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2007-08 Calgary Flames season
Calgary Flames
Conference Western
Division Northwest
Founded 1972
History Atlanta Flames
1972 - 1980
Calgary Flames
1980 - present
Home Arena Pengrowth Saddledome
City Calgary, Alberta
Colours Red, Gold, Black, and White
Media Rogers Sportsnet West
Fan 960 (960 AM)
Owner(s) Murray Edwards, Harley Hotchkiss, Alvin G. Libin, Allan P. Markin, Jeff McCaig, Clayton H. Riddell, Tony Sabelli, Byron J. Seaman, Daryl Seaman
General Manager Flag of Canada Darryl Sutter
Head Coach Flag of Canada Mike Keenan
Captain Flag of Canada Jarome Iginla
Minor League Affiliates Quad City Flames (AHL)
Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 1988-89
Conference Championships 1985-86, 1988-89, 2003-04
Division Championships 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1993-94, 1994-95, 2005-06

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The Flames arrived in the city of Calgary in 1980 after spending their first eight seasons in Atlanta, Georgia as the Atlanta Flames. The Flames are the third major-professional team to represent the city of Calgary, following the Calgary Tigers (1921-26) and Calgary Cowboys (1975-77). In 1986, the Flames became the first Calgary team since the 1924 Tigers to compete for the Stanley Cup. In 1989, the Flames captured the Cup for the first time. Atlanta redirects here. ... The Atlanta Flames were a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Atlanta, Georgia from 1972 to 1980. ... The Calgary Tigers were a former hockey team in Calgary. ... The Calgary Cowboys were a professional ice hockey team that played in the World Hockey Association in the 1970s in Calgary, Alberta. ... The 1985-86 Calgary Flames season was the sixth season in Calgary and 14th for the Flames franchise in the National Hockey League. ... The 1923-24 season was the third season for the now defunct Western Canada Hockey League (WCHL). ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The 1988-89 Calgary Flames season was the 9th National Hockey League season in Calgary. ...


The Flames are the only NHL club to relocate from the United States to Canada, and are also the only NHL club to retain its nickname after a relocation. (The Dallas Stars shortened their name after moving from Minneapolis as the North Stars.) The Flames spent their first three seasons playing in the Stampede Corral, during which they lost only 32 games,[1] before moving into the Olympic Saddledome in 1983. The Dallas Stars are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... The Stampede Corral The Stampede Corral (also known as the Calgary Corral) is an ice hockey and rodeo arena in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. ... The Pengrowth Saddledome is the main indoor arena facility in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is situated on the east end of the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede grounds and Macleod Trail. ...


Calgary's top rival are their Alberta cousins, the Edmonton Oilers. The two teams have often feuded in what is known as the Battle of Alberta, an always feisty event.[2][3] The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... The Battle of Alberta is a term applied to the intense rivalry between the cities of Edmonton, Albertas capital, and Calgary, the provinces largest city. ...

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Franchise history

Atlanta years (1972-80)

For more details on this topic, see Atlanta Flames.

The Flames were the result of the NHL's first preemptive strike against the upstart World Hockey Association.[4] In December 1971, the NHL hastily granted a team to Long Island — the New York Islanders — in order to keep the WHA's New York Raiders out of the brand new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Needing another team to balance the schedule, the NHL awarded a team to an Atlanta-based group that owned the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks, headed by prominent local real estate developer Tom Cousins.[5] Cousins named the team the "Flames" after the fire resulting from the March to the Sea in the American Civil War by General William Tecumseh Sherman, in which Atlanta was nearly destroyed.[6] The Atlanta Flames were a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Atlanta, Georgia from 1972 to 1980. ... WHA redirects here. ... Regular Season* October 16 The Toronto Maple Leafs Norm Ullman tallies his 1,000th point. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, a hamlet located on Long Island in Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, United States. ... The New York Raiders were an ice hockey team based in New York City that played in the World Hockey Association. ... The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, commonly known as Nassau Coliseum (or simply The Coliseum), is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, on Long Island. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Thomas G. Cousins (born December,1931) is a prominant developer primarily in Atlanta. ... For other uses, see Fire (disambiguation). ... This article is about the historical event. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman by Mathew Brady William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, and author. ...


