Flames Rumors & News

  • Coyotes outlast Flames in overtime for Tippett's 500th win

    Arizona Republic "The game was reminiscent of so many that came before it – a low-scoring, tight-checking, sometimes ho-hum compilation of minimal shots, too many penalties and one timely finish. But the result, a 2-1 overtime win for the Coyotes over the Flames on Friday in front of 11,495 at Gila River Arena..." November 28

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Flames activate Jonas Hiller

    The Score "The Calgary Flames have activated goaltender Jonas Hiller off injured reserve. The club also assigned Joni Ortio to the AHL's Stockton Heat on Thursday, clearing the way for Hiller to rejoin the active roster after missing nearly a month with a lower-body injury." November 26

  • First Line Roars To Life As Ducks Dispatch Flames 5-3

    Anaheim Calling "It was a rocky start but the first line roared to life, extending one of the longest runs of form over an opponent in league history. Ryan Getzlaf assisted on all five goals as the Anaheim Ducks rallied with three goals in the third period to douse the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night at..." November 25

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Former NHL player Ian White charged with weapons offences: police

    TSN "Former NHL defenceman Ian White was arrested on Friday in Winnipeg and charged with a number of weapons-related offences, Winnipeg police said. White was remanded into custody after his arrest and was scheduled to appear before a magistrate on Saturday, police spokesperson Eric Hofley told TSN...." November 23

  • Gaudreau plays the hero as Flames knock off Blackhawks

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames, less than a week ago, got schooled at the United Center. The 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, an embarrassing education in puck possession, stung. “Yeah, they were pretty good — and we weren’t,” was Michael Frolik’s bang-on assessment Friday morning. But the Flames..." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced

    NHL.com "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Calgary Flames down New Jersey Devils

    Calgary Sun "They scored first. Then led the rest of the way. That shouldn’t be such a rare occurrence for a team with Stanley Cup playoff aspirations, but Tuesday’s 3-2 home victory was especially noteworthy for the Calgary Flames because it’s the first time they’ve achieved that particular feat during..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Trio of quick goals gives Blackhawks win over Flames

    CSN Chicago "Coach Joel Quenneville has sensed a difference with the Blackhawks this past weekend. They had plenty of energy heading into Saturday’s game in St. Louis. They have a healthy roster for the first time all season, giving Quenneville more options. It’s just two days, but the Blackhawks have felt..." November 16

  • Monahan gets the winner as Flames beat Capitals in OT

    Calgary Herald "The attention, for good reason, had been on No. 8. It always is when the Calgary Flames — or any of the other 28 NHL outfits, for that matter — gear up to play the Washington Capitals. And on Friday at the Verizon Center, the stage was set for Alex Ovechkin to hit a major milestone in his..." November 14

  • Lightning get much-needed win against Calgary

    Tampa Tribune "Wash. Rinse. Repeat. That has been the cycle the Lightning have been stuck on in recent weeks - receive stellar goaltending but struggle to score. At least for one night, however, Tampa Bay avoided seeing the season start to spin out of control. Steven Stamkos finally helped give Ben..." November 13

  • Calgary Flames trade for Lightning goaltender

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames goaltending pool just got a little deeper. The struggling club acquired goaltender Kevin Poulin from the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday morning in exchange for future considerations. The Flames will send Poulin to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Stockton Heat. A..." November 12

  • Jaromir Jagr's goal lifts Panthers to 4-3 win over Flames and ends 5-game slide

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "After morning skate Tuesday, Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov questioned the team's leadership during the last two blowout losses of their five-game losing streak. Kulikov, 25, who played in his 401st game with the Panthers, said that instead of pulling together and leading by example,..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Calgary Flames dominate in win over Pittsburgh Penguins

    Calgary Sun "Sid the Kid wasn’t the difference maker. It was Calgary Flames kids’ taking those honours. Instead of Sidney Crosby yet again putting together an all-world performance against the Flames, seemingly all of the home-side’s youngsters turned the tables to lead them to a 5-2 NHL victory Saturday..." November 08

  • Calgary Flames edge Philadelphia Flyers in OT

    Calgary Sun "Just the day before, Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley admitted his team would gain confidence even by winning ugly. He got his wish. It wasn’t a treat to behold, but the struggling Flames finally returned to the win column, claiming a 2-1 overtime NHL affair over the Philadelphia Flyers..." November 06

  • Avalanche breaks tie game with three goals in third to beat Calgary

    Denver Post "Struggling teams with a combined record of 6-15-2 entered the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night, and after 50 minutes of play, it was fittingly tied and anyone's game. So how did the Avalanche emerge a 6-3 winner? Colorado dominated the last 10 minutes, getting second goals from Matt Duchene and..." November 04

  • Calgary Flames scare up late-game win over Edmonton Oilers

    Calgary Sun "Night of firsts for the Calgary Flames. First two-goal lead of the season. First time being ahead after the second period. First win in regulation time. All coming in Game 12 and — putting the cherry on top of it all — in a 5-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night to..." November 01

  • Weise's hat trick helps Canadiens get win against Flames

    Montreal Gazette "Dale Weise had his first career hat-trick and Paul Byron had a goal and an assist against his former team as the Canadiens got back on the winning track with a 6-2 win over the Calgary Flames Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Rookie goaltender Mike Condon made 30 saves as he ran his..." October 31

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    Bob Hartley says Jonas Hiller (lower body) will be out for at least a week.

