Flames Rumors & News

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBSSports.com "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 22

  • Flames' Yonkman signs in Finnish league

    Pro Hockey Talk "Journeyman defenseman Nolan Yonkman is on his way to Finland. Yonkman, who was in Flames training camp last year and spent the season with their AHL affiliate in Adirondack, has signed with SM-liiga team JYP, the club announced on Monday. Yonkman will head to Finland following a year in which..." May 18

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    #Flames rookie Micheal Ferland suffered a torn oblique in Game 4 of the first round. pic.twitter.com/iIMahJCGcc

  • Who are the top free agent priorities for the Calgary Flames?

    Calgary Herald "After the fireworks die down from an extended run in the 2015 National Hockey League post-season, the Calgary Flames will be faced with a busy off-season of to-do lists and signings. The good news? They have plenty of cap space to work with and can still save for next year if needed. Here are the..." May 12

  • Ducks oust Flames, reach Western Conference finals

    Orange County Register "Vindication came in a two-pack for the Ducks on Sunday night, with Corey Perry taking a drink out of one can and Bruce Boudreau starting to sip out of the other. Perry shook off a potentially scary injury late in the second period to deliver the final heroics as his gritty goal at 2:26 of..." May 11

  • Flames prospect Kanzig joins Black Aces

    Calgary Sun "Keegan Kanzig’s off-season relaxation lasted just over a day. The towering Calgary Hitmen defenceman got the call to join the Calgary Flames’ Black Aces on Tuesday morning, less than 48 hours after cleaning out his locker down the Saddledome hallway. “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to..." May 10

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    Derek Wills @Fan960Wills

    #Flames Bob Hartley says Karri Ramo will start, he'll likely stick with same line-up in Game 5 vs. #Ducks. #CGYvsANA pic.twitter.com/SJX8yABxcS

  • Ducks push Flames to brink of elimination

    Orange County Register "Leave it to a red-hot Ducks winger to pour cold water over the resurgent Calgary Flames and lift his team to a pivotal victory in the Western Conference semifinals. Matt Beleskey’s power-play goal 71 seconds into the third period snapped a tie and the Ducks went on to a 4-2 victory over the..." May 09

  • Flames' Bouma skates with old linemates, but Game 4 status unknown

    Calgary Herald "The player wouldn’t say. The boss wouldn’t say. And the linemate? Deferred the question. “I’m not the guy to ask,” said David Jones with a grin. In other words, there were very little answers about the availability of Lance Bouma who has yet to be seen in game action since blocking..." May 08

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet.ca "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Adams Finalists: Hartley, Laviolette, Vigneault. This one is handled by the NHL broadcasters' association.

  • Flames defeat Ducks 4-3 in overtime as Mikael Backlund plays hero

    Calgary Sun "No, it wasn't shock. It's just that Mikael Backlund didn't know what to do. When his long-range wrister set off the celebration for the Calgary Flames to claim their thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks and get them on the board in the Stanley Cup playoff series, Backlund..." May 06

  • Hartley, Laviolette, Vigneault named finalists for Jack Adams Award

    The Score "Head coaches Bob Hartley of the Calgary Flames, Peter Laviolette of the Nashville Predators and Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers were announced as finalists for the Jack Adams Award on Wednesday. The award is given annually to the NHL coach that most contributed to his team's..." May 06

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Diaz to make postseason debut for Flames in Game 3

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary will make a switch on defense tonight as Raphael Diaz will play for the first time this postseason when the Flames host the Ducks in Game 3 of their second round series. Diaz, 29, missed the final four games of the regular season and all eight of Calgary’s playoff games thus far with a..." May 05

  • Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks blank Calgary Flames 3-0 in Game 2

    L.A. Daily News "Ducks superstars Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry rocketed into the Calgary Flames’ end of the ice with Game 2 of their second-round playoff series still very much in doubt midway through the third period Sunday at the Honda Center. Getzlaf passed the puck to Perry, who waited a moment for..." May 04

  • Flames' Jiri Hudler expected to play in Game 2, Mark Giordano progressing

    CBSSports.com "The Calgary Flames are still licking their wounds from a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks in Game 1 Thursday. The team got pretty banged up in a physical contest and saw multiple players exit the game with injuries. One such player was Jiri Hudler, the Flames' leading scorer from the..." May 03

  • Giordano (torn biceps) takes part in full Flames practice

    ESPN.com "There was a familiar face working out with the Calgary Flames Saturday afternoon as they prepared to try and even up their Western Conference semifinals series with the Anaheim Ducks -- captain Mark Giordano. The team's best player and inspirational leader has not played since Feb. 25, when he..." May 03

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    Derek Wills @Fan960Wills

    Dennis Wideman, who didn't practice today, will play in Game 2. Rapha Diaz, who hasn't played since Apr. 2, a game-time decision vs. #Ducks.

