Flames Rumors & News

  • Gaudreau added to USA's World Championship roster

    NHL.com "Johnny Gaudreau's whirlwind season will continue as he has been named to USA Hockey's 2014 IIHF Men's World Championship roster. The tournament takes place May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. It will be the third time the winger has represented his country in an international tournament. He scored..." April 23

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range

    CBSSports.com "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Pending unrestricted free agent Cammalleri would like to speak with Flames, unsure if he’ll test market

    Calgary Herald "Surfacing one by one from the Calgary Flames dressing room at the conclusion of each exit meeting, they claimed that Monday was not the day for contract negotiations with the boss. But, still, the team’s unrestricted and restricted free agents were questioned about their future with the..." April 15

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Bob Hartley will be back for third season as Flames head coach

    CBSSports.com "The Calgary Flames had very low expectations for 2013-14 and by most accounts, they exceeded them a lot with 77 points, just six fewer than the Canucks. Head coach Bob Hartley is one of the beneficiaries of that. Thought to be on a very hot seat coming into a season with little hope, Hartley..." April 14

  • Canucks down Flames 5-1 but lose Daniel Sedin

    Vancouver Sun "It has been that kind of season for the Vancouver Canucks. Even when things go right, they go wrong. Daniel Sedin scored two goals for the first time in more than a year Sunday night, but then was carted off the ice on a stretcher after a hit from behind late in the second period of Vancouver’s..." April 14

  • Boston College duo set to make Flames debut

    NHL.com "As teammates, linemates and close friends at Boston College, Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold say it will be easier to make their NHL debuts with the Calgary Flames on Sunday night because they have each other. Gaudreau and Arnold signed with the Flames two days after their college season ended,..." April 13

  • Johnny Gaudreau wins Hobey Baker Award, will sign with Flames

    CBSSports.com "When it came to this year's Hobey Baker Memorial Award, there really was only one choice. It had been obvious for months who college hockey's highest individual honor should go to. Now it's official. Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau is the 2013-14 Hobey Baker Award winner. He received the award..." April 12

  • Burke's GM plan is patience

    Calgary Sun "Brian Burke insists the fact that the Calgary Flames now have competition in the search to find another general manager will change absolutely nothing about his plan of attack. Nearly four months after Burke explained the Christmas-time firing of Jay Feaster was done immediately so the club..." April 10

  • Ramo slams door on crashing Kings as Monahan scores winner for Flames in a shootout

    Calgary Herald "Fully knowing their place outside the National Hockey League playoff picture, the Calgary Flames welcomed the Los Angeles Kings to the Scotiabank Saddledome. A team which fully knows their place in the post-season scheme. Yet — like they’ve done with so many opponents this 2013-14 rebuilding..." April 10

  • Calgary Flames won't tank for draft position

    Calgary Sun "Be bad for (Aaron) Ekblad. Sink for Sam (Reinhart). Easier said than done. As much as Calgary Flames fans want to support a winning team, a segment is out there wishing their NHL squad would lose every game the rest of the way in the hopes of landing the highest draft pick..." April 09

  • Ramo & Gio leads Calgary Flames to win over New Jersey Devils

    Calgary Sun "Six months ago, the Calgary Flames did everything to avoid the comparison. With Miikka Kiprusoff’s retirement, the Flames needed a new No. 1 goalie, and Karri Ramo’s arrival meant a new product of Finland’s goalie factory gaining the lion’s share. Still, the organization — and especially..." April 08

  • Kenny Agostino so popular Flames youngster may have to cut some people off

    Calgary Sun "That NHL salary only goes so far when you’re a couple of weeks into a career. That’s why Kenny Agostino has to put his foot down. Agostino, the Calgary Flames left winger who finished his time at Yale University and joined the big-league club that acquired his rights from the Pittsburgh..." April 06

  • Flames beat Panthers

    Calgary Sun "Kenny Agostino not only gets to return home to New Jersey as a full-fledged NHLer but he has some precious cargo in his hands. Agostino, the Yale University product who was acquired in the Jarome Iginla trade late last year and joined the Calgary Flames a couple of weeks ago, collected his..." April 05

  • Calgary Flames zap Tampa Bay Lightning

    Calgary Sun "Ramo’s revenge. Karri Ramo tried to play down such talk, but those around the Calgary Flames netminder think he was under-stating what it meant to him. Ramo’s return to Florida to face the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team he bolted from without much resistance some four years ago, was a..." April 04

  • Maple Leafs snap eight-game slide with 3-2 win over Flames

    Toronto Sun "When you read the following, keep in mind that this is no April Fool’s prank. a) The Maple Leafs actually won a game. b) David Clarkson actually scored a goal. c) Toronto’s playoff hopes are actually still alive, albeit wafer-thin and slim. d) The Leafs actually received help on the..." April 02