The Flames were relatively successful early on. Under head coaches Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, Fred Creighton and Al MacNeil, the Flames made the playoffs in six of eight seasons in Atlanta. In marked contrast, their expansion cousins, the Islanders, compiled two of the worst seasons in NHL history during their first two years in the league. This relative success would not translate in the playoffs, however, as the Flames won only two post season games during their time in Atlanta.[7] Finlay Landon Drake (November 11, 1931 – March 11, 2006), nicknamed The Minute Man, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. ... Fred Creighton (born June 24, 1930 in Port Arthur, Ontario) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and coach. ... Al MacNeil (b. ...


Despite the on-ice success, the Atlanta ownership was never on sound financial footing. Part of the reason was that the Flames' home arena, The Omni, was one of the last arenas to be built without revenue-producing luxury boxes. Also, Cousins' initial calcuations did not account for the WHA entering the picture.[8] The Flames were also victims of their own early success, which resulted in several low draft picks. At the same time, the Islanders used high draft picks resulting from their first two wretched seasons to put together the core of a team that would win four Stanley Cups in a row in the early 1980s. The Omni Coliseum was an indoor arena located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


In 1980, Cousins was in considerable financial difficulty, and was forced to sell the Flames to stave off bankruptcy. With few serious offers from local groups, he sold the Flames to a group of Calgary businessmen fronted by Canadian entrepreneur, and former owner of the Oilers, Nelson Skalbania.[6] The price of US$16 million was the highest price paid for an NHL franchise at the time. Skalbania promptly moved the team to Calgary, but kept the Flames name since he figured it would be appropriate for an oil town like Calgary. The flaming "A" logo was replaced by a flaming "C" (the "A" was later brought back as the "A" on the alternate captains' jerseys). Skalbania sold his interest in 1981, and the Flames have been locally owned since.[9] Nelson M. Skalbania (born February 12, 1938) is a flamboyant Canadian businessman from Vancouver, British Columbia best known for signing a 17-year-old Wayne Gretzky to the Indianapolis Racers of the World Hockey Association. ...


Early Years in Calgary (1980-85)

The original Flames logo, used from 1980-94. A black outline was added in 1995.

Led by Kent Nilsson's 49-goal, 131-point season, the Flames stormed into the playoffs in their first season in Calgary with a 39-27-4 record, good for third in the Patrick Division. The team found much greater playoff success in Calgary than it did in Atlanta, winning their first two playoff series over the Chicago Black Hawks and Philadelphia Flyers before bowing out to the Minnesota North Stars in the semi-finals.[10] This early success was not soon repeated. After a losing record in 1981-82, General Manager Cliff Fletcher jettisoned several former Atlanta players unused to a higher-pressure hockey environment and rebuilt the roster.[11] Over the next three seasons, he put together a core of players that would remain together through the early 1990s. His efforts to match the Oilers, led him to draw talent from areas previously neglected by the NHL. Thanks to former University of Wisconsin head coach Bob Johnson, the Flames were one of the first teams to sign large numbers of U.S. college players, including Joel Otto, Gary Suter, and Colin Patterson.[citation needed] Fletcher also stepped up the search for European hockey talent, acquiring Hakan Loob and other key players. He was among the first to draft players from the Soviet Union, including HC CSKA Moscow star Sergei Makarov, but Soviet players were not released to Western teams until 1989.[12] Still, the team was sufficiently improved to challenge the Oilers, who required the maximum seven games to defeat the Flames en route to their 1984 Stanley Cup Championship. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Kent Kenta Nilsson (born August 31, 1956 in Nynäshamn, Sweden) is a retired professional ice hockey centre. ... The NHLs Patrick Division was formed in 1974 as part of the Clarence Campbell Conference. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... Cliff Fletcher (born August 16, 1935 in Montreal, Quebec) is a National Hockey League executive and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... University of Wisconsin redirects here. ... Bob Johnson can refer to different people: Bob Johnson (1905-1982), Indian Bob, the Major League Baseball player. ... Joel Otto is a former NHL centre for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... Gary Suter was born in Madison, Wisconsin on June 24, 1964. ... Colin Patterson is a former ice hockey player in the National Hockey League. ... Hakan Loob is a former ice hockey player in the National Hockey League and Swedish Elite League. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at the... HC CSKA Moscow (Central Sports Army Hockey Club Moscow, Russian: ХК ЦСКА Москва) is a Russian ice hockey club. ... This article is about the ice hockey player. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


