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Will Canada’s Stanley Cup Drought Continue?

Whether you call it a drought, a curse, or by some other name (I personally call it the Bettman curse, as it almost perfectly coincides with Gary Bettman’s tenure as NHL commissioner), Canada hasn’t had a Stanley Cup Champion for a very long time. Sadly, 26 years might not be long enough to turn things around. Related: Longest Stanley Cup Droughts With both the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets eliminated, it’s now beginning to look like Canada’s rather unfortunate streak will continue beyo...
Tags: Washington, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, North America, Montreal, Calgary Flames, Columbus, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Stanley Cup, Manitoba

Avalanche & Flames Series: Speed & Skill on Display

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames have never crossed paths in the playoffs. Not in the days of Joe Sakic or Jarome Iginla (who later would become an Avalanche player). Not in the tenure of Bob Hartley (he coached both, including the Avalanche to a Stanley Cup title in 2000-01). The first time certainly figures to be an edge-of-your-seat affair: Both teams are quick in transition and can fly up and down the ice. The Flames were 3-0 against the Avalanche this season and outs...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Avalanche, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Johnson, Calgary Flames, Denver, Calgary, Mike Smith, Scotiabank, Montreal Canadiens, Bennett, Colorado Avalanche, Sam Bennett

Speed of Avs, Flames on display in 1st-ever playoff meeting

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames have never crossed paths in the playoffs. Not in the days of Joe Sakic or Jarome Iginla (who later would become an Avalanche player). Not in the tenure of Bob Hartley (he coached both, including the Avalanche to a Stanley Cup title in 2000-01). The first […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Calgary Flames, Denver, Colorado Avalanche, Bob Hartley, Jarome Iginla, Joe Sakic

Ranking the Senators 1990s 1st-Round Picks

The 1990s saw some of the very best NHLers in history get drafted. Some teams set themselves up for years with their picks in the first round. The New Jersey Devils drafted Martin Brodeur 20th overall in 1990. The Calgary Flames picked Jarome Iginla 11th overall in 1995. Shane Doan was taken by the Winnipeg Jets in 1995 as well. Even the ageless Jaromir Jagr was taken fifth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990 . The Ottawa Senators came back into the league for the 1992-93 season an...
Tags: Usa, US, Sport, Czech Republic, Canada, Portland, Nashville, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Ottawa, Minnesota Wild

The Flames’ MVP – Gaudreau or Giordano?

The Calgary Flames are enjoying their best on-ice performance in 30 years. In the standings, the team is seeing successes they haven’t seen since the 1988-89 season that netted them a Stanley Cup. Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano is the heart and soul of his team. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) While the team’s success is a product of a collective effort, two players have really driven the group to new heights in 2018-19: captain Mark Giordano and leading scorer Johnny Gaudreau. But...
Tags: John Lennon, Sport, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Carney, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, National Hockey League, Flames, Yang, Gaudreau, Johnny Gaudreau, Norris Trophy, Jarome Iginla, Mark Giordano

Handicapping Flames Potential Playoff Opponents

For the third time in five seasons under general manager Brad Treliving, the Calgary Flames are headed to the Stanley Cup playoffs. But for a team that has escaped the first round just twice in the last 30 years, the luck of the draw in the opening round could be massively important. Some potential first round opponents would be more of a challenge for the Calgary Flames than others. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) The odds-makers and standings projections have the Flames likely f...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Stars, Hockey, Smith, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Pacific, Mike Smith, Flames, Bruce Boudreau, Coyotes, Devan Dubnyk, Arizona Coyotes, Ben Bishop

Flames Burn Rangers – Tkachuk Tallies 5-Points

CALGARY — Matthew Tkachuk scored his 31st and 32nd goals in piling up his first career five-point game on Friday to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers. Tkachuk had 10 points (six goals, four assists) on the Flames’ perfect 3-0-0 homestand that moved Calgary back into first in the Pacific Division ahead of San Jose. The hot streak comes after an extended cold stretch in which he had just six points in the previous 18 games. Using up its game in hand on San Jose, Ca...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Sport, Rangers, San Jose, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Sharks, Pacific, Calgary, New York Rangers, Matthew Tkachuk, Sergei Belski, Winnipeg Jets, Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm

