Flames Rumors & News

  • Backlund dealing with an abdominal strain

    Calgary Herald "This wasn’t how Mikael Backlund planned on starting his 2014-15 National Hockey League training camp with the Calgary Flames. The 25-year-old pivot, who made incredible strides last year with the rebuilding group, is dealing with an abdominal strain which has him on the list of the team’s..." September 20

  • Flames’ Bennett compares Gaudreau to McDavid

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames first round pick Sam Bennett has played just two prospect tournament games with Johnny Gaudreau, but has been quite impressed by the 2014 Hobey Baker winner. Bennett and Gaudreau played on a line together combining for two goals and two assists in Calgary’s 4-3 loss to the..." September 14

  • Gaudreau shines in Young Stars opener

    Calgary Herald "The advice, in one form or another, never really changes. A nervous nellie trying to make an impression? Trying to make a hockey team? Trying to survive the cut? Do what you do best. Simple enough. And paying heed Friday had been a pair of Calgary Flames prospects — highly regarded for..." September 13

  • Flames’ Bennett working with Crosby

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames prospect Sam Bennett isn’t letting his general manager’s words slow him down. The first-round pick (fourth overall) from June’s draft has been in Colorado all week working out with NHL veterans such as Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. Bennett posted a picture on his..." September 06

  • Flames GM would be 'shocked' if top pick Sam Bennett makes roster

    CBSSports.com "The Calgary Flames don't have much by way of optimism heading into the 2014-15 season. The one thing fans might be able to get excited about is to see which of the team's young players can make the NHL roster, giving a glimpse of a hopefully brighter future. After Sean Monahan performed well as..." September 02

  • Former Avs defenseman Cory Sarich details horrific bike accident

    Denver Post "Hockey-tough Cory Sarich is living proof that you can get run over by the wheel of a three-quarter ton truck and walk away. But the former Avalanche defenseman, will never bike again. He has kept his splintered cycling helmet for teaching purposes, but ordered officials to get rid of the the rest..." August 30

  • Flames expected to try out Brookbank

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sheldon Brookbank expressed some hope in returning to the Chicago Blackhawks next season, but it appears he’ll settle for a training camp tryout with the Calgary Flames, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc. “The Hawks said that they liked me and they’d like to have me back if it worked..." August 29

  • Flames sign Lance Bouma

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed centre Lance Bouma to a one-year contract. Bouma, a native of Provost, Alberta, played 78 games with the Flames last season netting five goals and 10 assists for 15 points and 41 penalty minutes and finished second in the NHL amongst..." August 27

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Alberta native Devin Setoguchi gets a $750,000, one-year deal from the #NHLFlames.

  • Flames GM tight-lipped over Kevin Hayes speculation

    Calgary Herald "The thought is tantalizing, the idea makes sense and, boy, what a storyline. Think about it, Boston College’s first line — Johnny Gaudreau, Bill Arnold, and Kevin Hayes, the trio that dominated this year’s NCAA playoffs — together with the Calgary Flames. Has a nice ring to it, no? “I’ve..." August 16

  • Giguere to announce retirement next week

    TSN.ca "According to RDS, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere will officially announce his retirement from the NHL next Thursday. The 37-year-old will remain in hockey with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada organization of the QMJHL. Giguere spent his last three seasons with..." August 16

  • Flames ink deal with new ECHL affliate in Colorado

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames have a new ECHL affiliate. The National Hockey League team announced Tuesday that the Colorado Eagles will be the team’s new ‘AA’ minor league squad and will provide players to the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Flames, Calgary’s primary development team." August 06

  • Todd Gill named assistant coach of Adirondack Flames

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that Todd Gill has been named assistant coach with the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Gill will work with head coach Ryan Huska who was named to that position this past June. Gill, who played over 1,000 games in the NHL, will be primarily..." July 28

  • Flames’ Smith signs in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "After five NHL seasons and nearly 100 games played, Derek Smith is on his way to Europe. The former Ottawa and Calgary defenseman has signed with ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Monday. Smith, 29, split last season between the Flames and their AHL affiliate..." July 28

  • Mark Cundari eyeing full-time job on the Calgary Flames blueline

    Calgary Herald "It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the..." July 28

