Flames Rumors & News

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Flames re-sign Mark Giordano

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed their captain Mark Giordano to a six-year contract. Giordano, a native of Toronto, Ontario, has been the captain of the Calgary Flames since 2013. He has played his entire NHL CAREER with Calgary, amassing 66 goals and 179 assists for 245..." August 25

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Flames unveil plan for new arena

    Pro Hockey Talk "Expected for some time now (see: here, here, and here), the Calgary Flames have finally released their plans to replace 32-year-old Scotiabank Saddledome with a new arena. The Flames say the $890 million project, called CalgaryNEXT, has “the potential to be one of Calgary’s most transformative..." August 18

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Flames prospect Brandon Hickey invited to world junior summer camp in Calgary

    Calgary Sun "The first text message said, “Please call me ASAP” and came early during Brandon Hickey’s summer school class. Then came the phone calls, which the Calgary Flames prospect couldn’t answer to remain in the good graces of his Boston University professor. Making it all the more of a mystery was..." August 01

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Also, CAL and Paul Byron agree on a $900K deal

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

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    Tim Wharnsby @TimWharnsby

    #Flames and Josh Jooris settle for 1 yr deal at $975,000.

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    Tim Wharnsby @TimWharnsby

    Lance Bouma and #Flames settle arb case and agree to deal : $2.1m /$2.2m /$2.3m

  • Flames gritty forward due for raise in arbitration ... but how much?

    Calgary Sun "Lance Bouma is fearless when it comes to blocking shots for the Calgary Flames. The gritty winger may face a few blasts in the boardroom Wednesday when Bouma and his representatives meet the Flames’ brass in a face-to-face arbitration hearing. Bouma, the restricted free-agent who is coming..." July 23

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Hamilton: 'Thought I was going to be a Bruin for life'

    CSNEE "Dougie Hamilton was introduced at a “holding the new jersey photo op” press conference in Calgary on Friday, along with free agent signee Michael Frolik, and the 22-year-old defenseman finally expanded a bit on his thoughts about leaving the Bruins in a stunning NHL Draft weekend trade. The..." July 18

  • Four Flames accept qualifying offers, including Shore

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames announced that four players accepted qualifying offers on Wednesday: Bill Arnold, Kenny Agostino, Drew Shore and Bryce van Brabant. General Fanager lists the contract details as such (all one-year contracts): Arnold takes in $824,500, Agostino receives $735K, Van Brabant..." July 16

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Civil lawsuit against Flames’ Ferland dropped

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary forward Micheal Ferland, who enjoyed a breakout performance in April’s playoff win over Vancouver, is no longer facing a civil lawsuit stemming from an incident outside of a bar in July 2012. More, from the Globe and Mail: Legal firm Ruttan Bates says Jayson Eyma has dropped a civil..." July 14

  • Flames don't know yet where Kylington will play in fall

    Calgary Herald "Now that Calgary Flames orientation camp is done, Oliver Kylington will visit his friend Johnny Oduya to train and hang out with him at his house in Spain. And as for the end of the summer? It’s anyone’s guess where the 18-year-old Swedish defenceman will end up for the 2015-16 season...." July 11

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration

    NHLPA.com "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Hunter Smith & Mason McDonald sign entry-level deals with Calgary Flames

    Calgary Sun "No time for a celebration. Not with the Calgary Flames summer prospects camp just around the corner. The team’s pair of 2014 second-round draft picks — goalie Mason McDonald and winger Hunter Smith — both will arrive in the Stampede City for the annual summer session next week with..." July 04

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The #preds get Max Reinhart from Calgary for a conditional fourth-round pick.

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Grant's deal with Flames $700,000/$250,000 with a $325,000 guarantee.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    It's a five-year deal for Michael Frolik with the #flames.

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CGY on verge of getting Michael Frolik signed on a long term deal.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hearing that Leafs circled back to Calgary today on Kessel trade talk but don't see a fit right now....

