Flames Rumors & News

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Report: Flames look to lock up Elliott

    Today's Slapshot "The Calgary Flames acquired goaltender Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues back in June and appear to be looking to the netminder for the future. According to Andy Strickland the Flames have already begun negotiations for a contract extension with the goaltender who is set to make his debut..." September 27

  • Alex Chaisson, Hunter Shinkaruk eye Calgary Flames forward opportunities

    Calgary Sun "The opportunity is there. Brad Treliving said so himself just a few days ago, proclaiming there were spots available for a handful of forwards on the Calgary Flames roster. But whether or not Alex Chaisson seizes the day is up to him. “For me, right now, it’s to come in and show what I’m..." September 25

  • First day of Flames camp a breeze for Matthew Tkachuk

    Calgary Sun "Before getting too excited about potential line combinations and the daily update on Matthew Tkachuk’s roster-cracking progress, Brad Treliving cautioned the media. Give the first-round 2016 National Hockey League draft pick some breathing room — at least for the first couple of days of the..." September 24

  • Flames’ Backlund day-to-day with concussion

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mikael Backlund is going to miss the remainder of the World Cup for Team Sweden after he was on the receiving end of a massive hit from Finland’s Sami Lepisto in a first round game on Tuesday. On Friday, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said (via Dan Rosen of NHL.com) that Backlund..." September 24

  • Ladislav Smid to miss entire 2016-17 season due to neck injury

    Today's Slapshot "Calgary Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid has been struggling with a neck injury over the last two seasons. He only suited up for 22 games last year and 31 in 2014-15 as the alignment kept him on the shelf for a majority of the last two campaigns. We’ve been getting updates about his health as the..." September 22

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • World Cup a nice refuge from contract talks for Flames RFA Johnny Gaudreau

    Calgary Sun "Given an option, Johnny Gaudreau admits he’d rather be playing for the United States at the World Cup of Hockey. However, the 23-year-old winger insists he is happy to suit up for Team North America’s young guns squad as it gives him a chance to escape what he calls a painful contract..." September 17

  • Grossman Joins Flames On PTO

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have added D Nicklas Grossman to its training camp roster, agreeing to a PTO the 10-year vet per this tweet from Dean Molberg of The Fan 960. Grossman appeared in 58 games in 2015-16 with the Arizona Coyotes, scoring three goals and seven points and posting a -3 plus-minus..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Gaudreau will focus on contract situation with Flames once the World Cup is done

    TSN "That sound you heard on Thursday night was New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton exhaling when forward J.T. Miller returned to the ice just a few minutes after blocking a shot with his wrist in Team North America’s first exhibition game. Managers and coaches across the NHL will be..." September 11

  • Gap between Johnny Gaudreau and Flames as high as $1.5 million

    Calgary Sun "Johnny Gaudreau isn’t going to be signed by the Calgary Flames anytime soon. The Calgary Sun has learned the chasm between what the Flames are offering their franchise player and what Gaudreau’s camp is looking for is $1.5 million annually. Sources say Gaudreau’s agent, Lewis Gross, is..." September 09

  • Gaudreau Says Not to Expect a New Contract Before World Cup

    The Hockey News "There were rumblings before the off-season began that once restricted free agent Sean Monahan and Flames reached a new contract, young star Johnny Gaudreau’s brand new deal in Calgary would be soon to follow. Well, Monahan signed more than two weeks ago and Gaudreau has yet to land on a..." September 07

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • It sounds like Jiri Hudler had no interest in playing for Czech Republic at the World Cup

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Czech Republic had to make a couple of more changes to its World Cup roster this weekend after Tomas Hertl and Radko Gudas had to back out of the tournament as they continue to recover from injuries. Replacing them will be a couple of KHL players, forward Michal Birner and defenseman Tomas..." September 05

  • Roman Cervenka replaces David Krejci on Czech Republic World Cup roster

    Pro Hockey Talk "With David Krejci unable to play in the World Cup of Hockey later this month as he continues to recover from offseason hip surgery, the Czech Republic had a pretty big hole on its roster. It attempted to fill that vacant spot by replacing Krejci with former Calgary Flames forward Roman Cervenka..." September 03

  • Monahan out of World Cup with back injury, Trocheck named as replacement

    The Hockey Writers "Yet another star has dropped out of this month’s World Cup of Hockey with an injury. On Friday, it was announced that Calgary Flames’ forward Sean Monahan would be sitting for Team North America thanks to a back injury and would be replaced by Florida’s Vincent Trocheck. The injury, according..." September 03

  • Stajan sees plenty to look forward to in 2016-17

    NHL.com "Training camp doesn’t break for another three weeks. But that hasn’t stopped veteran Matt Stajan from getting excited at the thought of what the 2016-17 season could bring for the Calgary Flames. Especially with the changes summer has brought. “It’s exciting,” started Stajan. “We have a..." September 02

  • Bishop: Trade to Flames was 'close,' discussed extension

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning goalie Ben Bishop thought he was headed to Calgary. Bishop, 29, the two-time Vezina Trophy finalist, was one of the league's most sought-after trade targets during the June NHL Draft in Buffalo. The Flames, in need of a No. 1 goalie, were hot on his trail and received permission from..." September 02

