Flames Rumors & News

  • Flames dominate Sabres in return from NHL all-star break

    Calgary Herald "Believe it or not, the Calgary Flames are perfectly aware that every game matters. Even Tuesday’s game against the National Hockey League’s worst outfit, the Buffalo Sabres. Because for them, occupying a wild-card spot in the Western Conference with 55 points, the post-season stretch drive..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    It's official - Johnny Gaudreau is going to play in tomorrow's #NHLAllStar Game! #JohnnyHockey pic.twitter.com/HbtG1HgmAt

  • All-star inclusion proves how far Gaudreau has come

    Calgary Sun "You can be sure that returning for the NHL all-star weekend was the furthest thing from Johnny Gaudreau's mind the last time he set foot in Nationwide Arena. Back on Oct. 17, Gaudreau found himself in street clothes as Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley made him a healthy scratch for what..." January 24

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Aaron Ekblad and Johnny Gaudreau are being bumped up to the NHL all-star game from rookie showcase to replace Crosby/Johnson. #NHLAllStar

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    My bad: Johnny Gaudreau is not part of the main NHL all-star game after all. Was a fluid situation but they've decided to play one F short.

  • Ducks Down Flames 6-3; Extend 11-Year Win Streak

    Anaheim Calling "The Anaheim Ducks extended their home win streak over the Calgary Flames to an impressive 11-year mark by winning their fifth-straight overall by a 6-3 score. First Period Recap: The game began with the Calgary Flames looking to put themselves on the strong foot early, and their game plan was..." January 22

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in NHL.com All-Star draft

    NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Flames stun Kings in overtime again

    Calgary Herald "Dennis Wideman thought it was in. Then he didn’t. Then, after the National Hockey League reviewed the strange-looking goal which appeared to strike the in-net camera with 52 seconds left in overtime, the entire Calgary Flames bench erupted, celebrating a 2-1 overtime victory over the Los..." January 20

  • Flames move Glencross to injured reserve list

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every point is critical for the Flames as they hold onto the second Wild Card spot by the narrowest of margins and tonight’s contest will be of particular importance, but Calgary will be missing one of its top forwards. Curtis Glencross has been placed on the injured reserve list, per the Flames’..." January 19

  • Flames continue domination of Desert Dogs with 4-1 win

    Calgary Herald "Given his previous performance, given his recent stingy streak in the National Hockey League, it wasn’t shocking that Joni Ortio had earned a second straight start for the Calgary Flames. It also wasn’t shocking that the backup netminder was able to harness Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Vancouver..." January 16

  • Johnny Hockey trademark backlash surprises Gaudreau camp

    Calgary Herald "The sight of one T-shirt, in particular, seems to have put the wheels in motion. When Johnny Gaudreau’s agent noticed the eye-catching slogan — “Johnny (Effin’) Hockey” — he went to work, applying for “Johnny Hockey” trademarks with patent offices in Canada and the United..." January 15

  • Flames' rookie files trademark applications for 'Johnny Hockey'

    TSN.ca ""Johnny Hockey" is following in the footsteps of "Johnny Football" -- right into Canadian and U.S. patent and trademark offices. After NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel turned heads while winning the Heisman Trophy and made headlines by trademarking the term "Johnny Football" while starring at at..." January 14

  • Calgary Flames D Mark Giordano an all-star, F Johnny Gaudreau to show off his skills

    Calgary Sun "You can’t expect only congratulations. Not with professional athletes. Even being chosen for the NHL All-Star Game festivities for the first time comes with a price in the dressing room. “A few chirps going on here and there,” Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano reported Saturday after..." January 11

  • No quit in Calgary Flames tough-guy Brian McGrattan, who faces fight for his career

    Calgary Sun "Given what he does for a living and what he’s gone through in life, it’s not surprising Brian McGrattan rolled with the punches yesterday. Clearing waivers and assigned to the Calgary Flames AHL affiliate in Adirondack to start getting icetime again, the 33-year-old fighter said the fact no..." January 11

  • Flames trade centre Corban Knight to Panthers for Drew Shore

    The Globe and Mail "Centre Drew Shore was acquired by the Calgary Flames on Friday in a trade with the Florida Panthers in exchange for centre Corban Knight. Shore was drafted by the Panthers in the second round (44th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft. This season the 23-year-old has 30 points in 35 games with..." January 11

  • Flames’ McGrattan clears waivers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames tough guy Brian McGrattan cleared waivers on Saturday. The 33-year-old has been a healthy scratch in 34 games this season including the past 14 straight. McGrattan last played on Dec. 6 and has dressed in just eight games this season for the Flames. Calgary placed him on..." January 11