Glory years (1985-89)

Fletcher's roster moves in 1982 allowed the Flames to become one of the NHL's best teams during the mid-1980s and early 1990s. They failed to earn 90 points in the regular season only once from 1984 to 1991, but were usually unable to transfer that success into a deep playoff run. The NHL's playoff structure of the time made it very likely that the Flames would meet the Oilers in either the first or second round, rather than in the conference finals. Many observers thought that during the mid-1980s, the Oilers and Flames were far and away the two best teams in the Campbell Conference, and possibly the two best teams in the league. For example, the Flames had their first 100-point season in 1987-88, earning the Presidents' Trophy for having the league's best record, and ended the Oilers' six-year reign atop the Smythe Division in the process. However, they were swept by the Oilers in the second round of the playoffs. The two teams' bitter rivalry mirrored the longstanding rivalry between their two cities. The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 1987-88 NHL season was the 71st season of the National Hockey League. ... The Presidents Trophy is an award presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) to the team which finishes with the best record in the league during the regular season. ...


By 1986 the Flames had landed forwards Doug Risebrough, Lanny McDonald, Dan Quinn, defenceman Al MacInnis, and goalie Mike Vernon. They beat the Winnipeg Jets in the first round and the Oilers in the second round, with the series winning goal scored when Edmonton's Steve Smith's accidentally shot the puck off of Grant Fuhr's leg and into his own net in the deciding game. They then won in seven games over the St. Louis Blues, shaking off the famous "Monday Night Miracle" at The Arena - where the Blues won Game 6 in overtime to cap off a comeback from 5-2 down with 10 minutes to play - to win the deciding game at home. They were, however, no match for the Montreal Canadiens in the finals, losing in five games. Montreal rookie goaltender Patrick Roy, was nearly unstoppable in the last two games, allowing only four goals. The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mcdonald after Calgarys 1989 Stanley Cup win Lanny King McDonald (born February 16, 1953 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada), was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Dan Quinn (born 1 June 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL for 14 seasons. ... Allan Al MacInnis (born July 11, 1963 in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a retired professional Hockey defenceman who played 23 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Flames and St. ... Michael Mike Vernon (born 24 February 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... The Winnipeg Jets were a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... James Stephen Smith[1], better known as Steve Smith, (born April 30, 1963, in Glasgow, Scotland) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... The St. ... The St. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The Rookie: Norman Rockwells cover for The Saturday Evening Post Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no professional experience. ... Patrick Jacques Roy (IPA pronunciation: ), (born October 5, 1965, in Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada — a suburb of Quebec City) is a retired ice hockey goaltender. ...


On March 7, 1988, the Flames traded away young future superstar Brett Hull along with Steve Bozek to the Blues for Rob Ramage and Rick Wamsley. Nonetheless, the Flames dominated the 1988-89 season. They won their second straight President's Trophy with 117 points--still a franchise record. They ran away with their second straight Smythe Division title, finishing 26 points ahead of the Los Angeles Kings. In the playoffs, the Flames were stretched to seven games in the first round by the Canucks, relying on several key saves by goaltender Mike Vernon, before finally eliminating the Canucks with a controversial goal by Joel Otto in overtime. The Flames then made short work of the Kings, sweeping Los Angeles in four straight before defeating the Blackhawks in five to set up a rematch of the 1986 Stanley Cup Finals against Montreal. This time, the Flames won in six games, the last being a 4-2 win in Montreal. This victory was especially significant in that it marked the only time that an opposing team defeated the Canadiens to win the Stanley Cup on Montreal Forum ice.[13] Longtime captain Lanny McDonald retired at the end of the season. is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Steve Bozek (Born November 26, 1960 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) is a retired professional hockey player who played in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, Calgary Flames, St. ... Robert Rob Ramage was born on January 11, 1959 in Byron, Ontario, Canada and was a professional ice hockey player from 1979 to 1994. ... Rick Wamsley (b. ... The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... Michael Mike Vernon (born 24 February 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Joel Otto is a former NHL centre for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... The Montreal Forum was an indoor arena located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


