Atlanta Flames

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  1. OLYMPIA STADIUM

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    How many people out there remmber when the flames were in Atlanta.they had some very good teams in atlanta but could never do anything in the playoffs.and the team had the fan support but they left atlanta because of there management.
     
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    Dan Bouchard

    Here is a nice photo of atlanta flames goaltender Dan Bouchard.when the flames came into the league in 1972 they had 2 very good goalies with Bouchard and Phil Myre.
     
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    Pat Ribble

    Here is atlanta flames defenseman Pat Ribble.Detroit hockey fans that were around in 1978 will remmber the famous photo of Bill Locheads goal to win the series with atlanta in 1978.in the photo the goal is empty and the only flames player in the photo is Ribble.
     
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    Phil Myre

    Here is a nice pregame shot of Phil Myre of the Atlanta Flames.
     
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    Dick Redmond

    Here is Dick Redmond who is the brother to former montreal and detroit red wing star Mickey Redmond.Dick is seen in this photo when he was with Atlanta. he also played with Chicago and other teams in his career.
     
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    Eric Vail

    Here is another favorite to alot of flames fans Eric Vail.as i said earlier the flames had good teams in atlanta but when it came to the playoffs it was a diffrent story.
     
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    Gary Unger

    Here is Gary Unger who came to the flames in there last season in atlanta the 1979-80 season.He had his best seasons while playing in detroit and st louis.
     
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    I remember their top line of Lysiak, Plett and Vail - big bodies with some skill.

    For the first couple of seasons the Flames were coached by Bernie "Boom-Boom" Geoffrion (former Hab and HOF'er) and he was a major celebrity until his ulcers did him in.
     
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    Two memories I have of the Atlanta Flames against the Flyers:

    1. A 1974 4-0 playoff sweep by Philly with the last game of the series, played in the Omni, ending on an overtime goal by Dave Schultz. In that game, the Flames led 3-0 then Schultz absolutely destroyed Bryan Hextall in a fight with about 3 minutes left in the second period. About 10 seconds later, the Flyers scored, they got two third period goals to knot the game and then Schultz netted the game-winner in OT.
    2. Before the Flyers went on their NHL record-setting 35 game unbeaten streak, the Atlanta Flames romped 9-2 in the Omni in a game that Philadelphia's Phil Myre let in all nine goals. The next night, the Flyers' third game of the season, the streak began.
     
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    I saw them play the Blues at the Omni back when I was a kid on our way home from a vacation.
     
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    Buster Harvey

    Here is Buster Harvey when he was with the Atlanta Flames.many fans remmber when he played for detroit and the kansas city scouts.
     
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    The "Downtown Connectors" ... when the Flames won the Cup in 1989, the Calgary Herald ran a story about these three, as well as other former Atlanta Flames (Ecclestone, Clement, Bouchard, Manery, etc) who lamented the loss of hockey in Atlanta. They all ended up moving back there after their playing days were over.
     
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    Does ANYONE have pictures of the Flames in the Omni (or any good shots OF the Omni that they would be willing to scan and send me?

    I am in the planning stages of building a model of the Omni (for a train layout).
     
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    I have several Atlanta Flames remembered at http://www.greatesthockeylegends.com including Pat Quinn, Eric Vail, Tom Lysiak, Curt Bennett, Guy Chouinard, Willi Plett and Phil Myre.

    Here's a more direct link: http://www.greatesthockeylegends.com/2006/05/other-notable-teams.html

    I'd love to add more, so if you have any biographical materials of interest let me know.

    Joe Pelletier
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    I lived in Clagary when they came over there.. I wished theyd still had Lysiak though.. he was a hell of a player.
     
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    Yeah, being from Alberta, it would've seemed likely that the move would've appealed to him. He had already been shipped to Chicago though. Lot of ex-Flames remained in Atlanta. Bernie Geoffrion lived there for many years after coaching.
     
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    I saw lots of games at the Omni - would drive/fly down from NC to see my Bruins play - also saw many other teams there too. Would usually see about ten games a year there.

    Broke my heart when they imploded the Omni - haven't been to the new place yet.
     
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    Saw Jacques Plante as a Bruin and saw one of the few games Bobby Orr and Brad Park as the Bruins defensive pair - AWESOME!!!!!

    All at the Omni - RIP
     

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