Flames Rumors & News

  • Treliving: Flames paid price in Hamonic deal, but ‘you can never have enough top d-men’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Two years ago, Brad Treliving acquired Dougie Hamilton at the draft. On Saturday, he picked up Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders. Those are two moves that have significantly helped the Flames build a formidable top-four defense in the Western Conference, and it’s already been suggested..." June 24

  • Flames acquire defenceman Travis Hamonic from Islanders

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have acquired defenceman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Hamonic, 26, is earning $3.857 million against the salary cap for the next three seasons before becoming UFA eligible. In November of 2015, Hamonic requested to be..." June 24

  • Johnny Gaudreau awarded Lady Byng Trophy

    Calgary Herald "Wednesday brought a double dose of good news for Calgary Flames offensive whiz Johnny Gaudreau. First, National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman promised a crackdown on slashing next season. Phew. A few hours later, Gaudreau was called to the stage at the NHL’s awards shindig in Las..." June 22

  • Johnny behaved: Flames star Gaudreau a finalist for Lady Byng

    Calgary Herald "Johnny Gaudreau logged 1,595 shifts this past season. He clocked 1,331 minutes of ice time, a total tally that exceeds 22 hours. Along the way, he was dinged for two penalties. Two! He was called for high-sticking, wrongly convicted after linemate Sean Monahan clipped an opponent with..." June 21

  • Flames have left Brouwer unprotected in expansion draft

    CBS Sports "Brouwer will be exposed to the Golden Knights in the upcoming expansion draft, Eric Francis of Sportsnet reports. The alternate captain does have a modified no-trade clause in his contract, with two years remaining on the deal at $4.5 million." June 18

  • Flames GM: Smith has ability to put team on his back

    NHL.com "Shovels, toques, booster cables, toboggans. No worries. Bring it on. "After winters in Dallas, Tampa and Arizona,'' promises Mike Smith, "I'm ready for a little snow. A little cold. "Can't wait, in fact. "I knew Calgary was interested. I knew they'd been interested for awhile. But when it..." June 18

  • Calgary Flames to acquire goaltender Mike Smith from Coyotes

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames will acquire goaltender Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes, pending a trade call with the NHL. Smith started 55 games this past season, going 19-26-9 with a 2.92 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. He finished fourth in Vezina voting in the 2011-12 season..." June 17

  • Flames, Flyers leaning toward 7-3-1 approach

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers' protection list for the NHL Expansion Draft will consist of seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender, according to general manager Ron Hextall. "That's the way it works for us," Hextall said Friday. "That was easy." The Flyers have two players with..." June 16

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Calgary Flames need progress on new arena deal this summer

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames’ off-season shopping list is radically different from any other team in the National Hockey League. The team desperately needs a starting goalie, a backup and a top-four defenceman. Oh, and a new rink. The first three should be acquired by Canada Day. The last one..." June 12

  • Flames, Jets contact Rangers about Raanta

    Pro Hockey Talk "Goaltending is an issue both the Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets need to address this offseason. The New York Rangers have one goalie, Henrik Lundqvist, signed to a long-term deal with a no-movement clause, which protects him from the Las Vegas expansion draft, and another, Antti Raanta, who..." June 11

  • How Canada’s teams could fare in the 2017 NHL expansion draft

    Globe and Mail "No team is better equipped to emerge unscathed from the 2017 NHL expansion draft than the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have no fewer than seven regulars – including emerging stars Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner – exempt from consideration. Under the terms of the expansion..." June 11

  • Quebec City mayor: Flames won't leave Calgary

    Calgary Herald "Amid the uproar over Brian Burke’s threats that the Flames would leave Calgary if they don’t get a new rink, councillors say negotiations between the NHL club and the city are going well, with a new deal expected to be revealed soon. “I love Burke, but Burke can be a hothead and a blowhard,”..." June 10

  • Calgary mayor to Burke: 'Don't try to inflame people'

