Flames Rumors & News

  • Flames say they were prepared to contribute $275M for new arena

    Pro Hockey Talk "The arena situation in Calgary took another twist Thursday, with the Flames revealing that they had been prepared to contribute $275 million to a new arena. The Flames released a nine-page report, which included the financial details of their proposed contributions. The organization said..." September 22

  • Flames cut 21 players from training camp roster

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have cut 21 players from training camp, reducing their roster to 47. Forwards Kayle Doetzel, Brett Findlay, Rod Pelley, Hunter Smith, defenceman Oleg Yevenko, and goaltender Mason McDonald were assigned to AHL Stockton. The Flames also assigned Sam Dove-McFalls, Zach..." September 19

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Flames following predictable formula in attempt to bilk Calgarians

    Sportsnet "Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you’re looking for a balanced discussion of arena or stadium funding issues, don’t bother reading the sports pages. And if you’re looking here for another sports guy to carry water for an ownership group as it attempts to hold a mayor, a city and a civic election..." September 18

  • Flames’ Lazar talks getting confidence back: ‘Last year I felt lost’

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames aren’t a club unaccustomed to seeing their young stars make headlines. But while it’s been Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk and Sam Bennett drawing the eyeballs up until now, there’s one other young gun in the mix who’s looking to put his name in that..." September 16

  • Flames CEO claims city's arena pitch would've had team paying '120 percent'

    CBC Sports "The CEO of the Calgary Flames says the city's proposal for a three-way split on a new $555-million arena would have left the team paying "120 per cent of the project." Mayor Naheed Nenshi released details of the city's offer on Friday morning, after the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp...." September 16

  • Motivated Flames not shying away from heightened expectations

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames’ stated goal is quite simple: do something the organization has done just once in the last quarter century by finishing with over 100 points. Given the team’s second-half surge, its off-season acquisitions, it’s youthful core and its unparalleled blue line, reaching Glen..." September 15

  • Calgary Offers To Pay One-Third Of Arena Costs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "12:40pm: King and the Flames held a press conference to address the offer. He said that the Flames will reveal their counter-proposal next week, and that they’re not going to hide anything any longer. King revealed that the two sides had not even met since July 31st, and that was when they..." September 15

  • Calgary Flames No Longer Pursuing New Arena In Calgary

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Calgary Flames President and CEO Ken King told media today that the organization is “no longer pursuing a new facility” in Calgary (audio link). King stated that the city and the organization have reached an impasse and that the organization sees no point in continuing talks. The Flames currently..." September 13

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • Marc-Andre Fleury would have waived no-trade for the Flames

    Sportsnet "Marc-Andre Fleury can admit now he was preparing for the possibility of becoming a Calgary Flame. He’ll even go as far as to say that had Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford crafted a deal to send Fleury to the Flames at last season’s trade deadline, the 32-year-old goaltender would likely..." September 12

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Flames’ Spencer Foo out to prove he’s no college flop

    Sportsnet "In Las Vegas, they put Spencer Foo’s name up on the arena marquee. His name in lights in Vegas, before he’d even signed with his first National Hockey League organization. In Edmonton, his hometown, the welcoming committee was more focused. “Hi, I’m Wayne Gretzky. You’d sure look good in blue..." September 09

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Jaromir Jagr says Flames' interest in him 'has been there from the first day'

    CBS Sports "September is here, training camps are weeks away and the 2017-18 NHL season is less than a month from commencing. And the Jaromir Jagr saga is still in full swing. Days after Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving downplayed rumors of the team's interest in the 45-year-old forward to..." September 06

  • Flames sign Tyler Wotherspoon to two-way deal

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman Tyler Wotherspoon to a one-year, two-way contract. Wotherspoon was drafted by the Flames in 2011 (57th overall), and has appeared in 30 NHL games since, registering five assists." September 05

  • 'Sizable gap' between Flames, F Bennett

    TSN "Sam Bennett may head overseas to stay in shape as he awaits a new contract with the Calgary Flames, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. As Dreger reports, there remains a 'sizable gap' in contract talks between the Flames and the 21-year-old restricted free agent. Bennett scored 13..." September 05

  • Flames' Treliving unsure where Iginla, Jagr rumors came from

    Calgary Herald "The only thing Calgary hockey fans seemed to be talking about more this summer than the brilliant sunshine was whether Jaromir Jagr, Jarome Iginla or Shane Doan were a fit for the Flames. So when one of the free agent right-wingers recently sent Brad Treliving a thoughtful gift you’d assume the..." September 01

  • Mark Giordano says Flames in ‘great position’ after off-season moves

    Sportsnet "The trades and signings have been made, and it’s almost time for the Calgary Flames to get to work. Calgary general manager Brad Treliving upgraded his roster over the summer, bringing in goaltender Mike Smith and defenceman Travis Hamonic after the Flames were swept by the Anaheim Ducks in the..." August 29

