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Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (46) / 8/12/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 181

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Glen Gulutzan has taken a bench minor in each of his last two games.
You don't usually hear of a coach needing to cut down on the penalties, but in this case Gulutzan has to. "I think it comes down to discipline, and that starts with me, too," Gulutzan said after Thursday's game. "Some of the calls I couldn’t get my head around, and I didn’t react the right way. And I took the bait, too. I joked with the guys (Tuesday) that it was my first bench minor in the league after seven years, and another one tonight. But I took the bait, right?" The Flames dropped back-to-back road games as they try to claw their way into the playoffs amid tight competition. They'll have a chance to bounce back against the Rangers on Friday. Mar 1 - 6:42 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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Flames coach Glen Gulutzan doesn't believe in the 'Vegas Flu.'

The Vegas Flu is the idea that players get distracted by all the entertainment and partying options and then can't play at their best against the Golden Knights. The popularity of the concept has been fueled by Vegas' dominance at home as the squad's record stands at 22-5-2. The Flames will play in Vegas on Wednesday and some might suspect that the fact that their trip to Vegas corresponds with their Moms Trip - in other words, the mothers are traveling with the squad - is an effort to avoid that Vegas Flu. Gulutzan denies that and doesn't believe that there is a real problem. He has unique insight on that too given that he used to coach in the ECHL and was behind the bench for that league's Las Vegas Wranglers. "These guys are so disciplined," he said. "I kind of chuckle, to be honest with you, when I see some teams trying to control it. My thought process is that if I have to control everything by putting up fences, then I’ve got the wrong people."
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 21 - 10:38 AM

The Calgary Flames' top-line players are in a terrible scoring slump at the moment.

Johnny Gaudreau has not scored a goal in six games, while Sean Monahan has not bulged the twine in nine contests. With both of their stars struggling, it should come as no surprise that the Flames have only scored seven goals in their last four games. That's not going to win many hockey games and undermines the fine play of goalie Mike Smith over that period.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Flames coach Glen Gulutzan is pushing for his players to shoot more when they have the man advantage.

The Flames are 0-for-8 on the power play over the last two games. Shooting more might seem like an obvious solution, but it means fighting against the temptation to pass the puck around to try and set up an ideal shooting opportunity. "I just said it to Johnny out there, ‘We had seam pass after seam pass out there with no results,’" said Gulutzan. "Then Johnny goes on the other side and puts a little shot on net and it ricochets in the slop trough and we score (in practice). That’s how they go in. If we go back to the Anaheim series (in the 2017 playoffs) where our power play ran 33 per cent — there was nothing magical happening. We were skating and getting pucks and getting ourselves the right looks, then putting ourselves in the right areas with numbers. That’s what power plays are." It's worth adding that while the Flames are in a power-play goal drought, overall they've been okay in that regard.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 04:33:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have allowed a league-worst 38.7 shots per game so far this season.

To be fair, we're only three games into the Flames' schedule, but this is an early problem that needs to be addressed. "I think shots are going to be up as a whole by the way they’re counting them this year," Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said. "Anything that has a possibility to get in your net is counting as a shot. Anything that rolls to the goalie is being counted. So I think you’re going to see shot-counts getting higher. But certainly we’d like to out-shoot our opponent on most nights so that’s something we need to get better at." To Gulutzan's point about shots being up in general, that certainly is the case thus far, but of course that point matters less when the Flames are not only allowing more shots than they did last season, but also more shots than any other team has allowed this season. Fortunately goaltender Mike Smith has been strong between the pipes thus far, but obviously it would be ideal if they could give him some more support.
Source: Calgary Sun
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 04:15:00 AM

The improvements Calgary made on defense and in goal have Glen Gulutzan feeling optimistic about the 2017-18 season.

The Flames acquired goalie Mike Smith from Arizona and they completed a draft-day trade for Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic. "The thing that gives me the most optimism is the way we’ve solidified our defensive core, along with our goaltending — I like the tandem that we have, the size of the goalies and their character and their play — and then up front, just the growth of our young guys. So this is a three-pronger for me," said Gulutzan. "I feel we’re better anchored at D, we’ve solidified our goaltending for the next couple years, and we have this young group of forwards that just keeps pushing forward."
Source: Calgary Sun
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Calgary has named Don Maloney as Vice President of Hockey Operations.

He will report directly to GM Brad Treliving. Maloney originally joined the Flames in 2016 as a pro scout. Calgary also announced the re-signing of assistant GMs Craig Conroy and Brad Pascall. Derek MacKinnon will serve as the team's director of pro personnel, while Rob Sumner and Fred Parker will be assistant directors of amateur scouting under director of amateur scouting Tod Button. Additionally, Chris Snow was declared as the Flames' director of hockey analysis.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 06:55:00 PM

The Calgary Flames are reportedly hoping to land a top-four defenseman in the coming days.