Underappreciated Stars

from Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, Here are eight NHL players who are consistently lauded as being underappreciated when, in fact, it's well-established that they're incredible. Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames Speaking of defensive prowess, the reason Giordano is going to win the Norris this season is because the voters would have already given him one had it not been for injuries derailing two seasons. He has 65 points in 68 games, has the "old guy having career year" narrative, an...
Tags: Sport, Espn, Buffalo, NHL, Alberta, Oilers, Reilly, Ryan, Norris, Tim Horton, Greg Wyshynski, Jarome Iginla, McDavid, NHLPA, Mark Giordano, Giordano

Flames’ Goaltending Still in Question as Playoffs Draw Near

For the Calgary Flames, it seemed like the issue was put to bed ages ago. Not only was netminder Mike Smith finally hitting his stride, but newbie goalie David Rittich also looked to be coming into form. In many respects, the Flames appeared to have successfully found a cure to their longstanding netminding vulnerabilities, with two strong goalies to lean upon. However, due to unsettling recent developments, that pesky old question has come to the surface once again: does Calgary have a goaltend...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Arizona, San Jose, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Smith, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, Calgary, Tampa Bay Lightning, Minnesota Wild, Mike Smith

Coyotes Weekly: The Streak Ends at Six

The Arizona Coyotes have won six of their last seven games to remain in the playoff conversation in the Western Conference, but, as of this writing, the team likely isn’t focused on the victories – they’re focused on the one bad loss they had to close out the week. Coyotes Week in Review After a thrilling come-from-behind shootout victory over the Florida Panthers in their previous game on Feb. 26, the Coyotes continued their homestand on Thursday evening in Glendale when they welcomed Elias P...
Tags: Column, Minnesota, La, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Glendale, Arizona, Kings, Dallas, San Jose, Vancouver, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL

Bret Hart honors Jarome Iginla, cites inspirational jersey gift

For the former WWE and WCW superstar, the Flames icon offered a different kind of inspiration at a critical time in the pro wrestler's life.
Tags: Hockey, NHL, Jarome Iginla, WCW, Bret Hart

Iggy’s Night

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet, Standing at the top of the circle from which he’d scored so many of his goals, Jarome Iginla looked up at the saddle-shaped roof with a glint in his eye. There were no tears. It wasn’t that type of ceremony. Although he played the game with a raw emotion no coach can teach, Iginla warned a day earlier he wasn’t the sentimental type. With his 10 and 12-year-old sons (Joe and Tij), his 14-year-old daughter (Jade) and wife Kara by his side, they wa...
Tags: Sport, Iggy, Joe, Kara, Jade, Jarome Iginla, Iginla, Eric Francis

Most Valuable Flame: Iginla’s Number Retired

For a franchise with nearly five decades of history, the Calgary Flames have been very selective when celebrating it. Heading into the 2018-19 campaign, the club had retired only two jersey numbers and honoured two others – a surprisingly low figure given the number of Hockey Hall of Fame inductees that have worn the Flaming C over the years. Jarome Iginla’s #12 jersey was retired by the Calgary Flames on March 2, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) On Saturday, March 2, the Flames added ...
Tags: Minnesota, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Scotiabank, Flames, Gary Roberts, Mike Vernon, Hall of Famer, Team Canada, Jarome Iginla, Hockey Hall of Fame, Iginla, Theo Fleury

Wild Douse Flames, Spoil Iginla’s Jersey Retirement

CALGARY — Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves as the Minnesota Wild beat Calgary 4-2 on Saturday night as the Flames retired Jarome Iginla’s number. Matt Read gave the Wild the lead for good in the third period by deflecting a puck off the skate of Calgary’s Mark Jankowski and past goaltender Mike Smith. Eric Staal, Ryan Suter and Ryan Donato also scored for Minnesota (32-27-6), which won its fifth straight. Sean Monahan and Travis Hamonic scored for Calgary (41-17-7), which had its seven-game winning st...
Tags: Usa, Minnesota, Sport, Dallas, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Smith, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Minnesota Wild, Bruce Boudreau, Bennett, Dubnyk, Devan Dubnyk, Matt Read

Video- #12 Goes To The Rafters In Calgary

via Sportsnet, Watch as Jarome Iginla has his number 12 jersey raised to the rafters as the Calgary Flames honour the legendary player.  
Tags: Sport, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Jarome Iginla, Sportsnet Watch

