Flames Rumors & News

  • Troy Brouwer likely to be left unprotected in expansion draft

    Calgary Herald "Amidst endless questions about the future, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving was asked if he was bracing for “hurt feelings” this summer. While it might seem an odd concern in a billion dollar industry, it was a pointed question aimed directly at the situation involving Troy Brouwer. After..." April 26

  • Lady Byng Trophy finalists unveiled

    NHL.com "Forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild and Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues were named finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy on Sunday, awarded annually to the player who best combines sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability. The..." April 24

  • Flames goalies both want to return to Calgary

    Calgary Herald "The last memory of Brian Elliott’s 2016-17 National Hockey League season is a short-side goal from Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaves, which he allowed in the early stages of Game 4 on Wednesday. And for a unrestricted free agent who is playing for a contract, it’s hardly the lasting..." April 23

  • Flames' Monahan to have wrist surgery, miss World Championship

    Calgary Herald "Calgary Flames centre Sean Monahan revealed at the team’s final media availability of the season that he will undergo wrist surgery in the upcoming days. That news, of course, prevents Monahan from attending next month’s IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Cologne, Germany, and Paris,..." April 22

  • Flames' Treliving after playoff sweep: 'It's time we raised the bar'

    Calgary Herald "Brad Treliving’s contract situation with the Calgary Flames hung over the Scotiabank Saddledome’s media lounge like a Chinook arch. But that didn’t stop the general manager from keeping the post-mortem address directly on his team, its failure to get past the first round of the National Hockey..." April 22

  • Ben Bishop sits atop Calgary Flames off-season to-do list

    Sportsnet "Last year they danced, this year it’s bound to get more serious. Following the dramatic collapse of Brian Elliott in the two most important games of the season, the Calgary Flames will undoubtedly be looking elsewhere for their next starting goaltender. And the most logical target will be a..." April 21

  • Gibson helps Ducks sweep Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Anaheim Ducks got the quick start they wanted against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Patrick Eaves and Nate Thompson scored early goals and the Ducks hung on for a 3-1 victory over the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome to sweep their way into the second round of..." April 20

  • Linesman Don Henderson Reportedly Files Lawsuit Against Flames' Dennis Wideman

    Bleacher Report "National Hockey League linesman Don Henderson has reportedly filed a civil lawsuit against Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman seeking $10.25 million in damages related to an incident during a January 2016 game. Rick Westhead of The Sports Network reported details of the suit..." April 20

  • Brian Elliott era over in Calgary

    Calgary Sun "The Brian Elliott era is over in Calgary. So is the Calgary Flames season. Those facts aren’t mutually exclusive. Not only did Elliott play a significant role in the Flames loss for the second game in a row, the 32-year-old netminder’s whiff on a soft, weak-angled wrister by Patrick Eaves..." April 20

  • Gulutzan won't commit to G Elliott as starter

    TSN "Calgary Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan would not commit to Brian Elliott as his starting goalie for Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks, The Flames are facing elimination, down 3-0 to the Ducks in their first round playoff series, and Elliott is coming off a tough Game 3, allowing five goals on..." April 19

  • Ducks grab 3-0 series lead on Perry's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Playing in his 100th NHL playoff game, Corey Perry had belief that the Anaheim Ducks could battle back from a three-goal deficit against the Calgary Flames. "You never say never," said Perry, who scored at 1:30 of overtime to lead the Ducks to a 5-4 win over the Flames on..." April 18

  • Will Calgary consider goalie switch for Game 4?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this year, Chad Johnson took over the Flames’ starting gig from the struggling Brian Elliott. Johnson played exceptionally well, and some suggested he might’ve saved Calgary’s season. So, could the Flames go back to the well and climb out of this playoff hole? They might have..." April 18

  • Getzlaf gives Ducks 2-0 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With the help of a fortunate bounce, Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf again captained his team to a victory over the visiting Calgary Flames, scoring the game-winning goal late in the third period to lift the Ducks to a 3-2 victory on Saturday night. Anaheim took a 2-0 lead in..." April 16

  • Ducks take advantage of Flames' mistakes in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Everything was going smoothly for the Calgary Flames in a building that previously caused them so much torment in recent seasons. Then a poorly executed line change allowed the Anaheim Ducks to seize momentum and ultimately hold on for a 3-2 victory on Thursday at Honda..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • O'Regan's first NHL goal lifts Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Sharks beat the Flames 3-1 Saturday night in both team's regular-season finale. But both playoff-bound San Jose and Calgary must wait another day to learn who each will play in next week's Stanley Cup playoffs. Only if Edmonton beats Vancouver and Anaheim fails to..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Flames beat Kings, maintain top wild-card spot

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The game between the Calgary Flames and the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday was a contrast between one team sharpening its game for the postseason and the other making plans for an early vacation. Defenseman Dennis Wideman scored the decisive goal and rookie goaltender Jon..." April 07

  • Ducks GM rips Giordano for knee-on-knee hit: 'He's done this before'

    Calgary Herald "Tempers flared Tuesday between the Calgary Flames and Anaheim Ducks. Apparently, the dust hasn’t settled just yet. The Ducks revealed Thursday defenceman Cam Fowler will be out anywhere from two-to-six weeks with a sprained knee, the result of a collision with Flames captain Mark Giordano,..." April 07