    Calgary Sun "News travels fast. When you drop the gloves, it travels faster. Doesn’t take long for word to get to the mayor. At a luncheon, Brian Burke, the shoot-from-the-lip president of hockey operations for the Calgary Flames, shoots from the lip. The Flames could well leave without a new arena...." June 08

  • Burke: Flames could move without new rink

    TSN "The Calgary Flames could relocate without a new arena, team president Brian Burke said on Wednesday during a speech at the Canadian Club in Calgary. Burke's remarks come on the heels of an April 24 vote at Calgary city council that essentially shelved CalgaryNEXT, an ambitious public-private..." June 08

  • Calgary Flames hunting for blue line depth this summer

    Fanrag Sports "Few NHL clubs are ever completely satisfied with the state of their blue line. Well, outside of Nashville, that is. And, as such, most teams head into summer looking to either address major issues on the back end or at least add some defensive depth. The Calgary Flames aren’t immune to this,..." June 04

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau hopes to make habit of spring hockey

    Calgary Herald "Johnny Gaudreau is always thrilled to tug on a Team USA jersey, to wear the stars and stripes in international competition. The Calgary Flames’ whiz winger would, however, prefer if he wasn’t available for the world hockey championship next spring. And for many consecutive springs after..." May 30

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Former Flames D Smid signs in Czech league

    TSN "Former Calgary Flames defenceman Ladislav Smid is continuing his career overseas. Smid, who was forced to sit out the entire 2016-17 season due to lingering neck issues, has signed with Liberec of the Czech Republic League. Smid, 31, played 22 games with the Flames in 2015-16, failing to..." May 23

  • Treliving: Flames didn't try to land Bishop

    TSN "Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving says he did not try to land goaltender Ben Bishop before the Los Angeles Kings traded his rights to the Dallas Stars. The Flames general manager admitted to the Calgary Sun's Eric Francis he had permission to talk to Bishop's agent last year at the..." May 17

  • Options a-plenty as Calgary Flames consider goaltending future

    Calgary Sun "As the Calgary Flames contemplate their goaltending vacancies, rumours abound about the one that got away. The big one — you know, six-foot-seven Ben Bishop. In the eyes of most Flames fans, he was the natural target for a team that now has the building blocks to make every bit as much noise..." May 17

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • Sabres interviewed Flames’ Conroy for GM gig

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yesterday, Associated Press sources revealed that six candidates have already interviewed for Buffalo’s vacant general manager gig. Add a seventh name to that list. Per Postmedia, Flames assistant GM Craig Conroy has also spoken to the Sabres about the job. A native of Northern New York,..." May 02

  • Makes sense Flames and Stars would ask about Bishop

    Fanrag Sports "NHL Insider Pierre LeBrun tweeted Monday morning that a couple of teams have inquired with the Los Angeles Kings about trading for the rights to pending unrestricted free agent goaltender Ben Bishop. He also noted this was similar to what the Carolina Hurricanes did on Friday when they secured..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Flames sign GM Brad Treliving to multi-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have signed general manager Brad Treliving to a multi-year contract extension. The team announced the deal on Monday. “We are striving to create a level of continuity and stability, as all successful teams do,” said Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke in a..." May 01

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Contract-less Chad Johnson embraces opportunity to play for Team Canada

    Calgary Herald "With the National Hockey League season over, Chad Johnson and his wife Alexandra were finally planning on taking the honeymoon that they’d postponed from their wedding last summer. They’d been married before NHL free agency began in July and Johnson, without a contract, figured it would be best..." April 29

  • Foligno, Getzlaf, Giordano named Mark Messier Leadership Award finalists

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno, Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf and Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano are the three finalists for the 2016-17 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, the NHL announced on Thursday. The award is presented “to the player who exemplifies great..." April 28

  • Troy Brouwer likely to be left unprotected in expansion draft

    Calgary Herald "Amidst endless questions about the future, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving was asked if he was bracing for “hurt feelings” this summer. While it might seem an odd concern in a billion dollar industry, it was a pointed question aimed directly at the situation involving Troy Brouwer. After..." April 26

