Flames Rumors & News

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Dougie Hamilton just might be on Toronto’s radar

    Toronto Star "This being Calgary, the first question should probably be, what’s going wrong out here? The Flames had the worst goal differential in the league going into Wednesday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs (who sat at a respectably mediocre minus-1 on the season, 19 goals ahead of the Johnny..." December 01

  • Dougie Hamilton Rumors “Completely False”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In what almost seemed like a coordinated attack, the Calgary Flames front office took the national spotlight caused by hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight to explain that Dougie Hamilton is firmly not on the trade block. When speaking to media prior to the morning skate, GM Brad Treliving..." November 30

  • ‘Calgary is definitely listening on Dougie Hamilton’

    Fanrag Sports "Dougie Hamilton continues to see his name pop up in the trade rumor mill, despite there having been little of substance to connect him to the possibility of being traded. Or is there something there? The Maple Leafs embark on a three-game Western Canadian road trip this week, taking on the..." November 29

  • Hickey's OT goal lifts Islanders past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the New York Islanders, squeaking out a flawed victory sure beats suffering yet another well-played defeat. Defenseman Thomas Hickey scored 1:53 into overtime Monday night as the skidding Islanders at least momentarily righted themselves with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary..." November 28

  • Stolarz makes history as Flyers beat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With more than 30 friends and family members in attendance, Anthony Stolarz became the first New Jersey-born goaltender to play and win an NHL game Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Stolarz allowed a goal on just the second shot he faced, but settled down to stop 29 of..." November 27

  • Flames call up Jankowski, their first-round pick in 2012

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames have called up forward Mark Jankowski from the AHL’s Stockton Heat. Yes, the same Mark Jankowski that former assistant GM John Weisbrod once compared to Joe Nieuwendyk. Jankowski has three goals and nine assists in 13 games for the Heat. This is his first full season as a..." November 25

  • Calgary’s goalies symptomatic of league-wide performance swings

    Sportsnet "Chad Johnson is making away with the No. 1 job in Calgary, with a pair of shutouts in his past five games and a save percentage that has grown to .922. Of course, it was not supposed to go this way when Flames general manager wheeled goalie Brian Elliott out of St. Louis at the draft, then..." November 25

  • Johnson, Flames burn Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Chad Johnson had a rather a simple explanation for his current hot goaltending. "The guys are just doing a good job and I'm getting results," the veteran journeyman said after stopping 35 shots, 19 in the third period, to lead the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Boston..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Johnson, Flames blank Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets weren't shut out all season until Chad Johnson and the Calgary Flames came to town Wednesday. Johnson made 34 saves, and the Flames earned a 2-0 win over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Johnson made nine saves in the third period,..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained

    NHL.com "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Sabres' power play overpowers Flames

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The floodgates finally opened on Monday night for the offensively-challenged Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres scored three power-play goals in a span of 1:41 on their way to a 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames. It was a rare and much-needed burst of creativity from the..." November 21

  • Backlund goal lifts Flames over Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Calgary Flames got off to a good start on their six-game road trip. Mikael Backlund's goal in the third period broke a tie and gave the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. "This is huge, because we're looking at these..." November 20

  • Hossa's goal lifts Blackhawks past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Marian Hossa pushed his 80th game-winning goal across the line on Friday night and might have also pushed the goalie illegally in the process. The right winger's goal with just 2:23 left in the third period lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Calgary..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Flames GM hacked off by slashing: It 'wasn't a unicorn' that broke Gaudreau's finger

    Calgary Sun "Frustrated over the loss of his star player for upwards of a quarter season, Brad Treliving said he has had several discussions with the league to establish that it “wasn’t a unicorn” that broke Johnny Gaudreau’s finger. It was, in fact, an illegal act that went unpunished not once, twice or..." November 18

  • Frolik's OT goal pushes Flames past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Although his team trailed 1-0 through two periods, Michael Frolik had confidence that the Calgary Flames could beat the Arizona Coyotes. Frolik was right as he drew an assist on linemate Matthew Tkachuk's third-period goal before scoring 49 seconds into overtime to lead..." November 17

  • Gaudreau Surgery Successful, Out Six Weeks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After undergoing successful surgery on his broken finger, Johnny Gaudreau has been given a recovery timetable of six weeks, according to GM Brad Treliving. The speedy forward was injured on a slash from Minnesota forward Eric Staal in the third period of last night’s game. A huge blow to the..." November 17

  • Gaudreau having tests done on injured finger

    TSN "Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau is undergoing tests on a finger injury suffered during Calgary's 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the tests are being done to determine if surgery is necessary. Gaudreau left the game..." November 16

  • Flames’ Gaudreau suffers broken finger, will undergo surgery

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames‘ difficult start to the season just got a lot tougher. According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, Johnny Gaudreau has suffered a broken finger and will require surgery. Gaudreau was roughed up in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild. After scoring the eventual game..." November 16

