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  • Flames are saying right things about Mike Smith’s workload

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames put all their eggs (goaltending-wise) in the Mike Smith basket last season, and that worked out better than most expected … yet they still failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That thought has to gnaw at all but the most optimistic people..." September 20

  • New arena for Flames an issue for team and city, not Olympic bid group

    Sportsnet "Those who’ve been following Calgary’s potential Olympic bid weren’t surprised this week’s proposed budget unveiling said nothing of a new, NHL-sized arena. While casual observers outside Calgary are gob-smacked a legacy project of this undertaking wouldn’t include..." September 13

  • Logan Shaw To Attend Calgary Flames Training Camp

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have signed another veteran forward to a professional tryout, this time bringing in Logan Shaw according to Kristen Anderson of Postmedia. Shaw finished the season with the Montreal Canadiens, but was not issued a qualifying offer and became an unrestricted free..." September 11

  • Flames’ Brodie looking for bounce back in return to top pairing

    Sportsnet "T.J. Brodie has long been a man of few words. Over the last two seasons he’s also been short on points, and confidence. The Calgary Flames defenceman, who once shone on the top pairing alongside Mark Giordano, was the first to admit at the end of last year he’d..." September 08

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • James Neal sees optimal fit on Flames’ top line

    Sportsnet "James Neal knows just how quickly an NHL team can turn its fortunes around. He lived it last year in Vegas where the Golden Knights went from expansion team to Stanley Cup finalists. The gritty forward who spent the last two years playing into June figures there are plenty..." September 06

  • Hamilton hoping for better chemistry, results with Hurricanes than Flames

    NHL.com "Dougie Hamilton said he is excited to be part of another highly rated defenseman group with the Carolina Hurricanes. He just hopes it turns out better than it did with the Calgary Flames, who traded him to Carolina on June 23. "A lot of good players, high-end talent and..." September 05

  • Flames To Invite Justin Falk And Zach O’Brien To Training Camp

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After bringing in veteran goaltender Jeff Glass on a PTO deal on Monday, the Flames may not be done yet.  Sportsnet’s Eric Francis reports (Twitter link) that Calgary is expected to invite defenseman Justin Falk as well as winger Zach O’Brien to training camp as..." September 04

  • Jeff Glass Signs Professional Tryout With Calgary Flames

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There are still several goaltenders available in free agency with NHL experience, but at least one of them is off the board. Jeff Glass announced on the first episode of the Bosco Podcast with Nick Godin that he has signed a professional tryout with the Calgary Flames. The Flames, who are..." September 03

  • Calgary Flames sign D Noah Hanifin

    Calgary Sun "When Brad Treliving pulled the trigger on a deal that saw defenceman Noah Hanifin join the Calgary Flames while Dougie Hamilton was shipped out to the Carolina Hurricanes, many were wondering what Hanifin’s game was all about. On a team as inexperienced defensively as the..." August 31

  • Fatherhood has matured ever-thoughtful Travis Hamonic even further

    Sportsnet "It has been a dramatic, emotional summer of change for Travis Hamonic. Oh sure, the trading of Dougie Hamilton re-shuffled the Calgary Flames blue line pairings, landing him with newbie Noah Hanifin moving forward. But for those who know anything about the 28-year-old..." August 29

  • Monahan says additions have Flames thinking playoffs

    NHL.com "Sean Monahan is hopeful the changes the Calgary Flames made this offseason will be enough to help them return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after failing to qualify last season. "I think with the guys that [general manager Brad Treliving] brought in, it's an exciting..." August 29

  • Mark Giordano says Flames are ‘a better team and a deeper team’

    Sportsnet "Just as it looked like the Battle of Alberta was stepping into a renaissance, both the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers were among the most disappointing outfits last season and missed out on the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs by a wide margin. As long as the Oilers have Connor McDavid..." August 28

  • Brian Burke pens letter thanking Flames, fans

    Calgary Sun "SO LONG — NOT GOODBYE — FROM FORMER FLAMES HONCHO I close on my home in Calgary at the end of this month, and head east. Before I go, I wanted to express my gratitude for my five seasons in Calgary. I enjoyed every second of my time here and made lots of friends...." August 26

  • Hanifin says he's 'super close' to signing contract with Flames

    NHL.com "Noah Hanifin said Friday he expects to sign a contract with the Calgary Flames before players are scheduled to report for training camp Sept. 9. The 21-year-old defenseman is Calgary's only remaining restricted free agent. "It's super close," Hanifin said..." August 25

  • Flames’ Tkachuk healthy, has high expectations for new season

    Sportsnet "Matthew Tkachuk watched from the sidelines last season as his Calgary Flames imploded and missed the playoffs with a late losing streak. But now he says he’s healthy and ready to help the Flames return to the post-season. “We need a great year,” Tkachuk..." August 23

  • Flames Sign Anthony Peluso to One-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed free agent forward Anthony Peluso to a one-year, two-way contract. Peluso, a 29-year-old native of North York, Ontario, played 38 games with the AHL’s Hershey Bears last season scoring seven goals..." August 21