  • Lady Byng Trophy finalists unveiled

    NHL.com "Forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues were named finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy on Sunday, awarded annually to the player who best combines sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability. The..." April 24

  • Flames goalies both want to return to Calgary

    Calgary Herald "The last memory of Brian Elliott’s 2016-17 National Hockey League season is a short-side goal from Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaves, which he allowed in the early stages of Game 4 on Wednesday. And for a unrestricted free agent who is playing for a contract, it’s hardly the lasting..." April 23

  • Flames' Monahan to have wrist surgery, miss World Championship

    Calgary Herald "Calgary Flames centre Sean Monahan revealed at the team’s final media availability of the season that he will undergo wrist surgery in the upcoming days. That news, of course, prevents Monahan from attending next month’s IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Cologne, Germany, and Paris,..." April 22

  • Flames' Treliving after playoff sweep: 'It's time we raised the bar'

    Calgary Herald "Brad Treliving’s contract situation with the Calgary Flames hung over the Scotiabank Saddledome’s media lounge like a Chinook arch. But that didn’t stop the general manager from keeping the post-mortem address directly on his team, its failure to get past the first round of the National Hockey..." April 22

  • Ben Bishop sits atop Calgary Flames off-season to-do list

    Sportsnet "Last year they danced, this year it’s bound to get more serious. Following the dramatic collapse of Brian Elliott in the two most important games of the season, the Calgary Flames will undoubtedly be looking elsewhere for their next starting goaltender. And the most logical target will be a..." April 21

  • Gibson helps Ducks sweep Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Anaheim Ducks got the quick start they wanted against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Patrick Eaves and Nate Thompson scored early goals and the Ducks hung on for a 3-1 victory over the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome to sweep their way into the second round of..." April 20

  • Linesman Don Henderson Reportedly Files Lawsuit Against Flames' Dennis Wideman

    Bleacher Report "National Hockey League linesman Don Henderson has reportedly filed a civil lawsuit against Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman seeking $10.25 million in damages related to an incident during a January 2016 game. Rick Westhead of The Sports Network reported details of the suit..." April 20

  • Brian Elliott era over in Calgary

    Calgary Sun "The Brian Elliott era is over in Calgary. So is the Calgary Flames season. Those facts aren’t mutually exclusive. Not only did Elliott play a significant role in the Flames loss for the second game in a row, the 32-year-old netminder’s whiff on a soft, weak-angled wrister by Patrick Eaves..." April 20

  • Gulutzan won't commit to G Elliott as starter

    TSN "Calgary Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan would not commit to Brian Elliott as his starting goalie for Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks, The Flames are facing elimination, down 3-0 to the Ducks in their first round playoff series, and Elliott is coming off a tough Game 3, allowing five goals on..." April 19

  • Ducks grab 3-0 series lead on Perry's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Playing in his 100th NHL playoff game, Corey Perry had belief that the Anaheim Ducks could battle back from a three-goal deficit against the Calgary Flames. "You never say never," said Perry, who scored at 1:30 of overtime to lead the Ducks to a 5-4 win over the Flames on..." April 18

  • Will Calgary consider goalie switch for Game 4?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this year, Chad Johnson took over the Flames’ starting gig from the struggling Brian Elliott. Johnson played exceptionally well, and some suggested he might’ve saved Calgary’s season. So, could the Flames go back to the well and climb out of this playoff hole? They might have..." April 18

  • Getzlaf gives Ducks 2-0 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With the help of a fortunate bounce, Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf again captained his team to a victory over the visiting Calgary Flames, scoring the game-winning goal late in the third period to lift the Ducks to a 3-2 victory on Saturday night. Anaheim took a 2-0 lead in..." April 16

  • Ducks take advantage of Flames' mistakes in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Everything was going smoothly for the Calgary Flames in a building that previously caused them so much torment in recent seasons. Then a poorly executed line change allowed the Anaheim Ducks to seize momentum and ultimately hold on for a 3-2 victory on Thursday at Honda..." April 14