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The NHL Is Returning To China For Preseason Games

NEW YORK/TORONTO (May 2, 2018) – The National Hockey League will return to China in September for a pair of preseason games between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames as part of the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games™, the NHL®, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and Bloomage International jointly announced today. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Flames will play host to the Bruins at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, and on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Bruins will play host to the Flames at Cadillac Arena in Beijing. The matchups in September will be the third and fourth preseason contests played in China following the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging, which included games in Shanghai and Beijing between the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks.

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Brian Burke Stepping Back From The Calgary Organization

Calgary, AB – Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation announced today that President of Hockey Operations, Brian Burke, will be stepping back from the organization effective May 1, 2018.

“When Brian came to us in September 2013 we discussed a structure and timeline of four to five years for his new role.  Each year we review our mandate going forward and determined together that we would move on,” said Ken King, CSEC President & CEO.

“Brian’s leadership and guidance of our hockey operations and work with General Manager Brad Treliving have been exemplary and we are grateful for his contributions. His charity work and organizational representation in our community are legendary as he has touched so many with his generosity.” 

Flames hockey operations will operate under the direction of General Manager Brad Treliving, Vice President of Hockey Operations Don Maloney, and Assistant General Manager’s Craig Conroy and Brad Pascall.

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The New Head Coach For The Calgary Flames Is Bill Peters

CALGARY, AB - The Calgary Flames announced today that they have named Bill Peters as the franchise's 19th head coach. Peters joins the Flames after spending the past four seasons as the head coach with the Carolina Hurricanes.

A native of Three Hills, Alberta, Peters brings 21 years of coaching experience to the club. Prior to serving the Hurricanes, the 53-year-old was an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings from 2011-12 through the 2013-14 season. Before that, he led the American Hockey League's Rockford IceHogs for three campaigns from 2008-09 and 2010-11. 

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Morning Line- Glen Gulutzan

“The only real regret for me is that I think it’s a great group, there’s great people here, it’s a great city and now I’m not going to be a part of a team moving forward that I think is going to be a real strong team in the years to come. Their best players are their young players, and I think that’s a good recipe. I think Tre (general manager Brad Treliving) has done a heck of a job, to be honest with you, with managing the cap. So I think they’re going to be poised for success for a long time here. And that’s something you want to be a part of, but now you’re not going to …

“You sacrifice a lot of hours, a lot of family time, and I think that’s what every hockey player, every hockey coach, wants is to be a part of something that’s bigger than himself. And now you’re not going to be a part of it. So all that labour, you don’t get to see the fruits of it. But that’s the nature of our game, that’s the nature of our business.

-Glen Gulutzan, former coach of the Calgary Flames.  More from Gulutzan by Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Herald.

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Calgary Flames Relieve Glen Gulutzan Of His Coaching Duties

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames have announced today that they have relieved Head Coach Glen Gulutzan and Assistant Coaches Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard of their coaching duties.

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Summing Up The Calgary Flames

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Thing is, what this tired, battered bunch brought to the table for the second-last viewing by locals was particularly insulting to the paying public as it was dubbed beforehand by the coach as a “character group” that were pros....

The stretch — you know, the time of year when non-playoff teams can provide hope for fans by playing balls-to-the-wall, heart on your sleeve hockey.

To save their jobs, to earn contracts, to show some pride, to entertain fans.

Not these Flames....

But this was the same old song and dance they’ve put on at home all year long — outshooting the opponents 43-21, out-chancing them but unable to make it hard to beat them....

So, let’s just say too many players on this team aren’t cut out to bring what it takes to out-will opponents.

Granted, they have no choice but to pretend to take great offence to the absurd suggestion in this space this team lacked, um, resolve.


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Videos- Milan Lucic Had A Busy Night

Mike Smith first...



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Evening Line- Glen Gulutzan

“For me, that comes from sources that have no idea. I’ve been in a lot more locker-rooms than a lot of people that are spouting off, and there’s really good character in that room.

“Nobody knows the inner-workings of our group better than us. We have guys getting handed Muhammad Ali awards, and we’re questioning character now? That’s B.S. in my mind. No one is in that room.

“Everyone wants to point blame, but the blame, at the end of the day, goes to the guys that are running it, not the players in there. That’s me. So to question their character? That’s B.S.”

-Glen Gulutzan, head coach of the Calgary Flames.  Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Herald has more on the character in the Flames room.

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All The Best To Johnny Gaudreau’s Father

Calgary, AB – Johnny Gaudreau will not play in tonight’s game in Los Angeles. Gaudreau has returned home to New Jersey to be with his father, Guy Gaudreau, who suffered a cardiac event on March 25th.

Mr. Gaudreau is currently undergoing medical procedures and John will remain with his family until further notice. The family appreciates the many well wishes and also requests privacy at this time.

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What The Calgary Flames Need

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

What the Calgary Flames have done to their fans the last two months is borderline theft.

Taking people’s hard-earned money to watch the home team lose 11 of their last 14 at home seems almost criminal given how much talent this team has on paper.

What puzzles investigators who are digging deep into the crime scene on Olympic Way is how these lads let a once-promising season turn into a tire fire down the stretch.

What is becoming increasingly clear is the cleanup required this off-season is going to be more significant than previously thought.

There needs to be a significant cultural shift aimed at infusing leadership and character, because this team showed little of either when it mattered most.


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