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Aug 9, 2018

‘It’s a blessing now’: Flames assistant coach Gelinas was originally bummed to be part of Gretzky trade

Every August, as the anniversary of The Trade approaches, Martin Gelinas can count on phone calls from a couple of reporters in his hometown of Shawinigan, Que. A fitting reminder, since it was a swarm of media that eventually convinced an 18-year-old Gelinas that what he suspected was a prank was a real deal — […]
Aug 2, 2018

Flames place Brouwer on waivers for purpose of buyout

The Calgary Flames are cutting ties with alternate captain Troy Brouwer. The 32-year-old right-winger was on unconditional waivers Thursday for the purpose of a contract buyout. He had two years remaining on his deal, with an annual salary-cap hit of US$4.5 million. Brouwer scored six goals and totalled 22 points in 76 games with the […]
Jul 31, 2018

Flames’ Hathaway knows one-way pact doesn’t guarantee Saddledome stay

Undrafted, unheralded and yet undeterred, this is a look-how-far-you’ve-come landmark for Calgary Flames crash-and-bang sort Garnet Hathaway. For the first time in his career, the right-winger scribbled his name on a one-way contract. “Other than a one-way AHL deal, which is how I started,” Hathaway clarified. “You would see other guys with those contracts, and […]
Jul 31, 2018

Bell: Iggy, what a hockey player means to a city

If you want to know, you would have found the answer here. Yes, if you want to know how a hockey team and a hockey player can make a difference, you would have found it Monday waiting in the blistering sun and the sweltering heat. Waiting for Jarome Iginla outside the Saddledome, to see him, […]
Jul 30, 2018

Jarome Iginla ponders the future after NHL retirement

CALGARY — The dream was, of course, to win a Stanley Cup.  And, admittedly, that’s what Jarome Iginla was chasing his entire National Hockey League career, especially in his twilight years and since leaving the Calgary Flames. The closest the former captain and future NHL Hall-of-Famer would come was the 2004 Stanley Cup playoff run […]
Jul 30, 2018

‘This is home’: Flames legend Iginla thrilled to return to Saddledome for farewell

All these years and all those goals later, Jarome Iginla still wonders if he was perhaps docked a few evaluation marks because of the jersey that he was (eventually) wearing. Remember, he was raised in Oil Country. “When I tried out for that first team at age seven, I was put in the worst league. […]
Jul 30, 2018

Jarome Iginla on Hall of Fame-calibre career: ‘I never would have guessed it was possible’

CALGARY — Jarome Iginla was barely two minutes into Monday’s farewell speech when he interrupted himself, revealing to reporters, former teammates and special guests — and to a national television audience — that one of his sons was already yawning in the front row. Sorry, kid. When you skate, and star, for two-plus decades in […]
Jul 30, 2018

Iginla’s farewell fitting, classy and impressive, just like the former Calgary Flames captain

CALGARY — A vision in a dark grey suit, a crisp white shirt and a million-dollar smile that made him one of the most likeable people in this city to date, Jarome Iginla showed up late for his own party on Monday. It wasn’t on purpose — he probably would have apologized, given the opportunity. […]
Jul 30, 2018

WATCH: Jarome Iginla hangs up his skates as a Flame

After more than 1500 games in the NHL, Jarome Iginla came back to his longtime hockey home where he official retired as a Calgary Flame. A six-time NHL All Star, Iginla made his NHL debut with the Flames during the 1996 Stanley Cup playoffs and went on to lead a storied career that would include […]
Jul 30, 2018

Live: Jarome Iginla closes out NHL career in Calgary

Jarome Iginla is back at his longtime hockey home to officially call an end to his 20-year NHL career. The all-time leading scorer and longtime face-of-the-franchise for the Calgary Flames, Iginla is retiring in a special ceremony Monday in his old digs. We have a team of reporters and photographers covering the event live:
Jul 30, 2018

Flames re-sign right-winger Garnet Hathaway

Just hours before Monday’s scheduled arbitration hearing, the Calgary Flames hammered out a one-year contract with restricted free-agent right-winger Garnet Hathaway. The 26-year-old crash-and-banger will earn US$850,000 during the upcoming campaign. Hathaway logged 59 appearances for the Flames last winter, chipping in with four goals and nine assists. He also finished second on the team […]
Jul 29, 2018

Hard-driving Iginla a coach’s dream

The Kamloops Blazers had held a spring camp, just outside of Edmonton in Sherwood Park. It was 1992 and Jarome Iginla, then an undrafted bantam-aged player for the St. Albert midget AAA squad, had turned heads. “Him and his mom and his grandparents were there and Bob Brown (the Blazers general manager at the time) […]
Jul 29, 2018

Iginla provided ‘hard-nosed’ identity for Flames’ improbable run in 2004

If the saddle-shaped roof was ever going to come unhinged, this was the moment … “There were so many different highlights,” said former teammate Shean Donovan, reminiscing about Jarome Iginla’s role in the Calgary Flames’ fairytale run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final in 2004. “But maybe the most memorable one for most […]
Jul 28, 2018

Top 12: Iginla’s most memorable moments on Saddledome ice

There is no better place for Jarome Iginla’s retirement bash. The legendary right-winger will officially bid farewell to the National Hockey League in Monday’s special send-off at the Saddledome, where he was the longtime captain, fan favourite and face-of-the-franchise for the Calgary Flames. Iginla wore the Flaming C for 16 seasons before stints with the […]
Jul 27, 2018

The trade that changed the franchise: A look back at the original Iginla deal

Around these parts, the story goes that there were four teams: the Boston Bruins, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Los Angeles Kings and the Pittsburgh Penguins. All previous Stanley Cup champions. The only destinations that Jarome Iginla would consider going to.  “I didn’t say anything about a list,” the Calgary Flames captain had promised in the […]