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  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Flames GM thinks Elias Lindholm is a ‘player that’s gonna pop’

    Sportsnet "After missing the playoffs in 2017-18 and falling well short of Stanley Cup aspirations, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving looked for some big change this summer to go into next year with a new look — while maintaining lofty expectations. With the entire core locked in place,..." July 17

  • Elias Lindholm expects to score more with Flames: ‘That’s my main goal’

    Sportsnet "Elias Lindholm was given a six-year, $29.1-million contract by the Calgary Flames despite having never worn his new team’s uniform and having never scored more than 17 goals or 45 points in any of his five NHL seasons. Some Flames fans had raised eyebrows when it was announced..." July 17

  • Flames Re-Sign Goaltender Jon Gillies

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames may have hinted at who they feel their goalie of the future is with a contract inked this evening. TVA’s Renaud Lavoie reports that the Flames have signed 24-year-old Jon Gillies to a two-year contract extension worth $750K against the cap. The first year of..." July 16

  • Flames Re-Sign Elias Lindholm to Six-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract with an AAV of $4,850,000.  Lindholm, a native of Boden, Sweden was acquired by Calgary on June 23 in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes which saw..." July 16

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Buddy Robinson Signs Two-Year Contract With Calgary Flames

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have brought in a new friend, signing Buddy Robinson to a two-year contract. Robinson was a Group VI unrestricted free agent after failing to get a real opportunity in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets last season. The deal will carry a $700K cap hit at the NHL..." July 02

  • Flames sign James Neal to 5-year deal worth $28.75 million

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have signed James Neal to a five-year contract worth $28.75 million. Neal notching his 10th straight 20-goal year this past season, tallying 25 times for the Vegas Golden Knights. " July 02

  • Calgary Flames Sign Forward Alan Quine

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames continue to add to their forward depth, following up acquisitions of Derek Ryan and Austin Czarnik earlier with yet another intriguing signing. The Athletic’s Arthur Staple reports that former New York Islanders center Alan Quine has signed..." July 01

  • Flames sign Derek Ryan (three years) and Austin Czarnik (two years)

    Flames Nation "As the calendar flips over into Canada Day, the free agency courting period turns into the free agency signing period players are beginning to make decisions. The Calgary Flames have reportedly come to terms with two forwards this evening. Per Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman, the Flames..." July 01

  • Maple Leafs, Flames interested in Ryan

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames are among the teams interested in pending free agent Derek Ryan. TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli reported the Leafs haven't made a firm offer to Ryan yet as they wait to see where John Tavares ends up, while the Flames have a..." June 30

  • Canucks, Flames, Oilers, Canadiens interested in Rieder

    The Score "Despite notching only 12 goals and 25 points last season, Los Angeles Kings winger Tobias Rieder is becoming quite the hot commodity in NHL free-agent circles. Related: Report: 4 Canadian teams have engaged in talks with Rieder Reports emerged earlier in the week regarding a..." June 30

  • Noah Hanifin ready to create winning culture in Calgary

    Sportsnet "Noah Hanifin only got about five minutes into Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom before getting the call that his days as a member of the Carolina Hurricanes was over. Saturday’s five-player blockbuster, which saw Hanifin headed to the Calgary Flames along with teammate Elias..." June 25

  • Flames will try Tkachuk on top line: report

    NHL.com "Matthew Tkachuk will get a look at right wing on the Calgary Flames' top line with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau in the preseason. Tkachuk, a left-hander who played left wing his first two NHL seasons, has 97 points (37 goals, 60 assists) in 144 games for the Flames since they..." June 25

  • Dougie Hamilton trade makes clear problems persisted in Calgary

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames needed to effect significant change this summer and they started that process Saturday with a trade that made sense on several levels. In whopper of a five-player deal that addressed both team’s summer goals, the Flames shipped Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland..." June 24

  • Hurricanes Trade Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin To Flames For Dougie Hamilton

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have made their first big trade, reportedly sending Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox. It looks like those are the only players involved in the deal, though until it is officially announced..." June 23

  • Flyers Select C Jay O'Brien with 19th Overall Pick

    Sports Talk Philly "The Flyers were back on the clock with the 19th overall pick and again addressed the forward position. With the 19th pick, the Flyers selected center Jay O'Brien. O'Brien played for Thayer Academy last season, scoring 43 goals and posting 80 points in 30 games this..." June 22

  • Johnny Gaudreau, Peter Luukko among new owners of junior hockey team

    Philly.com "South Jersey’s Johnny Gaudreau, a star left winger with the Calgary Flames, and former Flyers president Peter Luukko are among the people who have purchased an equity stake in the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League, the team announced Thursday. Dan..." June 21

  • Treliving, Flames face big questions ahead of NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "Despite the absence of a first-, second- or third-round pick, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving has insisted he and his staff continue to approach this weekend’s NHL Draft the same way as always. That means plenty of meetings with agents and draft-eligible players, endless..." June 19

  • Flames legend Hakan Loob named team's head European pro scout

    The Score "The Calgary Flames hired Hakan Loob as the team's head European pro scout, the team announced Monday. Loob is one of the best players in Flames history, and one of the best Europeans to ever lace 'em up. He recorded 429 points in 450 NHL games - all with Calgary - including a..." June 18

  • Flames probably won’t land first-rounder (or helicopter?) in 2018 NHL Draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Calgary Flames sent a rich package of future assets to the New York Islanders for Travis Hamonic, it seemed like a reasonable risk. Especially for a team with lofty aspirations. Sometimes a failed trade is obvious immediately; other times, hindsight provides clarity. In..." June 17

