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Mark Giordano says breakout was about confidence, not stats

Mark Giordano says breakout was about confidence, not stats

thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 20 (yesterday)
We still have a month left of summer, but you wouldn’t know it standing face to face with Mark Giordano. He’s in great shape, and he has great posture. He’s alert, almost bouncing on his heels. He very much looks ready to play NHL games today. He’s enjo…
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  • Jordan Sigalet named new goaltending coach for the Calgary Flam…

    Jordan Sigalet named new goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com Aug 19 (3 days ago)
    CALGARY - Jordan Sigalet is the new goaltending coach for the Calgary Flames. The 33-year-old from New Westminster, B.C., spent the last two seasons coaching Calgary's goaltending prospects with the Abbotsford Heat. Sigalet replaces Clint ...
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  • National Hockey League releases schedule for the 2014-15 pre-se…

    National Hockey League releases schedule for the 2014-15 pre-season

    NHL.com Aug 19 (3 days ago)
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The National Hockey League will make appearances at several neutral-site venues over the 15-day pre-season schedule beginning Sept. 21. The 2014 Kraft Hockeyville game between the Calgary Flames and Arizona Coyotes will be pl...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Flyers need help on the blueline, but don’t expe…

    Rumor Roundup: Flyers need help on the blueline, but don’t expect it to come soon

    thehockeynews.com Aug 18 (4 days ago)
    The state of the Philadelphia Flyers defense core remains a troubling issue. They’ve lacked a true top-two defenseman since Chris Pronger’s career was ended by injury nearly three years ago. They attempted to address that issue in July of 2012 by signin…
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  • The oral history of the 1989 Stanley Cup champion Calgary Flame…

    The oral history of the 1989 Stanley Cup champion Calgary Flames: Part Two

    thehockeynews.com Aug 17 (5 days ago)
    In 1989, the Calgary Flames and Montreal Canadiens competed in the Stanley Cup Final. It was one of the rare occasions the NHL’s two best regular-season teams collided in the championship round and the recent history between the two franchises – they ha…
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  • Flames' Hiller '100 percent' after appendicitis: report

    Flames' Hiller '100 percent' after appendicitis: report

    NHL.com Aug 14
    Calgary Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller is fully recovered after having an appendicitis attack in July. "I talked to him the other day and he's back, 100 percent, skating, working out," Flames general manager Brad Treliving told the Calgary Hera...
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  • The Kevin Hayes sweepstakes are about to heat up

    The Kevin Hayes sweepstakes are about to heat up

    If Kevin Hayes doesn’t sign with Chicago by Aug. 15, he’ll be this summer’s version of Justin Schultz and become a UFA. A first-round pick of the Blackhawks in 2010, Hayes is a playmaking power forward who had a terrific senior senior at Boston College …
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  • Minor league hockey's massive makeover could cause NHL shockwav…

    Minor league hockey's massive makeover could cause NHL shockwaves

    yahoo.com Aug 9
    The city of Abbotsford was never a particularly good home base for the Calgary Flames' American Hockey League affiliate, and it had nothing to do with the team being just east of Vancouver, in the heart of Canucks country. Fact is, Abbotsford wasn't a g…
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Calgary Flames

    Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Calgary Flames

    yahoo.com Aug 2
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwant…

    At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwanted?

    For those NHL players who don’t step willingly into retirement, there eventually comes a day when UFA stands for unwanted free agent rather than unrestricted free agent. As July ends and August begins, we’re now closer to the start of NHL training camps…
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 19: Calgary Flames

    NHL logo rankings No. 19: Calgary Flames

    Another Canadian team bites the dust. At No. 19 in our NHL logo rankings come the Calgary Flames, a team transplanted from Atlanta in 1980. Starting from the bottom, we’re 12 logos into this process and five Canadian teams have already appeared. Not onl…
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  • Getting To Know: Curt Bennett

    Getting To Know: Curt Bennett

    Status: NHL center/winger for St. Louis, Atlanta and the Rangers from 1970 to 1980. Resides in Maui, where he owns Hawaii Waterfalls, which creates rock ponds and waterfalls. He also works in real estate. Career Accomplishments: Played college hockey at…
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  • Flames sign defenseman Cundari to one-year contract

    Flames sign defenseman Cundari to one-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 26
    Defenseman Mark Cundari signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames, the team announced Saturday. Cundari, an undrafted player, appeared in four regular-season games with the Flames last season. He had six shots on goal, 10 hits...
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  • Flames sign top pick Sam Bennett

    Flames sign top pick Sam Bennett

    NHL.com Jul 25
    Sam Bennett, the fourth player taken in the 2014 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames, the team said Friday. No financial terms were disclosed. "It really is just a dream come true," Bennett told the Flam...
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  • Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews & Mario Lemieux lead list of a…

    Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews & Mario Lemieux lead list of all-time most uncomfortable NHLer commercials

    Endorsing products has been a part of being a top talent in the NHL for nearly as long as the league has been in existence. Advertisers want the star power of hockey players, even if the low-key personalities of those players don’t make them natural pub…
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  • Flames expect Hiller to recover quickly: report

    Flames expect Hiller to recover quickly: report

    NHL.com Jul 24
    The Calgary Flames expect goaltender Jonas Hiller to be recovered quickly after an appendicitis attack last week. Hiller reportedly had minor surgery after experiencing the attack working out in Switzerland. "The procedure nowadays ... they ...
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  • Ortio signs two-year contract with Flames

    Ortio signs two-year contract with Flames

    NHL.com Jul 24
    Goaltender Joni Ortio has signed a two-year contract with the Calgary Flames, the team announced Thursday. Ortio played 10 games with the Flames last season, making his NHL debut Feb. 27. He was 4-5-0 with a 2.84 goals-against average. Playi...
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  • Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franch…

    Who’s going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franchise player?

    If Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Noah Hanifin are the top three amigos for the 2015 NHL draft, the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames are their top three suitors. Yesterday, my esteemed boss Jason Kay wrote a blog wondering if the …
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  • Flames sign center Colborne to two-year contract

    Flames sign center Colborne to two-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 22
    Center Joe Colborne signed a two-year contract with the Calgary Flames, the team announced, avoiding an arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 1. Financial terms were not disclosed, but TSN reports it is worth $1.275 million annually. "There's ...
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  • Quick question: what the heck are the Avalanche doing with Ryan…

    Quick question: what the heck are the Avalanche doing with Ryan O’Reilly?

    The Colorado Avalanche are coming off a season that gave their fans legitimate hope the team could return to its heyday as one of the NHL’s powerhouse franchises. But their bizarre treatment of center Ryan O’Reilly is casting a shadow over some of that …
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  • Ever wanted to be an NHL mascot or anthem singer? Apply to the …

    Ever wanted to be an NHL mascot or anthem singer? Apply to the Calgary Flames

    Have you ever watched a professional sports mascot do his thing and think “well I could do better than that”? Have you ever heard a rendition of the national anthem that you didn’t particularly like, laughed at a singer for flubbing the lyrics, or slipp…
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  • Tom Renney faces huge challenges at Hockey Canada

    Tom Renney faces huge challenges at Hockey Canada

    When Bob Nicholson took over as president and CEO of Hockey Canada in 1998, few people outside the hockey industry knew who he was. Over the next 16 years, Nicholson went on to create a corporate monolith that generated millions of dollars in revenues a…
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  • Flames sign Hanowski, was part of Iginla trade

    Flames sign Hanowski, was part of Iginla trade

    NHL.com Jul 12
    Forward Ben Hanowski signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames, the team announced Saturday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hanowski, 23, was acquired by the Flames from the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 27, 2013 in the tr...
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  • These 23 players can go to arbitration, if they’re not signed t…

    These 23 players can go to arbitration, if they’re not signed to extensions first

    The NHL’s arbitration process is scheduled to begin later this month. Twenty NHL players have filed for arbitration, while three players were taken to arbitration by their teams. Usually, these contracts are settled before the team and player have to fa…
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  • Canucks add Weisbrod to hockey operations staff

    Canucks add Weisbrod to hockey operations staff

    NHL.com Jul 7
    The Vancouver Canucks named John Weisbrod vice president of player personnel, the team announced Monday. Weisbrod joins the Canucks after serving three years as assistant general manager of player personnel for the Calgary Flames. He was dire...
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  • The top 10 undrafted players at NHL development camps

    The top 10 undrafted players at NHL development camps

    Many NHL teams have prospect development camps going on this week, with some already underway. These sessions are a great way to teach new draft picks how the organization works and get them familiar with their peers from past draft classes who are also…
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  • Video - Scary Incident In Canucks' Finale 02:01

    Scary Incident In Canucks' Finale

    Apr 14
    ESPN NHL Insider Craig Custance discusses Paul Byron's hit on Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin.
  • Video - Flames Burn Kings 01:11

    Flames Burn Kings

    Apr 9
    The Flames needed a shootout to beat the Kings 4-3.
  • Video - Flames Blank Devils 00:54

    Flames Blank Devils

    Apr 7
    Karri Ramo had 31 saves in the Flames' 1-0 win over the Devils.
  • Video - Flames Rally Past Rangers 00:42

    Flames Rally Past Rangers

    Mar 28
    Mike Cammalleri's goal in the final minute lifted the Flames to a 4-3 win over the Rangers.

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