  • Do the Flames have the best defense in the NHL?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames have a number of quality forwards like Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan on their roster, but the team’s calling card is on defense. Going into last season, the Flames were led by Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie and Dougie Hamilton. Before the trade deadline, they added Michael..." August 28

  • Flames’ Eddie Lack motivated by EA Sports NHL 18 rating

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames goaltender Eddie Lack is not impressed with his rating in EA Sports NHL 18. Lack was given a 79 overall rating by the popular video game, something the Swede says he’ll be using as motivation. The 29-year-old was traded to Calgary after a tumultuous season with the Carolina..." August 26

  • “No Comment” On Jagr-To-Calgary Rumors

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The last few days, there have been some unverified rumors of Jaromir Jagr potentially heading to the Calgary Flames. While these could be true, our job here at Pro Hockey Rumors is to wade through all those reports, and only give you the most reliable information. Still, as they’ve persisted Rick..." August 24

  • Flames could have interest in Jagr

    NHL.com "Forward Jaromir Jagr could be drawing interest from the Calgary Flames, who are coached by one of his former coaches, Glen Gulutzan. Reporter Elliott Friedman told NHL Network on Monday that Calgary has "kind of looked at" signing Jagr, a 45-year-old unrestricted free agent. Gulutzan coached..." August 23

  • Flames might have interest in Jagr

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’re mere weeks away from the start of training camp, but Jaromir Jagr remains unsigned. Even at the age of 45 he can still contribute as he did last season with Florida, but is there a team out there that ultimately will pay the future Hall of Famer to extend his NHL career? That remains to..." August 22

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22


    NHL.com "Some tests, Mark Jankowski knows, can explore a young man's heart, x-ray his soul. That History of the Modern Middle East exam his senior year at Providence, as a for-instance. "It was a requirement for my major,'' recalls the rangy centreman, involuntarily, almost imperceptibly recoiling..." August 19

  • Flames coach Gulutzan: We think we could be a 100-point club

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames seem to have a knack for Cinderella stories. First came the club’s unlikely 2015 playoff run, wherein the Flames snuck into the dance and tip-toed into the second round. Then there was last season’s debacle – a brutal start that saw the Flames win just five of their first 16..." August 19

  • Dube hoping for a longer stay with the Calgary Flames

    Calgary Herald "This fall, Dillon Dube has the intention of sticking around the Calgary Flames for a little longer than last year. And, comparatively to last season, anything more than a single game will do. In September, Dube fractured his right knee during the Flames’ first preseason contest against the..." August 12

  • Parsons aiming to stand out among crowd with Flames

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames goalie prospect Tyler Parsons is all packed and ready to leave. He just doesn't know where he'll be heading. Parsons, the Flames' second-round pick (No. 54) in the 2016 NHL Draft, could play for Stockton of the American Hockey League or Kansas City of the ECHL this season. Or,..." August 10

  • Don Maloney: New role with Flames touches all areas of hockey operations

    NHL.com "Don Maloney is ready to roll up his sleeves. He knows he'll be left little to no choice in the matter. The mucker beside him, after all, has already got his raised way past the elbows. "Brad,'' marvels the Flames' just-installed Vice President of Hockey Operations, "is a workaholic. There's..." August 07

  • Flames draft pick Phillips gets noticed at World Junior Showcase

    Calgary Herald "Matthew Phillips, undersized and under-rated, knows that putting the puck in the net is helpful to get noticed. But with several months between the World Junior Showcase and December’s actual Canadian team selection process, the five-foot-six, 140-pound Calgary Flames draft pick — a modest..." August 07

  • Finland casts Valimaki in leading role

    NHL.com "Defenseman Juuso Valimaki has embraced his leadership role with Finland at the World Junior Summer Showcase. The Calgary Flames prospect will be Finland's captain at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, to be held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Buffalo. "It means a lot," Valimaki, 18, said Thursday...." August 04

  • Flames name Maloney VP of hockey ops, re-sign AGMs Conroy and Pascall

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary made a number of front office moves on Thursday, highlighted by the promotion of Don Maloney. Maloney, who joined the club as a scout last year after a lengthy stint as Coyotes GM, will now serve as vice president of hockey operations. In announcing that move, the Flames also revealed..." August 03

  • Johnny Hockey: ‘I love Calgary, don’t get me wrong’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Johnny Gaudreau made headlines last week when he went on Philadelphia radio and said it would be “sweet” to play for the Flyers one day. Gaudreau — a South Jersey native who grew up cheering for the Flyers, but currently stars for the Calgary Flames — has now been offered a chance to clarify a..." July 26

