Flames Rumors & News

  • 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

  • The Calgary Flames offense is victimizing Mike Smith

    iSportsweb "There are two ways to look at the Calgary Flames’ 5-5-0 start to the regular season. On one hand, they are in better shape than they were the last two seasons, and last year’s awful start did not stop them from making the postseason. On the other hand, the Flames could be deemed lucky for being in..." October 28

  • Flames place Jagr on injured reserve

    TSN "The Calgary Flames placed forward Jaromir Jagr on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. The 45-year-old left Saturday's game against the Minnesota Wild in the first period with a lower-body injury and did not return to action. Jagr has two assists over five games this season, his first..." October 23

  • Jaromir Jagr leaves game with lower body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames forward Jaromir Jagr played just four shifts on Saturday night before exiting their game against the Minnesota Wild in the first period. The Flames later announced that Jagr would not return with what the team is calling a lower body injury. They had no other update. After..." October 22

  • Where does Jagr fit on the Flames lineup?

    Sportsnet "With Jaromir Jagr starting to find his rhythm after a handful of games with the Calgary Flames, there seems to be some level of uncertainty as to where he fits in the lineup. It’s tempting to think that the Flames should try to recapture what Jagr had with Aleksander Barkov in Florida; the pair..." October 21

  • Flames coach angry with penalties, will start punishing players

    Sportsnet "While the Calgary Flames aren’t off to as poor of a start as their Alberta rivals in Edmonton, there are aspects of their game that head coach Glen Gulutzan is not at all happy about. Namely their lack of discipline. After finishing last season as the most penalized team in the league with..." October 20

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • What Naheed Nenshi’s re-election means for Calgary Flames arena talks

    Sportsnet "Despite being in the midst of a four-day break between games the Calgary Flames suffered a significant setback Monday night. And the repercussions of it might ultimately lead to a major loss for the city. Mayor Naheed Nenshi, who has been part of a very public war of words with the Flames over..." October 17

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Flames’ Jaromir Jagr will make debut Wednesday vs. Kings

    Sportsnet "Jaromir Jagr will/won’t make his Calgary Flames debut Wednesday against the Los Angeles Kings, according to Sportsnet’s John Shannon. The 45-year-old winger signed a $1-million deal with the Flames on the eve of the season, but had only been practising with the team. Jagr sits second on the..." October 11

  • Jaromir Jagr’s Flames debut will have to wait another day

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said on Friday that it will be entirely up to Jaromir Jagr to decide when he is ready to make his debut for the team. It seems he is not quite ready as Gulutzan confirmed on Saturday morning that Jagr will not be in the lineup when the team plays its home..." October 07

  • So, how should Flames use Jaromir Jagr?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After an anxious summer where Jaromir Jagr got kind of weird about not getting a deal on Twitter, the Calgary Flames provided the hockey world with relief in signing the living legend. It’s something we should all cherish, too, as Jagr admitted that there’s a “99.9 percent chance” that this..." October 05

  • Jagr takes first skate with Flames

    TSN "Veteran winger Jaromir Jagr skated with his new team for the first time on Thursday. Jagr officially signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Flames on Wednesday. Calgary lost 3-0 to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Jagr skated on the team's third line with Sam Bennett at centre and..." October 05

  • Details Ex-NHL Player Demanding Cocaine From Flight Attendant

    Black Sports Online "Jiri Hudler has some explaining to do, as he’s being accused of threatening a flight attendant and demanding cocaine, according to a Czech newspaper report. The former Detroit Red Wings forward told the flight attendant he wants cocaine. She told him that it’s illegal and that’s when Hudler..." October 04

  • Flames check truculence box by signing Tanner Glass

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s probably unfair to assume that the Calgary Flames turned Tanner Glass’ PTO into a one-year deal to appease Brian Burke. It’s probably fair to assume that Burke is pleased with the full-time addition of Glass, though. The Flames announced a one-year deal for Glass on Tuesday. They didn’t..." October 03