  • ‘I try to forget Calgary,’ says Panthers’ O’Brien on facing the Flames

    Pro Hockey Talk "After getting sent down to the minors during the 2013-14 season and bought out in the summer, Shane O’Brien isn’t speaking too favorably about his time with the Calgary Flames. According to George Richards of the Miami Herald, O’Brien, who has struggled to maintain a regular spot in the NHL the..." January 10

  • Wings beat Flames, win 2 of 3 on western swing

    Detroit News "The road hasn't been all that bad for the Red Wings yet. They finished the western Canada portion of this six-game trip Wednesday with their second consecutive victory, defeating Calgary, 3-2. Riley Sheahan, Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader (power play) scored as the Red Wings went..." January 08

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    Roger Millions @RogMillions

    #Flames will send both Markus Granlund to Adirondack of AHL making room for Mikael Backlund

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Johnny Gaudreau selected as rookie of the month

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau was picked by the NHL as the top rookie of the month for December. That’s not surprising given that he led the pack with eight goals and 13 points in 14 contests last month. Gaudreau posted a hat trick on Dec. 22 as part of his stretch of six goals in the..." January 02

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Edmonton's Keith Aulie will have a hearing tonight for an illegal check to the head of Calgary's Matt Stajan.

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    Bob Hartley has confirmed @JJooris19 will return to the lineup tonight. He missed 3 games with an upper body injury. #EDMvsCGY

  • Battle of Alberta doesn't hold much allure anymore

    Calgary Sun "At a certain point, it seems absurd to keep calling it the Battle of Alberta. Just look at how the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers were faring going into Saturday night’s meeting at the Saddledome. Sure, the Flames were coming off a thrilling 4-3 overtime win over the defending..." December 28

  • Johnny Hockey's natural hat-trick leads Flames over Kings

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames managed to overcome. Bad goaltending. Several heavy hits. And, operating under the weight of a season-soiling slump, they rallied in remarkable fashion. Rookie Johnny Gaudreau, with a natural hat trick in barely 20 minutes of game time, two of the goals with the..." December 23

  • Mikael Backlund undergoes successful abdominal surgery

    Calgary Sun "Mikael Backlund went under the knife. The problem, he hopes, has been fixed. The slick Swede still has no idea when he might be back in the Calgary Flames lineup, but at least, he’s back on the blades. “It’s hard to say right now,” Backlund said of the recovery time needed for..." December 20

  • Dallas Stars Squeeze Past Calgary Flames 2-1

    Defending Big D "That's what you call "four-point game." After pushing the Vancouver Canucks to a third straight loss the Dallas Stars pushed the Calgary Flames to a seventh, starting their Western-Canadian road swing off with a pair of wins now, three in-a-row overall when paired with their victory over the..." December 20

  • Offense has disappeared for the Flames

    Covers.com "The Calgary Flames rank in the top 10 in offense in the NHL, but over the past six games the team has only netted 10 goals. It's not a surprise then, that Calgary has lost their past six contests. " December 19

  • Rick Nash out of his mind as Rangers finish road trip sweep

    New York Post "History was made. Never before had the Rangers beaten the Canucks, Oilers and Flames on the same road trip. Until now, that is. Because on their 20th try at the trifecta, the Blueshirts completed their sweep through Western Canada with a sweep, defeating the Flames 5-2 on Wednesday after..." December 17

  • Flames extend head coach Hartley

    Sportsnet.ca "The Calgary Flames have signed head coach Bob Hartley to a multi-year extension, the hockey club announced on Wednesday. Hartley has served as Flames head coach since the beginning of the lockout shortened 2012-13 season. He holds a 71-79-13 record in two plus seasons behind the bench in..." December 17

  • Flames’ Smid suffers reported upper-body injury after high hit from Despres

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid left Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with what the Calgary Herald reported as an upper-body injury. Smid took a high and devastating hit from Penguins defenseman Simon Despres in the second period and did not return. Below is a GIF of the..." December 13

  • Calgary Flames edged by Buffalo Sabres

    Calgary Sun "It was a night that Calgary Flames defenceman TJ Brodie would sooner forget. Buffalo Sabres speedster Tyler Ennis collected a hat-trick of assists in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Flames at First Niagara Center, and Brodie was victimized on every one of 'em. The 24-year-old rearguard has..." December 12

  • Bernier, Maple Leafs down Burkie's Flames

    Toronto Sun "Jonathan Bernier can feel it and his teammates can see it. The Maple Leafs goaltender is in a groove. Good thing, too, because the Leafs continue to be a defensively inconsistent bunch. In his National Hockey League career-high ninth consecutive start, Bernier stopped all but one of the..." December 10

