Flames Rumors & News

  • Monahan willing to take less money to help Flames compete

    Yardbarker "Sean Monahan is one of the premier young talents in the NHL. The 21-year-old has scored 21-plus goals in his first three seasons, scoring 27 goals and 63 points in 2015-16. Monahan has more than proven he’s a core piece for the Flames and currently he’s a restricted free agent. The Flames forward..." July 23

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • NHL dismisses neutral arbitrator from Dennis Wideman case

    Sportsnet "The NHL has dismissed James Oldham from his position as neutral arbitrator, according to Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal. Oldham was assigned to the case of Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman, who was suspended 20 games for cross-checking NHL linesman Don Henderson from behind on..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Monahan wants term, will consider less money to help Flames contend

    The Score "Sean Monahan wants to help the Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup, and understands his role goes beyond on-ice performance. Monahan's kept an eye on the dollars and term being allocated elsewhere in his first summer as a restricted free agent. And after seeing Steven Stamkos make concessions on..." July 19

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Rangers agree to terms with forward Josh Jooris

    Blueshirt Banter "After settling with Dylan McIlrath earlier this morning, the New York Rangers followed it up with another pair of free agent signings. According to official team releases, the Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Josh Jooris and defenseman Tommy Hughes on new contracts. Jooris joins the..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Flames Sign Matthew Tkachuk to ELC

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "The Flames signed 6th overall pick Matthew Tkachuk to a 3 year entry level contract with an average cap hit of 0.925M on Thursday. This gives the Flames the opportunity to chose to use him in this upcoming season or send him back to the OHL if they chose not to. Tkachuk had 107 points in 57 games..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Report: Flames Sign Linden Vey to a 1 Year, 2-Way Deal

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "As we are now past the pinnacle of summer off season activity, depth moves are where the market is at. Today, the Flames have reportedly signed former Vancouver Canuck RW Linden Vey to a 1 year, 2-way deal. With the mass exodus of players from Stockton, the Flames need to make move this..." July 05

  • Mason Raymond Presents Terrific Value For Anaheim Ducks

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks signed 30-year old left winger Mason Raymond to a one-year, $675,000 contract Monday evening, marking their first notable signing of free agency. General manager Bob Murray effectively sat out the free-for-all that took place on July 1st, making Anaheim the only team not to..." July 05

  • Flames GM Treliving provides update on Monahan, Gaudreau talks

    Sportsnet "He solved a glaring need in the crease and added a veteran right-shot winger to his forward corps, but Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving’s off-season won’t be complete until he signs his two young stars. Treliving joined Sportsnet 960 The Fan on Monday to give an update on his talks..." July 05

  • New additions bring leadership to Flames lineup

    Calgary Sun "If you tickle twine, take cover. That’s apparently the best practice for teammates of Brian Elliott, one of two netminding newbies for the Calgary Flames. “He’s an absolute competitor,” said right-winger Troy Brouwer, who backchecked and blocked shots for Elliott last winter in St. Louis and..." July 03

  • Flames cross two key items off wish list

    Calgary Sun "Admittedly, it sounded a bit too good to be true. On the opening day of the National Hockey League's free-agent flirting window, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving reached out to arrange a chat with right-winger Troy Brouwer. “It was during this dating period or whatever it is, and his agent..." July 02

  • Avalanche sign Colborne to 2-year deal, Tyutin to 1-year deal

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche have signed free-agent forward Joe Colborne to a two-year, $5-million contract, reports TSN's Darren Dreger. A former first-round pick, 16th overall in 2008, Colborne exploded in a big way last season, scoring 19 goals and adding 25 assists in 73 games for the Calgary..." July 01

  • Flames sign Chad Johnson to 1-year, $1.7M contract

    The Score "The Calgary Flames have reportedly landed a backup goalie to spell newcomer Brian Elliott. The Flames signed Chad Johnson to a one-year deal worth $1.7 million, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet." July 01

  • Calgary Flames Sign Troy Brouwer

    HockeyBuzz "The Calgary Flames have signed winger Troy Brouwer to a four-year deal worth $4.5 million per season. Brouwer definitely fits the description of the power forward the Flames have been after. He's 6'3 and has averaged 21 goals and 41 points over the last three seasons. His underlying numbers..." July 01

  • Brouwer still talking to Blues, Flames reportedly among teams with interest

    The Score "Troy Brouwer is in a good spot heading into free agency. The 30-year-old winger is coming off a solid regular season and impressive playoff performance with the St. Louis Blues, all of which will serve him well on the open market as an unrestricted free agent. Brouwer remains in talks with..." June 30

  • Mason Raymond, Eric Nystrom to Be Bought Out

    The Hockey Writers "According to multiple sources, the Calgary Flames will buyout forward Mason Raymond and the Nashville Predators will buyout left wing Eric Nystrom. Both have been placed on waivers Wednesday with the intention of a buyout officially coming Thursday. Raymond got a nice three-year deal from the..." June 29

  • Gaudreau, Monahan get qualifying offer from Flames

    NHL.com "Forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan were among four players to receive a qualifying offer from the Calgary Flames on Monday. Forward Freddie Hamilton and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon also received an offer before the 5 p.m. ET deadline, meaning the Flames retain the rights of all four..." June 28

  • Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving, big forward Joe Colborne commit to negotiate

    Calgary Sun "Joe Colborne’s phone blew up Monday as a legion of friends and fans assumed he was finished as a Calgary Flame. They were reacting to news Colborne wasn’t one of the four pending free agents handed a qualifying offer by the Flames. “I’ve got 100 texts from people saying, ‘I’m gone from..." June 28

  • Flames acquire Alex Chiasson from Ottawa

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired right winger Alex Chiasson from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenceman Pat Sieloff and have signed Chiasson to a one-year contract. Chiasson, a native of Montreal, Quebec, played 77 regular season games for Ottawa in 2015-16..." June 27

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Calgary Flames brass happy with their haul at 2016 NHL Entry Draft

    Calgary Sun "The overall evaluation of the Calgary Flames weekend at the 2016 National Hockey League Entry Draft was positive. Of course, every team says that five minutes after the two-day event is over. But walking out of Buffalo’s First Niagara Center on Saturday afternoon — with the sixth overall..." June 26

  • Flames Take Matthew Tkachuk With the 6th Pick In The 2016 NHL Draft

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "The Flames got Matthew Tkachuk after he fell to #6 in the 2016 NHL Draft. This is a dream scenario as he was one of the Flames targeted players." June 26

  • Flames Draft Tyler Parsons, Dillon Dube in Round 2

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "After the Flames traded away their own second round pick at 35th overall for Brian Elliott yesterday, they still had picks 54 and 56, acquired in the Jiri Hudler and Kris Russell trades respectively. 54th Overall: G Tyler Parsons, London Knights (OHL) 37-9-3, .922 Save Percentage, 2.33..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Flames acquire Elliott from Blues

    The Comeback "The Calgary Flames have acquired goaltender Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for the 35th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a conditional pick. The Flames were rumored to be interested in several goalies (Fleury, Bishop), but ultimately they landed on Elliott. Though the Blues..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Flames ‘in a bunch of different markets’ for goalie, want to get something done at draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "“They tell me it’s good to have one.” That was Brad Treliving’s quip when asked about the Flames’ goaltending situation on Thursday — a situation that was a real sore spot last season, something Treliving wants to fix over the NHL Draft weekend in Buffalo. “We’re in a bunch of different..." June 23

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • Marc-Andre Fleury price too high, Flames turn to Ben Bishop?

    Yahoo! Sports "The trade negotiations between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary Flames for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury appear to have become a “who’s more screwed?” competition. The Penguins seemed pretty screwed. Fleury makes $5.75 million against the cap through 2019, and his no-move clause necessitates..." June 21

  • Penguins want first-round pick as Calgary Flames bid to acquire proven starting goaltender

    Calgary Sun "And then there was one. One NHL team looking hard for a starting goalie. With the Toronto Maple Leafs giving up a first-round pick (30th) and a second rounder next year to acquire Frederik Andersen from Anaheim Monday, the Calgary Flames are the only team left with a gaping hole between the..." June 21

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Ron MacLean in, Strombo out as Hockey Night in Canada host

    Yahoo! Sports "According to Dave Feschuk of The Star, George Stroumboulopoulos is out as host of Hockey Night in Canada. He will be replaced by the man he unseated just two seasons ago - Ron MacLean. When Rogers acquired the rights to the NHL for $5.2-billion they decided to shakeup the prolific Hockey..." June 20

  • Flames confident they'll sign Gaudreau, Monahan

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames "have every confidence" they will reach agreement on new contracts with forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Gaudreau and Monahan each can become a restricted free agent on July 1. "We continue to work away at it," general manager Brad Treliving told the Flames..." June 20

  • Calgary Flames eye move into top three or four at NHL draft

    Ottawa Sun "The talk will heat up in earnest this week. “There has been a lot lately, but mainly it’s guys talking about concepts,” one league executive told Insider Trading on Friday. “Teams are looking to see if they can parlay draft picks into NHL players.” With the season officially in the books,..." June 19

  • Calgary Flames expected to hire Glen Gulutzan as head coach today

    Calgary Sun "Despite reports and rumours circulating early this week, the Calgary Flames have yet to announce a head coach. The hiring process, led by general manager Brad Treliving, has been ongoing for over six weeks as the team prepares to head into next weekend’s National Hockey League draft in..." June 17

  • Flames contact Penguins about Fleury

    Calgary Sun "For the better part of the last month, it's been evident the perfect solution to the Calgary Flames' goaltending void is Marc-Andre Fleury. It's also a solution for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Fleury himself. Anyone who saw the 31-year-old Penguins veteran half-heartedly hoist the Stanley..." June 16

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • Calgary Flames GM says field of candidates for new head coach has been narrowed down

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames’ coaching search is almost over. “We are much closer to the end than we are the beginning, that’s for sure,” said general manager Brad Treliving. “No announcements (Monday), but we’re getting there.” Treliving has been on the hunt for a new head coach since dismissing..." June 14

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

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