  • Flames expect Spencer Foo to play in NHL this season

    TSN "The Calgary Flames won the college free agent sweepstakes earlier this month with the signing of Union College star Spencer Foo. Foo chose Calgary over the Edmonton Oilers, Detroit Red Wings and Vegas Golden Knights, and the Flames are hoping to see him in their lineup this season. "My..." July 25

  • Tkachuk, Flames ready to turn up heat in Western Conference

    NHL.com "Matthew Tkachuk and the Calgary Flames are looking at what the Nashville Predators did last season as motivation for what they hope to accomplish this season. Nashville got into the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the second wild card from the Western Conference and advanced to the Cup Final. "We all..." July 23

  • Flames re-sign Jon Gillies, David Rittich to one-year deals

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have signed goaltender Jon Gillies to a one-year, two-way contract. Gillies has been one of the team’s top goaltending prospects since being drafted in the third round, 75th overall, in 2012. The 23-year-old had a .910 save percentage and 2.93 goals-against average in 39..." July 22

  • Flames hand Hathaway a two-way deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Hathaway, 25, earned some reps on the team despite being undrafted. Here’s how his NHL work looks so far: 2015-16: three assists, 31 PIM in 14 games played. 2016-17: one goal, four assists, 44..." July 21

  • Flames ink first-rounder Juuso Valimaki to rookie contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames signed Finnish defenseman Jusso Valimaki to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday. Valimaki, 18, was the 16th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft. He was selected in that spot after a nice year with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans, scoring 61 points in 60 regular-season..." July 21

  • Flames’ Gaudreau open to playing for hometown Flyers in future

    Sportsnet "While the Philadelphia Flyers faithful may be salivating at the thought of blue-chip prospect Nolan Patrick leading the club into the future, a bona fide superstar is seeing visions of eventually joining in on the fun as well. Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau, who grew up in South Jersey..." July 21

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Flames sign Lazar to two-year contract

    TSN "The Calgary Flames have signed restricted free agent forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year contract with an average annual salary of $950,000. The 22-year-old netted one goal and three assists over 37 games split between the Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames. He got into one playoff game as the..." July 14

  • Micheal Ferland re-signs with Calgary Flames, getting two-year pact worth $1.75 million per

    Calgary Sun "In the end, Micheal Ferland and the Calgary Flames hammered out a deal to keep him in the Flaming ‘C’ for two more seasons. The 25-year-old winger was one of three restricted free agents on the NHL club to file for salary arbitration. The two sides hammered out a deal before his July 22..." July 14

  • Juuso Valimaki not deterred by long odds of making Flames

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames defenseman prospect Juuso Valimaki knows his odds of playing in the NHL this season are long. That's not stopping the No. 16 pick of the 2017 NHL Draft from dreaming about getting there though. "I'm doing everything that I can to play with the Calgary Flames [in 2017-18],"..." July 13

  • Mark Giordano 'I've Never Seen Brian McGrattan Lose a Fight'

    TMZ "If you're gonna pick a fight with a hockey player, STAY AWAY FROM BRIAN MCGRATTAN ... so says Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano. We were talking to Mark about which hockey player would have the best shot at success in the UFC -- and without hesitation, Giordano brought up the legendary..." July 13

  • Johnny Gaudreau excited about ‘big moves’ during Flames offseason

    Calgary Herald "Johnny Gaudreau is officially a Calgarian. The tell-tale sign? The Calgary Flames winger now owns cowboy boots — an essential wardrobe item for the 10 days of the Calgary Stampede and sensible footwear for riding horses, specifically down 9th Ave. SW. “I’ve got a hat and shirt and stuff,..." July 09

  • Emile Poirier, Calgary Flames draftee, getting help for alcohol abuse

    Calgary Sun "A few years ago, shortly after he was hired by the Calgary Flames, Brad Treliving saw what everyone had been talking about. Emile Poirier, a promising prospect who was picked by former general manager Jay Feaster, had the wheels and was billed as a scoring winger out of the Quebec Major Junior..." July 06

  • Flames sign Luke Gazdic

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Luke Gazdic to a one year, two-way contract. Gazdic, a native of Toronto, ON, split last season between the New Jersey Devils and their AHL affiliate in Albany. Originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 2007 NHL Draft, Gazdic..." July 02

  • Blackhawks sign F Bouma to one-year deal

    TSN "The Chicago Blackhawks have signed centre Lance Bouma to a one-year contract. Bouma, 27, was bought out by the Calgary Flames earlier this week after scoring three goals and adding four assists in 61 games." July 01

  • Brian Elliott, Flyers Reportedly Agree to 2-Year, $2.75 Million Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Flyers came to terms on a contract with veteran goaltender Brian Elliott in free agency Saturday. Fox Sports Midwest's Andy Strickland reported Elliott will receive a two-year, $2.75 million deal from the Flyers. The 32-year-old netminder was traded from the St. Louis Blues..." July 01