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Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (54) / 9/7/1960
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190

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Flames coach Bob Hartley wasn't down on his team after their 4-0 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday.
"I rarely say after a 4-0 loss, 'We played a decent game,'" Hartley said. "I was talking with (assistant coaches) Marty (Gelinas) and Jacques (Cloutier), and they're probably the best team and deepest team we played lately. They didn't give much. They played quite a game." Still, this loss stings as Calgary has at least temporarily lost its playoff spot. It will try to bounce back on Thursday against Philadelphia. Mar 18 - 9:06 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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The Calgary Flames have gone 3-1-1 since Mark Giordano's last game.

Giordano is done for the season due to a torn biceps tendon injury and when he went down, some assumed the Flames' playoff hopes went with him. That wasn't an unreasonable conclusion to come to given his importance to the Flames, but Calgary has been resilient all season and once again its defying expectations. That being said, the Flames can't afford to let up now as the battle for the final playoff spots remains tight.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 10 - 10:31 AM

The Calgary Flames are an amazing 6-1-1 this season in the second game of back-to-back contests.

This is one of the reasons the Flames are still in the playoffs as the NHL closes in on the last fifth of the season. "That's a pretty good stat to have," Josh Jooris said. "That's a testament to our leadership for getting us ready, forgetting about the night before, whether it be a win or a loss, just coming back to battle the next night."
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 7 - 5:45 AM

The Calgary Flames will head out on an eight game road trip starting on Tuesday.

The Flames have a three game break from the schedule after they dropped a 6-3 decision to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday in Calgary. "I think it’s gut-check time for us,’’ forward Matt Stajan said. "We have a big road trip and we have to respond. This is a big portion of our season coming up. We know that. We put this behind us." The Flames are currently in seventh place with 68 points but only two up on the Kings who are in 10th in the West. It's a big road trip and the fate of the Flames could be determined in the next 13 days.
Feb 21 - 6:09 AM

With 10 third period comebacks, the Calgary Flames have established a new franchise record.

Calgary is 10-16-1 when trailing after two periods at a point in the campaign where 14 teams haven't earned more than two wins under the same circumstances. The NHL record for most third period comebacks in a single season is 12 by the Dallas Stars in 2005-06 and the Flames certainly have a chance to beat it. "You always remember great comebacks, but as many comebacks as we've done? I've never seen it," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "The magic trick, it doesn't run out, it seems. The rabbits keep popping out. I know they reproduce pretty quickly, but ... "
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 18 - 5:01 AM

Although two of their rivals in the fight for a playoff spot, Winnipeg and Dallas, upgraded through trades on Wednesday, Flames GM Brad Treliving doesn't feel obligated to participate in the arms race.

Treliving doesn't want to overpay for the sake of doing something and the team isn't so desperate to win now that they're willing to mortgage their future to obtain rental players. "We want to be cautiously aggressive in terms of making sure that something that we're doing isn't impacting us a year, two, three, and beyond down the road," Treliving said. "But no question, the play of the team and where we are right now (in the standings) lends us to want to help and see if there are things that we can do to help." We still have a little over two weeks before the deadline, so we're likely to see plenty of additional activity between now and then.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 12 - 8:57 AM

At this point, the expectation is that the Calgary Flames will make the playoffs.

That wasn't the case when the campaign began, but if the Flames fall short now then it will be seen as a disappointment. "I think that we put ourselves in the right situation," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. "Right now, we're playing games that mean something. Like I said last week, since I got here, at this time of the year, we were saying 'Hey, let's go to San Jose, let's go to Vancouver, let's go somewhere to play spoilers.'" Calgary has a 30-21-3 record, which puts the Flames in second place in the Pacific Division. That being said, Calgary's postseason spot is far from secure. A bad losing streak, for example, could still severely hinder the Flames.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 11 - 10:59 AM

Sharks coach Todd McLellan believes that the Calgary Flames are the real deal this season.