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    Helene Elliott @helenenothelen

    Jiri Hudler, who was injured in Game 1 and skipped Friday's optional practice for Flames, just came out for practice.

  • Flames may need services of big winger

    Calgary Sun "The opposing stars need no introduction. "(Ryan) Getzlaf, (Corey) Perry and all those guys they've got, they're unbelievable players," marvelled Calgary Flames callup David Wolf, who hails from the not-quite-hockey-hotbed of Dusseldorf, Germany. "I always watched them when I grew up at home and..." May 02

  • Gaudreau "wasn't OK" with benching against physical Ducks

    Calgary Herald "To be benched for the entire third period of a Stanley Cup playoff series opener does not sit well with Johnny Gaudreau. But, it wasn’t the 21-year-old rookie’s decision — it wasn’t his call to be stapled to the bench in the final frame while the Calgary Flames were being thumped 6-1 by the..." May 02

  • NHL Foundation finalists: Burns, Giordano, Lundqvist

    NHL.com "Defenseman Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks, defenseman Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the 2014-15 NHL Foundation Player Award, which is presented to "an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey --..." May 02

  • Flames' Karri Ramo will replace Jonas Hiller in Game 2

    CBSSports.com "The Calgary Flames are the latest team in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs to make a change in net. Coach Bob Hartley announced on Friday afternoon that Karri Ramo will get the start in Game 2 of their second round playoff series in Anaheim on Sunday night, replacing Jonas Hiller. Hiller had a..." May 02

  • Anaheim Ducks thump Calgary Flames in Game 1 beatdown

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks introduced the Calgary Flames to Big Boy Hockey in Game 1 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series Thursday at the Honda Center. The Ducks were rougher, tougher, faster and played without mercy while giving the Flames a 6-1 beatdown. Game 2 is Sunday at the Honda Center, and..." May 01

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 schedule scenarios

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have..." April 28

  • Calgary Flames off to second round after a 7-4 win over Vancouver Canucks

    Calgary Sun "Unsustainable. All the way to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Year 2 of a rebuild, and the Calgary Flames have not only defied all the oddsmakers but also the analytics crowd with an upset-special series win over the Vancouver Canucks. Matt Stajan banged home a loose puck..." April 26

  • Ryan Miller braces for thriller in Red Hell

    Vancouver Sun "It looked for a short time like Ryan Miller’s sole contribution to this playoff series would be chirping Michael Ferland as the Calgary Flames’ wrecking ball was escorted past the Vancouver Canuck bench after the brawl near the end of Game 2 last Friday. Even doing that, Miller surprised us. I..." April 25

  • Gaudreau, Ekblad, Stone named finalists for Calder; Forsberg left off ballot

    The Score "Three freshmen are over the final hurdle in the sprint toward the Calder Trophy. Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad and forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Stone of the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators, respectively, have been tabbed as the three finalists for the award handed out to the..." April 24

  • Canucks beat Flames, still down in series 3-2

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks did something they haven’t in three years: they won an elimination game Thursday against the Calgary Flames. Now, they need to win another. Actually, they need to win two more elimination games, but that sounds a little daunting, so we’re going to stick with one. That’s..." April 24

  • Calgary Flames' Risk of Relying on Raw Sam Bennett Paying off in a Big Way

    Bleacher Report "Sam Bennett is standing in the Calgary Flames locker room after his first NHL playoff game at the Saddledome. There is a fresh gash on his right cheek, a puck in his right hand, a heavy fireman's helmet on his head and a smile that can’t be wiped from his face. The puck is a souvenir—the first..." April 23

  • First line comes out firing as Flames send Canucks to the brink with 3-1 Game 4 win

    Calgary Herald "His first goal arrived little more than a year ago, Game 82 of the regular season. His first playoff goal arrived Tuesday evening, Game 4 of the playoffs. Both goals against the Vancouver Canucks. So comparable feats? Uh, not really, according to Johnny Gaudreau. “My first NHL goal?..." April 22

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    BB said Nate Thompson (upper body) won't play Game 3. Did say Tomas Fleischmann is an option in middle. Had him play some center with Caps.

