Calgary Flames 2024 Stanley Cup Odds
Following a near miss for the 2023 playoffs, the Calgary Flames snuffed out general manager Brad Treliving and head coach Darryl Sutter. Samuel Honzek was a bit of a reach at 16 in the 2023 NHL Draft. He’s an excellent player with professional size, but he’ll need to work on his mobility to take the next step. He could explode in the WHL this season with the Vancouver Giants and make the Flames look good, but time will tell. Etienne Morin is a puck-moving blueliner with offensive upside and provided good value to the Flames at 48th.
2024 Stanley Cup Betting Odds
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The 2022-23 Calgary Flames were 38-27-17 straight up and 40-41 over/under the total. Also, Calgary was 5th in the Pacific Division playoff standings. Calgary was 18 points behind the Vegas Golden Knights in the Pacific Division race. Calgary had NHL rankings of 19th for goals scored and 19th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Flames had NHL rankings of 13th for goals against and 5th for penalty killing.
First among Calgary scorers was Tyler Toffoli with 34 goals, 39 assists, 73 points, and a +16. Goaltender Jacob Markstrom had a .892 save percentage and 2.92 goals against average. His record was 23-21-12 with one shutout.
Head coach Ryan Huska is another first-year head coach whose learning curve could be slightly different, considering he was a Flames assistant last season. He takes over a team for which finding some consistency could prove vital. The Flames had only three separate streaks of winning more than three games last season, and 30 of their 44 combined regulation and overtime losses were by one goal. Of course, finding consistency amid the reality that certain parts of the Flames' roster could change at any point will also be challenging.
We were close to giving the Flames an "Incomplete" at this point. Trading Toffoli might be only the beginning. They have a few players on one-year deals who could be traded or re-signed. Daily Faceoff has reported that Noah Hanifin does not plan on re-signing and that Mikael Backlund is leaning toward not re-signing -- while telling reporters during the NHL Awards show, "It's not my decision." Meanwhile, the team is awaiting a decision from Elias Lindholm about his future.
Sorting through those situations also comes when the Flames have several players on long-term contracts; they must identify who will be part of this core for the future.
Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)
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||Lost in Second Round, 1–4 (Oilers)
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||Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Stars)
||Lost in First Round, 1–4 (Avalanche)
Calgary Flames History
The Calgary Flames were founded in 1972 as the Atlanta Flames. Calgary became home to the Flames in 1980. In 1989 the franchise won its only Stanley Cup.
Upon their arrival in Calgary, the Flames were immediately taken into the hearts of the Calgary fans. The Flames brought legitimacy and pride to this Western Canadian city located in the mountains. Calgary was an immediate contender against their Provincial arch-rival Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton and Calgary forged one of the great NHL rivalries in history, known as the “Battle of Alberta.”
In the early years of the Flames, they struggled to keep pace with the Edmonton Dynasty. Calgary was quite good as a team, but the Oilers were among the greatest teams in NHL history. But in 1986, the Flames upset the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. Unfortunately, they could not overcome goaltender Patrick Roy and the Montreal Canadiens.
In 1989 it all came together for the Flames. Wayne Gretzky was gone to the Los Angeles Kings to weaken the Oilers. And Calgary stepped into the void. The Flames got revenge on the Canadiens with an impressive win in the Stanley Cup Final. Stars such as Doug Gilmour, Lanny McDonald, Al MacInnis, Joe Mullen, and Joe Nieuwendyk became Hall of Famers. Goaltender Mike Vernon was clutch when it mattered most.
Not long after that championship, the Flames entered a long dark period of not being competitive with large market teams. But with the arrival of head coach Darryl Sutter, the Flames have reached elite status again. However, the loss of Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk puts into doubt the Flames ability to compete in the future. Additionally, Calgary is looking for a new building to replace the outdated Scotiabank Saddledome.
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