  • Mikael Backlund Replaces Henrik Zetterberg on Team Sweden

    The Hockey Writers "Team Sweden’s Henrik Zetterberg is injured and will be replaced by Mikael Backlund, head coach Rikard Grönborg announced on Thursday. Zetterberg, 35, was named the captain of Team Sweden on Aug. 11 and all signs had pointed to the Detroit Red Wings forward playing in the tournament. The World..." September 01

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Burke: Vesey will ‘make a difference’ but college free agent contributions equal a ‘pimple on an elephant’s butt’

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’ve stated before in this space that Brian Burke has never been afraid to deliver some interesting, comical one-liners when expressing his opinion. Asked this week for his take on how teams had been lining up to woo college free agent Jimmy Vesey — Sidney Crosby was part of Pittsburgh’s pitch..." August 21

  • Flames centre Sean Monahan's agent says contract will be in place before World Cup

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames are on the verge of coming to terms on a longterm contract with Sean Monahan that could be announced as early as Friday. While Flames GM Brad Treliving refused to comment, a source told the Calgary Sun the 21-year-old centre will likely be inked to a a seven or eight year..." August 19

  • Flames' GM: Monahan's only going to get better

    The Score "The Calgary Flames have rewarded Sean Monahan for a tremendous first three NHL seasons, and firmly believe there are many more to come. The 21-year-old signed a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $6.375 million per season on Friday, and general manager Brad Treliving says it's money..." August 19

  • Treliving: Flames will 'continue to work away' on Gaudreau extension

    Yahoo! Sports "Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving had two big restricted free agents to lock up this summer, and as of Friday afternoon he’s down to one. Following Sean Monahan’s seven-year, $44 million extension, his good pal Johnny Gaudreau still remains unsigned. “It takes time. I’m positive he’s going to..." August 19

  • Sean Monahan signs huge seven-year deal with Flames

    Sportsnet "Hey, Johnny, you’re up. The Calgary Flames and top centre Sean Monahan have agreed to terms on a new seven-year contract, the club announced. The deal is worth approximately $44 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman." August 19

  • Former Coyotes GM Don Maloney signs on as pro scout with Flames

    Calgary Sun "For the first time in a long time, Don Maloney was able to slack off all summer. He wasn’t interested in extending his vacation into the winter months. “I’ve been sitting on my butt for four months,” said Maloney, who was axed in April as GM of the Arizona Coyotes and signed on Wednesday as..." August 18

  • Johnny Gaudreau to play in World Cup, with or without NHL contract

    Sportsnet "As the World Cup of Hockey announced its jersey sponsorships and Fan Village location on Wednesday, one of its competitors confirmed his intention to play. There’s some question about unsigned free agents — Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Jacob Trouba, for example — and whether or not they..." August 17

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Drew Shore Signs In Switzerland

    HockeyBuzz " The Calgary Flames' organizational depth at center took a bit of a hit today as Drew Shore signed overseas." August 13

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts

    NHL.com "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Conroy: Tkachuk’s ‘mindset is to make the Flames’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Matthew Tkachuk, taken sixth overall by Calgary at this year’s draft, was supposed to partake in the U.S. national junior team development camp, currently underway in Plymouth. But he’s not. Instead, Tkachuk is taking the camp off to rest, after playing through an injured ankle for the..." August 05

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Matthew Tkachuk won't skate at U.S. evaluation camp

    NHL.com "Forward Matthew Tkachuk will not skate for the United States during National Junior Evaluation Camp, USA Hockey assistant executive director of hockey operations Jim Johannson said Sunday. "Matthew Tkachuk is not going to participate on the ice during the camp," Johansson said. "He's here to be..." August 01

  • Why Johnny Gaudreau doesn’t ‘enjoy’ contract talks

    Sportsnet "Poised to vault from a million-dollars-a-year player to a multi-millions-a-year one, Johnny Gaudreau flashes a smile at the familiarity of the contract question. “I get asked that all the time,” Gaudreau told Sportsnet at Gatorade’s GCamp Tuesday, not visibly fatigued by the topic in the..." July 31

  • Flames GM Brad Treliving says no news on Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan contracts

    Calgary Sun "No news is good news, or so they say. But when the news involves the Calgary Flames’ two biggest stars — Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau — and their imminent contract extensions, it’s pretty hard not to wonder … “No real update there,” said Flames general manager Brad Treliving, addressing..." July 28

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Monahan willing to take less money to help Flames compete

    Yardbarker "Sean Monahan is one of the premier young talents in the NHL. The 21-year-old has scored 21-plus goals in his first three seasons, scoring 27 goals and 63 points in 2015-16. Monahan has more than proven he’s a core piece for the Flames and currently he’s a restricted free agent. The Flames forward..." July 23

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • NHL dismisses neutral arbitrator from Dennis Wideman case

    Sportsnet "The NHL has dismissed James Oldham from his position as neutral arbitrator, according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. Oldham was assigned to the case of Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman, who was suspended 20 games for cross-checking NHL linesman Don Henderson from behind on..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Monahan wants term, will consider less money to help Flames contend

    The Score "Sean Monahan wants to help the Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup, and understands his role goes beyond on-ice performance. Monahan's kept an eye on the dollars and term being allocated elsewhere in his first summer as a restricted free agent. And after seeing Steven Stamkos make concessions on..." July 19

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Rangers agree to terms with forward Josh Jooris

    Blueshirt Banter "After settling with Dylan McIlrath earlier this morning, the New York Rangers followed it up with another pair of free agent signings. According to official team releases, the Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Josh Jooris and defenseman Tommy Hughes on new contracts. Jooris joins the..." July 15

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