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • Dougie Hamilton may be on trade block

    WEEI Boston "Defenseman Dougie Hamilton wanted out of Boston. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney granted his wish, too, with a draft day trade that sent Hamilton packing to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks (one 2015 first-round choice and two-second round choices) in 2015. Now, less than two years..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Flames ride first-period goal to 1-0 win over Wild

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Calgary Flames needed a win -- any kind of win -- to snap out of their weeklong funk. The low-scoring, gritty variety suited them just fine. An early power-play goal by Johnny Gaudreau held up as the Flames snapped a four-game losing skid, beating the Minnesota Wild..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • With new arena needed, Flames trying to mend relationship with city

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not only did city administration call the team’s CalgaryNEXT project “not feasible in its present form or location,” the mayor, Naheed Nenshi, has publicly jousted with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, delivering sarcastic jabs like, “I know that Calgarians require very wealthy people from New York..." November 14

  • Rangers sail to 4-1 win over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Michael Grabner started the scoring for the New York Rangers, who used a balanced attack to beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The speedy right winger scored his eighth goal of the season at 6:32 of the first period before center..." November 13

  • Flames terminate Nicklas Grossmann’s contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nicklas Grossmann era in Calgary hasn’t exactly been memorable, and now it’s over. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Grossmann has cleared waivers and he and the Flames have decided to terminate his contract. The veteran joined the team on a professional tryout in September. He..." November 13

  • Coyotes, Penguins ‘kicking tires’ on Flames defenceman Dougie Hamilton

    Sportsnet "With a 5-9-1 record, the start of the season hasn’t gone according to plan for the Calgary Flames. And though they may not be prepared to make a move yet to try and get back on course, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos said on Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment that there are at least two teams out..." November 13

  • Gulutzan says Flames playing with ‘fear of failure’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things are not going well for the Calgary Flames so far this season. With only five wins in their first 15 games they find themselves back at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. On Friday, coach Glen Gulutzan addressed what he thought has been a big problem with his team so far..." November 12

  • Benn nets pair to carry Stars past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Not surprisingly, Jamie Benn's season-opening slump has coincided with early struggles for the Dallas Stars. But on Thursday, the team's captain showed signs of life and doubled his season goal total by scoring twice to lead Dallas past the Calgary Flames 4-2. Lauri..." November 11

  • Flames must find their identity before it’s too late

    Sportsnet "It can’t be easy, night after night, trying to explain how a team with such promise and high expectations manages to cough up another two points in the standings. Such is life for increasingly desperate Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan, who stood in front of reporters again late Thursday..." November 11

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Calgary Puts Grossmann On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have placed veteran defenseman Nicklas Grossmann on waivers, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The 31-year-old has played in only three games thus far for the Flames and has yet to record a point. It seems likely that Grossmann will clear waivers and report to the AHL’s..." November 08

  • Getzlaf, Ducks enjoy record night vs. Flames

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ryan Getzlaf made personal history while his Anaheim Ducks established an NHL record for dominating an opponent at home Sunday night. Ryan Kesler scored two power-play goals, and Getzlaf and Corey Perry each added three assists to lead the Ducks to a 4-1 win over the..." November 07

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Kings rout Flames 5-0 behind Setoguchi

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings' struggles through the first month of the season was because of a lack of scoring. With contributions throughout the lineup, they scored a season high in goals and won their first game in regulation in 12 tries. Devin Setoguchi scored twice, Dustin Brown..." November 06

  • Flames’ Kris Versteeg to miss 2-3 weeks with groin injury

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames forward Kris Versteeg is expected to miss the next two to three weeks with a groin injury. Versteeg has two goals and two assists in 12 games this season, but played just five shifts against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday." November 05

  • Tkachuk tallies twice as Flames edge Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Teenager Matthew Thackuk certainly is ready for the NHL. The 18-year-old Calgary left winger scored his second goal of the night late in the third period to give the Flames a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. Tkachuk beat Sharks goalie Martin Jones with..." November 04

  • Kane, Blackhawks pull away from Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames was scoreless, and the puck skittered across the neutral zone during a harmless play. That was when a sellout crowd at the United Center erupted with joy. "We knew what it was all about," Blackhawks coach Joel..." November 02

  • Frustration setting in for slumping Johnny Gaudreau

    Sportsnet "The first one smashed off the glass, the second rang off the boards. They weren’t missed shots by Johnny Gaudreau, they were angry stick slams during the winger’s last home game. Things haven’t exactly gone swimmingly for the Calgary Flames’ 23-year-old jitterbug since he signed a six-year,..." November 02

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Johansson scores twice as Caps top Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Marcus Johansson owns a hot hand for the Washington Capitals. For the second straight game, the 26-year-old left winger scored two goals to lead his team to victory. And for the second night in a row, he notched the game-winning goal, this time leading the Capitals..." October 31

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31