  • Flames pull off late game magic again, shocking Avs 4-3 in OT

    Calgary Herald "These Calgary Flames are making a name for themselves — kings of the third period. No one’s final-frame goal differential is better. And, Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche, they needed to improve it. And, by gum, they did — to 39 goals for and only 15 against (although Alex Tanguay’s..." December 05

  • Former Flames GM Jay Feaster is having fun with Oilers' losing streak

    CBSSports.com "Jay Feaster is no longer the general manager of the Calgary Flames, but when he was he heard an awful lot about how far behind they were their provincial rivals, the Edmonton Oilers, in their rebuild. Now that the Flames are off to a surprisingly strong start and competing for a playoff spot in..." December 04

  • Josh Jooris, Calgary Flames jolt Arizona Coyotes

    Calgary Sun "So much for playing it cool. Sizing up an empty net and with every would-be defender in his rear-view mirror, Calgary Flames rookie Josh Jooris wasn’t going to jeopardize his first NHL hat-trick with a delicate shot or fancy finish. Instead, he tried to rifle a wrister through the twine,..." December 03

  • Calgary Flames shut out host Arizona Coyotes

    Calgary Sun "Jiri Hudler, the silent killer. The Calgary Flames rode a second consecutive perfect performance from goalie Karri Ramo between the pipes but Hudler’s offensive wizardry ensured it wasn’t wasted. Hudler, who’s notorious for avoiding media attention, was more than visible enough in..." November 30

  • Ramo stones Sharks with 32-save shutout in 2-0 Flames win

    Calgary Herald "Holding court in a Calgary Stampeders ball cap following a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks, Dennis Wideman was talking about the best save of the game. His own. With Brent Burns coming in hot late in the third period and Patrick Marleau on the back door waiting for a rebound, Wideman..." November 27

  • Flames' Setoguchi clears waivers, re-assigned to Adirondack

    The Score "Calgary Adirondack Flames forward Devin Setoguchi has cleared waivers and the Flames have re-assigned him to their AHL affiliate, the club announced Thursday. Setoguchi, who scored 31 goals and managed 65 points as a 22-year-old just five years, has fallen pretty far in record time. His..." November 27

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    Head coach Bob Hartley has confirmed @djones5454 will return to the lineup tonight. #CGYvsSJS

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CGY puts Devin Setoguchi on waivers. WPG's T.J. Galiardi clears waivers.

  • Anaheim Ducks spoil Jonas Hiller’s homecoming with the Calgary Flames

    L.A. Daily News "Jonas Hiller returned under the cover of darkness Monday evening, making his return to Orange County with the Calgary Flames. He admitted it was “definitely awkward” entering the Honda Center with a visiting team for the first time Tuesday for his new team’s morning skate. Hiller played for..." November 26

  • Flames forward Michael Ferland considered calling it quits before maturing into NHLer

    Calgary Sun "It was more of a fleeting thought than a serious consideration. Still, what now seems like crazy-talk did, at one point, cross his mind. After a miserable start to his professional puck career, broad-shouldered left-winger Michael Ferland admittedly had thoughts of “calling it quits,” of..." November 23

  • Calgary Flames get thrilling comeback shootout win against Devils

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames have to be a wee bit worried about the sluggish starts. But, hey, it’s hard to complain about their habit of fantastic finishes. The comeback kids provided more third-period fireworks in Saturday’s 5-4 NHL shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Saddledome, with..." November 23

  • Adam Clendening scores in debut as Blackhawks beat Flames

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks got their first goal from a player who’s new to this whole NHL goal-scoring thing. They got their game-winner from someone who’s been here, done this plenty of times. Adam Clendening scored his first NHL goal on his first NHL shot of his first NHL game, and Patrick Kane collected..." November 21

  • Flames and Oilers heading in opposite directions

    Sportsnet.ca "The dichotomy is stark. Like the two towns, white collar Calgary and blue collar Edmonton. Except in hockey it is backwards. The Calgary Flames lineup, on paper, looks like a quick and easy two points. Filled with a bunch of who’s-its and what’s-his-names drafted in later rounds — or in the..." November 20

  • Calgary Flames beat Anaheim Ducks in shootout

    Calgary Sun "You can put it in the win column! The evening started with a special tribute to legendary play-by-play man Peter Maher, including a trademark 'Yeah, baby!' from the longtime voice of the Calgary Flames. You couldn't have scripted a better ending, either, with the Flames scratching back with..." November 19

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    Hartley confirms Jones (upper body) will not play tonight. Setoguchi will play vs. the #NHLDucks. #ANAvsCGY

  • Study: Oilers, Flames players have lowest taxes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The two NHL teams in Alberta might not be able to woo free agents with promises of a chance to compete for the Stanley Cup. But promises of saving money on taxes? Yep, they can at least do that. According to a new study (PDF) by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and Americans for Tax..." November 17