Flames Rumors & News

  • Fleury a potential ‘transitional guy’ for Flames

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames are in search of some help between the pipes, this we know. General manager Brad Treliving has said as much, stating “goaltending is obviously a priority for us,” as the 2015-16 regular season came to a close. How the Flames go about filling that void in goal could become..." May 18

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving trying to find right ‘personal fit’ in coaching search

    National Post "In the last week, general manager Brad Treliving has narrowed down his search for the next head coach of the Calgary Flames. But it was not exactly done by choice. With Minnesota hiring Bruce Boudreau on Sunday, Guy Boucher and Marc Crawford taking jobs in Ottawa one day later, and Darryl..." May 15

  • Dallas loss robs Calgary Flames of first-round draft pick

    Sportsnet "Dallas Stars fans shouldn’t be the only ones waking up and cursing the St. Louis Blues today. By virtue of the Stars’ 6-1 loss to St. Louis in Wednesday’s Game 7, the Calgary Flames lost out on a first-round draft pick. In February’s deadline trade that sent defenceman Kris Russell to..." May 13

  • Report: Flames ask Wild for permission to interview Yeo

    The Score "Now that Bruce Boudreau and Guy Boucher have landed new NHL coaching jobs, it's Mike Yeo's turn to be in demand. The Calgary Flames have asked the Minnesota Wild for permission to interview him, the Star Tribune's Michael Russo reports. Flames general manager Brad Treliving is serving as..." May 11

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Carlyle, Gulutzan expected to interview for Flames' coaching vacancy

    The Score "Bruce Boudreau's off the board; now it's the Calgary Flames' turn to make a move. TSN's Darren Dreger reported shortly after news broke that Boudreau would be the next coach of the Minnesota Wild that Calgary is expected to "zero in" on their coaching search Monday - or a week after firing Bob..." May 08

  • NHL, Oilers, Flames each donating $100K to Fort McMurray

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today that it is donating $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Fort McMurray, Alta. Wildfires in the Fort McMurray area have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents. The Canadian Red Cross will facilitate care by providing..." May 06

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Travis Green could be the fresh face to replace Flames' Bob Hartley

    Vancouver Sun "In a candid moment before the NHL regular season concluded, Bob Hartley was asked about the Calgary Flames falling to the Colorado Avalanche syndrome: Kids play great one year and team hits the highs. Kids’ heads get big in offseason. Kids play poorly the following year and team hits the..." May 04

  • Five potential coaching candidates for the Calgary Flames

    Calgary Sun "1. Bruce Boudreau Head coaching resume: Anaheim Ducks (2011-2016, four first-place finishes in the Pacific Division, four playoff appearances), Washington Capitals (2007-2012, three first-place finishes in the Southeast Division, four playoff appearances), Hershey Bears/AHL (2005-2008),..." May 04

  • Flames GM Brad Treliving cites style of play in decision to cut Bob Hartley loose

    Calgary Sun "The text Bob Hartley sent as he boarded a Florida-bound plane Tuesday was a simple one: “Please say hello to my buddy Benny and thank the fans for me,” wrote Hartley, alluding to a 10-year-old dressing room visitor he took a particular shine to. They were the type of parting words expected..." May 04

  • Flames' Treliving: Hartley took the team as far as he could

    The Score "Bob Hartley did all he could, but ultimately it wasn't enough. The Calgary Flames dismissed the 55-year-old Tuesday after his fourth season with the team, a decision general manager Brad Treliving insists wasn't made lightly. "This decision was not based solely on this season," Treliving..." May 03

  • Flames fire Bob Hartley

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames have fired head coach Bob Hartley, the team announced Tuesday morning. In a brief statement, the team said it had “relieved Hartley of his coaching duties.” It added that associate coach Jacques Cloutier will also not be returning to the team. In four seasons as the..." May 03

  • Brian Burke: I'll beat the snot out of somebody if Oilers win lottery

    The Score "While many fans are excited to see if their favorite team will be awarded with the first overall pick in Saturday's NHL Draft Lottery, just as many are simply hoping the Edmonton Oilers don't win the lottery for the fifth time in seven years. Among that crowd, unsurprisingly, is Calgary Flames..." April 30

  • Flames expected to sign Czech scoring star Daniel Pribyl

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames are expected to announce the signing of Czech scoring star Daniel Pribyl on Friday. A source close to the situation confirmed it will be a two-year, two-way entry-level deal for the 23-year-old, who finished second in the Czech Extraliga scoring race this season with 16 goals..." April 29

  • Burke: Once a team picks first overall, no more drafting first overall

    NHL.com "Ask him and he’ll tell you. Brian Burke believes there’s a better way than the current NHL Draft lottery process. “If you believe in the inverse order of drafting,” started the president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames, “if you believe that the worst team should be rewarded with..." April 29

  • Flames sign Czech scoring star Daniel Pribyl

    Calgary Herald "It’s now a done deal — Czech forward Daniel Pribyl has put his signature on an entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames. The club announced the two-year deal Friday afternoon. The 23-year-old Pribyl was a point-per-game guy for Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga this winter, scoring 16..." April 29

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Canucks sign Markus Granlund to 2-year contract extension

    The Hockey Writers "The Vancouver Canucks and general manager Jim Benning announced today that they’ve signed center Markus Granlund to a two-year contract extension. Granlund, 23, was acquired by the Canucks from the Calgary Flames in February of this year in exchange for forward Hunter Shinkaruk. The trade was..." April 26

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • City of Calgary estimates Flames' arena project could cost $1.8B