  • Hiller’s recovery from appendicitis should be quick

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack in mid-July that resulted in him having a minor procedure. Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving recently confirmed that this incident shouldn’t be a factor by the time training camp starts. “The procedure nowadays … they can do it arthroscopically,”..." July 27

  • Free agent Mark Cundari signs new deal with Flames

    Calgary Herald "It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the..." July 27

  • Flames sign Joni Ortio

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed goaltender Joni Ortio to a two-year contract. Ortio, a native of Turku, Finland, played 10 games with the Flames during the 2013-14 season. He played in his first NHL game on February 27th stopping 20 of 22 shots and earned his first NHL..." July 24

  • Flames avoid arbitration with Colborne, re-sign him to two-year deal

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "The Flames had just one restricted free agent opt for arbitration, and now that isn't an issue at all as the Flames and Joe Colborne have reached a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $1.275 million. His previous contract was a one-year, $600k deal. Colborne's contract makes him the..." July 22

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    Wes Gilbertson @SUNGilbertson

    #Flames G Jonas Hiller needed only minor procedure after appendictis attack. Expected to make a speedy recovery.

  • Flames sign Hanowski to one-year, two-way contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames re-signed forward Ben Hanowski to a one-year, two-way contract on Saturday. The financial details aren’t clear at this time. The 23-year-old scored two assists in 11 games with Calgary last season, also collecting 31 points in 55 contests with the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat. He..." July 13

  • Gaudreau takes stock in whirlwind year as he prepares for first NHL training camp

    Calgary Herald "The name has been talked about around the city since 2011. But finally, after four years of summer development camps, John Gaudreau’s next trip will be for this fall’s Calgary Flames training camp. “It’s a little different,” said skilled winger following Wednesday’s final scrimmage at..." July 10

  • Flames in no rush to sign fourth overall pick Bennett

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last year, the Flames signed Sean Monahan 22 days after taking him sixth overall at the draft. Three years ago, they inked Sven Baertschi 10 days after taking him 13th overall. But despite that history, Calgary GM Brad Treliving says there’s no reason to rush the process with his latest..." July 10

  • Mark Jankowski hardly forgotten man at centre for Calgary Flames

    Calgary Sun "He’s not the centre of attention. Make no mistake, though, Calgary Flames prospect Mark Jankowski isn’t a forgotten man, either. “As I told him (Sunday), ‘Don’t be thinking that anybody is writing you off,’ ” said Flames GM Brad Treliving. It’s been less than two weeks since Treliving..." July 07

  • As game evolves, Flames' Gaudreau seeking next step

    NHL.com "Johnny Gaudreau's home in Carneys Point, N.J., is littered with hardware. The 20-year-old Calgary Flames prospect is looking to add one more to the mantle, an ESPY. But as the award nominations and accolades continue to pile up, so too does the expectation that Gaudreau can take the next step..." July 07

  • Flames prospect Sieloff continues comeback from staph infection

    Pro Hockey Talk "Patrick Sieloff will take part in the Calgary Flames development camp next week, having had the vast majority of his 2013-14 season cut short by a staph infection. Sieloff, a second-round pick of the Flames in 2012, joined the Abbotsford Heat in the American Hockey League last fall, becoming..." July 05

  • Paul Byron re-signs with Flames for one year

    Calgary Sun "Paul Byron’s time outside of the Calgary Flames fold was short-lived. A few days after the Flames forward wasn’t given a qualifying offer and became an unrestricted free agent, Byron was re-signed to a one-year contract Thursday. It’s a one-way deal, meaning his salary would be the same..." July 04

  • Craig Conroy’s phone keeps ringing over quality of prospects in Calgary Flames’ stable

    Calgary Herald "The well-known likes of Max Reinhart, Markus Granlund, Sven Baertschi? They get a pass.John Ramage and Turner Elson, winners of the ECHL’s Kelly Cup less than a month ago, also stay home. Another youngster has visa issues — Rushan Rafikov. Another is coming off knee surgery — Michael..." July 04

