Everything you need to know about the Flames’ ‘Return to Play’

The NHL is officially back after The NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the NHL voted on Friday to ratify an agreement that includes a six-year Collective Bargaining Agreement and a ‘Return to Play’ plan bringing hockey back after a historic, 142-day pause. So, here is what you need to know about how the plan will affect the Calgary Flames.

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Iginla becomes member of Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility

On June 24, 2020 the Hockey Hall of Fame has officially inducted ex-Calgary Flame captain and Alberta native Jarome Iginla. The announcement comes during Iginla’s first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame and signals Iginla’s contribution to the sport of hockey on and off the ice. Iginla has played 1554 NHL career games and was able to rack up 625 goals and 675 assists for a total of 1300 points and is also well-known for his international play after winning two Olympic Gold medals. Iginla has also won several NHL awards and is regarded as one of the nicest NHL superstars of all time.

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Flames, Oilers make Battle of Alberta history

There has been roughly 260 fights between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers over their long history of the inter-provincial rivalry; the Battle of Alberta. But, one fight on Saturday night in particular, made history. When Flames goaltender, Cam Talbot, decided to meet Mike Smith at center ice for a fight, the two goalies became the first on either team to fight their rival’s goaltender.

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Flames trade Michael Frolik to Sabres

In the first Calgary Flames transaction of the decade, the Flames trade Michael Frolik to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2020 fourth round pick. The acquired fourth round pick is San Jose’s, which was acquired by Buffalo through Montreal. As well, no salary will be retained by Calgary in this transaction. Frolik spent five seasons with the Flames, playing in 319 games since the 2015-16 … Continue reading Flames trade Michael Frolik to Sabres