  • Agitator extraordinaire Ville Nieminen calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the NHL’s more colorful characters is stepping away from the game. Ville Nieminen, who appeared in 385 career games with Colorado, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Calgary, San Jose, St. Louis and the New York Rangers, announced his retirement over the weekend after playing his final game in the..." April 20

  • Flames could ill afford to lose blueliner Deryk Engelland

    Calgary Sun "Reflecting recently on the $25,000 fine he collected 15 months ago for the opening faceoff Brawl That Started it All in Vancouver, Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley summed it up well. “The only loser was my wallet.” On Saturday, the league picked his pocket once again, this time to the..." April 19

  • Flames' first-liners insist they're ready to produce

    Calgary Herald "Henrik Sedin, hours before Game 1, was not wrong when he declared the Calgary Flames’ top trio to be “the best line in hockey for the past couple months or so.” Numbers said so, too. From the Feb. 2 contest against the Winnipeg Jets till the end of the regular-season – a span of 31 dates –..." April 19

  • Choke hold nearly sent Eddie Lack over ledge

    Vancouver Sun "There is choking in sports and then there is being choked, which Vancouver Canuck goalie Eddie Lack explained happened to him Friday in Vancouver’s 4-1 playoff win over the Calgary Flames. Flames winger Brandon Bollig managed to land on top of Lack during a second period skirmish and he didn’t..." April 19

  • Flames forward Bennett likely to play in Game 3

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames rookie forward Sam Bennett said Saturday he feels good enough to be in the lineup for Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round series against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday (10 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). Bennett left in the second period of a 4-1 loss to the Canucks..." April 19

  • Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley fined $50,000 by the NHL

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL has fined Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley $50,000 for his role in the brawl that occurred late in Game 2 against the Vancouver Canucks Friday. The fine was issued in accordance with By-Law 17.3 (a) for “conduct prejudicial to or against the welfare of the league,” according to an..." April 19

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing Flames have asked NHL to review Engelland instigator. If rescinded, he is clear for Game 3

  • Canucks bounce back with clutch 4-1 win to even series against Flames

    Vancouver Sun "It is a best-of-five series now, one that suddenly has some real feeling. These are the playoffs, after all. In desperate need of a bounce-back game after dropping the series opener, the Vancouver Canucks delivered just that in textbook fashion Friday night, defeating the Calgary Flames 4-1..." April 18

  • Flames skate away with 2-1 Game 1 win after late Kris Russell goal

    Calgary Herald "No matter which way you cut it, rookies ruled this night. From the dash of Ronalds Kenins to the scoring of Bo Horvat. From the jam of teenager Sam Bennett to the smash-happy Michael Ferland. But it was left to veteran Kris Russell to play hero. With 29.6 seconds remaining in the third..." April 16

  • Giordano skates, but playoff return still a long shot

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary captain Mark Giordano, thought to be lost for the season after tearing his biceps in early March, took to the ice on Monday and offered a glimmer of hope for a playoff return. “I’m trying to stay in shape and condition. I have to meet with the surgeon a bunch more times before that..." April 13

  • Flames draft pick Sam Bennett might get start against Winnipeg on Saturday

    Calgary Sun "On top of being a talented scorer, Sam Bennett is also known for being a tenacious player. Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley knows just how pesky. Ever since Bennett — the team’s 2014 first-round draft choice — was recalled to the NHL following the end of his junior season with the OHL’s..." April 11

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    Wes Gilbertson @SUNGilbertson

    Now official — #Flames have recalled wingers Emile Poirier and David Wolf and defencemen Brett Kulak and John Ramage on emergency basis.

  • Flames clinch playoff spot with 3-1 win over the Kings

    Calgary Herald "Rewind the clock a year ago, maybe two, and try to find some type of significance to Game No. 81 of the Calgary Flames regular season. Now, go back to the first game of the 2014-15 campaign, a 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 8, and try and remember what the hockey world was saying..." April 10

  • Flames edge Coyotes 3-2, can clinch playoff spot on Thursday

    Calgary Herald "Entering the Ed Whalen Media Lounge at the Scotiabank Saddledome, Bob Hartley made a request before beginning his post-game analysis of Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over the visiting Arizona Coyotes. “Let’s do this quick,” ordered the Calgary Flames head coach. No offence to the media, but the Los..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics

    Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Flames recall goaltender Brad Thiessen

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled goaltender Brad Thiessen from the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League The Aldergrove, British Columbia native is playing his sixth season professionally and was signed as a free agent by Calgary on July 4, 2014." April 05