In 1989, thanks in part to Cliff Fletcher's diplomatic efforts, the Soviets finally gave permission for a select group of Soviet hockey players to sign with NHL teams. The first of these players was Sergei Pryakhin. Although Pryakhin never became an NHL regular, his arrival blazed a trail for the large numbers of Russian players who entered the NHL beginning in 1989-90.[12] Sergei Makarov joined the Flames that season and, though already in his thirties, became the fifth Flame to win the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's Rookie of the Year. The selection would prove controversial, prompting the league to amend the rules to exclude any player over the age of 26 from consideration.[14] Sergei Pryakhin (born December 7, 1963 in Moscow, Russia) is a retired Russian ice hockey forward. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ...


Decline (1990-2003)

In 1991, Fletcher left the Flames to become the General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs after 18 years at the head of the organization.[15] He was succeeded by Doug Risebrough, and the two quickly completed a ten player mega trade that saw disgruntled forward Doug Gilmour dealt to Toronto with four other players for former 50-goal scorer Gary Leeman and four others.[16] The trade transformed both clubs. The formerly inept Leafs turned into a contender almost immediately, while the deal is widely believed to have been the beginning of the Flames' long decline.[17] Despite the blossoming of Theoren Fleury into an NHL star, the Flames missed the playoffs entirely in 1992, only a year after finishing with their third 100-point season in franchise history. It was the first time the Flames had missed the playoffs since 1975, while they were still in Atlanta. It was also only the third time out of the playoffs for the franchise. For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... Douglas Robert Gilmour (born June 25, 1963 in Kingston, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League. ... Gary Leeman (Born February 19, 1964 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former professional hockey player in the NHL. // Junior Career The Toronto native attended Notre Dame College in Wilcox, Saskatchewan and was a standout defenceman for two seasons with the WHLs Regina Pats. ... Theoren Wallace Fleury (born June 29, 1968 in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Canada, raised in Russell, Manitoba, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1974-75 NHL season was the 58th season of the National Hockey League. ...

Calgary's alternate logo 1999-2007; Horse Head
Calgary's alternate logo 1999-2007; Horse Head

They rebounded to make the playoffs for the next three seasons, including two consecutive division titles. However, they failed to get out of the first round in either year. More importantly, the Flames found it increasingly difficult to hold onto their best players as salaries escalated in the 90s. The NHL's Canadian teams (with the notable exceptions of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver) found it difficult to compete in the new environment. As a result, the collapse was sudden, swift and total. In 1997, a year after winning their second consecutive division title, the Flames missed the playoffs and would not return for seven years. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


In 1999, the Flames traded Fleury rather than lose him to free agency. The deal occurred only a few days after he became the franchise's all-time leading scorer. One of the few bright spots in this stretch was Jarome Iginla. Iginla won the Rocket Richard and Art Ross Trophies in 2001-02 after scoring 52 goals and 96 points, his greatest point total to date. Iginla again won the Rocket Richard Trophy, tied with Rick Nash and Ilya Kovalchuk with 41 goals in 2003-04. Another bright spot for the team during this time was defenceman Robyn Regehr, who became the youngest nominee ever for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which recognizes perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey, in his rookie year, despite suffering two broken legs in a car accident the previous summer.[18] The 1998-99 NHL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla [1], commonly known as Jarome Iginla, (born July 1, 1977 in St. ... The Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy was donated by the Montreal Canadiens hockey club in 1999 to be awarded annually to the goal-scoring leader during the National Hockey League regular season. ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ... Richard Rick Nash (born June 16, 1984, in Brampton, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey Left Wing in the NHL, playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets. ... Ilya Valeryevich Kovalchuk (Russian: Илья Валерьевич Ковальчук, Ilja Valerjevič Kovalčuk; born April 15, 1983, in Tver, USSR) is a professional ice hockey player. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Robyn Regehr playing for the Calgary Flames on December 21, 2005 Robyn Regehr, (born April 18, 1980, in Recife, Brazil) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. ... Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. ... The 1999-2000 NHL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ...


2004 playoff run

Main article: 2003-04 Calgary Flames season

After seven consecutive seasons out of the playoffs, the Flames finally returned to the post-season in 2004. The Flames stunned the hockey world by defeating the three Western Conference division champions to become the first Canadian team in a decade to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.[19] The Flames' first victim was the Northwest Division champion Vancouver Canucks, whom they defeated in seven games. It was the Flames' first playoff series win since they won the 1989 final.[20] // The 2003-04 Calgary Flames season was the 24th National Hockey League season in Calgary. ...


