Calgary Flames

In 2005, the NHL made the decision to establish a salary cap. Before that, teams could spend whatever they wanted on players. Of course, this was a huge disadvantage for small-market or unappealing franchises as they had an extremely tough time luring free agents or convincing their players to sign extensions. The disparity led to
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Two of the Calgary Flames’ biggest stars, Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, struggled statistically during the 2019-20 season. However, a bounce-back could launch the Flames back into the race for the Pacific, assuming they end up staying in their division rather than joining a Canadian division for the coming season. Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin
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When the Calgary Flames traded James Neal to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for veteran forward Milan Lucic, many wondered why the Flames didn’t give Neal another chance. The deal showed no upside for Calgary until Lucic found a fit on the third line in early December. His Stanley Cup championship experience and his ability
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Playing in the National Hockey League can be difficult, grueling, and enervating in the best of circumstances, and playing hockey in the revolving doghouse of huffy fans and unappeasable sports-talkers is certainly not the best of circumstances. Dividing hockey players up into types inside said revolving doghouse is easy – you have your standard pigeons
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