Flames Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Flames shake off early scare in win over Sens

    Calgary Sun "The first period wasn't even halfway in the books and the fear factor was on high. The Calgary Flames found themselves without their heart-and-soul captain and leading point-producer when Mark Giordano was clipped in the face by Chris Neil's stick after the Senators winger shot the puck..." November 16

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    Damien Cox @DamoSpin

    As expected, no supplementary discipline for Clarke MacArthur after his head shot on Lance Bouma last night versus Flames.

  • Sven Baertschi & Paul Byron lead Flames to victory over Coyotes

    Calgary Sun "Thanks to a nasty virus, Sven Baertschi — temporarily — shed four pounds earlier this week. Thanks to a couple of assists in Thursday’s 5-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes at the Saddledome, the Calgary Flames callup probably feels like he’s dropped 50. Flames sparkplug Paul Byron potted a..." November 14

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    Eric Francis @EricFrancis

    Gaudreau being told he's here for good is great news as five games in mgmnt debated sending him down. Obviously he belongs here.

  • Skinner notches 100th goal, Canes douse Flames 4-1

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said Monday his team still was searching for an identity. The Canes may be close to forging one. In beating the Calgary Flames 4-1 Monday night at PNC Arena, the Hurricanes again came from behind, displaying resiliency. They used their speed. They again..." November 11

  • Flames grinder scores winner in wild one over Panthers

    Calgary Sun "There was a method to the madness. With the score tied late in Saturday’s bizarre matinee and the Calgary Flames anxious to end it before overtime, fourth-line grinder Lance Bouma was tapped on the shoulder. “He’s a guy that goes to the net,” reasoned Flames head coach Bob Hartley. “Look at..." November 09

  • Lightning top Flames 5-2 to cap perfect homestand

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Lightning send a plethora of young forwards at the opposition on any given night. They can come in waves. Cedric Paquette was the latest to crash his way into that conversation, scoring his first two career goals in helping Tampa Bay finish off a sweep of a four-game home..." November 07

  • Hiller’s highway robbery leads Flames to overtime victory over Capitals

    Calgary Herald "On his post-game soapbox, Bob Hartley was going to rave. And everyone knew who was going to get lots of love — Jonas Hiller. As fate would have it, the Calgary Flames goalie, perched atop a stationary bike, was pedalling only five feet away when his coach began to heap praise. At first..." November 05

  • Ferland suffers another setback in bid to become full-time NHL player

    Calgary Herald "After a series of career reboots, the long-awaited (and much-sweated for) debut ended up lasting less than 10 minutes. Michael Ferland skated only 15 shifts Friday before a forearm to the head — courtesy of Nashville defender Anton Volchenkov (who, Sunday, was suspended for four games by the..." November 03

  • Upstart, short-handed Flames shock Canadiens 6-2 to kick off five-game road trip

    Calgary Herald "After rebounding smartly from Friday’s healthy scratch, after softhandedly converting two scoring chances, after taking his first-star twirl at the Bell Centre, after receiving the fireman’s helmet as the team’s in-house man of the match, after leading the Calgary Flames to a one-sided triumph..." November 03

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    Wes Gilbertson @SUNGilbertson

    Per #Flames GM Brad Treliving, LW Michael Ferland did suffer a concussion against Predators. He is not travelling with team.

  • Flames’ run of injuries opens up chance for Baertschi

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames have been hit hard enough by injuries that it looks like fading prospect Sven Baertschi will get a chance to make an impact. The Calgary Sun’s Wes Gilbertson notes that Joe Colborne was added to IR, and while Michael Ferland’s status isn’t technically the same, both are added..." November 02

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Nashville defenseman Anton Volchenkov has been suspended 4 games for an illegal check to the head on Calgary forward Michael Ferland.

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    Kristen Odland @KristenOdlandCH

    #Flames official word that Ferland will not return, out with an upper body injury.

  • Rookie Gaudreau leads Flames past Predators

    Calgary Herald "There were plenty of reasons along the way that should have deterred Johnny Gaudreau’s journey to the National Hockey League. And the start of the 2014-15 season was no different. Struggling with the pace adjustment, finding his signature groove around the net and his strength on the puck..." November 01

  • Flames place Backlund on IR, recall Ferland

    Pro Hockey Talk "You can add the Calgary Flames to the growing list of teams battling the injury bug. Center Mikael Backlund was placed on injured reserve Thursday with an abdominal injury. Its’ the same injury he returned to Calgary, from his native Sweden, with this summer. Backlund joins Mason Raymond..." October 30

  • Flames suddenly thin up the middle after devastating night of injuries

    Calgary Herald "Being a good sort, always at the ready to chip in for the cause, Craig Conroy seemed willing to duck into the nearest phone booth — or at least the inner labyrinths of the dressing room — ditch his assistant general manager custom-cut suit and slip back into his super-hero-centreman duds. “I’m..." October 30

  • Parenteau, Price give Habs shootout win over Flames

    Montreal Gazette "P.A. Parenteau scored on the Canadiens’ third shootout try, giving the Habs a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames Monday night in a thoroughly wild game at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Chalk this one up to goaltender Carey Price, who stopped 36 shots in regulation time, one more in overtime and all..." October 29

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    Randy Sportak @SUNRandySportak

    #Flames have put Stajan on IR (knee) and saying approximately 6 weeks. Colborne is day-to-day (upper body).

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    David Jones has been taken off the IR and Mason Raymond has been placed on IR (shoulder, week-to-week).