The Flames then upset the Detroit Red Wings, who had garnered the league's best record that season, in six games. After eliminating the Pacific Division champs, the San Jose Sharks, in six games in the Western Conference finals, the Flames earned a trip to the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals to face the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. flew the Flames flag beside the Maple Leaf,[21] The final series went to seven games, with the Flames suffering a controversial non-goal in game six at home. Replays showed that Martin Gelinas came close to scoring what would have been the go-ahead goal late in the third period, however the referees ruled it a non-goal, and later replays were ruled inconclusive. The Lightning would go on to win in double overtime,[22] before winning game seven at home to capture the Stanley Cup. Interestingly, all of Calgary's series-winning goals during the playoffs were scored by Gelinas, including two in overtime. The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... The 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the National Hockey League began on April 7, 2004, following the 2003-04 regular season. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida, USA. They are members of the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Martin Gélinas () (born June 5, 1970 in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey forward. ...


Despite the loss, 30,000 fans packed into Olympic Plaza to celebrate the Flames run.[23] The Flames would not raise their Western Conference championship banner for nearly 15 months, as the 2004-05 season was wiped out by a labour dispute. Olympic Plaza is a future shopping mall in Kiev, Ukraine. ... The 2004-05 NHL season would have been the 88th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 2004-05 NHL Lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Post lockout (2006-present)

Calgary's Daymond Langkow moves in on Mike Weaver of the Los Angeles Kings, December 21, 2005
Calgary's Daymond Langkow moves in on Mike Weaver of the Los Angeles Kings, December 21, 2005

The Flames roared through the 2005-06 season, finishing with 103 points — their best total since the 1989 Cup-winning season — and their first division title in 12 years. However, they lost to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in seven games during the first round of the playoffs. Star goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff captured both the Vezina Trophy and the William M. Jennings Trophy, while rookie defenceman Dion Phaneuf set a franchise record for goals by a rookie blueliner with 20.[24] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 86 KB) Summary Mike Weaver battling for the puck against Daymond Langkow, December 21, 2005 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): National Hockey League Mike... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 86 KB) Summary Mike Weaver battling for the puck against Daymond Langkow, December 21, 2005 Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): National Hockey League Mike... This article is about the Canadian city. ... Daymond Langkow (born September 27, 1976 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Mike Weaver {b. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The modernized NHL shield logo was introduced for the 2005-06 season. ... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Miikka Kipper Sakari Kiprusoff (born October 26, 1976 in Turku, Finland) is a professional hockey goaltender, currently playing for the Calgary Flames. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goaltender as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... William M. Jennings Trophy at the Hockey Hall of Fame The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual award given to the goaltender(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team in the National Hockey League with the fewest goals scored against it. ... Dion Phaneuf (born April 10, 1985 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) is a professional Canadian ice hockey defenceman. ...


The 2006 Off-Season began with the surprising trade for Alex Tanguay, formerly of the Colorado Avalanche,[25] and with Darryl Sutter relinquishing his head coaching position to assistant Jim Playfair to focus on his duties as General Manager.[26]. On 12 December 2006, the Flames broke a new franchise record for the most consecutive home wins, with 10 straight home wins. The Flames finished the year with 96 points, netting them an 8th-place finish in the tough Western Conference (seven teams finished with 100 or more points). The Flames fell in six games to the top-seeded Detroit Red Wings in the first round. The series essentially ended in Game 5, in which the Flames were assessed several penalties for stick-related infractions during a 5-1 loss. Most notably, backup goalie Jamie McLennan slashed Red Wings forward Johan Franzen in the stomach only 18 seconds after relieving Kiprusoff. McLennan was abruptly ejected from the game, causing Kiprusoff to return to the net, and suspended five games. Playfair and the Flames organization were also heavily fined, in part because the NHL made actions late in games that were out of hand a particular point of emphasis. [27]The Flames were eliminated the next night when the game winning overtime goal was scored, coincidentally, by Johan Franzen. Because the Flames lost, McLennan had to sit out the first four games of the 2007-08 season. Alex Tanguay (born November 21, 1979, in Sainte-Justine, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey player. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... Darryl John Sutter (born August 19, 1958 in Viking, Alberta) was a Canadian forward player and coach, and current general manager of the Calgary Flames in the National Hockey League. ... Jim Playfair (born May 22, 1964 in Vanderhoof, British Columbia) is a retired former professional ice hockey player. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jamie McLennan (born June 30, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for Metallurg of the Russian League. ... Born in Sweden, he is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the NHLs Detroit Red Wings. ... The 2007-08 NHL season is the 90th season of the National Hockey League. ...


