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Calgary Flames

NHL 14: Calgary Flames Guide

Written By: JCol32

Calgary Flames

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Founded: 1972

Championships: 1 (1988-89)

 

History:

The franchise was originally founded as the Atlanta Flames in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972 before relocating to Calgary in 1980. The Flames have won three conference championships and won their first and only Stanley Cup championship in 1989.

 

Overview:

The Flames will enter the 2013/14  season with growth in mind. This team has clearly told their fans that they are in the rebuilding process after trading away longtime captain Jarome Iginla and defenseman Jay Boumeester at the trade deadline. The Flames will be led by Mike Cammalleri, Curtis Glencross, Lee Stempniak, and Matt Stajan. An aging Miikka Kiprusoff will try to muster all the energy he has left to try to regain their form from a Stanley Cup appearance in 2004.  Dennis Wideman will quarterback the Power-Play but this year will be a struggle for the team and their fan base who hasn’t got a taste of the playoffs for many seasons…and that won’t change this year.

 

How to Play as the Flames:

With the Flames unsteady and aging attack, try to alternate between their top two lines to keep the best players possible on the ice. On powerplays, look for Offensive Defensemen Dennis Wideman. Don’t be afraid to take some chances because you have seasoned vet Miikka Kiprusoff to back you up.

 

Fun Fact:

Through the Flames Foundation, the team has donated more than $32 million to charity throughout southern Alberta since the franchise arrived in 1980.

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