Flames Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Canada will be shut out of NHL playoffs for second time in history

    Arizona Sports "Ray Whitney’s eyes widened and his face contorted as he delivered his opinion of Canada’s imminent fate. “It’s unacceptable,” the former NHL standout said. “You’ve got a nation that bleeds hockey and you can’t even get one of seven teams into the playoffs?” Not this season. When Monday’s..." March 29

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    Pat Steinberg @Fan960Steinberg

    Hartley confirms Gaudreau (upper body), Jooris (lower body), and Jokipakka (undisclosed) will all sit out tonight. #Flames

  • Ladd leads Blackhawks past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Andrew Ladd was brought in to lend a veteran hand to the Chicago Blackhawks late in the season and he has. The left winger had two goals and an assist and the struggling Stanley Cup champions beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on a day when the Western Conference's Central..." March 27

  • Treliving confident Flames will sign 2012 1st-rounder Jankowski

    Calgary Herald "After his collegiate career ended in heartbreaking fashion Friday in a double-overtime loss at the NCAA’s Northeast Regional, Calgary Flames prospect Mark Jankowski didn’t immediately go searching for a pen and a professional contract. What he needed right away was an IV machine. “He was..." March 27

  • Parise leads Wild to important win vs. Flames

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- With his team fighting tooth and nail for a playoff spot, Zach Parise's slump over the past month came at the worst time possible. But that looks to be all over now. Parise shed the doldrums with a first-period hat trick, and that was all the offense the Minnesota Wild..." March 24

  • 30 Thoughts: Clearing up expansion draft questions

    Sportsnet "The first thing that crossed my mind when Eugene Melnyk unleashed his frustration across the Ottawa organization: how much of a surprise was this to Dave Cameron? The two have a long history. Melnyk bought the OHL’s Toronto St. Michael’s Majors in 2001, one year into Cameron’s tenure as head..." March 23

  • Are 50-goal scorers a thing of the past?

    ESPN "It all rests on Alex Ovechkin ... again. Only he can save the NHL from going without a 50-goal scorer for the first time in a full season in the salary-cap era. "Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Ovi ripped off eight goals in the last however many games they have left,'' Lightning captain..." March 23

  • NHL, former players await key ruling in concussion lawsuit

    TSN "The National Hockey League and former players suing the league over its handling of concussions are back in court Tuesday arguing over an issue the NHL hopes will lead to the case’s dismissal — pre-emption. The NHL contends that concussions are a health and safety issue, and these issues are..." March 22

  • Flames' Gaudreau can't receive offer sheet as restricted free agent

    The Score "Good news for the Calgary Flames, who could use some. Johnny Gaudreau, the club's best player and a restricted free agent this summer, can't receive an offer sheet from another club, TSN's Bob McKenzie revealed on "Insider Trading" on Monday. According to article 10.2.C in the collective..." March 21

  • Nylander's three-point night powers Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- William Nylander couldn't have picked a better night to produce the best offensive performance of his young career. With Sweden's national team coach in attendance, scouting for the upcoming world championship, Nylander recorded his first career three-point game, helping the..." March 21

  • KHL Won’t Stop Season for World Cup of Hockey

    The Hockey Writers "Russia’s KHL has determined not to stop the 2016-17 KHL season to make it easier for players to participate in the World Cup of Hockey, reports Aivis Kalnins of One Puck Short. The decision not to put their regular season hiatus isn’t entirely surprising. With the KHL season beginning in..." March 21

  • Crosby, Quick and Monahan named stars of week

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 20. FIRST STAR - SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Crosby shared the League lead with 2-5-7 in..." March 21

  • ‘Roster chaos’ – Let’s ponder some possible expansion draft scenarios

    Pro Hockey Talk "In the event that the NHL decides to expand by one team for the 2017-18 season, fans would be treated to more than just the potential of a franchise in Las Vegas. They’d also soak up unknown hours in armchair general managing while discussing an expansion draft. PHT provides an expansive..." March 21

  • Monahan, Hamilton lead Flames past Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- In a battle of youth, the Calgary Flames' young guns came out on top. Sean Monahan scored twice and added an assist, and Dougie Hamilton recorded three assists to lift the Flames to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday night at the Bell Centre. "Obviously we're..." March 20

  • Flames' Bennett returns from injury, excited to make Bell Centre debut

    The Score "Sam Bennett is returning from an upper-body injury in time to play his first game in one of hockey's most storied cities. The Calgary Flames forward, who's been sidelined since March 9, missing four games, will play Sunday in Montreal, much to his delight." March 20

  • Boedker's shootout goal pushes Avalanche past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikkel Boedker knew what he had to do. After both Joe Colborne and Johnny Gaudreau failed to get a good shot away in their shootout attempts for Calgary , Boedker made no mistake on his to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 win over the Flames at the Scotiabank..." March 19

  • Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman out for season with tricep injury

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman will miss the remainder of the regular season with a tricep injury, the team announced Friday. " March 19

  • Flames jump out on Jets in win

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund figured that the Calgary Flames deserved some bounces due to all their hard work. His linemates Joe Colborne and Michael Frolik both had luck on their side as they scored goals in the first period to lead the Flames to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets at..." March 17

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