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Noteworthy Events

The "Red Mile"

Main article: Red Mile

During the Flames' run to the Stanley Cup finals of 2004, the city of Calgary essentially became the host of a "non-stop party". The 17th Avenue SW entertainment district, which runs West from the Pengrowth Saddledome, flooded with as many as 80,000 red-clad fans after games. Similar celebrations had occurred during Flames celebrations during the 1980s and primarily took place along 11th Ave SW, then known as "Electric Avenue". The Red Mile is the name given to a several-block stretch of 17th Avenue S.W. in Beltline, Calgary, Alberta, Canada during the Calgary Flames 2004 Stanley Cup playoff run. ...


The Red Mile party became world-famous and received worldwide coverage in newspapers. The Red Mile was notable in that incidents were minimal, the crowds were positive, and only one arrest was made after a police officer was injured by a celebrant.


In April 2006, the Calgary Police Service announced that the Red Mile gatherings of 2004 would not be encouraged, and that measures would be taken to discourage it, including traffic diversions, a zero-tolerance policy on noise and rowdy behaviour, and the presence of plainclothed officers among the crowd to ticket offenders. After meeting with the Chief of Police, Mayor Dave Bronconnier convinced the Calgary Police Service to relax their ban on the "Red Mile" and encouraged people to make their way to 17th Ave. The police retained their zero tolerance policy on public nudity and drunkenness. Calgary Police Service is the police force for the City of Calgary, Alberta. ... David Dave Thomas Bronconnier is a Canadian politician, currently serving as the 35th mayor of Calgary, Alberta. ...


The "C of Red"

During the Flames' run to the Stanley Cup finals of 2004, most of the Flames fans attending the hockey games at the Saddledome wore a red jersey with the Flames' famous flaming C on it. Many of those who did not have a red jersey wore a red shirt instead. Thus, the "C" of Red (or "Red Sea") became the nickname for the fans at the Saddledome during the Flames' playoff run, and the trend of an attendance dressed almost entirely in red continued throughout the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. The tradition of the C of Red dates back to the 1986 Stanley Cup playoffs against the Oilers. Oiler fans were donning hats promoting "Hat Trick Fever" in their quest for three straight Stanley Cups. Flames fans countered by wearing red. In the 1987 playoffs against the Winnipeg Jets, the Jets responded to the C of Red by encouraging fans to wear white, creating the Winnipeg White Out. Three-peat is a portmanteau of the words three and repeat, which has been trademarked for commercial use by basketball coach Pat Riley. ... The Winnipeg Jets were a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. ... The Winnipeg White Out is a hockey tradition that dates back to 1985 when hockey fans in Winnipeg were asked to wear white clothing to home playoff games in Winnipeg, creating a very intimidating effect and atmosphere. ...


Team Information

Current jerseys

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Jerseys

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Mascot

Harvey the Hound is the Flames mascot. Created in 1983, to serve both with the Flames and the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, Harvey was the first mascot in the NHL.[28] Harvey is most famous for an incident in January 2003, where he had his tongue ripped out by Edmonton Oilers head coach, Craig MacTavish as he was harassing the Oilers bench.[29] The incident made headlines throughout North America, and led to many jokes, including having many other NHL team mascots arrive at the 2003 All-Star Game with their tongues hanging out.[30] Harvey the Hound is the hound dog mascot of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. ... For the defunct hockey team, see Calgary Stampeders (hockey) The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... CFL redirects here. ... The Edmonton Oilers are a professional ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ... Craig MacTavish (born August 15, 1958 in London, Ontario, Canada) is the head coach of the National Hockey Leagues Edmonton Oilers. ... The 53rd National Hockey League All-Star Game was held during the 2002-03 NHL season, and took place at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Florida, the home of the Florida Panthers, on February 2, 2003. ...


