Calgary Flames Daily: Arena Plan B Seems Like The Go-To Option

Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Scotiabank Saddledome prior to the game between the Calgary Flames and the New York Rangers. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2016; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Scotiabank Saddledome prior to the game between the Calgary Flames and the New York Rangers. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /

Happy Wednesday Calgary Flames fans! It’s now officially been a week since any Flames hockey and I’m starting to miss it. Let’s check out some Flames news.

Well, we’ve officially made it a week, Flames fans. Well, almost a week. It’ll be a week in like eight hours, but just go with me here. The Calgary Flames played their last game of the post-season last Wednesday where they were unfortunately swept by the Anaheim Ducks (boo).

But let’s not talk about the sad past. Let’s talk about something we can look forward to. Like maybe a new arena!

The Saddledome is now going to officially be the oldest arena in the NHL with the new arena being built for the Detroit Red Wings. And Flames CEO Ken King DESPERATELY wants a new arena. Like, threatening to relocate if there is no new arena. And with the CalgaryNEXT project falling apart because Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Flames owners not being able to come to agreement. But that project may have not gone through regardless since the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation want to keep an arena in or close to Stampede Park.

Since there was no agreement, there was now a proposal on Monday morning for a new arena called Arena Plan B. I feel like at this point, Ken King doesn’t even care, he just wants a new arena.

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Via Calgary Sun:

"“Time is marching on. Time does matter,” says King, the man who saw the Flames CalgaryNEXT plan for an arena and CFL stadium/fieldhouse west of downtown fail to get a thumbs-up from the city.“The sooner we get this in front of the world, the better. The public need to understand it and know it. I don’t think anybody is divided on the need for a degree of urgency.”"

Via Metro News:

"“If we can make a deal on Victoria Park, we will, and if we can’t, we’ll revisit whatever other options are available to us,” said King to reporters outside council chambers. He had dropped by to hear the latest report to council by administration and the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) on plans and negotiations for the so-called Plan B for the arena. King said he was enthusiastic for Plan B insofar as it was moving Calgary Sports and Entertainment closer to getting to work. “We’re behind the clock now,” said King. “We have been for some time in terms of our business plans and what we need to do. It takes years to build these things.”"

So what do we think of this everyone? Are the Flames FINALLY going to get a new arena? Or will this be in the talks for about two years again and nothing gets resolved?

All I know is that fans are getting anxious.

Some links surrounding the Flames to get you through your day

Calgary Flames president Ken King says there is ‘a degree of urgency’ in getting a new arena for the team (Calgary Sun).

Arena Plan B acceptable to Calgary Flames CEO (Metro News).

Former Calgary Flames forward Sasha Lakovic passes away: former teammate (Global News).

Mark of a winner (Calgary Flames).

Some other links surrounding hockey and the NHL

ESPN’s NHL coverage takes major hit in latest round of layoffs (Second City Hockey).

New Canucks coach learned the hard way in NHL (Times Colonist).

Loyalties of Canadian hockey fans divided entering next round of NHL playoffs (CTV News).

Zdeno Chara wants to play for Bruins ‘beyond this contract (

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