Doing so would ideally round out their blueline core that already includes Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton and T.J. Brodie. Flames GM Brad Treliving is reportedly looking for options on the trade market, especially given the potential alternative of overpaying for an unrestricted free agent. Of course there's never a shortage of teams looking for defensemen, so whether or not the Flames will be successful is up in the air.
Source: Calgary Sun
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 04:06:00 AM

The Calgary Flames will need a backup goaltender next season.

The Flames will go with the recently acquired Mike Smith in net but will likely need to sign a backup on July 1. The pickings will be ripe as there are plenty of backups heading into free agency. "We’ll see," GM Brad Treliving said. "We’re going to take a deep breath and regroup and kind of let the market play out. It’s going to be an interesting goaltender market. There’s going to be lots of goaltenders out there but not as many chairs for as many guys that are out there. As far as the back-up position goes, we’ll have to wait and see."
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 07:31:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have signed a two-year affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Kansas City Mavericks.

Calgary had previously been affiliated with Adirondack Thunder. "We looked around," said Flames assistant GM Brad Pascall. "Proximity-wise, (the Flames’ AHL’s team is) in Stockton. Glens Falls has been great. The coaching staff, the city … we enjoyed it there. But the important thing was proximity. Can we get somewhere that’s closer to Stockton? It makes things better from a geographical standpoint." The Mavericks were previously affiliated with the New York Islanders.
Source: Calgary Sun
Fri, Jun 9, 2017 10:25:00 AM

Calgary Flames president Brian Burke has indicated that the team's future in Calgary hinges on the city providing public funding for a new arena.

"We're not going to make the threat to leave. We'll just leave," Burke said. "We still have a building that was built in 1983, the oldest in the league by more than 10 years." His "we're not going to make the threat to leave" talk sounds a lot like a threat to leave, but regardless his stance on the issue was made clear. It's worth adding that Flames CEO Ken King responded by saying that the team remains committed to working with the city to find a solution and they're "very optimistic we will get to a positive conclusion." However the Flames do seem to be at odds with Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who claims that "99.999997 per cent" of people reaching out to him are urging him not to make public funds available for a new arena. We'll have to see where this leads.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 10:31:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have signed GM Brad Treliving to a multi-year contract extension.

"We are striving to create a level of continuity and stability, as all successful teams do," said Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke. "Today's announcement is another step forward for our organization on that path. Under Brad's leadership, we have seen progress over the past three seasons and look forward to building on that growth in the coming years." Calgary has posted a 125-103-18 record over the last three years. The Flames have also made trips to the playoffs in 2014-15 and 2016-17.
Mon, May 1, 2017 06:22:00 PM

The Calgary Flames are excited to be home and back for Game 3 of the first round.

The Flames lost both games in Anaheim and return to home ice Monday. "I can tell you right now, the sky-is-falling feeling isn’t here right now," coach Glen Gulutzan said. "We went into Anaheim to try and plant a seed that we could win, and win this series. We haven’t got the result but what we have done is planted a seed that, hey, these games are going to be close and contested and tough. Going into this Game 3, I think both teams are expecting the same thing. We’re going to have our home crowd behind us. There’s no ‘poor me’ right now."
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 09:02:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have lost 27 straight games at the Anaheim Ducks' Honda Center.

Given that Calgary drew the Ducks as their first round opponent, they obviously need to end that drought, which dates back to the 2006 playoffs. The Flames' first chance to end that losing streak will come in Game 1 on Thursday.
Source: Calgary Sun
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 08:59:00 AM

The Calgary Flames are getting ready to face the Anaheim Ducks in the first round.

That's seemed likely for a little while now, but the matchup wasn't official until Sunday night. "We’re playing a really good team that’s deep and has lots of experience and is going to be a great challenge for us," Flames GM Brad Treliving said. "But that was going to be the case no matter who we faced. It’s so hard to get to the playoffs and they’re all good teams when you get there. We’re going to get to work (Monday) and get prepared and get ready to play a real good team." For the Flames even making the playoffs this season was an accomplishment, so all the pressure will be on Anaheim in the first round. That might aide the Flames, but even with that considered this will be an uphill battle for them.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 09:54:00 AM

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C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Mark Jankowski
4Matt Stajan
5Nick Shore
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Sam Bennett
5Marek Hrivik
6Tanner Glass
RW1Michael Frolik
2Micheal Ferland
3Chris Stewart
4Garnet Hathaway
5Curtis Lazar
6Troy Brouwer
D1Dougie Hamilton
2Mark Giordano
3T.J. Brodie
4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
8Rasmus Andersson
G1Mike Smith
2David Rittich