Flames send Jarome Iginla's No. 12 to the rafters with touching jersey retirement

Jarome Iginla's No. 12 took its rightful place in the rafters of the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on Saturday night.
Tags: News, Calgary, Jarome Iginla, Scotiabank Saddledome

Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

Topics discussed include- Jarome Iginla, one of the goals tonight by the Pittsburgh Penguins the Toronto game on Long Island,  a goal by the Sabres tonight, the firing of Guy Boucher and the trade deadline. Don Cherry pointed out the short gloves the players wear and the play of Brad Richardson. via Sportsnet's YouTube page,  
Tags: Toronto, Sport, Long Island, Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sportsnet, Don Cherry, Jarome Iginla, Brad Richardson, Guy Boucher

Video- A Well-Deserved Honor For Jarome Iginla

via TSN's YouTube page, Jarome Iginla’s accomplishments as a Flame are well documented, leaving the franchise as its leader in goals, points and games played, but what has truly left a lasting impression is Iginla’s humility and his respect for others. Jermain Franklin has more on the legacy he left in Calgary ahead of his No.12 jersey being retired Saturday night.  
Tags: Sport, Calgary, TSN, Jarome Iginla, Iginla, Jermain Franklin

Iginla Reminisces as Flames Retire His No. 12

CALGARY — It was a nostalgic day at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday as Jarome Iginla returned to Calgary, ahead of his big night on Saturday when the Flames will retire his jersey. In a ceremony that will begin 90 minutes prior to Calgary’s game against the Minnesota Wild, the Flames will raise No. 12 to the rafters, where it will hang beside Lanny McDonald’s No. 9 and Mike Vernon’s No. 30. Related THW Content: Retiring Iginla’s Number Is Perfect End to Nearly Perfect Career “It’s neat to be...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Ross, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Pittsburgh Penguins, Kara, Mike Vernon

Calgary Flames’ 50-Goal Scorers

For a relatively young franchise, the Calgary Flames have seen a great deal of strong individual performances since becoming a National Hockey League club in 1972. In particular, the team has had a surprisingly large amount of 50-goal scorers over the years. Calgary Flames’ 50-goal scorers. (Vince Richard/The Hockey Writers) In the history of the NHL, a player has scored 50-plus goals on 186 occasions. 10 of those 50-goal seasons were performed by eight different players wearing Flames sweater...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Blues, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, National Hockey League, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Rockies, Dallas Stars, Mullen, Toronto Maple Leafs, McDonald, Roberts, St Louis Blues, Gary Roberts

Top 5 Teemu Selanne Moments With Ducks

In June 2017, Anaheim Ducks legends Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The two formed a scintillating duo of offensive talent with the (Mighty) Ducks in the mid-late 1990s, helping grow interest in Anaheim’s new team. As both are now Hall-of-Famers, their careers are inevitably littered with a plethora of highlights. Kariya was the club’s longtime captain in its early years, while Selanne retired after the 2013-14 season holding the all-time franchise records ...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Detroit, San Jose Sharks, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Andy Mcdonald, Gordie Howe, Gary Bettman, Winnipeg

Retiring Iginla’s Number Is Perfect End to Nearly Perfect Career

In December 1995, the Calgary Flames traded Joe Nieuwendyk to the Dallas Stars for Corey Millen and a promising junior player. Roughly 23 years later, the Flames will honour that junior player – Jarome Iginla – by retiring his jersey number in a pre-game ceremony at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Calgary Flames will retire Jarome Iginla’s jersey number on March 2, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh) For a club that, at times, has grappled with the proper manner in which to honour its hist...
Tags: Atlanta, Sport, Dallas, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Alberta, Hall of Fame, Colorado Rockies, Scotiabank, Nilsson, Flames, McDonald, Norris Trophy, Hall of Famer, Jarome Iginla

NHL News & Notes: Iginla, Bjork & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Calgary Flames are going to retire Jarome Iginla’s jersey number, Anders Bjork underwent surgery that will end his season and Braden Holtby is healthy and returning to action. Related: NHL News & Notes: Niederreiter Trade, Byron, Alzner & More Iginla’s Number to Be Retired The Flames are set to retire the jersey of Iginla, a former captain of the team and a legend in the franchise, on March 2 ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Wild. Iginla officially re...
Tags: Column, News, Washington, Boston, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Bjork, Calgary Flames, Calgary, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Bruins, Washington Capitals

