Flames Rumors & News

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23


    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled forwards Marek Hrivik and Andrew Mangiapane from the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. MAREK HRIVIK - LEFT WING Hrivik, a native of Cadca, Slovakia, has appeared in one game for the Flames this season on January 14th,..." January 19

  • Johnny Gaudreau is playing best hockey of NHL career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Maybe it’s because Johnny Gaudreau has been a productive scorer since day one. Almost literally. Gaudreau scored a goal in his first NHL game with the Calgary Flames, his only appearance in 2013-14. The slick, undersized forward then generated 24 goals and 64 points as a rookie in 2014-15, and..." January 16

  • Jagr return to Flames from injury remains uncertain

    NHL.com "Jaromir Jagr's future with the Calgary Flames is uncertain after the forward was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, general manager Brad Treliving told TSN on Tuesday. "As far as what the future holds, we're not in a position to talk about that yet, other than he's on IR and..." January 16

  • Flames place veteran F Jagr on IR

    TSN "The Calgary Flames have placed veteran forward Jaromir Jagr on the injured reserve with a lower-body injury. The move is retroactive to Dec. 31 which was the last time he played. The 45-year-old has played 22 games with the Flames this season, scoring one goal and six assists. Jagr is..." January 14

  • Flames’ Monahan to miss Sunday’s game vs. Hurricanes due to illness

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames centre Sean Monahan will miss Sunday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes because of an illness, the Flames announced." January 14

  • Flames’ Mark Giordano ejected for high hit on Hurricanes’ Sebastian Aho

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano was ejected from Sunday’s game for a high hit on Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho. Aho was cutting across the front of the Flames’ net with the puck when Giordano hit him. Hurricanes forward Justin Williams then jumped in to fight Giordano. Aho..." January 14

  • Report: Jagr not with Flames for road trip

    TSN "Jaromir Jagr was listed as day-to-day by the Calgary Flames last week, but the 45-year-old didn't join the Flames for their four-game road trip as speculation continues to swirl around the forward's future. Kristen Odland of the Calgary Sun reports Jagr was not in Minnesota with the Flames on..." January 10

  • If Jaromir Jagr retires from NHL …

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sad (if not shocking) news surfaced last night: the Calgary Flames might be parting ways with Jaromir Jagr, and Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that there might not be other takers in the NHL. In other words, this might be it for the 45-year-old, at least in the NHL. If that’s true,..." January 07

  • Jagr, Flames to part ways

    Calgary Herald "Jaromir’s Jagr stint at the Saddledome is coming to an end. Sportsnet’s ace insider, Elliotte Friedman, reported on Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast that the Calgary Flames are in conversations about a mutual parting of ways with the legendary right-winger. “The Calgary Flames and..." January 07

  • Next Steps For Jaromir Jagr & The Calgary Flames

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Speculation over Jaromir Jagr’s future has been running rampant for the last few days, with thoughts that he may retire in the face of his latest injury and season-long struggles to fit into the Calgary Flames system. Bob McKenzie of TSN chimed in on Twitter, explaining that it has been long..." January 05

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Coyotes claim Freddie Hamilton off waivers from Flames

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Coyotes have claimed center Freddie Hamilton off waivers from the Calgary Flames, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. Hamilton played in eight games with the Flames this season, handing out one assist over a total of 61 minutes on the ice. The 26-year-old was originally..." January 04

  • Flames waive forward Freddie Hamilton

    TSN "The Calgary Flames waived forward Freddie Hamilton on Wednesday. Hamilton, the older brother of Flames defenceman Dougie Hamilton, owns one assist in eight games with the Flames this season. He last dressed with the team on Dec. 22, posting a minus-1 rating in 7:30 of ice time against the..." January 03

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Flames recall Andrew Mangiapane; place Michael Frolik on IR

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have recalled forward Andrew Magiapane and have placed Michael Frolik on injured reserve. Folik will miss weeks after breaking his jaw during Thursday’s loss to the San Jose Sharks. The 29-year-old was hit in the face with a puck and underwent surgery on Saturday." December 31

  • Flames trade Eddie Lack to New Jersey for defender Dalton Prout

    Sporting News "The New Jersey Devils acquired goaltender Eddie Lack in exchange for defenseman Dalton Prout, the teams announced on Saturday. The Flames traded for Lack this summer in one of two moves by Calgary that shook up their goaltending depth, also adding Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes. While..." December 30

