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Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (55) / 9/7/1960
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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After being fired by the Calgary Flames, Bob Hartley made it clear he'll be looking for another coaching job.
"Obviously coaching is my passion, coaching is in my blood," said Hartley. "There’s no doubt that I want to coach. I’m only 55 years old and I believe that I’m in great shape. I love this game. I love teaching. I love competing to win hockey games." Calgary only made the playoffs once over his four campaigns with the club, but Hartley still has an impressive resume. He's got 944 games as a head coach under his belt with a 463-361-61-59 record, won a championship with Colorado in 2001, and was the 2015 Jack Adams Award winner. May 5 - 10:26 AM
Source: Calgary Sun

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The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley.

Hartley went from winning the Jack Adams Award in 2015 to being fired just a year later. Of course, he spent four years in Calgary and in that span the Flames had a 134-135-25 record and only made the playoffs once, so in that context his dismissal is not surprising. Hartley has 944 games as a head coach under his belt between his stints with Calgary, Colorado, and Atlanta. Along the way he led the Avalanche to a championship in 2000-01. The Flames have also parted ways with associate coach Jacques Cloutier.
May 3 - 10:14 AM

Flames GM Brad Treliving has termed the 2015-16 campaign as a "failure."

While Treliving can find some positives in the 2015-16 campaign, like the growth of some of the team's younger players, he will be doing a full evaluation of the squad and that includes Flames head coach Bob Hartley. "You don’t have the season we’ve had and not evaluate everything," Treliving said. "In terms of (coaching) changes, that’s something I haven’t contemplated at this point. But from management on down, from the general manager on down, that will all be evaluated starting now." Hartley has served as the Flames' bench boss for four seasons and has a 134-135-25 record with the squad.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 12 - 10:50 AM

The Calgary Flames will not increase their ticket prices for the 2016-17 campaign.

"We thought it was the right thing to do," said Flames VP of Sales, Ticketing and Customer Service, Rollie Cyr. "We’re not blind to what’s going on in our economy. We’re looking after the consumer who has been our partner for a long time. Being a good corporate partner and citizen is important." The Flames' poor performance this season might be a factor, but even still a decision not to raise ticket prices is a rare one. Cyr added that there's been no major spike in cancellations, but the team is anticipating some companies to react to the weakened economy in that way.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 7 - 8:48 AM

Bob Hartley left Calgary practice early as he was not happy with the Flames play.

Hartley left after 25 minutes. "He was pretty pissed off about the way things were looking," said right-winger David Jones. He wasn’t happy with the way we were practicing out there. It’s a little embarrassing when we’re not making five-foot passes. We weren’t as crisp as we would’ve liked to be. We’ve had better practices. It was one of those days when we weren’t clicking." The Flames meet the Leafs at home on Tuesday and it should be interesting to see how the Flames react.
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 9 - 5:45 AM

GM Brad Treliving will decide shortly if the Calgary Flames are buyers or sellers as the NHL trade deadline nears on February 29.

"We know where we sit today. We’ve got plans that we’re formulating, based on different situations," Treliving said. "The biggest thing I always say is you have to separate emotion from reality, too. You have to know very clearly where you are at, the stage of your team ... "You can’t be a in a position where you’re changing course based upon each night’s game. So on Monday, ‘OK, we’re going to go in this direction.’ And then whatever the result is on Monday … then on Tuesday say, ‘No, scrap that.’ That, to me, is chasing your tail. You need to have a real sense of reality of where your team is at, based upon your group and what they’ve shown you.And then follow that plan." Should the Flames be sellers, do not be surprised to see players like Jiri Hudler, Kris Russell, David Jones and netminders Karri Ramo and Jonas Hiller be available according to the Calgary Sun.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 30 - 7:07 AM

The Calgary Flames will have their work cut out for them after the All-Star break.