  • Jagr talking with Flames

    Calgary Herald "Many hockey fans in the city would love to see Jaromir Jagr in the silks of the Calgary Flames. Perhaps they’ll get their wish … soon. TSN’s NHL analyst Pierre LeBrun tweeted Sunday night that the Calgary club is in talks with the veteran who’s trying to skate in his 24th NHL..." October 02

  • Flames, Jaromir Jagr agree on one-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have agreed to terms with forward Jaromir Jagr on a one-year contract. Jagr is just 56 NHL games away from passing Gordie Howe’s all-time record of 1,767. The 45-year-old had 16 goals and 46 points in 82 games last year with the Florida Panthers. His 1,914 points is..." October 02

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • Flames president says team is becoming a have-not NHL market

    Sportsnet "The president of the Calgary Flames says the team is not swimming in money. Ken King told Calgary’s chamber of commerce Monday that the team has gone from a giver to a taker in NHL revenue sharing. "We’ve gone from a top-10 revenue contributing team, where we wrote the cheques in the last..." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Flames say they were prepared to contribute $275M for new arena

    Pro Hockey Talk "The arena situation in Calgary took another twist Thursday, with the Flames revealing that they had been prepared to contribute $275 million to a new arena. The Flames released a nine-page report, which included the financial details of their proposed contributions. The organization said..." September 22

  • Flames cut 21 players from training camp roster

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have cut 21 players from training camp, reducing their roster to 47. Forwards Kayle Doetzel, Brett Findlay, Rod Pelley, Hunter Smith, defenceman Oleg Yevenko, and goaltender Mason McDonald were assigned to AHL Stockton. The Flames also assigned Sam Dove-McFalls, Zach..." September 19

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Flames following predictable formula in attempt to bilk Calgarians

    Sportsnet "Here’s a good rule of thumb: If you’re looking for a balanced discussion of arena or stadium funding issues, don’t bother reading the sports pages. And if you’re looking here for another sports guy to carry water for an ownership group as it attempts to hold a mayor, a city and a civic election..." September 18

  • Flames’ Lazar talks getting confidence back: ‘Last year I felt lost’

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames aren’t a club unaccustomed to seeing their young stars make headlines. But while it’s been Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk and Sam Bennett drawing the eyeballs up until now, there’s one other young gun in the mix who’s looking to put his name in that..." September 16

  • Flames CEO claims city's arena pitch would've had team paying '120 percent'

    CBC Sports "The CEO of the Calgary Flames says the city's proposal for a three-way split on a new $555-million arena would have left the team paying "120 per cent of the project." Mayor Naheed Nenshi released details of the city's offer on Friday morning, after the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp...." September 16

  • Motivated Flames not shying away from heightened expectations

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames’ stated goal is quite simple: do something the organization has done just once in the last quarter century by finishing with over 100 points. Given the team’s second-half surge, its off-season acquisitions, it’s youthful core and its unparalleled blue line, reaching Glen..." September 15

  • Calgary Offers To Pay One-Third Of Arena Costs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "12:40pm: King and the Flames held a press conference to address the offer. He said that the Flames will reveal their counter-proposal next week, and that they’re not going to hide anything any longer. King revealed that the two sides had not even met since July 31st, and that was when they..." September 15

  • Calgary Flames No Longer Pursuing New Arena In Calgary

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Calgary Flames President and CEO Ken King told media today that the organization is “no longer pursuing a new facility” in Calgary (audio link). King stated that the city and the organization have reached an impasse and that the organization sees no point in continuing talks. The Flames currently..." September 13

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • Marc-Andre Fleury would have waived no-trade for the Flames

    Sportsnet "Marc-Andre Fleury can admit now he was preparing for the possibility of becoming a Calgary Flame. He’ll even go as far as to say that had Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford crafted a deal to send Fleury to the Flames at last season’s trade deadline, the 32-year-old goaltender would likely..." September 12

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Flames’ Spencer Foo out to prove he’s no college flop

    Sportsnet "In Las Vegas, they put Spencer Foo’s name up on the arena marquee. His name in lights in Vegas, before he’d even signed with his first National Hockey League organization. In Edmonton, his hometown, the welcoming committee was more focused. “Hi, I’m Wayne Gretzky. You’d sure look good in blue..." September 09

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08