Written By: JCol32
Championships: 1 (1988-89)
2013 Prediction: Miss Playoffs
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.
The Flames will enter the 2013 shortened season with mixed feelings. An aging captain in Jarome Iginla and goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff will try to muster all the energy they have left to try to regain their form from a Stanley Cup apperance in 2004. Newly acquired 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 a few years now.
How to Play as the Flames:
With the Flames unsteady and aging attack, try to alternate between their top two lines to keep Iginla out there as much as possible and you will surely have success. 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.
Through the Flames Foundation, the team has donated more than $32 million to charity throughout southern Alberta since the franchise arrived in 1980.
Roster with Sortable Player Stats
OVR: Overall SNP: Sniper
SHT: Shooting TWF: Two Way Forward
PKS: Puck Skills PLY: Playmaker
SEN: Senses GRN: Grinder
SKT: Skating TGH: Tough
PHY: Physical PWF: Powerforward
DEF: Defense OFD: Offensive Defensemen
DFD: Defensive Defenseman TWD: Two-Way Defenseman