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Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (54) / 9/7/1960
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190
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Bob Hartley has been nominated for the Jack Adams Trophy.
He guided the Flames back into the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Calgary posted a 45-30-7 record to finish third in the Pacific Division. The Flames tied for first in the NHL with 99 third-period goals and the team made a name for itself for comeback victories. May 6 - 6:46 PM

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The Calgary Flames haven't been able to win in Anaheim since April 25, 2006.

The Flames have suffered 21 consecutive losses against the Ducks at the Honda Center, including the first two games of the second round series. Calgary has a chance to rebound at home in Game 3, but eventually the Flames will need to win in Anaheim if they want to advance to the Western Conference Final.
Source: Calgary Sun
May 4 - 9:21 AM

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley was quick to praise his second round adversary, the Anaheim Ducks.

"Here's one of the best teams in the NHL, if not the best team," Hartley said. "For the last day, we had two white sheets on our wall in our office — strengths and weaknesses of the Ducks. We're running out of papers on the strengths side. And on the weaknesses, it's still a blank piece of paper." It's typical for a coach to praise his playoff opponent before a series starts although in this case Hartley was likely doing it at least partially tongue in cheek because he added, "To be honest with you, I don't even know why we're going there. But we'll do our best." Coaches usually want their team portrayed as the underdog whenever possible in the hopes of keeping the pressure on their opponent. That being said, it's pretty easy to sell the Anaheim Ducks as the favorites in this series.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 28 - 10:48 AM

The Calgary Flames will be looking to avoid a repeat of their 1994 series against the Vancouver Canucks.

The Flames took a 3-1 lead in that series only to lose by dropping three straight overtime contests. Once again, Calgary has earned a 3-1 series lead over Vancouver and while the young Flames team has no real relation to their '94 counterparts, they realize that the hardest part is yet to come. "You have to have that killer instinct. That's what playoffs are all about," Calgary's Brandon Bollig said. "Their lives are on the line. It's do-or-die, and if they don't win, they go home. No team is going to lay down and accept that. They'll fight to the end, just like we would."
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 23 - 9:55 AM

Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley is $50K poorer after the late-game altercation with the Vancouver Canucks.

Interesting that Ottawa Senators bench boss Dave Cameron didn't get fined for his comments toward P.K. Subban, yet Hartley's wallet took a hit for this incident.
Apr 18 - 5:38 PM

The Calgary Flames' tendency to battle back after being down going into the third period has extended into the playoffs.

Vancouver had a 1-0 lead over Calgary after 40 minutes in Game 1 of the first round series, but the Flames rallied back in the third, scoring the winning goal with just 30 seconds remaining in the contest. "It seems like nothing rattles us," said Flames head coach Bob Hartley. "We stay composed, we keep our focus and in the third period we could feel it on the bench." Calgary was 10-20-4 when trailing after 40 minutes in the regular season, which gave them the fourth best winning percentage in the league under those circumstances.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 16 - 9:06 AM

The Calgary Flames have advanced to the postseason for the first time since 2009.

The Flames have wildly surpassed expectations this season, especially given that captain Mark Giordano hasn't played since Feb. 25 due to torn biceps. The Flames owe much of their success to a strong and deep defense as well as the leadership of skilled youngsters like rookie Johnny Gaudreau and sophomore Sean Monahan. They will play the Vancouver Canucks in the first round.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 10 - 9:07 AM

A proposed new arena in Calgary will seat a tad less than 19,000.

The Flames are looking to replace the Saddledome which was built to host the 1988 Olympics and is now one of the older arenas in the league. The new arena will be privately funded.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 6 - 5:16 AM

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.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 18 - 9:06 AM

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

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Matt Stajan
4Markus Granlund
5Drew Shore
6Sam Bennett
7Paul Byron
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Mason Raymond
3Lance Bouma
4Brandon Bollig
5David Wolf
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Josh Jooris
3David Jones
4Joe Colborne
5Micheal Ferland
D1Mark Giordano
2T.J. Brodie
3Dennis Wideman
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Deryk Engelland
7Raphael Diaz
8Corey Potter
9David Schlemko
10Tyler Wotherspoon
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo
3Joni Ortio
4Jon Gillies