  • Ducks hand Flames 25th straight loss in Anaheim

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A victory that enabled the Anaheim Ducks to retain control of first place in the Pacific Division might have cost them an All-Star defenseman. Kevin Bieksa scored his first goal in 3 1/2 months to give the Ducks a lead they would not relinquish as they rallied for a 3-1..." April 05

  • Flames send Johnson home from trip, recall goalie prospect Gillies

    Pro Hockey Talk "Looks like Calgary will be without backup netminder Chad Johnson for the remainder of the regular season. Johnson, who exited last night’s loss in Anaheim with a lower-body injury, has been returned to Calgary for further examination. In a related move, the club has recalled John Gillies from..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • Shaw goal lifts Ducks past Flames, into sole Pacific lead

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Anaheim Ducks regrouped on Sunday, and they head home to close out the season on a high note. Logan Shaw's third goal of the season with 3:06 remaining lifted the Ducks to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames. The Ducks were coming off overtime losses in their previous..." April 03

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Without a new arena, Ken King suggests Flames would consider leaving Calgary

    CBC Sports "Calgary Flames president and CEO Ken King says the team will move if it can't strike a deal for a new arena. "There would be no threat to move, we would just move, and it would be over. And I'm trying my level best to make sure that day never comes, frankly," King said during an interview on..." April 02

  • Flames clinch playoff berth with rout of Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames did not let their second chance slip away. The Flames scored three goals in the second period en route to clinching their first playoff berth in three seasons with a 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday night...." April 01

  • Apparently Matthew Tkachuk got a talking-to after antics vs. Doughty, Kings

    Calgary Sun "The smoke from Wednesday night’s fireworks had yet to settle a day later when inquiring minds needed to know: Did Matthew Tkachuk learn from the experience? Is he now aware poking the bear with unnecessary comments the day before a big game can backfire in painful fashion – not just on you, but..." April 01

  • Kings keep Flames from clinching playoff spot

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Jarome Iginla has had a lot of great games in Calgary, but Wednesday's performance against his former team will go down as one he'll never forget. Iginla's "Gordie Howe hat trick" -- a goal, assist and a fight -- led the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-1 win over the Calgary..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Flames, Monahan hand Avalanche 4-2 loss

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The rough start that Sean Monahan and the Calgary Flames endured is a distant memory. Monahan had his most productive game of the season on Monday with a goal and three assists to lead the Flames to a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche at the Scotiabank Saddledome...." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Flames sign Buckeyes' Josh Healey to entry-level deal

    CBS Sports "Healey signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Flames on Saturday. Healey just finished his senior year of collegiate hockey at Ohio State. The 22-year-old blueliner was highly productive during his final season with the Buckeyes, notching 25 points (four goals, 21 assists) while..." March 25

  • Monahan lifts Flames past Blues in final seconds of OT

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Standing at the other end of the ice, Brian Elliott knew exactly what Jake Allen was thinking. What exactly is a goalie supposed to do? Allen and the St. Louis Blues experienced a frustrating loss on Saturday night when all three Calgary goals deflected off one of his..." March 25

  • Flames' Tkachuk on suspension: 'I'm not changing my game at all'

    Sportsnet "Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk has been one of the team’s biggest and best surprises in his rookie season, scoring 13 goals and 46 points in 68 games after being drafted sixth overall last summer. He’s quickly made a reputation for playing with some edge and sandpaper and got a two-game suspension..." March 25

  • Predators hold off Flames

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Predators center Colton Sissons couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate his 100th career NHL game. Stepping up to take the place of injured Mike Fisher, Sissons scored for the first time since Jan. 5, helping the Predators take a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames..." March 24

  • Flames ink Dillon Dube to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have signed Dillon Dube to a three-year, entry-level NHL contract, the team announced Friday. Dube, 18, had 20 goals and 55 points in 40 games for the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets this season. He has 148 points in 150 career WHL contests." March 24

  • Dirty or not, Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk deserves credit for strong play

    Sportsnet "While he’s quickly earning a reputation as one of the NHL’s dirtiest players, exemplified by his recent two-game suspension for a brutal elbow to the head of reigning Norris Trophy winner Drew Doughty, Matthew Tkachuk should probably be getting more press for his strong play than he has so..." March 24

  • Micheal Ferland set to return to Flames lineup after mumps scare

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames will get a welcome addition to their lineup Thursday as forward Micheal Ferland is ready to return after missing the past two games due to a mumps scare. Ferland was pulled from the lineup prior to a Mar 19 game against the Los Angeles Kings for precautionary reasons and was..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Theo Fleury on Matthew Tkachuk’s elbow: ‘I love it’

    Sportsnet "He’s a pretty dirty player, that kid. To be a rookie and play like that is a little surprising.” — Los Angeles Kings defenceman Drew Doughty, on Matthew Tkachuk. “I love it,” Theo Fleury was saying Tuesday afternoon, picking up the phone to chat about a young Calgary Flame that has opponents..." March 22

  • Oshie scores 30th as Caps down Flames

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- T.J. Oshie accomplished a lot in his career, but one thing the right winger was unable to check off his list was scoring 30 goals in a season -- until Tuesday. Oshie's second-period tally not only helped him reach that plateau, but it also was also critical in the Washington..." March 21

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Matthew Tkachuk suspended two games

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk has been suspended for two games, without pay, for elbowing Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty during NHL Game No. 1069 in Calgary on Sunday, March 19, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred..." March 21