Flames Rumors & News

  • Coyotes trade Michael Stone to Calgary for draft picks

    Arizona Sports "The Coyotes’ first move before the trade deadline came Monday when they traded defenseman Michael Stone to Calgary for the Flames’ third-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2018 on Monday. The conditional pick kicks in if Calgary re-signs Stone. The Coyotes made the deal official..." February 20

  • Tanev's OT goal lifts Canucks past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Goaltender Ryan Miller was satisfied with the victory, but wasn't happy the Vancouver Canucks needed overtime to defeat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Saturday night. Miller played brilliantly most of the night but gave up a goal with only six seconds left in the..." February 19

  • Gaudreau, Gulutzan going through growing pains

    Sportsnet "Johnny Gaudreau and his new coach, Glen Gulutzan, are going through the growing pains that so many star players have gone through with head coaches. Think Ken Hitchcock-Brett Hull or Nazem Kadri-Mike Babcock. The coach wants his highest-paid forward — Gaudreau is tied with defenceman and..." February 18

  • Tkachuk, Flames top Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Playing in just his 54th NHL game, left winger Matthew Tkachuk knew just how much was at stake on Wednesday night. Tkachuk scored once and set up the game-winning goal by TJ Brodie as his Calgary Flames beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome...." February 16

  • Flames ink d-man Bartkowski to PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary made a roster move on Wednesday, signing blueliner Matt Bartkowski to a professional tryout. Bartkowski, 28, has spent all of this season with Boston’s AHL affiliate in Providence, scoring 10 points in 34 games. His last NHL action came in ’15-16, when he scored 18 points in 80 games..." February 15

  • Why Glen Gulutzan demoted Johnny Gaudreau to the fourth line

    Sportsnet "Tis a dangerous game for a first-year coach to demote his star player to the fourth line. Especially when said player is signed for six more years and is the key to making the playoffs in the midst of a tense wild card race. Yet, there was Johnny Gaudreau Monday night, dangling alongside Matt..." February 15

  • Coyotes, Smith shut down Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mike Smith saved his Arizona Coyotes teammates on Monday night as he has done many times in the past. Smith made 19 of his 36 saves in the first period and backstopped the Coyotes to a 5-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames. Smith picked up his second shutout of..." February 14

  • Coyotes, Smith shut down Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mike Smith saved his Arizona Coyotes teammates on Monday night as he has done many times in the past. Smith made 19 of his 36 saves in the first period and backstopped the Coyotes to a 5-0 shutout win over the Calgary Flames. Smith picked up his second shutout of..." February 14

  • Flames edge Penguins in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- To those watching, it appeared that Kris Versteeg pulled off a couple of deft dekes. He remembered it a little differently. "Sometimes you close your eyes and it goes in. So I was lucky there," Versteeg said Tuesday after he scored the only goal in a shootout to lift the..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Kreider's goal allows Rangers to extinguish Flames

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Rangers were far from their best at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon. For the first time in a while, however, they found a way to win on their home ice without their "A" game. Chris Kreider scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and..." February 05

  • Backlund fuels Flames to OT win over Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- While the Calgary Flames found a way to rally for an important 4-3 overtime victory on the road Friday night, the New Jersey Devils continued their recent misery on home ice losing for the seventh consecutive time at the Prudential Center. The Flames (27-24-3) erased a 3-2..." February 03

  • Monahan powers Flames past Wild

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames continue to have an answer for the best team in their conference, the Minnesota Wild. Sean Monahan scored two power-play goals and Brian Elliott made 28 saves and the Flames bounced the Wild 5-1 on Wednesday. "That was a team game starting with..." February 02

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Gaudreau's OT goal stops Flames' four-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- In the end, halting a four-game winning streak turned out to be pretty simple stuff for the Calgary Flames, "It's hard to miss those empty nets," winger John Gaudreau said of his deciding goal at 4:29 of overtime to defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Thursday night at Canadian Tire..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Radulov, Price help Canadiens douse reeling Flames

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Calgary Flames coach Glen Gulutzan didn't mince words when it came to assessing his team's performance against the Montreal Canadiens. "We were pathetic," he said. "We were pathetic. It was a pathetic display. No bite-back, no kick-back, right down; our top guys didn't do..." January 24

  • Tkachuk avoids supplemental discipline for slew foot on Marincin

    Sportsnet "The NHL Department of Player Safety reportedly will not discipline Matthew Tkachuk after a slew foot on Toronto’s Martin Marincin at the end of the third period of Monday night’s game. The Calgary Flames forward got tangled up with the Maple Leafs defenceman in front of the Toronto net and..." January 24

  • Flames’ Bennett, Tkachuk accused of slew-footing in loss to Leafs

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames dropped an ugly 4-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday, not exactly rebounding from an embarrassing 7-3 defeat at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers. Things were ugly in a different way toward the end, especially if you ask Maple Leafs fans, as Sam Bennett and Matthew..." January 24

  • Kadri, Andersen propel Maple Leafs in rout of Flames

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs got the first goal of the game on a deflection late in the first period and once again the Calgary Flames were in the familiar position of trying to catch up. Instead of catching up, the Flames fell farther behind and the Maple Leafs claimed a 4-0 win led..." January 23

  • Marner, Matthews, Tkachuk and their love triangle offence

    Sportsnet "How deep is their love? Put it this way: One man asks Matthew Tkachuk Monday which Toronto Maple Leafs rookie he feels closer with, Mitch Marner or Auston Matthews, and the Calgary Flames’ freshman can’t pick between besties. Or, at least, he’s smart enough not to hurt one friend’s feelings on..." January 23

  • Brossoit excels as Oilers defeat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Laurent Brossoit was handed the game puck Saturday and there may have been some days he thought one would never be placed in his hand. The Edmonton Oilers backup goalie made 38 saves to pick up his first career NHL win and Jordan Eberle led offensively with two goals..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Flames not looking to move Sam Bennett

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett was a healthy scratch Thursday night against the Nashville Predators. News travels fast and, as Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman pointed out Saturday, it didn’t take long for general managers around the league to pick up their phones. “I understand that GM..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Sam Bennett on healthy scratch: ‘I don’t want to be in that position again’

    Pro Hockey Talk "With four of their top-five scorers this season age 23 or younger, the Calgary Flames have a solid foundation of young core players in place when it comes to building a playoff contending team (and right now, they would be in the playoffs). Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk and Dougie..." January 21

  • Ellis scores 2, Preds hold on to beat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- It took Ryan Ellis until his 318th career game in his sixth NHL season for him to break through with his first two-goal effort. Turns out the Nashville Predators needed both of them as well as goals from James Neal and Filip Forsberg to edge the Calgary Flames 4-3 on..." January 20

  • Flames decide Sam Bennett needs to 'sit and watch a game'

    NHL.com "Glen Gulutzan is shaking things up. The Flames head coach is sitting centre Sam Bennett as a healthy scratch this evening when the Nashville Predators make a stop at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Bennett has been scoreless in his last 10 games and hasn't recorded an assist in his last 19 games...." January 20

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Backlund's two goals spark Flames to victory

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund can't recall scoring two goals in 13 seconds in his NHL career so far. That's exactly what he did in the second period on Tuesday to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "That was probably a..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Oilers earn shootout win over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- It was not a game that will be remembered amongst the classic Battle of Alberta encounters of years past. It was tight-checking. It was tense. Scoring chances were at a premium. However, the Edmonton Oilers aren't going to cry too much about the lack of entertainment..." January 15

  • Palmieri helps Devils rebound with win in Calgary

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Having not found the back of the net in four straight games, Kyle Palmieri was all smiles after snapping his slump on Friday. What made it even better was that his goal and assist helped lead his New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank..." January 14

  • Big Contract Decision with Bennett

    The Hockey Writers "Expectations have always been sky high for Sam Bennett, especially since the former OHL standout was picked by the Calgary Flames fourth overall in the 2014 entry draft. After a solid yet unspectacular rookie season last year that saw Bennett notch 18 goals and 36 points, most expected the young..." January 14

  • Brouwer back for Flames, after missing eight games with broken finger

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary will get a boost at forward on Friday night, as veteran winger Troy Brouwer returns from an eight-game absence after breaking his finger on Dec. 23. Brouwer announced this morning he’s good to go, and expects to be skating on a line with Sean Monahan and Kris Versteeg when the Flames..." January 13

  • Hamilton goal lifts Flames past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Chad Johnson won the battle of Calgary-raised goalies on Wednesday. Johnson made two big stops on Mikkel Boedker -- one on a late penalty shot and the other on a breakaway with nine seconds left -- to pull out a 3-2 win for the Calgary Flames over Aaron Dell and the San..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Hellebuyck makes 28 saves as Jets blank Flames

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- In an ironic twist, the Winnipeg Jets paid homage to their high-flying past with perhaps their best defensive effort of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Calgary Flames at MTS Centre on Monday night. Wearing their retro Heritage Classic jerseys, which were unveiled..." January 09