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|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|
|Legends:||Lanny McDonald, Al MacInnis, Joe Nieuwendyk, Mike Vernon, Theoren Fleury & Miikka Kipursoff|
|Retired Numbers:||9, 12 & 30|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||1: (1988-89)|
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.
The Flames weren’t able to qualify for a third straight postseason in 2021, finishing in 5th place, just 4 points off of the Canadiens.
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 win the Stanley Cup in 2022?
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Sutter has nearly 40 years of coaching experience at multiple levels of the game. He landed his first NHL job back in 1992 with Chicago. After leaving the Blackhawks he went to San Jose where he led them to 5 straight playoffs before being fired. He was hired midseason by the Flames and spent 3 seasons in Calgary. Following a 6 year gap as an NHL head coach he took the LA Kings job and won 2 Stanley Cups in 6 years. Currently in his second stint in Calgary, this will be his first full season.
Tkachuk is the former number 6 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He has spent his entire 5 year career with the Flames. Over those 5 seasons he has put up 113 Goals and 170 Assists. Still a young player, his success could lead to team success for the Flames. There is still a lot of room for him to grow into a better scorer.
Lindholm will be going into his 9th season after being drafted 5th overall in 2013. After spending 5 years in Carolina he came to Calgary following the 2017-18 season. Following the change of scenery, he has developed into a consistent scoring option for the Flames. Overall for his career he has put in 142 Goals and added 223 Assists.
Following their 55 point, 26 win, 27 loss, 3 overtime loss 2020-21 season, the Calgary Flames finished 5th in the North Division and 20th in the NHL overall.
With all the Canadian teams locked into the one division last season, short of the Ottawa Senators, it was really anyone’s division to win. The Flames came in at +700 to finish atop the division, which pitted them as the equal 4th favourite alongside the Canucks.
Often showing glimpses of their potential quality, especially toward the end of the campaign, the Flames ultimately failed to build any significant momentum throughout the year, never winning more than 3 consecutive games.
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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?
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What is the Calgary Flames record?
The Calgary Flames had a 26-27-3 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2020-21 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 season, the Calgary Flames finished 5th in the North Division last season, narrowly missing out on playoffs by 4 points to the Montreal Canadiens.
Will the Calgary Flames get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The order of the draft will be finalised at the end of the 2020-21 season, however, the Flames have traded for the 13th pick in round one.
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 2020-21 NHL season in 5th place in the North Division and 20th place in the NHL overall.
How many games did the Calgary Flames win?
The Calgary Flames won 26 games during the 2020-21 NHL season.
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