Stanley Cup Championships: 1
The Calgary Flames entered the NHL in 1980, and the team has given its fans plenty to cheer about over that time span. The Flames have made the playoffs 20 times, picked up six division titles and brought a Stanley Cup home to their committed fans.
Even though the Flames have a relatively short history compared to many of the other teams in Canada, they have put a bevy of Hall of Famers on the ice who have made the difference in the postseason. Players such as Doug Gilmour, Al MacInnis, Lanny McDonald, Joe Mullen and Joe Nieuwendyk played important roles as part of the Flames' 1989 championship team and formed a competitive group that posed a challenge to other squads in the mid-'80s.
The squad's championship came in 1989 after the team cruised through the first few playoff rounds and were then pitted against their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, who beat the Flames in the 1986 Stanley Cup Final. The Flames would win in six games and give Lanny McDonald the championship that had eluded him over the course of his 16-year Hall of Fame career.
The Calgary Flames have made noise in the playoffs in recent years, and their young squad should be contending for a Stanley Cup in the near future.
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