2010–11 Calgary Flames · NHL
Division TBD Northwest
Conference TBD Western
2010–11 record 0–0–0
Home record 0–0–0
Road record 0–0–0
Goals for 0
Goals against 0
General Manager Darryl Sutter
Coach Brent Sutter
Captain Jarome Iginla
Alternate captains TBD
Arena Pengrowth Saddledome
Average attendance TBD
Team Leaders
Goals TBD
Assists TBD
Points TBD
Penalties in minutes TBD
Wins TBD
Goals against average TBD
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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.

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

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,[1] while three scouts were released by the organization as it planned to take a new direction in its amateur scouting.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

The Flames will host the Montreal Canadiens at McMahon Stadium in February for the 2011 Heritage Classic.[5] It will be the second such game held in Canada, following the first Heritage Classic, held in Edmonton in 2003.[6] The Flames had lobbied the NHL for some time,[7] 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.[8]

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The Flames will attempt to return to the playoffs after failing to qualify in 2009–10.

Schedule and results[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

2010–11 Game log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Awards and honours[edit | edit source]

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.[9] 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.[10]

Awards[edit | edit source]

League awards
Player Award
Team awards
Molson Cup
Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award
J. R. "Bud" McCaig Award

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Player Milestone Reached

Transactions[edit | edit source]

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.[11] 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,[12][13][14][15] though reaction amongst fans was mixed with only a minority opposing the moves.[16][17]

Trades[edit | edit source]

June 26, 2010[18]
To Calgary Flames
Henrik Karlsson
To San Jose Sharks
Sixth round pick in 2010
(163rd overall)
June 30, 2010[19]
To Calgary Flames
Logan MacMillan
To Anaheim Ducks
Jason Jaffray

Additions and subtractions[edit | edit source]

Player Former team Via
Alex Tanguay Tampa Bay Lightning Free agency
Olli Jokinen New York Rangers Free agency
Raitis Ivanans Los Angeles Kings Free agency
Tim Jackman New York Islanders Free agency
Ryan Stone Edmonton Oilers Free agency
Stefan Meyer Phoenix Coyotes Free agency
Player New team Via
Eric Nystrom Minnesota Wild Free agency
Nigel Dawes Buy out
Christopher Higgins Florida Panthers Free agency
David Van der Gulik Colorado Avalanche Free agency
Brett Palin Nashville Predators Free agency
Jamal Mayers San Jose Sharks Free agency

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

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.[20] Their second round pick went to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a 2008 deal in which Calgary acquired Rene Bourque.[21] The Flames first selection was early in the third round, a selection acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Anton Stralman.[22] They selected Maxwell Reinhart with that pick. His father Paul was also a former Flames draft pick.[23] Calgary made one trade at the draft, sending their sixth round pick (163rd overall) to the Sharks in exchange for goaltender Henrik Karlsson.[18]

Rnd Pick Player Nat Pos Team (league) NHL statistics
3 64 Maxwell Reinhart Flag of Canada Canada C Kootenay Ice (WHL)
3 73 Joey Leach Flag of Canada Canada D Kootenay Ice (WHL)
4 103 John Ramage Flag of Canada Canada D Wisconsin (WCHA)
4 108 Bill Arnold Flag of the United States United States C USNTDP (USHL)
5 133 Michael Ferland Flag of Canada Canada LW Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
7 193 Patrick Holland Flag of Canada Canada RW Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

The Abbotsford Heat will remain the Flames' American Hockey League affiliate for the 2010–11 AHL season. It will be the team's second year in Abbotsford.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Sportak, Randy (2010-07-08). Flames hire Jay Feaster. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-07-16.
  2. Cruickshank, Scott (2010-07-08). Calgary Flames won't renew contracts of three amateur scouts. Calgary Herald. Retrieved on 2010-07-16.
  3. Flames kick off pre-season against Canucks. Calgary Flames Hockey Club (2010-06-17). Retrieved on 2010-06-20.
  4. Flames to play in prospects tournament in Penticton. Calgary Herald (2010-06-16). Retrieved on 2010-06-20.
  5. Pens-Caps in 2011 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. NHL.com (2010-05-28). Retrieved on 2010-05-28.
  6. NHL to announce outdoor games in Pittsburgh, Calgary on Friday. The Sports Network (2010-05-27). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
  7. Talks underway to bring NHL Winter Classic game to Calgary. Calgary Herald (2009-06-19). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
  8. Outdoor game for Calgary?. Winnipeg Free Press (2009-12-17). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
  9. Ciccarelli, Granato, Jimmy D lead Hall call. National Hockey League (2010-06-22). Retrieved on 2010-06-22.
  10. Daryl Kenneth "Doc" Seaman. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2010-06-22.
  11. Sportak, Randy (2010-07-01). Flames re-sign Jokinen and Tanguay. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-07-02.
  12. Cruickshank, Scott (2010-07-01). You must be Jokinen. Calgary Herald. Retrieved on 2010-07-02.
  13. Sportak, Randy (2010-07-02). Sutter defends Jokinen signing. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-07-02.
  14. Duhatschek, Eric (2010-07-02). You Must be Jokinen. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved on 2010-07-02.
  15. All a Twitter. Calgary Herald (2010-07-02). Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
  16. What do you think of the free agent signings of Alex Tanguay and Olli Jokinen?. Calgary Flames Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
  17. CP Poll – How do you feel about today's moves?. Calgarypuck. Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
  18. 18.0 18.1 A new understudy for Kiprusoff. Calgary Flames Hockey Club (2010-06-26). Retrieved on 2010-06-26.
  19. Flames acquire MacMillan from Ducks for Jaffray. The Sports Network (2010-06-30). Retrieved on 2010-06-30.
  20. Coyotes to select 13th at 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles. Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club (2010-04-13). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
  21. 2009 NHL Entry Draft pick summary. National Hockey League (2009-02-17). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
  22. Flames deal Stralman to Columbus. National Hockey League (2009-09-28). Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
  23. Board, Mike (2010-06-26). Flames 2010 Draft selections. Calgary Flames Hockey Club. Retrieved on 2010-06-26.

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