  • Calgary Flames unlikely to trade up for picks

    Yardbarker "Don’t expect the Calgary Flames to make a selection in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft next Friday and probably don’t expect to see them make a pick too early on Saturday either. The Flames currently sit with just three picks in the 2018 Draft: a fourth-rounder,..." June 15

  • Calgary Flames Sign Yasin Ehliz, Marcus Hogstrom

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have dipped into the European free agent market, signing Yasin Ehliz and Marcus Hogstrom to one-year contracts. Ehliz has signed an entry-level contract worth $650K at the NHL level, while Hogstrom has signed a two-way deal worth $700K in the NHL. Like many of the..." June 11

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Monahan progressing for Flames following four surgeries

    NHL.com "Sean Monahan is progressing on schedule and is expected to be ready for training camp with the Calgary Flames after having four surgeries in April. The 23-year-old center missed the final seven games of the regular season and had wrist, groin, and two hernia surgeries. The expected..." June 06

  • Calgary Flames Hire Cail MacLean As AHL Head Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have found a new bench boss for their AHL affiliate, announcing Cail MacLean as the next head coach of the Stockton Heat.  " June 04

  • Flames hire Ward, Huska to round out coaching staff

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames have filled out their bench staff, hiring Geoff Ward as associate coach and promoting Ryan Huska from their farm club to become an assistant at the Saddledome. Ward’s lengthy resume includes a Stanley Cup triumph as an assistant coach for the..." May 31

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Treliving on verge of announcing assistant coaches

    Calgary Sun "Brad Treliving is on the verge of announcing his assistant coaches. Following an exhaustive search that included interviews with a vast number of candidates, the Calgary Flames GM is confident he’s found the right men. Flames fans will be happy to hear one hire is a..." May 27

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Gaudreau optimistic about Flames under Peters

    NHL.com "Johnny Gaudreau hasn't had a chance to catch up with new Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters yet. Instead, Gaudreau is piecing together a scouting report with help from two United States teammates at the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark. Peters coached goaltender Scott Darling and forward..." May 13

  • Flames’ Brian Burke leaving role as president of hockey operations

    Sporting News "Brian Burke will be leaving his role as Calgary Flames president of hockey operations effective Tuesday, the team announced Friday. Burke was hired by the team in September 2013 after five years with the Maple Leafs. The Flames made the playoffs twice during his tenure, most recently in..." April 27

  • Councillors hope fresh voices can reignite arena talks with Flames

    Calgary Sun "With arena negotiations in a stalemate for more than six months, rookie city councillor Jeff Davison says it’s incumbent on the city to revive talks with the owners of the Calgary Flames. Davison filed a notice of motion Tuesday on behalf of nine other councillors seeking to get both parties..." April 25

  • Flames hire Bill Peters as new head coach

    Sportsnet "Bill Peters wasn’t out of work long. The Calgary Flames will announce Peters as their new head coach just three days after the 51-year-old resigned as the Carolina Hurricanes‘ bench boss. A press conference is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. MT. Peters posted a record of 137-138-53 in four seasons..." April 23

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Hurricanes gave Flames permission to speak to Peters

    The Score "Bill Peters could be heading home. The Calgary Flames called the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday to ask permission to speak with head coach Bill Peters, which the Canes granted, a source told TSN's Pierre LeBrun. Peters, a native of Three Hills, Alberta - located about an hour and 20 minutes..." April 20

  • Flames gas Gulutzan and other coaches

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames made their first off-season move on Tuesday afternoon, firing head coach Glen Gulutzan. General manager Brad Treliving also relieved assistant coaches Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard of their duties. The news comes just over a week after the team’s annual internal exit..." April 17

  • Humboldt Broncos tragedy stirs painful memories for Brian Burke

    Sportsnet "There’s a hockey stick propped outside Brian Burke’s house and a lump in his throat as he tries to digest the emotions of it all. While Canadians from coast to coast continue to pay stirring tribute to the Humboldt Broncos, the enormity of the loss has been particularly hard on the Calgary..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • 'It was a grind': Monahan underwent four surgeries — and still had a career season

    Calgary Sun "Sean Monahan had a career season, scoring 31 goals and 33 assists in 74 National Hockey League games. And just imagine what the 23-year-old Calgary Flames centre would have done if he was healthy — because, as revealed during Monday’s Garbage Bag day/exit meetings, he was the furthest thing..." April 09

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Flames GM filled with disappointment, anger after team’s collapse

    Sportsnet "Emotionally drained following the most shocking face plant of the NHL’s stretch run, Brad Treliving knows he’s facing a summer of significant change. However, the fourth-year Flames GM insists that as he dissects all that went wrong in the final month of the season the reality is, “Things are..." April 04

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • Gaudreau rejoins Flames after father’s cardiac event

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau has rejoined the team after taking a two-game leave of absence due to a family matter and will play Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers. Gaudreau’s father, Guy, suffered a cardiac event last weekend, prompting Johnny to fly home to New Jersey. Guy is doing..." March 31

  • Flames' Tkachuk, Brodie both 'doubtful' to return this season

    The Score "Somehow, the Calgary Flames' disappointing season continues to get worse, as head coach Glen Gulutzan dealt fans some more bad injury news Wednesday. Forward Matthew Tkachuk and blue-liner T.J. Brodie have both been dealing with upper-body injuries over the past few weeks, and according to..." March 29

  • Flames’ Tkachuk, Brodie ‘not expected’ to return this season

    Sportsnet "Already missing Sean Monahan and Kris Versteeg for the rest of the season, and currently without Johnny Gaudreau as he remains with his family, the Calgary Flames look likely to finish off 2017-18 without a couple more usual stars. Head coach Glen Gulutzan said Wednesday that he doesn’t expect..." March 28

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28