Calgary Sun "The first text message said, “Please call me ASAP” and came early during Brandon Hickey’s summer school class. Then came the phone calls, which the Calgary Flames prospect couldn’t answer to remain in the good graces of his Boston University professor. Making it all the more of a mystery was..." August 01
TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29
Also, CAL and Paul Byron agree on a $900K deal
Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25
#Flames and Josh Jooris settle for 1 yr deal at $975,000.
Lance Bouma and #Flames settle arb case and agree to deal : $2.1m /$2.2m /$2.3m
Calgary Sun "Lance Bouma is fearless when it comes to blocking shots for the Calgary Flames. The gritty winger may face a few blasts in the boardroom Wednesday when Bouma and his representatives meet the Flames’ brass in a face-to-face arbitration hearing. Bouma, the restricted free-agent who is coming..." July 23
Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22
TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22
The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20
Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20
CSNEE "Dougie Hamilton was introduced at a “holding the new jersey photo op” press conference in Calgary on Friday, along with free agent signee Michael Frolik, and the 22-year-old defenseman finally expanded a bit on his thoughts about leaving the Bruins in a stunning NHL Draft weekend trade. The..." July 18
Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames announced that four players accepted qualifying offers on Wednesday: Bill Arnold, Kenny Agostino, Drew Shore and Bryce van Brabant. General Fanager lists the contract details as such (all one-year contracts): Arnold takes in $824,500, Agostino receives $735K, Van Brabant..." July 16
Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14
Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary forward Micheal Ferland, who enjoyed a breakout performance in April’s playoff win over Vancouver, is no longer facing a civil lawsuit stemming from an incident outside of a bar in July 2012. More, from the Globe and Mail: Legal firm Ruttan Bates says Jayson Eyma has dropped a civil..." July 14
Calgary Herald "Now that Calgary Flames orientation camp is done, Oliver Kylington will visit his friend Johnny Oduya to train and hang out with him at his house in Spain. And as for the end of the summer? It’s anyone’s guess where the 18-year-old Swedish defenceman will end up for the 2015-16 season...." July 11
CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09
Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07
NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06
Calgary Sun "No time for a celebration. Not with the Calgary Flames summer prospects camp just around the corner. The team’s pair of 2014 second-round draft picks — goalie Mason McDonald and winger Hunter Smith — both will arrive in the Stampede City for the annual summer session next week with..." July 04
The #preds get Max Reinhart from Calgary for a conditional fourth-round pick.
Grant's deal with Flames $700,000/$250,000 with a $325,000 guarantee.
It's a five-year deal for Michael Frolik with the #flames.
CGY on verge of getting Michael Frolik signed on a long term deal.
Hearing that Leafs circled back to Calgary today on Kessel trade talk but don't see a fit right now....
Ramo will re-sign with the Calgary Flames, source says
Hearing that the Oilers have kicked the tires on UFA goalies Ramo and Neuvirth... but I think Ramo more likely to re-sign with Flames
TSN "Goaltender Karri Ramo has reportedly re-signed with the Calgary Flames. According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, a source says the netminder will return to Calgary after posting a 15-9-3 record with a .912 save percentage and a 2.60 goals-against average with two shutouts in 34 games last..." July 01
Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames’ ‘D’ corps signed its newest part. Now that Dougie Hamilton has inked a contract, the attention again turns to the biggest name on the blueline brigade, captain Mark Giordano, who has one year remaining on his deal and could become an unrestricted free-agent after the 2016-17..." July 01
Sounds like a 6 yr extension coming in Calgary for Hamilton. #TSN
Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have locked up defenceman Dougie Hamilton to a six-year deal worth $34.5 million. Hamilton’s annual cap hit will be an affordable $5.75 million, making him the highest-paid player on the Flames. Hamilton was acquired in a trade with the Boston Bruins last week in exchange..." June 30
TSN "Leading up to the open of free agency on Wednesday, Cody Franson has heard from a number of interested teams. According to a report from ProHockeyTalk, that number is at a half dozen one day before he can sign. “Pending unrestricted free agent Cody Franson has spoken with “half a dozen” teams,..." June 30
CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29
Yahoo! Sports "Perhaps Dougie Hamilton owes Tyler Seguin a phone call. One imagines the Dallas Stars center might have some sage advice on how to handle the door slamming you on the backside as a bus rolls over you, which is what happened when the Boston Bruins traded Seguin in 2013. The tales of partying,..." June 29
Calgary Sun "Dougie Hamilton looks good in red. Calgary Flames prospect Tyler Wotherspoon can vouch for that. Both skated for Team Canada’s defence corps at the world junior tournament in 2013 in Ufa, Russia, and they’ll now be reunited at the Saddledome after the Flames landed Hamilton in Friday’s..." June 28
Boston Herald "The day before Round 1 of the NHL draft, Bruins president Cam Neely sounded quite confident the team’s fans were going to like what was about to happen. Neely said Don Sweeney, the new general manager, had big things in the works. “There’s a lot of things that Don has been working on to not..." June 28
With the 60th pick, the #Flames have selected defenceman Oliver Kylington!
New York Post "So, Glen Sather was unable to parlay the interest in Cam Talbot into a first-round selection in the NHL draft that commenced with round one on Friday night. But that does not mean the Blueshirts’ general manager, whose backup netminder had drawn serious interest from six teams — the Flames,..." June 27
Calgary Sun "Bob Hartley’s expectation on the first day of the 2015 NHL Draft was that any player added to the fold would take a few years to be a Calgary Flames regular. Instead, the newest addition won’t just be donning the Flaming C in a few months … he’ll be a key contributor. Like everybody with the..." June 27
Told the Flames give up draft picks including #15 for Hamilton.
CGY has fully entered the race to acquire Dougie Hamilton from BOS and may be a top contender to get him. #TSN
CSN New England "The Bruins confirmed Friday afternoon what the rumor mill has been churning about for the last hour: They've traded restricted free-agent Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. The return is all 2015 draft choices: Calgary's first-round pick (No. 15 overall) and two second-round choices (45th..." June 26
NYR have been offered a 1st rounder for Talbot. Not from Oilers or Flames. Dallas, SJ and Florida still involved. 1st isn't a deal maker.
CSN New England "The Bruins confirmed Friday afternoon what the rumor mill had been churning for about an hour: They've traded restricted free-agent Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. The return is all 2015 draft choices: Calgary's first-round pick (No. 15 overall) and two second-round choices (45th and..." June 26
NHL.com "Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler has captured the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’..." June 25
NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the 2014-15 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Aaron Ekblad of..." June 25
Pro Hockey Talk "Preliminary contract negotiations between the Calgary Flames and captain Mark Giordano have begun, according to TSN’s Frank Seravalli. Seravalli’s sources have indicated that the initial asking price from Giordano’s agent Ritch Winter is in the neighborhood of $9 million per season. Giordano..." June 25