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Montreal Canadiens Trade Kerby Rychel To Calgary Flames

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Kerby Rychel is off to another organization, this time traded from the Montreal Canadiensto the Calgary Flames in exchange for Hunter Shinkaruk. Interestingly, both players are currently unsigned restricted free agents and will need new contracts before playing this season...." August 20

  • Kris Versteeg Expected To Sign In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The market for veteran NHL players hasn’t really materialized, and several have found their way overseas already. Tommy Wingels and Lance Bouma both signed in Switzerland, Toby Enstrom is eyeing a return to Sweden and Paul Postma ended up in the..." August 17

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Troy Brouwer Bought Out By Calgary Flames

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Brouwer came to the Flames on July 1st, 2016 during a day which many teams around the league have come to regret. The free agent market that season was relatively weak, but several complementary players were given big dollars and term. Milan Lucic, Loui Eriksson, David Backes, and Andrew Ladd..." August 03

  • Flames place Troy Brouwer on unconditional waivers for purpose of buyout

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Calgary Flames signed Troy Brouwer back in 2016, general manager Brad Treliving noted that the team was adding a “proven playoff performer.” That was true considering the forward was coming off a 13-point postseason as the St. Louis Blues advanced to the Western Conference..." August 02

  • Iginla trade worked out for Flames and Stars, Nieuwendyk says

    NHL.com "More than two decades after being traded for Jarome Iginla, former Calgary Flames center Joe Nieuwendyk predicts Iginla will soon join him in the Hockey Hall of Fame. "It's been quite the journey for him," Nieuwendyk said. "I mean, when I was part of the deal for..." July 30

  • Brian Burke: Flames signed Jagr over Iginla last season

    The Score "Jarome Iginla officially announced his retirement Monday after 20 seasons, but former Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke stole some of the spotlight with a surprising revelation. While joining the broadcast panel covering Iginla's retirement, Burke indicated..." July 30

  • Flames re-sign right-winger Garnet Hathaway

    Calgary Sun "Just hours before Monday’s scheduled arbitration hearing, the Calgary Flames hammered out a one-year contract with restricted free-agent right-winger Garnet Hathaway. The 26-year-old crash-and-banger will earn US$850,000 during the upcoming campaign. Hathaway logged 59..." July 30

  • Flames, Garnet Hathaway Exchange Arbitration Filings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With their salary arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday morning, the Flames and RFA winger Garnet Hathaway have exchanged their filing figures.  Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports (Twitter link) that Calgary has offered a one-year deal at the league minimum $650K salary while..." July 28

  • Gaudreau wants Neal on his line with Flames

    NHL.com "Johnny Gaudreau said a line of him with Sean Monahan and new teammate James Neal would be best for the Calgary Flames. "I think he's [going to be] a great addition to, hopefully, our line," Gaudreau told the Courier Post in remarks published Friday. "I think that..." July 28

  • Flames avoid arbitration with G Rittich

    TSN "The Calgary Flames signed goaltender David Rittich to a one-year, $800,000 contract on Thursday to avoid arbitration. Rittich appeared in 21 games with the Flames last season, posting an 8-6-3 record with a .904 save percentage and a 2.92 goals-against average. He was..." July 26

  • Kulak awarded $900,000 one-way contract by arbitrator

    Calgary Sun "An arbitrator has awarded Calgary Flames defenceman Brett Kulak a one-year, one-way salary of US$900,000 for the 2018-19 NHL season. The 24-year-old blueliner cleared waivers Friday morning, after a surprise move by Flames general manager Brad Treliving. The two..." July 25

  • Jarome Iginla returning to Calgary to retire from NHL after 20 seasons

    Calgary Sun "Former Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla is retiring from the National Hockey League after 20 seasons. The team announced the news Wednesday and said Iginla will speak to media in Calgary on Monday. Iginla, who is from St. Albert, was acquired by the Flames in December..." July 25

  • Flames re-sign RFA Mark Jankowski to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames avoided arbitration with forward Mark Jankowski, re-signing the RFA to a two-year deal. The team announced the new contract, which carries a $1.675-million cap hit through the 2019-2020 season, on Wednesday morning. The 2012 first-rounder..." July 25

  • James Neal fills goal scoring needs for Calgary Flames

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have been extremely active this offseason after last year’s second-half collapse. The team went out and traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton for a pair of younger talents in Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm. They also added center depth with the addition of Derek Ryan...." July 22

  • Calgary Flames, Brett Kulak Exchange Arbitration Figures

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames and defenseman Brett Kulak exchanged figures for their upcoming arbitration hearing on Monday with the Calgary Flames taking a hard line as they asked for the minimum salary of $650K and a two-way deal. Kulak has asked for $1.15MM, according to Elliotte..." July 22

  • Brett Kulak Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have placed Brett Kulak on waivers today as they prepare for an arbitration hearing on Monday with the restricted free agent. This type of transaction often occurs before an arbitration date when the team is confident they can get a player through the waiver process without..." July 19

  • 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