PHT Morning Skate: Flames to retire Iginla's number; Pens need to trade Brassard

• The Calgary Flames will be retiring Jarome Iginla's no. 12 in March. • Coaches will be able to grab real-time data on a new Ipad app created by the NHL. • What would the Maple Leafs look like if they didn't have Jake Gardiner on their roster?
Tags: News, NHL, Calgary Flames, Maple Leafs, Jarome Iginla, Brassard, Iginla, Jake Gardiner, PHT

Nash Leaves a Blue Jackets Legacy in Retirement

For fans of the Columbus Blue Jackets, there is no player more polarizing than former captain Rick Nash. Some commend him for being the first real star of the young franchise, while others, to this day, remain upset by his exit. Regardless, his impact and legacy will be remembered in Columbus for years to come. Nash recently announced his retirement at the age of 34, a result of the lingering effects of multiple concussions sustained over his 15-year NHL career. Understandably, he is placing his...
Tags: New York, Sport, Chicago, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Columbus, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes, Nationwide Arena, Rick Nash, Nash, Blue Jackets

What Contending Teams Should Look For As The Trade Deadline Approaches

from Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic, In short, the goal is to get a serviceable rental at a reasonable acquisition cost. As I scour the available players, the two that make the most sense are both currently with the St. Louis Blues, Jay Bouwmeester and Carl Gunnarsson. Both are on expiring contracts, Bouwmeester earning $5.4 million, Gunnarsson $2.9 million, so by the deadline, they will be manageable deals. Bouwmeester is 35, the same age as the Flames’ Mark Giordano, and he played thre...
Tags: Sport, St Louis Blues, Alex Pietrangelo, Bouwmeester, Gunnarsson, Jay Bouwmeester, Carl Gunnarsson, Jarome Iginla, Mark Giordano, Eric Duhatschek, Colton Parayko Gunnarsson

Mark Giordano: Flames Unlikely Norris Contender at 35

The National Hockey League is chock full of unique players with compelling stories. The journey that brought Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano to the big leagues is eye-opening in its own right. Flames defensemen Mark Giordano (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports) But in a league and game that’s increasing skewed towards the 25-and-under talents, Giordano’s push towards being a Norris Trophy contender at the age of 35 at times defies explanation. Typically players start to decline once they hit t...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, National Hockey League, Flames, Sutter, Sportsnet, Norris Trophy, Darryl Sutter, Norris, Jarome Iginla, Robyn Regehr, Al MacInnis, Mark Giordano

Rick Nash Officially Retires From NHL

In what will likely be considered a non-shocking turn of events, on Friday morning, a statement released by Rick Nash and his agency, Top Shelf Sports Management, made the announcement that he is retiring from the game of professional hockey. The statement read: Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey. Under the advice of his medical team, the risk of further brain injury is far too great if Rick retur...
Tags: Usa, News, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Athletic, Rick, Rick Nash, Nash, Aaron Portzline, Jarome Iginla, Portzline, Darren Dreger, Top Story

Is Gaudreau Making a Case for MVP?

Johnny Gaudreau is having a season for the ages. Add to the fraction that the Calgary Flames are sitting atop the Western Conference 44 games into the season — a feat the franchise hasn’t accomplished since 1993 – and the Salem, N.J. native’s campaign looks even more special. His 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) since Dec. 1 makes him the league’s top scorer since. Similarly, in his last 25 games, he has 20 goals and 25 assists, leading Calgary to its most recent hot streak. This offensive...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Chicago, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Pacific, Calgary, Jersey, Blackhawks, Matthew Tkachuk, Patrick Kane, Vancouver Canucks

All-Time Best Players for Defunct NHL Teams

The what ifs. The coulda shouldas. The almosts. They’re the lost or forgotten teams of the NHL. Those that have relocated or merged or went belly-up. While some teams have been reincarnated, i.e. the Winnipeg Jets became the Arizona Coyotes, this article focuses on selecting the best player from each team that no longer exists in the NHL, including franchises that have moved to different cities. We look back at 10 teams that no longer exist as they once were. (THW/Vince Richards) For the sake ...
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