|2010–11 Calgary Flames · NHL|
|General Manager||Darryl Sutter|
|Penalties in minutes||TBD|
|Goals against average||TBD|
The 2010–11 Calgary Flames season will be the 31st season for the Calgary Flames, and the 38th for the Flames franchise in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Flames will attempt to rebound following a 2009–10 season where they failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs. The year will open with the 2010 NHL Entry Draft on June 25–26 though Calgary does not have a pick until the third round. The Flames will host the 2011 Heritage Classic, an outdoor game against the Montreal Canadiens, in February 2011 which will be the second such game of the season, following the NHL Winter Classic on New Years Day.
Failure to qualify for the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs resulted in some changes to the team's management and evaluation structure. Former Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Jay Feaster was hired to serve as an assistant to Darryl Sutter, while three scouts were released by the organization as it planned to take a new direction in its amateur scouting.
The Flames will play seven games as part of their exhibition schedule, including a pair of split-squad games on September 21 versus the Vancouver Canucks, with each city hosting one of the match-ups. Calgary will also face the New York Islanders in Saskatoon for the second consecutive season. The organization is also participating in a five-team prospects tournament to be held in Pentiction, British Columbia that will also include the Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks and San Jose Sharks.
The Flames will host the Montreal Canadiens at McMahon Stadium in February for the 2011 Heritage Classic. It will be the second such game held in Canada, following the first Heritage Classic, held in Edmonton in 2003. The Flames had lobbied the NHL for some time, but were unsuccessful in their attempts to host a second outdoor game as part of a doubleheader with the 2010 NHL Winter Classic in Boston.
The Flames will attempt to return to the playoffs after failing to qualify in 2009–10.
Schedule and resultsEdit
|2010 Pre-season Game Log: 0–0–0 (Home: 0–0–0 ; Road: 0–0–0; Neutral 0–0–0)|
|3||September 25||Tampa Bay||Calgary|
|5|| September 29|
(at Saskatoon, SK)
Legend: Win Loss Overtime/shootout loss
|2010–11 Game log|
Legend: Win (2 points) Loss (0 points) Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)
Awards and honoursEdit
The NHL announced on June 22, 2010, that late Flames owner Doc Seaman had been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the builder's category. Seaman was one of the Flames' original owners and played a key role in the construction of the Pengrowth Saddledome and in bringing the 1988 Winter Olympics to Calgary.
|Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award|
|J. R. "Bud" McCaig Award|
Two former Flames were brought back into the fold on the first day of the free agent signing period. They first signed Alex Tanguay to a one-year, $1.7 million contract and then generated considerable controversy by signing Olli Jokinen to a two-year, $6 million deal. The re-acquisition of Jokinen was especially surprising to fans and media like as the centre was shipped to the New York Rangers in a controversial trade only four months previous after a disappointing season in Calgary. The signing was sharply criticized by local and national media, though reaction amongst fans was mixed with only a minority opposing the moves.
| June 26, 2010|| To Calgary Flames |
| To San Jose Sharks |
Sixth round pick in 2010
| June 30, 2010|| To Calgary Flames |
| To Anaheim Ducks |
Additions and subtractionsEdit
The Flames enter the 2010 NHL Entry Draft without a selection in the first two rounds. They would have picked 13th overall, however that pick was surrendered to the Phoenix Coyotes as part of a 2009 trade for Olli Jokinen. Their second round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a 2008 deal in which Calgary acquired Rene Bourque. The Flames first selection was early in the third round, a selection acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Anton Stralman. They selected Maxwell Reinhart with that pick. His father Paul was also a former Flames draft pick. Calgary made one trade at the draft, sending their sixth round pick (163rd overall) to the Sharks in exchange for goaltender Henrik Karlsson.
|Rnd||Pick||Player||Nat||Pos||Team (league)||NHL statistics|
|3||64||Maxwell Reinhart||Canada||C||Kootenay Ice (WHL)|
|3||73||Joey Leach||Canada||D||Kootenay Ice (WHL)|
|4||103||John Ramage||Canada||D||Wisconsin (WCHA)|
|4||108||Bill Arnold||United States||C||USNTDP (USHL)|
|5||133||Michael Ferland||Canada||LW||Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)|
|7||193||Patrick Holland||Canada||RW||Tri-City Americans (WHL)|
- ↑ Sportak, Randy (2010-07-08). Flames hire Jay Feaster. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-07-16.
- ↑ Cruickshank, Scott (2010-07-08). Calgary Flames won't renew contracts of three amateur scouts. Calgary Herald. Retrieved on 2010-07-16.
- ↑ Flames kick off pre-season against Canucks. Calgary Flames Hockey Club (2010-06-17). Retrieved on 2010-06-20.
- ↑ Flames to play in prospects tournament in Penticton. Calgary Herald (2010-06-16). Retrieved on 2010-06-20.
- ↑ Pens-Caps in 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. NHL.com (2010-05-28). Retrieved on 2010-05-28.
- ↑ NHL to announce outdoor games in Pittsburgh, Calgary on Friday. The Sports Network (2010-05-27). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
- ↑ Talks underway to bring NHL Winter Classic game to Calgary. Calgary Herald (2009-06-19). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
- ↑ Outdoor game for Calgary?. Winnipeg Free Press (2009-12-17). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
- ↑ Ciccarelli, Granato, Jimmy D lead Hall call. National Hockey League (2010-06-22). Retrieved on 2010-06-22.
- ↑ Daryl Kenneth "Doc" Seaman. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2010-06-22.
- ↑ Sportak, Randy (2010-07-01). Flames re-sign Jokinen and Tanguay. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-07-02.
- ↑ Cruickshank, Scott (2010-07-01). You must be Jokinen. Calgary Herald. Retrieved on 2010-07-02.
- ↑ Sportak, Randy (2010-07-02). Sutter defends Jokinen signing. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-07-02.
- ↑ Duhatschek, Eric (2010-07-02). You Must be Jokinen. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved on 2010-07-02.
- ↑ All a Twitter. Calgary Herald (2010-07-02). Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
- ↑ What do you think of the free agent signings of Alex Tanguay and Olli Jokinen?. Calgary Flames Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
- ↑ CP Poll – How do you feel about today's moves?. Calgarypuck. Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 A new understudy for Kiprusoff. Calgary Flames Hockey Club (2010-06-26). Retrieved on 2010-06-26.
- ↑ Flames acquire MacMillan from Ducks for Jaffray. The Sports Network (2010-06-30). Retrieved on 2010-06-30.
- ↑ Coyotes to select 13th at 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles. Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club (2010-04-13). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
- ↑ 2009 NHL Entry Draft pick summary. National Hockey League (2009-02-17). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
- ↑ Flames deal Stralman to Columbus. National Hockey League (2009-09-28). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
- ↑ Board, Mike (2010-06-26). Flames 2010 Draft selections. Calgary Flames Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2010-06-26.
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