Flames History

March 13 has been an eventful date throughout National Hockey League history. Hall of Famers hit milestones while there was plenty to cheer about in Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Calgary. The THW time machine is gassed up and is ready for its daily journey through the years to relive the best this date has had
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The Calgary Flames’ first-round draft pick in 1984, Gary Roberts, played 10 memorable seasons in the Stampede City. He finished his career with the Tampa Bay Lightning over two decades later. He shattered no NHL records and never won an individual award but he played in three All-Star Games. Roberts was also loved by fans in
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Dec. 8 has been a very unique date in National Hockey League history. It gave the first goal that was actually shot in by a goaltender. It was also a big date for hockey-playing brothers, both as teammates and bitter enemies. In addition, there were some memories made in St. Louis as well. Let’s get
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Nov. 16 has seen quite a few memorable moments in National Hockey League history, including an “Original 6” franchise taking the ice for the first time. This was also a big date for a Hall of Fame goaltender and for defensemen finding the scoresheet. Rangers Win NHL Debut This is a very important date in
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Some of the greatest players in National Hockey League history had big moments on this date. The records for the most wins by a goaltender and points by a defenseman were both broken and the first European-born player to score 500 goals hit his milestone. Roy Sets All-Time Wins Mark Patrick Roy made 27 saves,
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Oct. 7 has been an extremely busy date in National Hockey League history, starting in 1954 all the way until 2017. Three teams made their NHL debuts, a whole variety of personal milestones were hit, captains were named and there was even a number retired. A Trio of League Debuts The brand-new Nassau Coliseum hosted
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July 21 saw the greatest player in National Hockey League history sign on to play for one of its most historic franchises. Plus, a franchise-altering player signed his first-ever professional contract and some new head coaches were hired. The Great One Opens on Broadway Wayne Gretzky signed with the New York Rangers on July 21,
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For a relatively young franchise, the Calgary Flames have seen a great deal of strong individual performances since becoming a National Hockey League club in 1972. In particular, the team has had a surprisingly large amount of 50-goal scorers over the years. Calgary Flames’ 50-goal scorers. (Vince Richard/The Hockey Writers) In the history of the
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The 4th of July is usually reserved for fireworks in the sky in the United States. However, there have been plenty of fireworks in the form of big trades and free-agent signings on this date throughout National Hockey League history. A Swap of Hall of Famers On July 4, 1994, the Calgary Flames and St.
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