Season-by-season record

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Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, PIM = Penalties in minutes

Season GP W L T1 OTL Pts GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2001-02 82 32 35 12 3 79 201 220 1586 4th in Northwest Did not qualify
2002-03 82 29 36 13 4 75 186 228 1391 5th in Northwest Did not qualify
2003-04 82 42 30 7 3 94 200 176 1428 3rd in Northwest Lost in Stanley Cup Finals, 3-4 (Lightning)
2004-05 Season cancelled due to 2004-05 NHL Lockout
2005-06 82 46 25 -- 11 103 218 200 1464 1st in Northwest Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 3-4 (Mighty Ducks)
2006-07 82 43 29 -- 10 96 258 226 -- 3rd in Northwest Lost in Conference Quarterfinals, 2-4 (Red Wings)
1 As of the 2005-06 NHL season, all games will have a winner; the OTL column includes SOL (Shootout losses).

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Players

Current Roster

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Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth
31 Flag of Canada Curtis McElhinney R 2002 London, Ontario
34 Flag of Finland Miikka Kiprusoff L 2003 Turku, Finland
Defencemen
Number Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth
3 Flag of Canada Dion Phaneuf L 2003 Edmonton, Alberta
6 Flag of Canada Cory Sarich L 2007 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
8 Flag of Sweden Anders Eriksson L 2007 Bollnäs, Sweden
21 Flag of the United States David Hale L 2007 Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Flag of Canada Robyn RegehrA L 1999 Recife, Brazil
33 Flag of Canada Adrian Aucoin (Injured) R 2007 Ottawa, Ontario
44 Flag of Canada Rhett WarrenerA (Injured) R 2003 Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
55 Flag of Canada Adam Pardy L 2004 Bonavista, Newfoundland
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Position Acquired Place of Birth
7 Flag of Canada Stephane YelleA (Injured) L C 2002 Ottawa, Ontario
11 Flag of Canada Owen NolanA R RW 2007 Belfast, United Kingdom
12 Flag of Canada Jarome IginlaC R RW 1995 Edmonton, Alberta
16 Flag of Canada Mark Smith L C 2007 Edmonton, Alberta
17 Flag of Canada Eric Godard R RW 2006 Vernon, British Columbia
18 Flag of Canada Matthew Lombardi L C 2002 Montreal, Quebec
19 Flag of Canada Wayne Primeau (Injured) L C 2007 Scarborough, Ontario
20 Flag of Sweden Kristian Huselius L LW 2005 Österhaninge, Sweden
22 Flag of Canada Daymond Langkow L C 2004 Edmonton, Alberta
23 Flag of the United States Eric Nystrom L LW 2002 Syosset, New York
24 Flag of the United States Craig Conroy R C 2007 Potsdam, New York
25 Flag of the United States David Moss (Injured) R RW 2001 Livonia, Michigan
26 Flag of Sweden Marcus Nilson R LW 2004 Bålsta, Sweden
40 Flag of Canada Alex Tanguay L LW 2006 Sainte-Justine, Quebec
41 Flag of Canada Dustin Boyd L C 2005 Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Honoured Members