The Flames still have a game against Nashville on Wednesday, so they have an opportunity to at least go into the break on a positive note, but regardless of what happens they won't be entering the stint in a playoff spot. Calgary has a 21-22-5 record, which puts the squad eight points behind in the race for a postseason berth. That's a big gap at this stage of the season, but not an entirely insurmountable one. "We just have to look at the standings," said Flames head coach Bob Hartley. "If we want to be a playoff team, we have to climb — and time is running out. We have to make a statement. In the NHL, we’re supposed to be mentally strong, and that’s going to be a test for us."
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 27 - 8:39 AM

The Calgary Flames earned their seventh straight victory Thursday night.

That streak has transformed them from a team that was starting to look like a longshot to make the playoffs this season to one holding the final playoff spot in the admittedly weak Pacific Division. Calgary now has a 15-14-2 record in 2015-16, which still isn't great, but it's enough to suspend the narrative of the Flames regressing following their surprising run to the playoffs last season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 10:36:00 AM

The flu bug is going through the Calgary Flames dressing room and coach Bob Hartley gave them Friday off from practice to rest.

The Flames have been extremely hot at home as they have won their last eight games and host the New York Rangers on Saturday. The Rangers are coming off a big loss to Edmonton on Friday so the Flames could be getting a tired Rangers squad in an effort to raise their win streak to nine. Flames fans hope the flu bug doesn't take its toll on the team Saturday.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 06:11:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have won their last six games at home.

Calgary started the season 1-5 at home and their poor 3-9-2 road record has relegated them to the bottom of the NHL standings although they are tied with Edmonton and Carolina at 22 points apiece. They will try for seven in a row Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 06:15:00 AM

Bob Hartley knows that his last place Flames are facing adversity right now, but he expects them to show character and fight through their struggles.

The Flames are currently tied for the fewest points in the NHL, but they're about to begin on a five-game homestand. "When you lose there’s always a doubt," Hartley said. "There’s always a doubt. It’s human nature. It has nothing to do only with sports. It’s business, it’s school, its everywhere. That’s where you test your character, your leadership, your personal leadership. You have to find ways to get better and to make things happen."
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 09:47:00 PM

The Calgary Flames love playing overtime as they are 5-0 this season in three-on-three hockey.

The Flames have plenty of speedy young forwards and they excel on the three-on-three. They have also won four in a row at home as they try to recover from a horrible start to the season. The Flames are now 8-12-1 and are 12th in the Western Conference.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 05:53:00 AM

The Calgary Flames are on pace for just 44 points this season.

That would make this by far the franchise's worse showing over 82 games. "We’re not proud of what we’re doing right now," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. "I’m talking on behalf of the entire organization, but at the same time, enough dwelling on negatives. We have to build on positives." The good news is that because the Pacific Division as a whole isn't off to a particularly strong start, they're still just five points behind in the playoff race.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:39:00 AM

The Calgary Flames have given up 19 second period goals in 11 October games.

The Flames are struggling as their 2-8-1 record indicates and no where as much as in the second stanza. Friday was no exception as Montreal managed to score three goals in the second on only seven shots. The Flames are not even close to a playoff spot and their chances of making the post-season are getting slimmer and slimmer as they are digging themselves a hole in which it will be tough to get out of.
Source: Calgary Sun
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 06:06:00 AM

The Calgary Flames' playoff chances are already bleak.

It's still early, but the Flames 2-7-1 start is meaningfully bad. Before this season only 11 teams had recorded five or fewer points in their first 10 games over the past decade. Of them, just the 2013 Washington Capitals made the playoffs. That emphasizes how hard it can be to make up ground, especially in the era of three-point games. That's not to suggest that all hope is lost for Calgary, but for a team that was hoping to build off of a surprisingly strong 2014-15 campaign, this is a bad problem.
Source: Calgary Sun
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 10:12:00 AM

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5Derek Grant
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4Lance Bouma
5Hunter Shinkaruk
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D1Mark Giordano
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4Dougie Hamilton
5Jyrki Jokipakka
6Ladislav Smid
7Deryk Engelland
8Oliver Kylington
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10Patrick Sieloff
G1Brian Elliott
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3David Rittich
4Karri Ramo