  • Capitals 3, Flames 1: Joel Ward scores a pair of goals to lead Washington

    Washington Post "Joel Ward had taken his demotion in stride and gulped down the change, but as the forward later tried to sneak undetected from the Washington Capitals locker room, seeking an early exit after starring Saturday night, his teammates oohed and hollered for him to return. So Ward stood before the..." October 26

  • Monahan breaks scoring drought as Flames hammer winless Hurricanes

    Calgary Herald "It appears Joe Colborne may be a man worth listening to. After Thursday morning’s skate, he said: “Trust me — he’s going to pot one here. Then the floodgates will open. When he gets going, when he gets feeling it, he doesn’t miss too many.” And? Sean Monahan scores twice — his first two..." October 24

  • Bolts steal victory over Calgary in OT

    Tampa Tribune "The two-step across Alberta will likely be a successful dance through Western Canada for many a team this season. But for the Tampa Bay Lightning, facing two of the perceived lesser teams in the Western Conference, it was like doing the cha-cha with two left feet. Tampa Bay stumbled in the..." October 22

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    Wes Gilbertson @SUNGilbertson

    #Flames D Deryk Engelland is back tonight after missing three games with lower-body injury. RW Josh Jooris (lower-body) also back in.

  • Flames sign Brodie to five-year contract extension

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames on Monday signed defenseman TJ Brodie to a five-year contract extension. Brodie, 24, scored his third goal in seven games in a 4-1 win at the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. He had four goals and 27 assists in 81 games last season." October 21

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    2) CAL talking with D TJ Brodie about a contract extension. He is rapidly becoming one of NHL's top defenders.

  • Blue Jackets 3, Flames 2: Columbus withstands Calgary's chaos

    Columbus Dispatch "The scene in the final two minutes last night at Nationwide Arena resembled an elementary playground with no teacher on duty. But amid the mayhem of six Calgary Flames players trying to score the tying goal was just enough desperation by the Blue Jackets — and maybe a touch of luck — to..." October 18

  • Shoulder surgery successful for Calgary Flames' Sam Bennett

    Calgary Sun "Sam Bennett’s surgery, in the immediate aftermath, is a success. The NHL club’s 2014 first-round draft choice is home with his family resting from the operation on his shoulder performed Tuesday in Cleveland. “It went well,” Flames GM Brad Treliving said Wednesday when the Flames faced..." October 16

  • Hiller thrills with 49 saves, stealing victory for Flames in Chicago

    Calgary Herald "The plan was set before the puck-drop. Karri Ramo on Tuesday against the Nashville Predators. Jonas Hiller vs. the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday. Which, in retrospect, worked out well for the Calgary Flames. Producing a few highlight-reel saves, Ramo backstopped a 3-2 shootout victory..." October 16

  • Ramo’s highlight-reel save keys Flames’ shootout win over Predators

    Calgary Herald "Joe Colborne made it clear who deserved the credit in a 3-2 shootout win over the Nashville Predators. Yes, the lanky Calgarian had netted the lone goal on Pekka Rinne — a carry-over level of success in from the 2013-14 season which saw Colborne net four of nine shootout attempts. And prior..." October 15

  • Determined Blues dominate Flames

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Still sour after their season-opening loss and starring ahead at a long layoff, the Blues were in no mood to fool around with Calgary Saturday night. Far from pleased with its start in Thursday’s defeat to the New York Rangers, the club scored 48 seconds into its matchup with the Flames and..." October 12

  • Karri Ramo plays saviour, Mason Raymond scores three as Flames steal one in Edmonton

    Calgary Herald "Hockey fans around here are getting an eyeful of their heroes — two batches of them, actually. The 1984 Stanley Cup championship team, full of Hall of Famers. The 2014-15 bunch, packed with young talent. The Calgary Flames, it appears, are also bent on offering a couple of looks. Not..." October 10

  • Canucks, Sedins start strong with 4-2 win in Calgary

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks opened a new era and new season Wednesday, getting goals from three different lines and beating the Calgary Flames 4-2 in Willie Desjardins’ first game as a National Hockey League head coach. Vancouver briefly led by two and at one point was outshooting Calgary 30-17, but..." October 09

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    #Flames Injury Update: Sam Bennett will undergo surgery on his shoulder next week. A full recovery & return to play expected in 4-6 months.

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

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    Wes Gilbertson @SUNGilbertson

    #Flames D Dennis Wideman, the highest-paid guy on the roster, will be a healthy scratch tonight in Edmonton.

  • Flames waiting on talks for new contract with Hartley

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving on Tuesday said negotiations have not started toward a new contract for coach Bob Hartley. Hartley is entering the third and final season of his contract. In his first two seasons with the Flames he has a record of 54-65-11 and Calgary has finished..." October 08

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CGY expected to clarify today but sounds as tho shoulder surgery is more likely than not for Sam Bennett. If so, he'll be out months.

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    The #Flames have assigned Sven Baertschi, Josh Jooris and Joni Ortio to the @AHLFlames

  • No scheduled hearing for Backlund after Enstrom hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary forward Mikael Backlund doesn’t have a disciplinary hearing scheduled after hitting Winnipeg’s Tobias Enstrom from behind Saturday night, an NHL spokesman has confirmed. Backlund was only assessed at minor penalty for boarding at 14:51 of the third period. Enstrom left the game..." October 05

  • Flames D Tyler Wotherspoon nears return from injury

    Calgary Sun "Patience isn’t easy for any 21-year-old. It’s even worse to maintain when it’s a young man whose dream is nearly within his grasp. Well, within grasp if his left shoulder was in tip-top shape for him to grab hold. Somehow, though, Tyler Wotherspoon is managing to cool his jets while..." September 25

  • Backlund dealing with an abdominal strain

    Calgary Herald "This wasn’t how Mikael Backlund planned on starting his 2014-15 National Hockey League training camp with the Calgary Flames. The 25-year-old pivot, who made incredible strides last year with the rebuilding group, is dealing with an abdominal strain which has him on the list of the team’s..." September 20