See also: Calgary Flames notable players and award winners

Hall of Famers:Several members of the Flames organization have been honoured by the Hockey Hall of Fame during the team's 27 year history in Calgary. Lanny McDonald was the first Flame player inducted, gaining election in 1992. McDonald recorded 215 goals in 492 games for the Flames, including a team record 66 goals in 1982-83. He was joined in 2000 by a fellow member of the 1989 Stanley Cup championship team, Joe Mullen. Mullen spent five seasons with the Flames, recording 388 points and capturing two Lady Byng Trophies. Grant Fuhr became the third former Flames player to enter the Hall, having been elected in 2003. Fuhr played only one season in Calgary, however he recorded his 400th career win in a Flames uniform with a victory over the Florida Panthers on October 22, 1999.[32] This is a list of notable players and award winners of the Calgary Flames. ... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Mcdonald after Calgarys 1989 Stanley Cup win Lanny King McDonald (born February 16, 1953 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada), was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Joseph Joe Mullen (born February 26, 1957) is a former ice hockey player in the National Hockey League who played for more than 16 seasons with the St. ... The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League hockey player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. ... Grant S. Fuhr (born September 28, 1962), is a former goaltender in the National Hockey League. ... For the animal species by this name, see Florida Panther. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Former head coach "Badger" Bob Johnson joined McDonald in the class of 1992, gaining election as a builder. Johnson coached five seasons with the Flames from 1982-87, and his 193 wins remains a team record. Cliff Fletcher was the Flames general manager from the organizations inception in 1972 until 1991 - a span of 19 years. During that time, the Flames qualified for the playoffs sixteen consecutive times between 1976 and 1991. Fletcher was inducted in 2004. Harley Hotchkiss became the third builder to gain election in 2006. Hotchkiss is an original member of the ownership group that purchased and brought the Flames to Calgary in 1980. He has served many years as the chairman of the NHL Board of Directors, during which he played a significant role in the resolution of the 2004-05 lockout.[32] Robert Badger Bob Johnson (March 4, 1931-November 26, 1991) was an American-born college and professional ice hockey coach. ... Cliff Fletcher (born August 16, 1935 in Montreal, Quebec) is a National Hockey League executive and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. ... Harley Hotchkiss (born 1927 in Tillsonburg, Ontario) is a Canadian businessman. ... The 2004-05 NHL Lockout resulted in the cancellation of what would have been the 88th season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Flames radio broadcaster Peter Maher was named the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2006 for his years of service as the radio play by play announcer for the Calgary Flames. During his career, Maher has called Flames games since 1981, six All-Star Games, and four Stanley Cup Finals.[32] Peter Maher has been the radio voice of the NHLs Calgary Flames since they moved to Calgary, Canada in 1980. ... The Foster Hewitt Memorial Award is an award named after Foster Hewitt and presented by the Hockey Hall of Fame to members of the radio and television industry who make outstanding contributions to their profession and the game of hockey during their broadcasting career. ...


Former Flames defenseman Al MacInnis was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007. Allan Al MacInnis (born July 11, 1963 in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a retired professional Hockey defenceman who played 23 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Flames and St. ...


Retired Numbers: The Flames have retired numbers 9 for Lanny McDonald (RW, 1981-89) and 30 for Mike Vernon (G, 1982-94 & 2000-02). Number 99 for Wayne Gretzky was retired league-wide in 2000. Mcdonald after Calgarys 1989 Stanley Cup win Lanny King McDonald (born February 16, 1953 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada), was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Michael Mike Vernon (born 24 February 1963 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey player. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ...


See also

National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... The Stanley Cup This is a list of Stanley Cup champions, including the finalists/challengers. ... Rivalries in the National Hockey League (NHL) have occurred between many teams and cities. ... The following is a list of ice hockey teams in Alberta, past and present. ... The history of ice hockey in Calgary, Alberta, Canada extends back well over a century to the first recorded hockey game in Alberta. ... The Calgary Tigers were a former hockey team in Calgary. ... The Calgary Cowboys were a professional ice hockey team that played in the World Hockey Association in the 1970s in Calgary, Alberta. ...

External links

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References

  • Calgary Flames season statistics. The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on 2006-09-01.
  • 2006-07 Calgary Flames Media Guide - Team and individual records. Calgary Flames, pgs. 211-215. 
  • 2006-07 Calgary Flames Media Guide - Flames all time trophy winners. Calgary Flames, pg. 23. 

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Footnotes

  1. ^ 2006-07 Calgary Flames Media Guide. Calgary Flames, pg. 4. 
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  5. ^ History of the New York Islanders. Sports E-Cyclopedia. Tank Productions. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
  6. ^ a b History of the Atlanta Flames. Sports E-Cyclopedia. Tank Productions. Retrieved on 2006-11-27.
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  10. ^ 1980-81 season, 2006-07 Calgary Flames Media Guide, pg. 131
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  23. ^ Bergman, Brian. "The Flames nearly brought the Stanley Cup home, and grateful Calgary gave thanks" (Reprint), Maclean's Magazine, 2004-06-21. Retrieved on 2006-11-28. 
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  25. ^ Board, Mike. Flames acquire Alex Tanguay. Calgary Flames. Retrieved on 2006-11-28.
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1988-89
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