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Marc Savard Officially Retires

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Winning Streak Hits Seven For The Calgary Flames

from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald,

On New Year’s Eve, the Flames began a win streak that, after Sunday’s 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, has extended to seven games and elevated them to second in the Pacific Division with a 25-16-4 record.

They have not lost in 2018.

And after a four-game road trip that ended on a high note as the Flames headed into their mandated NHL break, they are officially the hottest team in the 31-team loop the eighth-best team in the NHL.

“This is kind of where we started last year when we went on that run,” said Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan, referring to the team’s 10-game win streak that started of 2016-17before the 2017 NHL All-Star break. “You know what, these guys always had it in them. I always thought they could get on a little run here. Eight or nine games before this started, we started playing pretty good hockey but we weren’t getting the results … you’ve gotta be happy for the guys.”  

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The Calgary Flames Remain Hot In Road Win Over The Tampa Bay Lightning

from Kriste Odland at the Calgary Sun,

Call it a warm-up for the National Hockey League All-Star game.

Or, at the very least, the snapping of nearly a month-long goal-less drought.

Johnny Gaudreau did both on Thursday night as the Calgary Flames extended their win streak to five games with a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena....

Mike Smith stopped 33 of 34 shots, Calgary’s powerplay notched a goal for the first time in 13 tries, the penalty kill went a perfect three-for-three and the Flames were able to hang onto a second period lead.

“Our meeting this morning wasn’t all love-y for winning four in a row,” said Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan, whose club improved to third in the Pacific Division with a 23-16-4 record. “We weren’t happy with our third period in Minnesota. We talked about how when you’re up on a team, you need to keep the intensity and put them out.

“We can’t afford to give up points, especially in our division. We addressed that today that we have to keep our level high. I thought our guys did a good job with that.”

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Video- Brian Burke On The Vegas Golden Knights

"They start with house money."


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Morning Line- Matthew Tkachuk

“I’m an 18-year-old kid playing with guys like Mark Giordano, Matt Stajan, Troy Brouwer, guys that are almost 15 years older. The thing I was worried about coming in is ‘How am I going to fit in with the team? I was pretty comfortable coming into a new locker room just from what I saw at a young age. I saw the way my dad treated people—the trainers, his teammates when he played. Talking with him a lot, he really stressed that to me.

“When I talk to him it’s the two things he always brings up: compete and be a good teammate. Treat everybody equal, whether it’s trainers, coaches, players, and that was one thing I really tried to emphasize when I came in last year.”

-Matthew Tkachuk of the Calgary Flames on After Hours.  More from Sonny Sachdeva of Sporsnet along with the video which you can also watch below.

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Video- Hey Coach Gulutzan, How’s Practice Going?

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Check this out as Calgary Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan goes on an F-bomb tirade at his players during practice, then chucks his stick far into the empty stands.


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Flames Trade Eddie Lack To The Devils For Dalton Prout

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired defenceman Dalton Prout from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for goaltender Eddie Lack.

Prout, a native of Kingsville, ON, has played 242 career NHL games with both the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New Jersey Devils. He has appeared in four games with the Devils this season, accumulating 13 penalty minutes. He was originally drafted by Columbus in the 6th round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Prout will report directly the Calgary’s American Hockey League team, the Stockton Heat.

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Remembering Zarley Zalapski

from Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun,

Thirty years ago in Moscow, Dave King remembers being gobsmacked by a beyond-his-years performance by teenage blueliner Zarley Zalapski at the 1987 Izvestia Cup.

Back in Russia to prepare for the latest instalment of what is now known as the Channel One Cup, King was reminiscing about that feat Tuesday after hearing the tragic news of Zalapski’s death.

Zalapski skated for Canada at the 1988 Winter Olympics, returned to the Saddledome for a five-season stint with the NHL’s Flames and called Calgary home after his playing days.

He was 49 when he died.

According to a Globalnews.ca report, the family has stated Zalapski died Sunday after suffering complications from a viral infection.


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Morning Line- Kent Wilson On The Calgary Flames

Enter Houston.

Eric Francis' recent article on the Flames' potential flight to Houston is a study in leverage seeking. It presents the relocation threat as not merely credible but inevitable and throws in a variety of common rhetorical flourishes for good measure.

Selling and moving the Flames would be far from easy. Calgary is a top-10 NHL market, with a long history of grassroots support, a high concentration of corporate offices, and a large GDP. The Flames have made it past the second round twice in the last two decades but currently sit eighth in average NHL attendance this year.  It would require a vote from the NHL Board of Governors to move a team out of one of the strongest markets in the league in favour of somewhere relatively unknown (and instead of one of the many other franchises that are currently struggling).

-Kent Wilson of The Athletic, read more (paid subscription).

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A Good Time To Sell The Calgary Flames

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Don’t be fooled by the $430 million Forbes estimated the team to be worth last month – the Flames wouldn’t sell for a dime less than the newly-pegged cost of starting a franchise from scratch. (Minus sizeable NHL transfer fees, of course.)

After all, there’s far more value in acquiring a team with proven, marketable superstars like Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan and backed by a solid team and front office that knows the business inside out.

Fact is, we’ll eventually reach the point in this dangerous game of chicken that the most logical solution may just be to sell.

It certainly is the easiest.

After all, it’s only worth the two-thirds of a billion dollars if you sell it.

It’s worth a fraction of that in Calgary, where the political and business climate is such that the reality may just be that the Calgary Flames have outgrown this town.


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