Flames Rumors & News

  • Calgary Flames win crazy game over San Jose Sharks

    Calgary Sun "Jonas Hiller watched Karri Ramo hit the ice. And when the Calgary Flames starting goaltender didn’t get up, Hiller started getting ready. And wouldn’t you know it, the 33-year-old went into Thursday’s game at SAP Center — ice cold — in the final three minutes, helped kill off a five-on-three..." February 12

  • Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

    Puck Drunk Love "If you haven’t noticed, the NHL has a new look on its digital properties. The reaction has been poor to say the least, but it goes beyond the usual criticisms that come with a major redesign. As fans struggle to find features they used to use and adapt to the new look, Gary Bettman is more than..." February 12

  • Gaudreau, Monahan, Bouma express remorse after benching

    Pro Hockey Talk "One day after getting benched for showing up late for practice — following an “epic” Super Bowl party, per Sportsnet — Calgary forwards Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Lance Bouma apologized for their actions. “We want to apologize to the organization, the coaches, our team especially, and..." February 11

  • Decision on Wideman appeal could take days

    TSN "A decision from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman’s appeal of a 20-game suspension for physical abuse of an official could take days to be rendered. If recent history is any indication, Bettman may not issue his verdict until after the weekend. That’s..." February 11

  • Flames pull out victory over Maple Leafs on newsworthy day

    Calgary Herald "There was nothing normal about Tuesday’s game. Calgary Flames stars Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and Lance Bouma were healthy scratches. Former Calgary Flames star and Toronto Maple captain Dion Phaneuf had been traded to the Ottawa Senators earlier in the day, so he wasn’t making his..." February 10

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • Apologies from Flames forwards scratched from line-up

    Calgary Herald "They apologized to their teammates and bosses. And after Wednesday’s practice at the Saddledome, a hat-trick of Calgary Flames forwards — all-star left-winger Johnny Gaudreau, alternate captain Sean Monahan and gritty forward Lance Bouma — apologized to everyone else. The trio was scratched..." February 10

  • Flames coach makes the right call in benching trio

    Calgary Herald "Bob Hartley, on the topic of late-arriving employees, declared that he would handle it personally. That it’s always preferable to deal with something like this “internally.” A day later, as everyone now knows, the issue was made external. Very external. In fact, short of a demotion to..." February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

  • Flames to sit trio for disciplinary reasons

    TSN "While the Toronto Maple Leafs will be playing their first game since trading captain Dion Phaneuf on Tuesday night, the Calgary Flames are expected to be missing stars of their own. Flames forwards Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and Lance Bouma will all sit out as healthy scratches against the..." February 09

  • Calgary Flames dump host Vancouver Canucks

    Calgary Sun "Neither team has had the dream campaign — far from it, actually. But the rivalry between the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks picked up Saturday right where it left off after an early-year split in the season series. In a tightly contested match to cap off CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada,..." February 07

  • New evidence could be heard at Dennis Wideman’s appeal

    Sportsnet "Dennis Wideman’s appeal hearing is set to take place Wednesday in New York City, as the Calgary Flames defenceman attempts to get his 20-game suspension reduced. Wideman was handed a 20-game ban for knocking linesman Don Henderson to the ice in a Jan. 27 game against the Nashville..." February 07

  • Blue Jackets hang on to beat Flames

    Columbus Dispatch "William Karlsson scored two goals and the Blue Jackets scored their second come-from-behind win in as many nights, beating the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Friday night in Scotiabank Saddledome. Karlsson, now with six goals on the season, scored midway through the second period and early in the third..." February 06

  • Suspension appeal hearing for Flames' Wideman set for Wednesday

    The Score "Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman will plead his case to the league next week. The 32-year-old's appeal hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday in New York City. Wideman is appealing the 20-game suspension he was assessed after hitting linesman Don Henderson in a game against the..." February 06

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    "TJ is in." - Bob Hartley on TJ Brodie's status for tonight's game #CBJvsCGY pic.twitter.com/ZcEq1f5CZl

  • Buyers and sellers in the Pacific Division

    ESPN "The cream is rising to the top in a Pacific Division that has taken its lumps this season. You can mock the Pacific all you want, but if the three California clubs end up as top three in the division, as seems likely, you've got three teams who can do some damage come playoff time. The first-place..." February 05

  • Calgary Flames blow away Carolina Hurricanes

    Calgary Sun "Needing a rallying cry and, at the very least, a positive distraction, the Calgary Flames put their hardhats on and went to work. Sean Monahan — with a goal, three assists, and his first career four-point game — did his part. The performance was much-needed especially after a dry spell which..." February 04

  • Wideman apologizes but is 'really disappointed' over suspension for collision with referee

    Calgary Herald "Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman broke his silence Thursday, issuing a public apology to linesman Don Henderson and saying he is “disappointed” with the 20-game suspension he was handed by the NHL after his ugly collision with the official last week. Reading from notes, Wideman..." February 04

  • Welcome Jiri Hudler to the trade rumor mill

    Pro Hockey Talk "From ESPN: The Calgary Flames are getting calls on pending UFA winger Jiri Hudler, whom I don’t think is likely to sign an extension. The 32-year-old Czech scored 31 goals last season but has struggled with just six so far this season. Still, for the right price he’d be a nice top-six add..." February 04

  • The NHL Is Afraid Of Dennis Wideman's Defense

    Deadspin "Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman received a 20-game suspension for checking an official, but the controversy isn’t nearly over yet. The players’ union released a strong statement defending Wideman, and he will appeal: perhaps his first of two. It was one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen on..." February 04

