Flames Rumors & News

  • 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

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Flames Sign Matthew Tkachuk to ELC

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "The Flames signed 6th overall pick Matthew Tkachuk to a 3 year entry level contract with an average cap hit of 0.925M on Thursday. This gives the Flames the opportunity to chose to use him in this upcoming season or send him back to the OHL if they chose not to. Tkachuk had 107 points in 57 games..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Report: Flames Sign Linden Vey to a 1 Year, 2-Way Deal

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "As we are now past the pinnacle of summer off season activity, depth moves are where the market is at. Today, the Flames have reportedly signed former Vancouver Canuck RW Linden Vey to a 1 year, 2-way deal. With the mass exodus of players from Stockton, the Flames need to make move this..." July 05

  • Mason Raymond Presents Terrific Value For Anaheim Ducks

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks signed 30-year old left winger Mason Raymond to a one-year, $675,000 contract Monday evening, marking their first notable signing of free agency. General manager Bob Murray effectively sat out the free-for-all that took place on July 1st, making Anaheim the only team not to..." July 05

  • Flames GM Treliving provides update on Monahan, Gaudreau talks

    Sportsnet "He solved a glaring need in the crease and added a veteran right-shot winger to his forward corps, but Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving’s off-season won’t be complete until he signs his two young stars. Treliving joined Sportsnet 960 The Fan on Monday to give an update on his talks..." July 05

  • New additions bring leadership to Flames lineup

    Calgary Sun "If you tickle twine, take cover. That’s apparently the best practice for teammates of Brian Elliott, one of two netminding newbies for the Calgary Flames. “He’s an absolute competitor,” said right-winger Troy Brouwer, who backchecked and blocked shots for Elliott last winter in St. Louis and..." July 03

  • Flames cross two key items off wish list

    Calgary Sun "Admittedly, it sounded a bit too good to be true. On the opening day of the National Hockey League's free-agent flirting window, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving reached out to arrange a chat with right-winger Troy Brouwer. “It was during this dating period or whatever it is, and his agent..." July 02

  • Avalanche sign Colborne to 2-year deal, Tyutin to 1-year deal

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche have signed free-agent forward Joe Colborne to a two-year, $5-million contract, reports TSN's Darren Dreger. A former first-round pick, 16th overall in 2008, Colborne exploded in a big way last season, scoring 19 goals and adding 25 assists in 73 games for the Calgary..." July 01

  • Flames sign Chad Johnson to 1-year, $1.7M contract

    The Score "The Calgary Flames have reportedly landed a backup goalie to spell newcomer Brian Elliott. The Flames signed Chad Johnson to a one-year deal worth $1.7 million, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet." July 01

  • Calgary Flames Sign Troy Brouwer

    HockeyBuzz "The Calgary Flames have signed winger Troy Brouwer to a four-year deal worth $4.5 million per season. Brouwer definitely fits the description of the power forward the Flames have been after. He's 6'3 and has averaged 21 goals and 41 points over the last three seasons. His underlying numbers..." July 01

  • Brouwer still talking to Blues, Flames reportedly among teams with interest

    The Score "Troy Brouwer is in a good spot heading into free agency. The 30-year-old winger is coming off a solid regular season and impressive playoff performance with the St. Louis Blues, all of which will serve him well on the open market as an unrestricted free agent. Brouwer remains in talks with..." June 30

  • Mason Raymond, Eric Nystrom to Be Bought Out

    The Hockey Writers "According to multiple sources, the Calgary Flames will buyout forward Mason Raymond and the Nashville Predators will buyout left wing Eric Nystrom. Both have been placed on waivers Wednesday with the intention of a buyout officially coming Thursday. Raymond got a nice three-year deal from the..." June 29

  • Gaudreau, Monahan get qualifying offer from Flames

    NHL.com "Forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan were among four players to receive a qualifying offer from the Calgary Flames on Monday. Forward Freddie Hamilton and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon also received an offer before the 5 p.m. ET deadline, meaning the Flames retain the rights of all four..." June 28

  • Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving, big forward Joe Colborne commit to negotiate

    Calgary Sun "Joe Colborne’s phone blew up Monday as a legion of friends and fans assumed he was finished as a Calgary Flame. They were reacting to news Colborne wasn’t one of the four pending free agents handed a qualifying offer by the Flames. “I’ve got 100 texts from people saying, ‘I’m gone from..." June 28

  • Flames acquire Alex Chiasson from Ottawa

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired right winger Alex Chiasson from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenceman Pat Sieloff and have signed Chiasson to a one-year contract. Chiasson, a native of Montreal, Quebec, played 77 regular season games for Ottawa in 2015-16..." June 27

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Calgary Flames brass happy with their haul at 2016 NHL Entry Draft

    Calgary Sun "The overall evaluation of the Calgary Flames weekend at the 2016 National Hockey League Entry Draft was positive. Of course, every team says that five minutes after the two-day event is over. But walking out of Buffalo’s First Niagara Center on Saturday afternoon — with the sixth overall..." June 26

  • Flames Take Matthew Tkachuk With the 6th Pick In The 2016 NHL Draft

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "The Flames got Matthew Tkachuk after he fell to #6 in the 2016 NHL Draft. This is a dream scenario as he was one of the Flames targeted players." June 26

  • Flames Draft Tyler Parsons, Dillon Dube in Round 2

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "After the Flames traded away their own second round pick at 35th overall for Brian Elliott yesterday, they still had picks 54 and 56, acquired in the Jiri Hudler and Kris Russell trades respectively. 54th Overall: G Tyler Parsons, London Knights (OHL) 37-9-3, .922 Save Percentage, 2.33..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

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