Calgary Flames Tickets for Sale
True to the Canadian spirit, Calgary treasures its Flames with almost cultic passion. It is the city’s entry into the big league National Hockey League. The Flames shifted from Atlanta to Calgary in 1980 and the intervening years have seen many ups and downs. The undisputed high point came in 1989 when Calgary Flames won their one and only Stanley Cup, the NHL’s championship. The 90's saw this once mighty Flames diminish in Power to a point where they missed the playoffs for 7 straight seasons by 2003. However, a dubious turnaround in 2004 saw the Calgary Flames make a run all the way to the finals in the Stanley Cup only to lose to Tampa Bay Lightning in 7 games. However, the city’s love affair with this team have been rekindled being most mightily expressed on 17th Ave. The recent years have however not been too kind to the Flames. They have made it to the playoffs each season only to lose out during the first round. Nonetheless, Hope still springs eternal and the zeal for a generation of enthusiasts has been revamped. After many years of silent crowds, Saddledome has now become one of the loudest in the league.
The Calgary Flames joined the 2013 NHL Draft with a plan to rebuild and also selected key players to assist in constructing the new foundation. Before the draft, Jay Feaster (General Manager) traded Cory Sarich and Alex Tanguay away to the Colorado Avalanche for Shane O’Brien and David Jones. The trade maintains its trend of adding youth, fresh talent and a new look to the club. There was much dialogue leading up to the drafts regarding whether or not the Calgary Flames would move any of their first round picks. In the end, Flames and Feaster management made a decision to stay on course with their plan. They drafted a solid trio of Canadians for the first round. Inadvertently, the forwards represent each one of the 3 major junior leagues around Canada. With a total of 8 picks in the 2013 NHL draft, the Flames we able to tackle key areas of the rebuilding while they stockpile their talent pool of prospects.