  • Senators beat Flames, win 2nd in a row

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators are going out like a lion. For the first time in nearly two months, the Senators have put together two straight wins with a 6-3 victory over the Calgary Flames Sunday night in front of 18,505 at the Canadian Tire Centre. Defenceman Jared Cowen scored the third period winner as..." March 31

  • Flames recall Billins, sign Van Brabant (who brings ‘proper levels of truculence’)

    Pro Hockey Talk "If Saturday proves anything, it’s that Calgary Flames exec/interim GM Brian Burke is still running with that “truculence” meme. The Flames recalled Chad Billins and signed free agent Bryce Van Brabant to an entry-level contract today. Burke rolled out some of his favorite buzzwords to the..." March 30

  • Calgary Flames edge New York Rangers

    Calgary Sun "Karri Ramo probably doesn’t have a future in print journalism. One-goal games? Those are the tough ones for the keyboard-pounders up in the press-box, but Ramo loves ’em. In fact, after Friday’s 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers at the Saddledome, the Calgary Flames’ puck-stopper..." March 29

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Ducks score twice in third period to beat Flames, 3-2

    Los Angeles Times "Achieving redemption, conquering pressure and gaining two points on the teams above them, the Ducks took extra satisfaction from their 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Andrew Cogliano, who bluntly assessed the Ducks' 7-2 loss to the Flames at the Saddledome two weeks earlier as..." March 27

  • Calgary Flames beat San Jose Sharks in a shootout

    Calgary Sun "Wait, these are the same guys that couldn’t buy a win — couldn’t buy a goal, even — on home ice earlier this season?!? Coulda fooled us. That record-setting seven-game losing streak at the Saddledome feels like ancient history now, as the Calgary Flames officially climbed to the .500 mark in..." March 25

  • Burn! Flames destroy Oilers

    Calgary Sun "The tribute will live as a moment any hockey fan can appreciate. Calgary Flames fan or not. And they’re all allowed to be misty-eyed. After scoring his penalty-shot goal in the second period of the Flames 8-1 shellacking of the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night, Matt Stajan immediately..." March 23

  • Nashville Predators 6, Calgary Flames 5

    On The Forecheck "No one would have held it against you if you decided to skip this game. It's a Friday night and you probably had something better to do than watch two of the worst teams in the NHL play in a probably snoozefest. We get it, it's cool. But holy crap did you miss out. The Predators and the..." March 22

  • Job security, maturity driving Byron’s splashy play down the stretch

    Calgary Herald "Paul Byron’s daughter Elianna celebrated her first birthday on March 1 and is just beginning to understand what her dad does for a living. “We’ve got some good pictures of her jumping up to the TV,” said the Calgary Flames forward, entertaining a crowd of reporters in his stall following..." March 20

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    Pat Steinberg @Fan960Steinberg

    Injury updates from Hartley: Wideman "shut down" and is a long shot to return this season. #Flames

  • Flames’ Agostino enjoying whirlwind ride from NCAA to NHL

    Calgary Herald "It has been a whirlwind 96 hours for Kenny Agostino, from the conclusion to his NCAA career with the Yale Bulldogs, to a morning game-day skate with the Calgary Flames. “Things have moved pretty quickly,” said Agostino, who prefers to go by Kenny around his teammates. The Pittsburgh..." March 19

  • Cammy's 20th leads Flames to victory over Sabres

    Calgary Sun "There’s more than one NHL GM giving himself a well-deserved swift kick to the posterior. Michael Cammalleri was available at the trade deadline earlier this month. But Calgary Flames interim-GM Brian Burke wasn’t willing to part with the pint-sized sniper for anything less than market..." March 19

  • Flames sign Kulak to entry-level contract

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames on Tuesday signed defenseman Brett Kulak from the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League to a three-year entry-level contract worth $2.45 million. Kulak, a native of Stony Plain, Alberta, is in his third full season with the Giants. He's tied for eighth in WHL scoring..." March 18

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    Randy Sportak @SUNRandySportak

    #Flames have assigned C Corban Knight to the AHL Abbotsford Heat.

