Tagged Calgary Flames

U of C to bulldoze MacHall to make way for new Flames arena

By Devin Aggarwal, September 27 2017 — After months of failed negotiations with the City of Calgary, the Calgary Flames are finally getting a new arena. The arena comes with a $500-million price tag and is slated to be built on the University of Calgary campus where MacHall currently stands. “We had such limited success with…

The Flames ending their arena pursuit is a political play

By Jason Herring, September 20 2017 — Seattle is building a new hockey arena. The city’s mayor recently agreed to a $600-million privately financed arena, set to open by 2020. This couldn’t be further from what happened last week in Calgary and that’s no coincidence. On Sept. 12, Calgary Flames CEO Ken King dropped a…

Calgary Flames face woes in early season

By David Song, November 22 2016 — As of Nov. 22, the Calgary Flames hold a disappointing 8–10–1 record, sloshing around in the Pacific Division’s basement alongside the Vancouver Canucks and Arizona Coyotes. Adding insult to injury, star forward Johnny Gaudreau suffered a broken finger on Nov. 15 and could miss several weeks. A season…

Flames should look to draft an infusion of offensive skill

By David Song, June 7 2016 — It was a disappointing year for fans expecting the Calgary Flames to continue the success of their breakout 2014–15 season. After missing the NHL playoffs by a wide margin this year, the Flames desperately need to rebuild. The Flames will pick sixth overall in the upcoming 2016 NHL…

Canadian NHL teams falling short

By David Song, February 23 2016 — If the NHL’s 2015–16 season ended today, not one of Canada’s seven teams would qualify for the playoffs. With the end of the season approaching, the possibility of Canada being shut out of the postseason is becoming more and more likely, as Canada’s seven teams all currently rank…

Calgary continues to feed national junior hockey program

By Sonny Sachdeva, January 19, 2016 — The 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship came to a close earlier this month. While the tournament resulted in a less than spectacular finish for Team Canada, who were ousted by Finland via a 6–5 loss in the quarterfinals, the Canadian team’s roster still struck a…

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