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

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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

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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

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley is just one win shy of 400.

Hartley is in his third season as the Calgary Flames' head coach, but before that he served as the bench boss of the Colorado Avalanche and Atlanta Thrashers. He has a 399-299-61-47 career record. It all started when he was 27 years old and quit his job at a windshield plant to coach a Junior-A squad. His co-workers were very concerned about the future of his family when they found out that he had decided to try and make a living coaching hockey. "My partners knew that I didn't drink or didn't do any drugs, but one of my good friends, the next morning, went to see my wife to say, 'Is there anything wrong with Bob? Did he start to drink? He's going to quit this job to go coach?!?'" Hartley recalled. "I said, 'I'm quitting because I'm coaching the Hawks, but I'll bring back the Stanley Cup to the plant.' That’s the line that threw them off-guard. They thought that I was crazy." Hartley won the Stanley Cup with Colorado in 2001.
Source: Calgary Sun
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:08:00 AM

Bob Hartley is having a tough time making his healthy scratches.

The Flames were terrible last season so it was easier to sit players out but this season Calgary has been firing on all cylinders so good players have had to sit out. Decisions are getting tougher and tougher to make because guys are playing well," Hartley said. "It’s pretty tough. I went to Deryk Engelland (Wednesday) and said, ‘Deryk, you’re not playing. But you didn’t do anything wrong.’ I just want to keep everybody on their toes. When someone has a bad game or attitude or they’re not working, trust me, that makes our job so much easier. But that’s not what we’re facing. They want to do well, they want to play for the organization. But I give them credit. They make our lives and decisions tough."
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 07:03:00 AM

The Calgary Flames are an outstanding 7-0-1 after a loss this season.

That's one reason why Calgary is sitting at 12-6-2 this season as they are currently in a playoff position when most pundits thought they would be in the running for Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel. Credit new GM Brad Treliving with some of it but kudos to coach Bob Hartley for the effort.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 07:46:00 AM

The Calgary Flames are off to their best start since 2009-10.

The Flames current 12-6-2 record matches where they were at in 2009-10 through 20 games. Of course, Calgary ended up narrowly missing the playoffs that year, which emphasizes just how important it is for the Flames to maintain their momentum now. They weren't expected to make the playoffs this year, but with about a fourth of their season over, they have a real chance of advancing.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 08:19:00 AM

Negotiations have not started toward a new contract for Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley.

Hartley is entering the third and final season of his contract. From club general manager Brad Treliving: "Our focus right now going into camp was getting our team prepared, obviously evaluating the team we have in front of us, making roster decisions and getting ready for Wednesday night. I've been extremely impressed with Bob. We're in the infancy stages of getting to know each other. We've been together for three weeks now. I've been nothing but impressed in terms of camp. Anything to do with contracts, that's for a later date. . ." Hartley, who is 54-65-11 in his two seasons with Calgary, insisted his contract situation would not be a distraction for the Flames.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 09:47:00 PM

The Calgary Flames have hired Serge Roberge to be their 'fighting' coach.

The Flames have hired Roberge to make sure their younger players know how to handle themselves. "So we’re not promoting fighting," Hartley said. "Those kids that come out of junior, those kids come out of college, we don’t expect them to get 200, 300 penalty minutes after (having a) 15-, 20-minute session on how to hold, how to protect yourself. We’re just trying to avoid some injuries and instill a little confidence in them that if someone jumps them, they know how to react and they can buy time (until the officials arrive)."
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 06:19:00 AM

The Calgary Flames hired Jordan Sigalet as the new goaltending coach on Tuesday.

He had the same role with the team's AHL affiliate in Abbotsford for the past two seasons. "I've definitely watched a lot on both of them," said Sigalet referring to Calgary's goalie tandem of Jonas Hiller and Karri Ramo. "I know Karri a little bit from being at camp last year. I think it's going to be a great one-two punch with those guys. They're going to push each other."
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 01:40:00 PM

The Colorado Eagles will be Calgary's new ECHL affiliate for the 2014-15 season.

The is expected to provide players to the Flames' AHL farm team in Adirondack. Calgary's former ECHL team, the Alaska Aces, won the league title last season.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 12:11:00 PM

Todd Gill has been hired to serve as the Adirondack Flames' assistant coach.

Adirondack is the AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames. A former NHL defenseman, Todd Gill had 82 goals and 354 penalty minutes in 1,007 games before hanging up his skates.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 08:57:00 PM

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C1Sean Monahan
2Matt Stajan
3Mikael Backlund
4Paul Byron
5Sam Bennett
LW1Curtis Glencross
2Johnny Gaudreau
3Mason Raymond
4Brandon Bollig
5Lance Bouma
RW1Jiri Hudler
2Josh Jooris
3David Jones
4Joe Colborne
D1Mark Giordano
2Dennis Wideman
3T.J. Brodie
4Kris Russell
5Ladislav Smid
6Raphael Diaz
7Deryk Engelland
G1Jonas Hiller
2Karri Ramo
3Joni Ortio