Calgary is fighting to make the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and they're in a pretty good position to do so with their 29-20-3 record. "They're breathing down a lot of necks," McLellan noted. "And they deserve to be there. Because they missed the playoffs for a few years doesn't mean they can't be a good organization now. They've made some changes. They're a very focused organization. They're doing a good job of development. And they're pushing." McLellan feels the Flames have a strong identity and "belief-system." The Sharks are battling with Calgary for second place in the Pacific Division and that fight could go down to the wire.
Feb 6 - 9:22 AM

Glens Falls will get an ECHL team next season.

The Calgary Flames are moving their AHL franchise to Stockton California next season as many Western teams are moving to California to be closer to home but the ECHL is taking advantage and moving into Eastern communities that would have been without hockey,
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 31 - 7:05 AM

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley downplayed his team's struggles against the Anaheim Ducks.

The Flames haven't won in the Honda Center since Jan. 19, 2004, but they have an opportunity to end that 19-game drought on Wednesday. Hartley would argue that statistic is not a factor though. "It's another big game," Hartley said. "What went on in 1940 and what went on in 2005, 2010, what can we change? Elvis is dead, the Beatles have split and there's a big game tonight." Calgary and Anaheim are each on a four-game winning streak.
Jan 21 - 4:36 PM

The Calgary Flames have been shorthanded only 105 times in 45 games, the lowest total in the NHL.

The Flames have not been shorthanded in either of their last two games, which is a good thing because they kill penalties at a rather pedestrian 76.2 percent clip but Bob Hartley is getting through to them to play hard but fair. "It is a little wild, but we’re a good skating team, so I think when we’re moving our feet, we’re not going to take as many penalties," winger David Jones said. "Maybe when you initiate, the refs see you’re working harder, and when you sit back and let things come to you, that’s when you’re on your heels and not moving. I don’t know what to read into it, but it’s definitely a good thing."
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 17 - 7:08 AM

The Calgary Flames will play an important contest against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.

Calgary got off to a terrific start this season, but much of that early success has been squandered due to its eight-game losing streak. This game will be the Flames' last before the holiday, so obviously if they don't win it, they'll have to deal with the feelings of being in the midst of a nine-game drop throughout the break. "This morning, I told them, 'I know it’s one game out of 82, but the last game before Christmas, I think it's always special,'" Hartley said. "You're going home. Your families will be around and, many times, they talk to you about your last game."
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 07:56:00 AM

Calgary has announced a multi-year contract extension for head coach Bob Hartley.

The Flames have lost six games in a row, but they have been surprisingly successful this year. The club owns a 17-14-2 record to rank them 15th overall in the NHL heading into Wednesday's action. Hartley is coaching in his third season with Calgary.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:10:00 PM

The Calgary Flames went 0-4-0 during their recent road trip.

Calgary has now lost five games in a row. That got off to a strong start this season, but the Flames recent losing streak has undone much of that as they're now on the outside looking in in the Wild Card race. "We talk about character, we talk about pride since Day 1 of training camp," said Flames head coach Bob Hartley. "Character and pride, it's nice when things go good. When things go bad, that's where we're going to see. There's no doubt in my mind we have plenty of character. We're going to find a way."
Source: Calgary Sun
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Bob Hartley appears to be on the cusp of getting a new contract in Calgary.

Now in his third season as Calgary's bench boss, Hartley's hard work appears to be paying real dividends as the Flames sit third in the Pacific and comfortably in the playoff race. After a 19-win season in the truncated 2012-13 season, he followed it up with a 35-win campaign last season, and now already has 17 wins this seasons and perhaps the best defensive corps in hockey. It's still early, but Calgary just might make the playoffs for the first time since 2008-09 if they keep it up.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:03:00 PM

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C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Markus Granlund
5Drew Shore
6Paul Byron
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Mason Raymond
3Lance Bouma
4Brandon Bollig
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Josh Jooris
3David Jones
4Joe Colborne
5Michael Ferland
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Deryk Engelland
7Raphael Diaz
8Corey Potter
9David Schlemko
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo