Calgary Flames keeping a low profile on plans to replace Saddledome

The NHL team has examined several locations for a new facility throughout the city, according to sources, and has had architects draw up designs. There has been speculation the Flames are so far along in the process that they could conceivably leave the Scotiabank Saddledome and be in their new building before the Edmonton Oilers skate into their new $601-million arena and entertainment complex sometime in 2016. Ron MacLean of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada even said last weekend that the Flames will be unveiling their arena plans in the next “three to four months,” which further ignited excitement about the potential for new digs.

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