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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?
  • 17 hr 43 min ago

Flames re-sign restricted free agent Joe Colborne, avoiding arbitration hearing

Calgary Herald The Calgary Flames re-signed forward Joe Colborne to a two-year contract on Tuesday.
  • 21 hr 46 min ago

Colborne ready for any role in return to Flames

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Joe Colborne had no doubt it was going to get done.So it came as no surprise to the 24-year-old when he and the Calgary Flames connected on a contract Tuesday that will see Colborne...
  • 22 hr 57 min ago

Gillies named to Indiana Ice Tenth Anniversary All-Star Team

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Calgary Flames goaltending prospect Jon Gillies has been named to the Indiana Ice (USHL) Tenth Anniversary All-Star Team. The alumni team was created based on-ice performance and...
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Numerology: Joe Colborne

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — 80 - Calgary native Joe Colborne dressed for 80 games in Flames silks in 2013-14. He was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sept. 28, 2013 in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2014.10 - In...
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Flames sign Joe Colborne

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed centre Joe Colborne to a two-year contract. Colborne, a native of Calgary, Alberta set personal highs in scoring 10 goals...
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National Hockey League releases sustainability report

NHL.com NEW YORK, NY – The National Hockey League today announced the release of the 2014 NHL Sustainability Report, the first document of its kind produced by a major sports league in North America. The...
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Huska primed for challenge with baby Flames

Calgary Herald Heading into the summer, Ryan Huska wasn’t looking for a change of pace or scenery.
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Former Flame Butler thrilled to join the St. Louis Blues, the team he grew up cheering for

Calgary Herald Although he had to wait a few weeks for a deal, Chris Butler is now a member of the St. Louis Blues.
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Lengthy camp stay fueled Kanzig's campaign

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- Most of the time it’s hard not to notice Keegan Kanzig on the ice.It was impossible to miss the 6-foot-7, 245-pound defenceman on the ice at Calgary Flames training camp last...
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Flames win Golden Matrix Award at IDEA Conference

NHL.com CALGARY, AB -- For the third year in the row, the Calgary Flames have won the Best Overall - Hockey Golden Matrix Award at the Information Display & Entertainment Association (IDEA) Conference.The...
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Colborne confident a deal will get done with Flames before Aug. 1 arbitration hearing

Calgary Herald Joe Colborne heard it from his pals when he filed for arbitration earlier this month.
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Points To Ponder: development camp sets tones

NHL.com (avickers@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- No, the biggest gain from the Calgary Flames 2014 summer development camp didn’t come via the arm of Tim Harrison. A photo tweeted from the account of Ryan Culkin featuring the...
  • 7 days ago
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Hanowski satisfied with one-year contract from Flames

Calgary Herald This doesn’t change much for Ben Hanowski. Head down, no matter what, he’s going to keep working out in Medina, Minn., with NHLers such as Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh, Paul Martin,...
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Numerology: Ben Hanowski

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — 11 - Forward Ben Hanowski played in 11 games with the Flames in the 2013-14 season. In total, he has 16 NHL games on his resume.2 - Hanowski posted two assists in his 11 NHL games last season. In...
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Treliving reflects on first development camp

NHL.com (tpeterson@calgaryflames.com) — CALGARY, AB -- During their week in Calgary, Flames prospects were inundated with information.They met with new general manager Brad Treliving, got acquainted with new Adirondack Flames head coach...
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Flames sign Ben Hanowski

NHL.com CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames have signed forward Ben Hanowski to a one year / two way contract.Hanowski, a native of Little Falls, Minnesota, played 11 games with the Flames this season...
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McDavid, Eichel head Futures List for 2015 draft

NHL.com Three months ago NHL.com asked nine top evaluators from NHL Central Scouting who their choice would be as the first pick of the 2015 NHL Draft, Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel.The impromptu poll had...
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2014-15 NHL CSS Futures International list

NHL.com CZREP Pavel Zacha C Liberec 6-2 200 CZREP-JR Filip Chlapik C Sparta Jr. 6-1 183David Kase RW Chomutov Jr. 5-10 165Jiri Smejkal LW C. Budejovice Jr. 6-2 183Michael Spacek RW Paradubice...
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2014-15 NHL CSS Futures North American list

NHL.com AJHL Cameron Hughes C Spruce Grove 5-10 144 BCHL Carter Cochrane D Chilliwack 5-10 190 CCHL Chase Pearson C Cornwall 6-1 180 HIGH-CT Taggart...
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Blog Articles

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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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXXIII: 136-133

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Tonight's recap focuses on defensemen Chris Butler and Larry Carriere, right winger Chuck Kobasew, and goaltender Karri Ramo. 136. Larry Carriere Carriere, a 6’1", 190 lb....
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXXII: 140-137

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Today's feature focuses on centers Chris Drury, Steven Reinprecht, Dave Gagner, and Jacques Richard. 140. Chris Drury Drury was a 5’10", 191 lb. center from Trumbull, Connecticut....
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What can we expect from Tyler Wotherspoon this season?

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Ari Yanover) — With only six veteran defencemen on the Flames' roster, Tyler Wotherspoon may be in the running for a fulltime NHL spot. The biggest Flames news last week was the unveiling of players' new...
  • 8 days ago
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXXI: 144-141

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — This evening's story focuses on defensemen Adam Pardy and Chris Dahlquist, center Andrew Cassels, and left winger Keith McCreary. 144. Adam Pardy Pardy, a Bonavista, Newfoundland...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXX: 148-145

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Today's entry in the countdown features right winger Hilliard Graves, centers Bobby Lalonde and Mike Eaves, and left winger Harold Phillipoff. 148. Hilliard Graves Graves, a 5’11",...
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Rule Changes in the A - Include 3 on 3 OT

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Adkmac) — The AHL Board of Governor’s meeting concluded last week in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  There were three rule changes - including 3 on 3 play for a portion of a regular season overtime session. ...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXIX: 152-149

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Today's article features former Flames Captain left winger Dave Lowry, center Brendan Morrison, right winger Tony Amonte, and left winger Richard Kromm. 152. Dave Lowry Lowry was a...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXVIII: 156-153

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — In today's story, we relive the contributions of Flames defenseman Kris Russell, former center Stephane Yelle, and former right wingers Ron Stern and Marty McInnis. 156. Ron Stern ...
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Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter LXXVII: 160-157

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Kevin Kraczkowski) — Today's issue of the all-time Flames countdown features right winger Chris Clark, center Dustin Boyd, defenseman Joel Bouchard, and left winger John Stewart. 160. Chris Clark Clark,...
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A Major Reduction in Frequent Flyer Miles.......

Matchsticks and Gasoline (Adkmac) — The Flames front office clearly stated at their press conference last month that one of the major drivers to moving the franchise to Glens Falls was to reduce the travel their prospects endured...
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