  • Bruins shopping Boychuk

    The Fourth Period "The Boston Bruins are looking to free up some salary cap space and appear to be shopping defenseman Johnny Boychuk in order to create some room. The Bruins have roughly $5.7 million in available cap space, which includes center Marc Savard's $4.027 million salary being attributed to LTIR...." July 04

  • Morgan Klimchuk eager to make impression on Calgary Flames’ brass

    Calgary Herald "Still a teenager, Morgan Klimchuk is nevertheless well versed in hockey’s abrupt curves. You know, the heavy-handed business of it all. Twice the Calgarian has seen his junior outfit — the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League — overhaul its coaching staff. Klimchuk’s introduction to..." July 03

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Deryk Engelland to CGY. 3 year deal worth $2.9M.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing CAL closing in on Deryk Engelland

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    Mark Spector @SportsnetSpec

    Calgary #Flames going all out to retain Mike Cammalleri, have made "several offers." Player's camp quiet this morning.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CGY signs Jonas Hiller to two-year deal with AAV of $4.5M.

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    NHL on TSN @NHLonTSN

    Mason Raymond to Calgary is a three-year, $9.5 million deal. #TSN #FAF #FreeAgentFrenzy

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    Randy Sportak @SUNRandySportak

    #Flames didn't make qualifying offers for Paul Byron (bit of a surprise) and TJ Galiardi (not really a surprise).

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Flames made a trade offer for Cam Ward in exchange for Carolina's 7th pick. Obvious salary dump opportunity. Hurricanes declined.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    The Flames were aggressive pre-draft. Offered to take on Mike Ribeiro for 12th pick (Ribeiro wouldn't waive). Ultimately, he was bought out.

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    Sounding like #Flames will use compliance buyout on Shane O'Brien. He owed 2.2M for 2014-15 #NHL season.

  • Calgary Flames go big on second day of NHL Draft

    Calgary Sun "Size and truculence. You bet it’s a motto for the Calgary Flames. It also was a major focus after last season. The Flames addressed the desire to add some size Saturday at the NHL Draft in Philadelphia, starting with second-round selection Hunter Smith, all 6-foot-7 and 220-lb. of..." June 29

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hawks trade Bolig to Calgary for the 83rd pick

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    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    At least 8 teams have shown interest in acquiring the 1st pick overall from the Panthers. Van, Cgy, Edmtn and Tor among them.

  • Flames GM takes issue with recent Spezza trade speculation

    Calgary Sun "Brad Treliving said he poured a cup of coffee and opened up his laptop Sunday morning with no intention on catching up on some fiction. However, he claims that’s exactly what he saw when he read a report suggesting he’d offered up a draft pick and a trio of his players for Ottawa Senators..." June 18

  • Report: Flames, pending UFA Cammalleri are talking contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "Could Mike Cammalleri, a pending unrestricted free agent and already with an annual cap hit of $6 million, possibly re-sign with the Calgary Flames? The 32-year-old forward, after a 26-goal, 45-point season, is at the end of his current five-year contract. To take a line out from Simpsons..." June 18

  • Flames make pitch for Sens captain Jason Spezza

    Ottawa Sun "One Canadian team has reached out to try to get Senators' captain Jason Spezza. He likely doesn't want to go there. League sources say the Calgary Flames have made a pitch to the Senators for their top centre but what they're offering and the destination itself make the chances of a deal..." June 16

  • Flames asking Panthers about No. 1 pick in Draft

    NHL.com "One month after Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon admitted he was openly fielding offers for the top pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, at least one team has inquired into the cost of selecting first on June 27 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Calgary Flames general manager Brad..." June 09

  • Coda Gordon going back into the NHL draft after Flames don’t sign him

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames have chosen not to re-sign prospect Coda Gordon, allowing the 19-year-old forward to re-enter the NHL Entry Draft." June 05

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    Pat Steinberg @Fan960Steinberg

    #Flames have officially signed David Wolf from Hamburg in German league, been rumored for months now.

  • Flames prospect Baertschi will miss rest of Worlds

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sven Baertschi was looking forward to playing for Switzerland in his first World Championship. His service is over though as he suffered a fractured rib in Switzerland’s opening game against Russia, per the IIHF. It will take Baertschi several weeks to recover, but at least he should still be..." May 10