Johnny Gaudreau got a bit of a reprieve from the anxiety thanks to Mike...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Heat sign defenceman Eric Roy

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Abbotsford Heat announced today that they have signed defenceman Eric Roy to a contract. Roy, a native of Beauval, Saskatchewan, played in 66 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Numerology: Keegan Kanzig

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — 63 - Defenceman Keegan Kanzig suited up for 63 games with the Victoria Royals in the 2013-14 campaign. It was his third season in Victoria.3 - Kanzig, known as a stay-at-home defenceman, recorded...
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Numerology: Emile Poirier

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — 87 - In his third season with the Gatineau Olympiques, Emile Poirier recorded a career-high 87 points. He led all Olympiques skaters in scoring and was eighth in league regular season scoring.43 -...
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Flames assign Keegan Kanzig and Emile Poirier to Abbotsford Heat

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned defenceman Keegan Kanzig and forward Emile Poirier to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League.Kanzig, a native...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Colborne, RFA's hope for follow-up with Flames

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Joe Colborne was excited to come home when the Calgary Flames acquired the Calgary native from the Toronto Maple Leafs in late September.Now he’s eager to stay. Colborne, one of...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Future of Cammalleri, pending UFA's in flux

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Mike Cammalleri doesn’t have a crystal ball in his back pocket or a fortune-teller on speed dial.He doesn't keep a set of keys that will fire up a DeLorean DMC-12 nor does he have a...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Flames comfortable they can land a top player with fourth overall draft position

Calgary Herald Officially, after the Tuesday night National Hockey League 2014 Draft lottery, the Calgary Flames pick fourth overall.
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Burke feeling comfortable with fourth overall pick in 2014 NHL Draft

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- As it stands right now, the Calgary Flames will pick fourth in the 2014 NHL Draft and while President of Hockey Operations and interim general manager Brian Burke is comfortable...
  • 2 days ago

Flames moving farm team after agreement with Abbotsford terminated halfway through 10-year pact

Calgary Herald The Calgary Flames are moving their farm club. Yet again. The City of Abbotsford — halfway through its 10-year deal with the Heat, primary affiliate of the Flames — has shelled out...
  • 2 days ago

Calgary Flames will pick fourth overall after Florida wins NHL draft lottery

Calgary Herald TORONTO - The Florida Panthers won the NHL Draft lottery on Tuesday, granting the team the first overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
  • 2 days ago

Flames to pick fourth at 2014 NHL Draft

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames will have the fourth overall pick at the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia.It will be highest pick in Calgary Flames history.NHL DRAFT LOTTERY RESULTS1. Florida...
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Numerology: Mikael Backlund

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — 1 - For the first time in his NHL career, Mikael Backlund donned a letter on his chest. He wore the 'A' during a portion of the season while other veterans were out with injuries.39 - The...
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Burke, Flames raise bar for next season

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Satisfied, but not to the point he's prepared to call the 2013-14 season a success.That was the message from president of hockey operations and interim general manager Brian Burke...
  • 2 days ago
Blog Articles

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...
  • 2 days ago

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...
  • 3 days ago

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...
  • 4 days ago
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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...
  • 4 days ago
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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...
  • 6 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 ...
  • 6 days ago
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Flames on Johnny Gaudreau watch

Calgary Herald (Kristen Odland) — Yes, there is a hockey game tonight. And, yes, it is the Calgary Flames last home game of the 2013-14 season. But in a few hours, all eyes will be directed East as the NCAA Hobey Baker Award is...
  • 6 days ago
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Abbotsford Heat Report: March 31st-April 14th

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Hayley) — The Abbotsford Heat Report is back to fill you in on a fairly successful two weeks for the Heat on the road and at home. The Breakdown Like much of the second half of their season, the past...
  • 7 days ago
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Flames 4, Kings 3 (SO) Recap

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Hayley) — The Flames blew a 3-0 lead to the LA Kings at home tonight, but rebounded to win the game 4-3 in the shootout thanks to goals by Jiri Hudler and Sean Monahan and an outstanding performance by...
  • 7 days ago
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Flames vs. Kings: 5 Questions

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ruhee Dewji) — The Kings are going to the playoffs! The Flames are not. We catch up with langluy at Jewels from the Crown ahead of these two teams' final meeting of the season. 1. Trevor Lewis just signed an...
  • 8 days ago
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Flames vs. Kings Preview

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — This game is pointless, but gosh darn it if it isn't gonna be played anyway. The Flames won the first two matchups of the season with last-minute goals Then the  Kings fought back,...
  • 8 days ago
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Greene With Envy: Flames 1, Devils 0

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Desperation wasn't enough for the Devils, who moved one step closer to elimination against a spectacular performance by Karri Ramo. Going into the match, the Devils sat in the ninth spot in...
  • 10 days ago
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Another ‘invaluable’ test for Flames’ youngsters

Calgary Herald (Scott Cruickshank) — The stakes are high for the other group. A squad which, no doubt, would dearly love to plant the Calgary Flames. Perfect, says Bob Hartley. “Now it’s the final race,” said the Flames coach....
  • 10 days ago
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Flames at Devils: 5 Questions with In Lou We Trust

Matchsticks and Gasoline (arii) — The Flames are in New Jersey for the first and only time this season. M&G caught up with In Lou We Trust's John Fischer to find out how the Devils are doing in this final stretch of the season,...
  • 10 days ago
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Flames Rook Bishop: Defeat Bolts 4-1

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — The Flames came down to Tampa Bay to try and defuse the playoff bound Lightning, if only for one night. First Period There wasn't really that much worth noting through the first eight minutes...
  • 14 days ago
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