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • NHLPA to appeal Dennis Wideman's suspension

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "It's breaking Dennis Wideman news all afternoon. Earlier today the league dropped the hammer on Wideman with a 20 game suspension that would keep #6 out until the middle of March. Wideman is getting the gate for his cross check on linesman Don Henderson last week in a game against the Nashville..." February 04

  • Wideman diagnosed with concussion after incident with linesman, Salomaki

    The Score "Dennis Wideman was found to have a concussion after the Calgary Flames' game against the Nashville Predators last week, but the league says that doesn't excuse his cross-check on linesman Don Henderson. Nashville Predators forward Miikka Salomaki delivered a hit on Wideman moments before the..." February 04

  • Flames recall Jakub Nakladal from Stockton

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled defenceman Jakub Nakladal from their AHL affiliate, the Stockton Heat. The Flames also announced that they have assigned forward Mason Raymond to Stockton. Nakladal, a native of Pardubice, Czech Republic, has played 35 games for..." February 03

  • Wideman suspended 20 games for hit on linesman

    TSN "Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman has been suspended 20 games by the NHL on Tuesday for his Jan. 27 hit on linesman Don Henderson. Wideman, 32, is the 12th NHL player to be suspended for physical abuse of an official in the last 15 years. Wideman was quickly suspended indefinitely by the..." February 03

  • Hudler, Hiller the Center of Calgary’s Struggles

    The Hockey Writers "With the NHL regular season on pause for All-Star weekend, many players, GMs and fans around the league have time to reflect on the unofficial first half. For the Calgary Flames the break comes at a perfect time, as the teams struggling offence saw them limp into the mid-season pause as losers..." February 02

  • Report: Dennis Wideman Will Tell NHL He Was "Woozy" When He Checked Linesman

    Deadspin "Dennis Wideman’s disciplinary hearing begins at 2:30 today, and I’m genuinely curious what sort of suspension the NHL will hand down. The video shows what happened—Wideman cross-checking a linesman, landing him in the hospital overnight for observation—but it doesn’t show why. And there doesn’t..." February 02

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Giordano jokes about one-upping Omark: Maybe we'll light Gaudreau on fire

    The Score "Mark Giordano has an idea that would set more than the internet ablaze. The Calgary Flames defenseman jokingly suggested a way teammate Johnny Gaudreau could one-up Linus Omark, who lit his stick on fire in the KHL All-Star shootout last weekend. "Maybe we'll just light Johnny on fire,"..." January 29

  • Flames D Wideman suspended indefinitely for hit on linesman

    TSN "Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing for his hit on linesman Don Henderson on Wednesday night. Before the incident, Wideman was on the receiving end of a hard check from Nashville Predators forward Miikka Salomaki. On his way back to the..." January 29

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Indefinite suspension for Wideman pending post All Star hearing.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Confirming NHL linesman Don Henderson was in hospital for precautionary reasons. Home now. NHL expected to decide on Wideman today.

  • Hutton Leads Preds To 4th Straight Win In Calgary

    On The Forecheck "The Predators won their fourth straight game in Canada, pulling out a huge win over the Flames 2-1. The Flames out-shot the Predators 27-24, pressuring the Nashville defense and challenging the Preds' slim lead for most of the game. At times the Flames looked like the better team, but they..." January 28

  • Was NHL player concussed when he brutally ran over referee?

    New York Post "There’s making contact with an official, and then there’s what Dennis Wideman did on Wednesday night. The Calgary Flames defenseman cross-checked linesman Don Henderson from behind, crumpling Henderson to the ice near the Nashville Predators bench. The play occurred during the second period of..." January 28

  • Dennis Wideman on linesman hit: I couldn’t avoid it

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman defended his collision with linesman Don Henderson that knocked the official on to the ice in Wednesday night’s game against the Nashville Predators. There was no penalty on the play. “I was just trying to get off the ice. And, at the last second, I..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Stars head into All-Star break with a 2-1 win over Calgary

    Sports Day "Three Stars 1. Jamie Benn, Stars - Captain had his swagger back, and scored a beautiful goal 2. Alex Goligoski, Stars - Solid defensive night, strong in possession game, added an assist 3. Antti Niemi, Stars - Came up big to hold off Flames' late rally. Finished with 23 saves Key..." January 26

  • Canes find offense, beat Flames 5-2

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters wasn’t completely pleased with a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames despite the lopsided score. Peters liked the five-goal outburst, as scoring has been a problem for the Canes in recent games. He liked the penalty killing, which has been a strength, as..." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Calgary Flames double up host Columbus Blue Jackets

    Calgary Sun "The message after Thursday's morning skate at Nationwide Arena had been for the Calgary Flames to shoot more. Head coach Bob Hartley was talking about their blueline, specifically. But in their 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, all of them mattered. From every angle. Take Johnny..." January 22

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    #Flames Injury Update: Michael Ferland (upper body) will not return. #CGYvsCBJ

  • Reid Boucher leads Devils over Calgary Flames, 4-2

    Newark Star-Ledger "Reid Boucher scored a goal and set up another while leading the Devils to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Boucher has two game-winning goals in his two games since being recalled from Albany (AHL). Cory Schneider was solid again in goal as he posted..." January 20

  • Burke on a mission to increase size of NHL ice surfaces

    TSN "Brian Burke has held many titles in a lifetime of hockey - player, agent, general manager, league executive/disciplinarian and president of hockey operations. Now, apparently, he would like add another. Architect. The president of the Calgary Flames is on a mission - some would describe..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports