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    Calgary Flames Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Calgary Flames to get you started: 

    Established: 1972
    Stadium: Scotiabank Saddledome
    Colors: Red, yellow & white 
    Hall of Famers: Lanny McDonald, Joe Mullen, Grant Fuhr, Al MacInnis, Brett Hull, Doug Gilmour, Joe Nieuwendyk, Phil Housley, Sergei Makarov, Martin St Louis & Jarome Iginla 
    Hall of Fame Builders: Bob Johnson, Cliff Fletcher, Harry Hotchkiss, Doc Seaman, Bill Hay, Peter Maher & Bearcat Murray
    Rivals: Edmonton Oilers
    Legends:  Lanny McDonald, Al MacInnis, Joe Nieuwendyk, Mike Vernon, Theoren Fleury & Miikka Kipursoff
    Retired Numbers: 9, 12 & 30
    Division: North
    Stanley Cup Titles: 1: (1988-89) 

    Calgary Flames Fixtures 2021

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    Calgary Flames History

    With the NHL needing another team to balance out the schedule following the addition of the New York Islanders, the league granted permission for the ownership group that owned the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks to establish an ice hockey team in the city of Atlanta. 

    Thus the berth of the Atlanta Flames prior to the 1972-73 season. In their eight seasons in Atlanta, the Flames made the postseason on six occasions as the result of five seasons with winning records. 

    However, the Flames never won a playoff series. Despite their regular season success on the ice in Atlanta, the franchise struggled financially, forcing the ownership group to sell the team in an effort to avoid bankruptcy. 

    In 1980 the Flames were sold to Canadien entrepreneur Nelson Skalbania for an NHL record $16 million, and it was Skalbania’s decision to relocate the team to Calgary. In their first season as the Calgary Flames, the team qualified for the playoffs after a 39-27-14 record led by Kent Nillson’s 49 goal, 131 point season. 

    The Flames defeated the Blackhawks 3-0 to record their first playoff series victory in franchise history and it did not take long for them to claim their second, defeating the Flyers 4-3 in the Quarterfinals. 

    Calgary went on to lose to the Minnesota North Star 4-2 in the Semifinals, which was the conclusion of the franchise’s first of 11 consecutive trips to the NHL playoffs. 

    Throughout their stretch of success, the Flames added plenty to their trophy case, winning their first division and conference titles in 1985-86 (subsequently advancing to their first ever Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost 4-1 against the Canadiens), before capturing their second consecutive President’s Trophy for their 1988-89 season that Calgary win their second division and conference titles as well as their first Stanley Cup championship. 

    During that regular season, the Flames boasted a 54-17-9 record along with 117 points, 26 points higher than the next best team in their division. After a 12-3 start to the 1989 postseason, the Flames were in their second Stanley Cup Finals. 

    It took seven games to claim victory, but Calgary won their only Stanley Cup title in franchise history, defeating the Canucks 4-3. Al MacInnis won the Conn Smythe Award as playoffs’ most valuable player. 

    In the wake of their Stanley Cup success, the Flames made their 10th and 11th consecutive trips to the playoffs in 1990 and 1991, however failed to make it out of the Semifinals in either postseason. 

    In the 1991-92 season, Calgary recorded their first losing season since 1981-82 and subsequently missed the playoffs. The Flames quickly rebounded to make the playoffs in each of the next four seasons, including two consecutive division titles in 1993-94 and 1994-95. 

    However, in each of those postseason campaigns, Calgary failed to register a playoff series victory. The next seven seasons was the Flames least successful period in franchise history with Calgary failing to make a singular trip to the postseason. 

    However, the Flames returned to the postseason with a bang in 2004, winning their third conference championship and advancing to their third Stanley Cup Finals. After a controversial non-goal call in Game 6 at home, the series went to Game 7 and Tampa Bay were victorious in the Stanley Cup. 

    Following the NHL lockout in 2004-05 the Flames won their sixth division title and once again went on to make four consecutive postseasons without progressing out of the first round.  

    After a five year playoff drought Calgary won their first playoff series since 2004, defeating the Canucks in the first round of the 2015 playoffs. Between the 2015-16 and 2018-19 seasons, Calgary made the playoffs twice, missed the playoffs twice and captured their seventh division title in 2018-19. 

    At the conclusion of the COVID-19 affected 2019-20 regular season, the Flames qualified for the playoffs as the eighth seed in the Western Conference with a 36-27-7 record. Calgary defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 in the Qualifying Round before being eliminated 4-2 in the first round by the Dallas Stars. 

    Expert 2021 Picks & Preview on Calgary Flames

    If you are a fan of the Calgary Flames, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2021 season. Do the Calgary Flames have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and finals in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the Calgary Flames.

    Preview on the Calgary Flames’ Head Coach: Geoff Ward

    Coming into his second season as a head coach in the NHL, Geoff Ward currently has a 24-15-3 win-loss-overtime loss record in charge of the Calgary Flames. 

    Ward began his coaching career in 1989 as an assistant coach at the University of Waterloo. After his three year stint at Waterloo, Ward took a head coaching position at the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL (Ontario Hockey League). 

    Prior to the 2000-01 European season, Ward took his talents to Germany, coaching EC Bad Nauheim in the second division. In 2002-03 Ward returned to North America to coach the Hamilton Bulldogs and was named coach of the year in the American Hockey League.

