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NHL Entry Draft: Flames and Hurricanes are partners in the biggest blockbuster trade of the offseason (so-far), in five-player swap.

Each team receives a young defenseman in this trade, as the Hurricanes part ways with Noah Hanifin (21 years-old) whose three seasons in Carolina come to an end, whilst 25-year-old Dougie Hamilton leaves Calgary after three seasons there. Also going to Carolina are Michael Ferland, a bruising winger, and Adam Fox, an unsigned 2016 draft pick. The Flames acquire a talented young forward from the Canes in Elias Lindholm, who
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Calgary Flames: Logo Burnt Out

The Calgary Flames were established in 1972, as the Atlanta Flames. The team relocated to Calgary in 1980 and were the third team to represent the city. Previously, Calgary hosted the Tigers (1921-1927) and the Cowboys (1975-1977). Since their existence, the Flames have won two Presidents' Trophies, for being the league's top regular season team, and have claimed five division championships. In all, nine people associated with the Flames have been inducted into
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The 4 Most Disappointing Teams of the NHL Season So Far

We’re now nearly two months into the 2015-16 NHL season, and we’ve seen our fair of surprises. There’s the good – like the incredible Dallas Stars, who are outperforming expectations in the Central Division – and the bad. Let’s take a moment to talk about the latter. These are the four teams that we expected more of this season. We’re not mad, we’re just… disappointed. Anaheim Ducks The Anaheim Ducks
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Calgary Flames: Is Hamilton The Final Piece For A Cup Run?

The Calgary Flames have given themselves a huge shot of adrenaline with the addition of Dougie Hamilton. And while they might have given up a hefty haul to acquire his services, come playoff time the payoff will be huge. Hamilton is one of hockey's best up and coming defenseman. He has received much praise since being drafted by the Boston Bruins with the 9th pick of the 2011 NHL Draft,
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Calgary Flames: Sam Bennett Not An Afterthought

The Calgary Flames have relied on their young stars throughout the 2014-15 season. What's most impressive is the team has been without quite possibly the most talented player of the bunch, Sam Bennett. It was widely speculated that Bennett, whom Calgary selected fourth overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, would jump straight to the pros from the junior ranks. However, he suffered an injury to his shoulder during the
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NHL: Fresh Off Frozen Four Win, Is It Jon Gillies’ Time In Calgary?

After winning their first-ever national title in program history, Providence Friars goalie Jon Gillies deserves a great deal of credit, as he was sensational during the Frozen Four. Gillies, who stopped 49 shots during the team's championship game win over the Boston Terriers -- highlighted by an awe-inspiring save during the final moments of the contest--has decided to remain at Providence for his junior year. "It was a couple day
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Sven Baertschi : Why He Didn’t Work Out In Calgary

  You can't truly judge a player's potential in two seasons. This holds especially true in the NHL. So, when the Calgary Flames traded away Sven Baertschi to the Vancouver Canucks many Calgary faithful were left puzzled. Baertschi is still a work in progress. Only 22, there is much to love about his offensive upside. Drafted 13th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Baertschi didn’t live up to expectations
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Johhny Gaudreau: Flames’ Young Guns Leading Team Into Playoffs

The Calgary Flames are in the midst of a surprising playoff push. Currently battling for a Wild Card spot, the team has defied the odds this season and become one of the NHL's biggest surprises. With veterans such as Mark Giordano, Curtis Glencross, Mason Raymond and Jonas Hiller providing leadership and guidance, the team's young stars have been able to flourish, and have become a key part to the team's
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NHL : Early Breakout Success of Flames’ T.J. Brodie, A Pleasant Surprise

[caption id="attachment_32324" align="aligncenter" width="594"] (April 6, 2014 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)[/caption] The NHL season is less than two weeks old and things are already starting to take shape. However, there have been a few surprises, one of which has been the play of Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie. Brodie, 24, has been in the NHL for the better part of four seasons, but this could truly be
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NHL: Oilers F Leon Draisaitl Heads List Of Top 2014-15 Calder Trophy Front-Runners

[caption id="attachment_31309" align="aligncenter" width="600"] (June 26, 2014 - Source: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America)[/caption] There is no bigger achievement for a young player in the NHL than winning the Calder Memorial Trophy.  The award, which is given to the year’s top rookie, signifies not only great achievements, but an incredible team effort as well. For many NHL teams, rookies can spark new life into a franchise just as much as