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Senior Editor of SBN's Calgary Flames blog Matchsticks and Gasoline

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Flames Hire Brian Burke as Hockey Ops President

The Flames have hired former Leafs and Canucks general manager Brian Burke as the team's new president of hockey operations.

The Worst of the 2013 Calgary Flames

With pre-season action just around the corner, let's take a look back at some of the less memorable aspects of the 2012-13 Calgary Flames.

Friday August 2nd News & Notes Round Up

Breaking down this week's goings-on in Flamesland.

Sean Monahan Signs ELC With Flames

The Calgary Flames have signed Sean Monahan, their sixth overall pick in last month's NHL entry draft, to an entry-level contract.

Flames Development Camp Starts Today

The Flames' annual prospect development camp gets underway today at Canada Olympic Park's Winsport Arena in Calgary. Thirty-three Flames prospects will participate as well as 11 players invited by the team.

Huzzah! Flames Re-Sign Mikael Backlund

The Flames announced today that they have signed centre MIkael Backlund to a two-year, $3M contract.

Flames Add Billins to Blueline, Re-Sign Butler

The Flames signed undrafted free agent defenceman Chad Billins and re-signed RFA defenceman Chris Butler on the first day of NHL free agency.

Flames Acquire Kris Russell, Sign Three Others

The Flames announced this afternoon that they have acquired defenceman Kris Russell from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for their fifth round pick in next year's draft. The club also announced the signings of Greg Nemisz, Corban Knight & Karri Ramo.

Free Agent Frenzy Open Thread

There are bound to be some ridiculous deals going down today, even some that may involve the Flames, so stop by our open thread to laugh and/or commiserate!

Flames Re-Sign Brian McGrattan

On the eve of NHL free agency, the Flames have announced the re-signing of forward and enforcer Brian McGrattan to a two-year contract.

Flames Announce Qualifying Offers

The Flames tendered qualifying offers to nine of their restricted free agents today, including TJ Brodie and Mikael Backlund.

Flames Acquire T.J. Galiardi from San Jose

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired forward T.J. Galiardi from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2015.

Flames Select Morgan Klimchuk 28th Overall

The Flames have selected forward Morgan Klimchuk from the WHL's Regina Pats 28th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Flames Select Emile Piorier 22nd Overall

The Flames have selected winger Emile Piorier from the Gatineau Olympiques of the QMJHL with their 22nd overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Flames Select Sean Monahan Sixth Overall

The Flames have selected Ottawa 67s centre Sean Monahan with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Welcome to Calgary, Sean!

2013 NHL Entry Draft Open Thread

Your place to discuss all things NHL Draft. The Flames have picks #6, #22 and #28 in the first round and seven picks total today in New Jersey.

2013 NHL Prospect Profile: Darnell Nurse

A look at Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds defenceman Darnell Nurse, a player who will probably be available to the Flames should they remain at sixth overall in tomorrow's NHL entry draft.

SB Nation Mock Draft: Flames Pick Artturi Lehkonen

With the 28th overall pick in the 2013 SB Nation Mock Draft, the Calgary Flames select left wing Artturi Lehkonen from KalPa Kuopio of Finland's SM-Liiga.

Flames Acquire Jones, O'Brien for Tanguay, Sarich

The Flames have traded Alex Tanguay and Cory Sarich to the Avalanche for David Jones and Shane O'Brien.

2013 NHL Draft Profile: Valeri Nichushkin

18-year-old Russian winger Valeri Nichushkin is projected to go in the top five in Sunday's NHL Entry Draft, but some concerns about the completeness of his game and the fact that he has a KHL contract could cause him to fall down in the rankings.

SBN Mock Draft: Flames Select D Shea Theodore

The Flames select defenceman Shea Theodore from the Seattle Thunderbirds at 22nd overall in the 2013 SB Nation Mock Draft.

Kiprusoff Announces Probable Retirement in Finland

Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff has given permission to Finnish national team coach Erkka Westerlund to announce his retirement after he told him he would not play for Finland in Sochi next year.

Video: Saddledome Ice Level a "Total Loss" --King

Flames CEO Ken King updates the media on the status of the Scotiabank Saddledome, which is partially submerged under water after severe flooding hit Calgary on Thursday evening.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile: Hunter Shinkaruk

A look at winger Hunter Shinkaruk, who scored 86 points in 64 games in his third season with the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers.

At Sixth Overall, the Flames Select...

Matchsticks and Gasoline selects Ottawa 67s centre and co-captain Sean Monahan sixth overall in the 2013 SB Nation mock draft.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile: Elias Lindholm

18-year-old Swedish centre Elias Lindholm is currently ranked third of all European skaters heading into this year's NHL entry draft, and will likely be available to the Flames at sixth overall.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile: Sean Monahan

A look at Ottawa 67s centre Sean Monahan, projected to go in the top-10 at the NHL entry draft on June 30th.

2013 Draft Prospect Profile: Aleksander Barkov

A look at 17-year-old Finnish centre Aleksander Barkov, who is projected to get chosen in the top five at the NHL Entry Draft on June 30th.

2013 NHL Draft: Assessing the Flames' Needs

The 2013 NHL Entry Draft is quickly approaching, and the Flames could have as many as three picks in the first round on June 30th. What kind of players would you like to see them pick?

The Best and Worst of the 2013 Flames, Part II

The Flames missed the playoffs for the fourth year in a row, but some aspects of their season were better than others.

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