    Ward continued his stint in the AHL with the Toronto / Edmonton Roadrunners franchise, before returning to Germany for a head coaching position with the Iserlohn Roosters. 

    Ward broke into the NHL coaching ranks, taking up an assistant coaching position with the Boston Bruins, helping them win the Stanley Cup in 2011. In 2015 Ward took another assistant coach position with the New Jersey Devils, before joining the Calgary Flames in 2018 as an assistant coach under Bill Peters.

    While an investigation into allegations of racism and assault against Peters was conducted, Ward took over as the interim head coach and was appointed as the head coach in September of 2019. In his one season with Calgary, Ward has a 24-15-3 record.

    Preview on the Calgary Flames’ Key Player: Johnny Gaudreau

    After scoring 99 points (36 goals, 63 assists) in 82 games during the 2018-19, Johnny Gaudreau regressed last season, scoring just 58 points (18 goals, 40 assists) in 70 games.

    His career year in 2018-19 correlated directly to the Flames boasting a 50-25-7 record that resulted in Calgary winning the Pacific Division. Gaudreau’s 99 points season was the seventh most points in the NHL last season.

    In the COVID-19 affected 2019-20 season, Gaudreau’s 58 points was just the 46th most points accumulated, and the Flames weren’t as competitive.

    Gaudreau will lead Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk, Sean Monahan and Rasmus Andersson on offense for the Flames this season, a line that is a frightening prospect for opposition defenses, when performing at their best.

    For the Flames to rekindle their elite regular season form, Gaudreau will need to rekindle his 2018-19 form, making him the key to Calgary’s success.

    Preview on the Calgary Flames’ Next Best: Sean Monahan

    Like Gaudreau, Sean Monahan regressed in the COVID-19 shortened 2019-20 season and will need to improve if the Flames are going to compete for the Stanley Cup.

    Last season, Monahan produced just 22 goals and 26 assists for 48 points in his 70 games, which was a substantial decline from a 2018-19 that saw Monahan put up 34 goals and 48 assists for 82 points.

    Monahan’s 2018-19 numbers were his lowest since his rookie season and with his contract up at the end of the 2022-23 season, the time is ticking for Monahan to return to form with the Flames.

    Monahan could easily be classified as one of the top centers in the North Division, and if he alongside Gaudreau can return to their 2018-19 form, the Flames will be a force to be reckoned with in 2021.

    Calgary Flames Betting & Odds History

    Following their 79 point, 36 win, 27 loss and 7 overtime loss 2019-20 season, the Calgary Flames finished 3rd in the Pacific Division and 7th in the Western Conference. Ahead of the 2021 season, Calgary will be competing in the North Division, featuring seven Canadian franchises. 

    The Flames (+700) have opened with the equal third best odds to win the North Division, trailing Toronto (+140), Edmonton (+460) and Montreal (+460), tied with Vancouver (+700) and ahead of Winnipeg (+800) and Ottawa (+4800). 

    In terms of the Stanley Cup odds, Calgary have the 16th longest odds to claim their second Stanley Cup title in 2021, with odds of +3200. Other than the Ottawa Senators, every team in the North Division has a genuine opportunity to win their division, with Calgary having enticing odds at +700. 

    However, the Maple Leafs are the short favorite at +140 and tough to bet against. Given the hotly contested nature of the division, the best value bet for the Flames this season is backing them to miss the playoffs at +155. 

    Calgary are favored to make the playoffs at -200, however the Flames could very easily be edged out by Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver and even Winnipeg for the four playoff spots in the North Division.  

    Calgary Flames FAQs

    Still got some burning questions about the Calgary Flames? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Calgary Flames play?

    The Calgary Flames play their home games at the Scotiabank Saddledome

    Who owns the Calgary Flames?

    The Calgary Flames are owned by the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (Norman Murray Edwards is the chairman). 

    Have the Calgary Flames won the Stanley Cup?

    The Calgary Flames have won one Stanley Cup in 1988-89. 

    Who is the Calgary Flames general manager?

    Brad Treliving is the manager of the Calgary Flames. 

    Do the Calgary Flames play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Calgary Flames are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming Calgary Flames games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Calgary Flames record?

    The Calgary Flames had a 36-27-7 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2019-20 NHL season. 

    Did the Calgary Flames win last night?

    Fans of the Calgary Flames are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Calgary Flames worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Calgary Flames are worth $480 million. 

    Who do the Calgary Flames play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Calgary Flames play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Calgary Flames?

    You can watch the Calgary Flames games on TV channels like Fox Sports North and the NHL Network such as NHL.TV.

    Will the Calgary Flames make the playoffs this year?

    While we do not yet know if the Calgary Flames will make the playoffs this year, the Calgary Flames finished 3rd in the Pacific Division last season, advancing as far as the First Round of the playoffs, before going down 4-2 against the Dallas Stars. 

    Will the Calgary Flames get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?

    The Calgary Flames received the 24th pick in the 2020 NHL draft and selected Connor Zary.

    When do the Calgary Flames play?

    Calgary Flames fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.

    Where did the Calgary Flames finish the season?

    The Calgary Flames finished the 2019-20 NHL season in 3rd place in the Pacific Division and 7th place in the Western Conference. 

    How many games did the Calgary Flames win?

    The Calgary Flames won 36 games during the 2019-20 NHL season.