    The Score "A new report by the city of Calgary says the Flames' arena proposal could cost more than double the initial estimate. The report claims the price tag of the CalgaryNext project will likely reach $1.8 billion, with taxpayers responsible for at least $1.2 billion, according to CBC News' Robson..." April 21

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • Flames’ Hiller Headed to Swiss Team EHC Biel

    The Hockey Writers "Jonas Hiller, former Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames goaltender has reportedly signed a three-year deal with Swiss team EHC Biel. Hiller, 34, spent the majority of nine seasons in the NHL beginning with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007-08. After seven seasons in Anaheim, he signed with the Calgary..." April 19

  • Friedman wonders if Wideman-to-Edmonton makes sense

    Today's Slapshot "“I do wonder if Calgary and Wideman are going to say, ‘Is it time for a fresh start?’ It was a really rough end to the season for everybody this year. There might be some hurt feelings over some of the stuff that came out in the testimony. “I’m wondering if they kind of talk to each other and..." April 18

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Colborne hopes to stay with Flames for 'next 10-12 years'

    NHL.com "Big Joe Colborne, a pending restricted free agent, says if it was up to him he would be staying put. And, really, why wouldn’t he feel that way? The 26-year-old hometown product has the honour of donning the Flaming C – the team he grew up worshiping -- in front of a healthy throng of family..." April 16

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • No Canada: Higher tax rates ‘erect roadblocks’ for teams trying to entice free agents north of the border

    Edmonton Journal "Hometown discount or highway robbery? Or maybe, when discussing what it would take for the Toronto Maple Leafs to sign Steven Stamkos this summer, it is a bit of both. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain, who is a pending free agent, reportedly walked away from an eight-year contract offer worth..." April 13

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Flames parting ways with Hiller

    Pro Hockey Talk "No huge surprise here, but it is official — veteran goalie Jonas Hiller won’t be back with the Flames next season, per the Calgary Sun. Hiller, 34, struggled mightily this season after a ’14-15 campaign in which he backstopped Calgary to the playoffs a year ago. He went 9-11-1 with a 3.51 GAA..." April 11

  • The Sun's Calgary Flames writers assess the team's season, future

    Calgary Sun "Three reasons for optimism 1. DEFENSIVE GAME BACK ON TRACK — It took a while, partially because of the integration of Dougie Hamilton and significant trade deadline moves (Kris Russell to Dallas, Jyrki Jokipakka in) and goaltending was the biggest issue. But there were signs of chemistry being..." April 11

  • Flames G Backstrom stymies old team

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- It was a night of firsts on the last night of the regular season for the Calgary Flames and the Minnesota Wild. First games, first goals, first points and a first-ever win over a familiar opponent. Goals less than a minute apart late in the third period by Calgary's..." April 09

  • Calgary Flames reflect on frustrating season

    Calgary Sun "We could probably have saved some ink and just asked them, ‘What went right?’ But that wasn’t the assignment. So, gents, what went wrong? How, exactly, would the Calgary Flames’ skating staff explain a frustrating campaign that will officially wrap with Saturday’s meaningless road date with..." April 09

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    Wes Gilbertson @WesGilbertson

    #Flames F Derek Grant (groin) is out tomorrow. D Jakub Nakladal and D Deryk Engelland are questionable. Expect to see some new faces.

  • Backlund scores 3 as Flames rout Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Seven seasons and 379 games into his NHL career, Mikael Backlund had yet to record his first career hat trick. That all changed Thursday, as Backlund scored once on the power play and then added an even-strength goal and a short-handed marker to lead the Calgary Flames to..." April 08

  • Why Canada was shut out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Yahoo! Sports "There are similarities between Canada in 1970 and Canada in 2016. The Trudeau bloodline in back in the Prime Minister's office. Tim Hortons still serves fresh coffee. And, perhaps most importantly, there are no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sure, there are differences, like..." April 08

  • Kings pull out road win over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Los Angeles Kings scratched out a huge win Tuesday when another road loss appeared likely as part of a troublesome late-season slide heading to the playoffs. Kris Versteeg jammed in the tying goal with 35 seconds remaining and Jeff Carter scored the winner on a..." April 06

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Flames' Gaudreau 'never thought' he would have 30-goal season

    The Score "Despite being told he was too small to play hockey since childhood, Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau keeps putting up big numbers. The 22-year-old scored his 30th goal of the year in just his second NHL season Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers, and the diminutive winger is just as..." April 03

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    The #Flames have assigned forward Emile Poirier to the @AHLHeat ~ https://t.co/I0D70OrZLn pic.twitter.com/WsDZl08FNL

  • Kings blank Flames, reclaim first place

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After losing four of their five previous games, the Los Angeles Kings righted the ship and reclaimed the top spot in the Pacific Division. Jeff Carter scored two goals and recorded an assist, leading the Kings to a 3-0 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night at..." April 01

  • Ducks rout Flames, take over 1st in Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks took over first place in the Pacific Division with six games left by matching an obscure NHL record. Jakob Silfverberg scored two goals, Corey Perry added his 32nd goal and Ryan Kesler contributed a goal and three assists in the Anaheim Ducks' 8-3 rout of..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Is Joe Colborne playing himself out of Calgary?

    Sportsnet "Is Joe Colborne in the midst of pulling a Kris Russell? Is he playing himself out of Calgary by piecing together numbers that might make it problematic to fit him into the Flames’ tightening salary cap? Are the Flames about to lose another local lad who would desperately like to stay, but..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Young Flames come up big in win over Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Expectations for the Calgary Flames may have been unrealistic after last season's surprising playoff berth and first-round series win over Vancouver. "We're still a young and developing team," Flames general manager Brad Treliving said. The Flames won't be going to..." March 29

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