Preview of 2016 Atlanta Flames Qualifying Tournament

2016 Atlanta Flames Qualifying Tournament Bracket

2016 Atlanta Flames Qualifying Tournament Bracket

Here is a little description of each team in the bracket:

  1. ’78-’79 Atlanta Flames (41-31-8, 90 points (4th in Patrick Division), Lost in Preliminary Round)
  2. ’75-’76 Atlanta Flames (35-33-12, 82 points (3rd in Patrick Division), Lost in Preliminary Round)
  3. ’77-’78 Atlanta Flames (34-27-19, 87 points (3rd in Patrick Division), Lost in Preliminary Round)
  4. ’79-’80 Atlanta Flames (35-32-13, 83 points (4th in Patrick Division), Lost in Preliminary Round)
  5. ’74-’75 Atlanta Flames (34-31-15, 83 points (4th in Patrick Division), DNQ for Playoffs)
  6. ’76-’77 Atlanta Flames (34-34-12, 80 points (2nd in Patrick Division), Lost in Preliminary Round)
  7. ’73-’74 Atlanta Flames (30-34-14, 74 points (4th in West Division), Lost in Quarterfinals)
  8. ’72-’73 Atlanta Flames (25-38-15, 65 points (7th in West Division), DNQ for Playoffs)

The ’78-’79 Atlanta Flames have been the franchises representatives in both of the first two Ultimate NHL Playoffs. In the inaugural UNP, they were one of the surprises of the tournament advancing through to the Third Round as the 39th seed. They swept the 26th-seeded ’08-’09 Washington Capitals in the First Round in that tournament. However, in last year’s tournament, they were ousted after just one round.

Players to Watch:

  • C – Kent Nilsson – He posted one of the best seasons for an Atlanta Flames player when he posted 40 goals and 53 assists for 90 points for the ’79-’80 Flames.
  • LW – Bob MacMillan – One of the starlets of the inaugural UNP with the ’78-’79 Flames, he posted 108 points during the ’78-’79 season, which included 71 assists.
  • C – Guy Chouinard – Partnered with MacMillan, the two of them were major forces on the ’78-’79 Flames in a career season that included 50 goals.

The tournament results will be posted on the next weekday at 1 pm EST!

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