  • Ramo recalled from AHL as Calgary’s goalie carousel keeps spinning

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Flames’ crease conundrum took another turn on Thursday evening, as the club announced Karri Ramo has been recalled from AHL Stockton — just one week after placing him on waivers. The move all but confirms Jonas Hiller will miss time after getting hurt during Wednesday’s 5-4 shootout loss to..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Senators win wild one in shootout over Flames

    Ottawa Sun "It was pouring on the outside but there was no raining on the Senators parade inside at the Canadian Tire Centre. It wasn’t pretty, however, it sure looked that way as the Senators struck for three goals in the third period to halt their four-game winless streak at home. Mika Zibanejad scored..." October 29

  • Flames' T.J. Brodie is off IR, could make season debut vs. Senators

    CBS Sports "When looking at the early-season struggles for the Calgary Flames, things appear pretty dire. Not a lot is going right, but it is important to note that they're without one of their absolute most important players. Defenseman T.J. Brodie has been on the shelf since breaking his hand in training..." October 28

  • Islanders hit right combinations in shutout victory over Flames

    New York Post "This is one of those situations where familiarity is a good thing, and it makes the job of Islanders coach Jack Capuano that much easier. “Everybody can play with everybody,” forward Kyle Okposo said after the Isles’ most recent victory, a 4-0 drubbing of the Flames on Monday night in front of..." October 27

  • Report: Dougie Hamilton left Bruins because they wouldn’t trade for his brother

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Bruins made one of the most surprising moves of the offseason back in June when they traded up-and-coming defensive star Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for three draft picks. Was the deal sparked by the team’s refusal to acquire Hamilton’s brother? Bruins president Cam Neely..." October 27

  • Rangers finding an underwhelming way to keep winning

    New York Post "So Sunday’s third period in which the Blueshirts dominated the Flames to seal a 4-1 victory at the Garden is the template for this team that somehow is 6-2-2 despite underwhelming just about everybody including themselves just about every night. “For some reason we go into the third period with..." October 26

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    Flames calling around NHL trying to unload Dennis Wideman. But two years, $11 million left on contract makes him tough to move at 32

  • Brodie skates, Ferland (knee) is ‘week-to-week’

    NBC Sports "The Calgary Flames got some good news on Sunday morning, as defenseman T.J. Brodie was on the ice during the team’s morning skate. He was limited during the session, but his return can only be seen as a positive. It’s the 25-year-old’s first practice since he broke his hand in a preseason game..." October 25

  • Flames edge by Red Wings

    Calgary Sun "Same old, same old for the Calgary Flames. In a good way. And it could very well be the turning point of their season. The Flames turned back the clock to the kind of performance that was synonymous with them last NHL season in their 3-2 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings on..." October 24

  • With former Flame Curtis Glencross retiring, is the league devaluing veteran talent?

    Puck Drunk Love "In a surprising move, it was announced courtesy of Darren Dreger of TSN that Curtis Glencross would retire. Glencross, who is only 32 years old, is seemingly retiring before his time is up. He was traded last season to the Capitals during their playoff run where he saw a varied amount of..." October 23

  • Flames players dress as Avengers, surprise kids in hospital

    CBS Sports "Professional athletes don't have to do a lot to make someone's day. Simple acknowledgement, an autograph, a hand shake, or a few kind words go a long way. It goes even further with kids. The Calgary Flames took some time Thursday to make the day of some kids who could really use a pick-me-up. A..." October 22

  • Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season

    TSN "For the first time in the 98-year history of the NHL, Canadians do not make up the majority of the league’s players. With an all-time high of players born outside of North America, Canadian-born players made up just 49.7 per cent of the 680 players to appear in a game in the first two weeks of..." October 22

  • The NHL's war against female fans, and the media's complicity in it

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Patrick Kane case, the latest in a long line of NHL players getting into trouble, has seen the NHL media defence machine crank up again-a machine that's contributing dangerously to the lack of change in NHL culture. It's a machine driven by journalistic self opinion that needs to be broken..." October 22

  • NHL's compensation policy needs to go

    TSN "Jim Benning woke up today to find a few more million in his budget and an extra second-round pick in his holster. What did the Vancouver Canucks general manager do to make this happen? Swing a trade? Learn a magic trick? Nope. Benning rolled out of bed, put on his slippers and turned on..." October 22

  • Flames' Ramo clears waivers, sent to AHL

    The Score "Calgary Flames goalie Karri Ramo cleared waivers Thursday and was assigned to Stockton of the American Hockey League, the club announced. Ramo will make for an expensive minor leaguer, as he's earning $3.8 million this season, with a $2.85 million cap hit. He'll be an unrestricted free agent on..." October 22

  • Capitals continue to roll, beat Flames for 3rd straight win

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames Tuesday night in Scotiabank Saddledome: How it happened: After falling behind early, unanswered goals by Andre Burakovsky, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie sent the Caps on their way to the convincing win. Center..." October 21

  • Report: Court documents reveal former NHL player treated concussion with ice bag

    Fox Sports "TSN reporter Rick Westhead revealed an excerpt of a court document from the ongoing NHL concussion lawsuit on Twitter Wednesday, and the document reveals how lacking the treatment of concussions in the NHL used to be. Poeschek played 364 games in the NHL over 12 years, and he largely played..." October 21

  • Flames waive opening-night starter Karri Ramo

    CBS Sports "The goaltending situation in Calgary has gotten dire. So much so that the Flames are taking a somewhat surprising step by waiving goaltender Karri Ramo. What makes it so shocking is that Ramo was the team's starting goalie on opening night. The Flames are off to a dreadful 1-5-0 start and..." October 21

  • Former Flames F Curtis Glencross says he's retiring at 32

    CBS Sports "Ahead of last season's NHL trade deadline, veteran forward Curtis Glencross was a sought-after commodity on the trade market. He landed with the Washington Capitals for the final 18 games of the regular season and playoffs. Shockingly, that will be his last stop in the NHL at 32 years..." October 20