  • Flames' Frolik out with a broken jaw

    TSN "The Calgary Flames will be without Michael Frolik for an extended period of time, as head coach Glen Gulutzan said the veteran forward is sidelined with a fractured jaw. Frolik suffered the injury in Thursday's game against the San Jose Sharks after being hit in the face with a shot from Sharks..." December 29

  • Flames prospect Valimaki leads as Finland's captain at world juniors

    Calgary Sun "He missed the bus. Over and over again. That would usually be a troublesome trend, but not in the case of Calgary Flames’ first-round selection Juuso Valimaki. “We have our development camp in the summer over at WinSport, and (the players) stay at a hotel near there and there is a van or..." December 26

  • Hamonic ready for next life-changing event

    NHL.com "Travis Hamonic was about to start a new chapter in his professional hockey career when he found out there was a major change coming in his personal life as well. Hamonic was hard at work in the crawl space of his cabin at Lake of the Woods, Ontario, a few weeks before beginning his first..." December 25

  • Calgary Flames Place Hamonic On IR

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After leaving Wednesday’s game against the St. Louis Blues with a lower-body injury, Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic has been placed on injured reserve. The team has recalled Rasmus Andersson in his place. Hamonic had already been ruled out of today’s game against the Montreal..." December 22

  • Gary Bettman calls Flames’ arena situation ‘very frustrating’

    Sportsnet "Hockey fans are hearing a lot about prominent American cities like Seattle and Houston as possible NHL markets with plenty of room for the league to grow. And then there’s the now-resolved situation in New York, as the Islanders won the Belmont Park bid. But what of the markets north of the..." December 22

  • Jagr to return to Flames lineup vs. Predators

    TSN "Jaromir Jagr will return to the lineup for the Calgary Flames Saturday night when they take on the Nashville Predators. Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan said Jagr will start on the fourth line alongside Matt Stajan and Troy Brouwer." December 16

  • Move to wing helping Flames’ Sam Bennett reach lofty expectations

    Sportsnet "Midway through a tight game against a division rival, the Calgary Flames needed a boost. The Flames’ most recent outing saw the visiting San Jose Sharks dominating a game they led 2-1 and were on the verge of breaking wide open. Flames coach Glen Gulutzan needed to find a way to inject some..." December 16

  • NHL’s department of player safety to meet with Flames’ Tkachuk

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s department of player safety intends to meet with Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk to discuss his recent suspensions, according to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. The meeting would be in a one-on-one format, likely with former NHL forward Ray Whitney, who recently joined the..." December 10

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Flames co-owner Edwards not optimistic about chances of new arena

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames co-owner Murray Edwards told a group at the NHL’s board of governors meeting that he isn’t optimistic about his team’s chances of getting a new arena. The Flames are seeking a new arena with construction costs partially fronted from Calgary public funds. " December 08

  • Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk molding into both lovable and hatable pest

    Sportsnet "The tell on the Matthew Tkachuk commentary Thursday is as easy to spot as a cheesy slew foot or a spear caught on camera. If you read, or hear, someone say that they wouldn’t want Tkachuk on their team, that person is a fan boy. OK? They say that because they don’t like the Flames. And they..." December 07

  • Flames' Matthew Tkachuk suspended for 'junior-hockey' spearing incident vs. Maple Leafs

    Sporting News "When it comes to Matthew Tkachuk, the Flames are used to taking the bad with the good. But he's been hit with another suspension. Calgary's resident NHL nuisance will sit out one game for "unsportsmanlike conduct" after prodding Maple Leafs forward Matt Martin with the blade end of his stick..." December 07

  • Flames’ Jaromir Jagr day to day, will miss game vs. Leafs

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames will be without veteran forward Jaromir Jagr on Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Calgary Flames will be without veteran forward Jaromir Jagr on Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs." December 06

  • Flyers felt Travis Hamonic deserved match penalty

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers believe Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic deserved every bit of the match penalty and automatic ejection that came with it following his illegal hit to the head of Dale Weise Monday night in Calgary. "I think for sure [it was deserving]," Weise said Tuesday. "I don't think he once..." December 05

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Flames' Versteeg month to month with hip injury

    Sporting News "Calgary Flames forward Kris Verteeg is on a 'month-to-month' basis after his latest hip injury, the team announced on Friday. Versteeg hasn't played for the Flames since Nov. 24 where he first diagnosed with a lower-body. Despite hope that the injury wasn't one that present a lasting effect,..." December 01

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Flames’ Jagr teaching Gaudreau how to think like a superstar