  • Stajan to play first game since son’s passing

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Tuesday, Calgary center Matt Stajan will play in his first game since his newborn son, Emerson, died on March 3. Flames head coach Bob Hartley confirmed the news on Monday. Stajan had missed the last eight games after leaving the team following a win over Edmonton on Mar. 1." March 17

  • Never the easy way, but Coyotes prevail against Flames

    Fox Sports "Pack your Pepto and practice deep breathing. This is how the final 14 games of the Phoenix Coyotes season look: an imperfect team struggling to overcome its demons and deficiencies to squeeze into the playoffs. Calgary had played the night before and when the soon-to-be-vacationing Flames fell..." March 16

  • Corban Knight's shootout goal lifts Flames past Stars

    Calgary Sun "In only his sixth big-league outing and after logging only three shifts in the third period and none in the overtime session, Calgary Flames rookie Corban Knight figured he had the best seat in the house for Friday’s shootout at American Airlines Center. His boss, Bob Hartley, had other..." March 15

  • Flames' Sean Monahan mourns death of former teammate Trafford

    Calgary Sun "Sean Monahan is skating with a heavy heart. The Calgary Flames rookie is mourning the loss of former minor hockey teammate Terry Trafford, a member of the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit who was missing for more than a week before Tuesday’s tragic news that his body had been..." March 13

  • Flames shock Ducks, walloping them 7-2 in their best game of the season

    Calgary Herald "Bruce Boudreau knew what they were in for. “They don’t play like they’re trying to end the season,” the head coach of the Anaheim Ducks was saying of the Calgary Flames at the morning skate prior to an 8 p.m. contest at the Scotiabank Saddledome. “We’ve played them six times since I’ve been..." March 13

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    Wes Gilbertson @SUNGilbertson

    #Flames have placed C Markus Granlund on injured reserve. The 20-year-old suffered a suspected shoulder injury Monday, out indefinitely.

  • Flames’ McGrattan has put substance abuse issues behind him as he admiration

    Calgary Herald "The opportunity is coming, Brian McGrattan can feel it. One of these games, if the situation arises, Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley is finally going to use the gritty right-winger in his list of shootout candidates. At least, he hopes so. “He always looks at me and says, ‘Bob. When..." March 12

  • Flames getting injury relief

    Calgary Sun "As he reached his dressing room stall, Curtis Glencross was asked if he wanted to take a moment to catch his breath before talking to the media. Not necessary, the Calgary Flames left winger replied. “That’s the easiest day I’ve had in months,” Glencross said with a smile. Considering how..." March 12

  • Kings hold on in Calgary for 3-2 victory

    L.A. Daily News "Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist to lead the Kings to their eighth consecutive win with a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday. Justin Williams and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings. Mike Cammalleri and Brian McGrattan scored for the Flames, who lost for just the second..." March 11

  • Flames' Granlund leaves game with injury

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames forward Markus Granlund left the game against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday with an upper-body injury and will not return. Granlund, 20, played 12 seconds before leaving the game after taking a hit from Kings forward Jarret Stoll." March 10

  • Statement regarding Matt Stajan's leave

    NHL.com "It is with great sadness we inform that Katie and Matt Stajan are grieving the loss of their son, Emerson Stajan. Emerson passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, following childbirth. Our thoughts and prayers are with Katie and Matt at this difficult time. We appreciate that everyone has and will..." March 10

  • Canucks edge Flames 2-1 in nail-biter

    Vancouver Sun "It took 40 minutes for the Vancouver Canucks to find life but one good period was all they needed Saturday to beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 and put an end to their latest losing streak. The Canucks could muster only eight shots on goal through the first two periods and appeared headed for another..." March 09

  • Young Joe leads Flames’ comeback win over Islanders

    Calgary Herald "Joe … Who? On this night, Joe Colborne. That’s who. “I had chills that entire ceremony,” said Colborne about Joe Nieuwendyk, who was honoured Friday night. “You forget how good he was. The points and stuff. Then they kind of walk you through his career and that was really cool for me. I..." March 08

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    Hudler (lower body) and Wideman (upper body) will not play today or tomorrow.

  • Two shrewd moves ease blow from epic fail of not trading Michael Cammalleri

    Calgary Sun "Brian Burke says there's method behind the madness of not trading Mike Cammalleri at the NHL trade deadline. Fittingly, no one is buying it. However, instead of harping on the deal he couldn't get done, Burke saved himself and the Flames from an embarrassing day by cashing in big on two..." March 06

  • Youth takes centre stage and doesn't disappoint in Flames' 4-1 win over Senators

    Calgary Herald "Certainly, there had been a low-wattage feel to trade-deadline day in Calgary. No matter. The Flames’ in-place prospects did a swell job of igniting hope — at least on Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. The young goalie, in his second-ever appearance, bagged a shutout. That would be..." March 06

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    NHL Trade Deadline 2014 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. It's already been busy and I expect nothing less on Wednesday. March 06

  • Flames tough-guy Kevin Westgarth to sit for at least a week

    Calgary Sun "Kevin Westgarth is a Princeton graduate who throws punches for a living. You might think he’s crazy. The Calgary Flames right-winger is also smart enough to understand the risks that come with being a member of the NHL’s fighting fraternity. “We’re doing it ourselves. We’re not children...." March 05