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Ramo will re-sign with the Calgary Flames, source says

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hearing that the Oilers have kicked the tires on UFA goalies Ramo and Neuvirth... but I think Ramo more likely to re-sign with Flames

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    Nick Kypreos @RealKyper

    #Flames Giordano now eligible to sign #NHL extension. Hearing starting point on max term is 72m over 8 years.

  • Report: G Ramo re-signs with Flames

    TSN "Goaltender Karri Ramo has reportedly re-signed with the Calgary Flames. According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, a source says the netminder will return to Calgary after posting a 15-9-3 record with a .912 save percentage and a 2.60 goals-against average with two shutouts in 34 games last..." July 01

  • Flames now turn attention back to signing captain Mark Giordano

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames’ ‘D’ corps signed its newest part. Now that Dougie Hamilton has inked a contract, the attention again turns to the biggest name on the blueline brigade, captain Mark Giordano, who has one year remaining on his deal and could become an unrestricted free-agent after the 2016-17..." July 01

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Sounds like a 6 yr extension coming in Calgary for Hamilton. #TSN

  • Flames lock up Hamilton to long-term deal

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have locked up defenceman Dougie Hamilton to a six-year deal worth $34.5 million. Hamilton’s annual cap hit will be an affordable $5.75 million, making him the highest-paid player on the Flames. Hamilton was acquired in a trade with the Boston Bruins last week in exchange..." June 30

  • Leafs, Flames among teams in on Franson?

    TSN "Leading up to the open of free agency on Wednesday, Cody Franson has heard from a number of interested teams. According to a report from ProHockeyTalk, that number is at a half dozen one day before he can sign. “Pending unrestricted free agent Cody Franson has spoken with “half a dozen” teams,..." June 30

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Dougie Hamilton was not liked by Bruins' teammates

    Yahoo! Sports "Perhaps Dougie Hamilton owes Tyler Seguin a phone call. One imagines the Dallas Stars center might have some sage advice on how to handle the door slamming you on the backside as a bus rolls over you, which is what happened when the Boston Bruins traded Seguin in 2013. The tales of partying,..." June 29

  • Flames defender Tyler Wotherspoon knows Dougie Hamilton from world juniors

    Calgary Sun "Dougie Hamilton looks good in red. Calgary Flames prospect Tyler Wotherspoon can vouch for that. Both skated for Team Canada’s defence corps at the world junior tournament in 2013 in Ufa, Russia, and they’ll now be reunited at the Saddledome after the Flames landed Hamilton in Friday’s..." June 28

  • Bruins teammates didn't like Dougie Hamilton

    Boston Herald "The day before Round 1 of the NHL draft, Bruins president Cam Neely sounded quite confident the team’s fans were going to like what was about to happen. Neely said Don Sweeney, the new general manager, had big things in the works. “There’s a lot of things that Don has been working on to not..." June 28

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    With the 60th pick, the #Flames have selected defenceman Oliver Kylington!

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    Sarah McLellan @azc_mclellan

    The #Coyotes have made a trade, shipping pick No.60 to the #Flames in exchange for picks Nos. 76 & 83.

  • Rangers hold on to Talbot for now but Flames to turn up heat

    New York Post "So, Glen Sather was unable to parlay the interest in Cam Talbot into a first-round selection in the NHL draft that commenced with round one on Friday night. But that does not mean the Blueshirts’ general manager, whose backup netminder had drawn serious interest from six teams — the Flames,..." June 27

  • Flames anxious to welcome Dougie Hamilton to Calgary

    Calgary Sun "Bob Hartley’s expectation on the first day of the 2015 NHL Draft was that any player added to the fold would take a few years to be a Calgary Flames regular. Instead, the newest addition won’t just be donning the Flaming C in a few months … he’ll be a key contributor. Like everybody with the..." June 27

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Told the Flames give up draft picks including #15 for Hamilton.