    Sportsnet "Four years into an NHL tenure that’s been somewhat tumultuous but consistently promising, Johnny Gaudreau has started off 2017-18 with a newfound killer instinct. The 24-year-old Calgary Flames winger sits third in the league’s scoring race with 31 points to his name, already halfway to last..." November 24

  • Flames’ Eddie Lack, Senators’ Chris DiDomenico placed on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have placed goaltender Eddie Lack on waivers. Lack has struggled this season, sporting a 5.29 goals-against average and .813 save rate in four appearances. Joining the 29-year-old on the waiver wire is Ottawa Senators forward Chris DiDomenico. " November 23

  • Jagr not interested in farewell tour with Flames

    NHL.com "If it was Jaromir Jagr's final game at Capital One Arena on Monday, neither he nor the Washington Capitals fans seemed to care. Jagr, who has said that this, his 24th season, will likely be his last in the NHL, isn't interested in a farewell tour. After getting an assist on the Calgary Flames'..." November 21

  • Tkachuk’s ban not something Flames GM Treliving agrees with

    Calgary Herald "Already one of the NHL’s most agitating and irritating sorts, Matthew Tkachuk has been called almost every name you can think of. This one, however, is new — ‘repeat offender.’ It’s a troublesome label for the Calgary Flames and their tenacious teen left-winger, who served a controversial..." November 19

  • Gary Bettman turns up heat on Ottawa, Calgary to get arenas built

    Sportsnet "So, have you heard that they need new NHL arenas in Calgary and Ottawa? The commissioner is certainly aware. Amid growing talk about Houston’s desire to land a hockey team, and with Seattle pushing towards finally getting an NHL-ready building, Gary Bettman gently pointed out that his league..." November 17

  • Flames' Tkachuk suspended one game

    TSN "Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has been suspended one game for his actions in the line brawl that broke out in Caglary's game against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. Tkachuk slashed the leg of Red Wings right winger Luke Witkowski as a he headed for the dressing room after being..." November 17

  • Red Wings, Flames engage in line brawl, ‘old time hockey’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Matthew Tkachuk hasn’t even completed his second season in the NHL, and he might already have passed the likes of Tom Wilson and Brad Marchand as the league’s premier … “disturber.” It’s no secret that he has a special ability to make people’s blood boil, with the Los Angeles Kings standing..." November 16

  • Report: Teams are calling Flames about Sam Bennett

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Calgary Flames drafted Sam Bennett fourth overall in 2014, they expected him to develop into an impact player. Unfortunately for Bennett, the 2017-18 season hasn’t gone that way (at all). Through 15 games, Bennett is still looking for his point of the season. Over his first three..." November 09

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Flames' Hamonic likely not available due to injury

    Calgary Sun "Travis Hamonic left Saturday’s practice early after suffering an injury that had head coach Glen Gulutzan immediately concerned. “We’re going to get it evaluated and see how he is (Sunday),” the head coach said. “I didn’t see the play but there’s nothing to report until our doctors look at..." November 05


    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled defenceman Rasmus Andersson from the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League. The Flames also announced that defenceman Travis Hamonic has been placed on the IR (retroactive to Nov. 2). Andersson, a 21-year-old defenceman, has..." November 05

  • What’s wrong with Flames forward Sam Bennett?

    Sportsnet "With no points yet on the season and a -5.96 Corsi relative to his teammates, it’s fair to say that the Calgary Flames expected to get more out of Sam Bennett this season. The 21-year-old fourth-overall draft pick in 2014 has struggled to find a consistent role in the NHL, and has seen his point..." November 05

  • Mike Smith giving Flames all they can ask for and more

    Sportsnet "The biggest question mark for the Calgary Flames heading into the season was Mike Smith. One month in, he’s proven to be their most valuable player, prompting Sean Monahan to chuckle at the mere notion Smith was a wild card. “I know how good he was in Phoenix – he made a lot of big saves on..." November 03

  • Jagr won't rush back for Flames to face Penguins

    NHL.com "Forward Jaromir Jagr is close to returning from a lower-body injury that has kept him out for four games but said he won't rush to play when the Calgary Flames host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday (9 p.m. ET; SNW, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV). "I just want to come back and be ready and help the..." November 01

  • No fine or suspension for hit that injured Flyers’ Gostisbehere

    Pro Hockey Talk "It looks like nothing but an injury will come from the hit that Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov delivered on Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere during Saturday’s 4-2 Philly win. There was no penalty on the play during the contest itself, and David Isaac of the Courier..." October 29