Flames Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Flames’ Bennett compares Gaudreau to McDavid

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames first round pick Sam Bennett has played just two prospect tournament games with Johnny Gaudreau, but has been quite impressed by the 2014 Hobey Baker winner. Bennett and Gaudreau played on a line together combining for two goals and two assists in Calgary’s 4-3 loss to the..." September 14

  • Gaudreau shines in Young Stars opener

    Calgary Herald "The advice, in one form or another, never really changes. A nervous nellie trying to make an impression? Trying to make a hockey team? Trying to survive the cut? Do what you do best. Simple enough. And paying heed Friday had been a pair of Calgary Flames prospects — highly regarded for..." September 13

  • Flames’ Bennett working with Crosby

    Pro Hockey Talk "Calgary Flames prospect Sam Bennett isn’t letting his general manager’s words slow him down. The first-round pick (fourth overall) from June’s draft has been in Colorado all week working out with NHL veterans such as Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. Bennett posted a picture on his..." September 06

  • Flames GM would be 'shocked' if top pick Sam Bennett makes roster

    CBSSports.com "The Calgary Flames don't have much by way of optimism heading into the 2014-15 season. The one thing fans might be able to get excited about is to see which of the team's young players can make the NHL roster, giving a glimpse of a hopefully brighter future. After Sean Monahan performed well as..." September 02

  • Former Avs defenseman Cory Sarich details horrific bike accident

    Denver Post "Hockey-tough Cory Sarich is living proof that you can get run over by the wheel of a three-quarter ton truck and walk away. But the former Avalanche defenseman, will never bike again. He has kept his splintered cycling helmet for teaching purposes, but ordered officials to get rid of the the rest..." August 30

  • Flames expected to try out Brookbank

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sheldon Brookbank expressed some hope in returning to the Chicago Blackhawks next season, but it appears he’ll settle for a training camp tryout with the Calgary Flames, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc. “The Hawks said that they liked me and they’d like to have me back if it worked..." August 29

  • Flames sign Lance Bouma

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed centre Lance Bouma to a one-year contract. Bouma, a native of Provost, Alberta, played 78 games with the Flames last season netting five goals and 10 assists for 15 points and 41 penalty minutes and finished second in the NHL amongst..." August 27

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Alberta native Devin Setoguchi gets a $750,000, one-year deal from the #NHLFlames.

  • Flames GM tight-lipped over Kevin Hayes speculation

    Calgary Herald "The thought is tantalizing, the idea makes sense and, boy, what a storyline. Think about it, Boston College’s first line — Johnny Gaudreau, Bill Arnold, and Kevin Hayes, the trio that dominated this year’s NCAA playoffs — together with the Calgary Flames. Has a nice ring to it, no? “I’ve..." August 16

  • Giguere to announce retirement next week

    TSN.ca "According to RDS, former Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere will officially announce his retirement from the NHL next Thursday. The 37-year-old will remain in hockey with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada organization of the QMJHL. Giguere spent his last three seasons with..." August 16

  • Flames ink deal with new ECHL affliate in Colorado

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames have a new ECHL affiliate. The National Hockey League team announced Tuesday that the Colorado Eagles will be the team’s new ‘AA’ minor league squad and will provide players to the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Flames, Calgary’s primary development team." August 06

  • Todd Gill named assistant coach of Adirondack Flames

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that Todd Gill has been named assistant coach with the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Gill will work with head coach Ryan Huska who was named to that position this past June. Gill, who played over 1,000 games in the NHL, will be primarily..." July 28

  • Flames’ Smith signs in Swiss league

    Pro Hockey Talk "After five NHL seasons and nearly 100 games played, Derek Smith is on his way to Europe. The former Ottawa and Calgary defenseman has signed with ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Monday. Smith, 29, split last season between the Flames and their AHL affiliate..." July 28

  • Mark Cundari eyeing full-time job on the Calgary Flames blueline

    Calgary Herald "It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the..." July 28

  • Hiller’s recovery from appendicitis should be quick

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack in mid-July that resulted in him having a minor procedure. Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving recently confirmed that this incident shouldn’t be a factor by the time training camp starts. “The procedure nowadays … they can do it arthroscopically,”..." July 27

  • Free agent Mark Cundari signs new deal with Flames

    Calgary Herald "It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the..." July 27

  • Flames sign Joni Ortio

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed goaltender Joni Ortio to a two-year contract. Ortio, a native of Turku, Finland, played 10 games with the Flames during the 2013-14 season. He played in his first NHL game on February 27th stopping 20 of 22 shots and earned his first NHL..." July 24

  • Flames avoid arbitration with Colborne, re-sign him to two-year deal

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "The Flames had just one restricted free agent opt for arbitration, and now that isn't an issue at all as the Flames and Joe Colborne have reached a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $1.275 million. His previous contract was a one-year, $600k deal. Colborne's contract makes him the..." July 22

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    Wes Gilbertson @SUNGilbertson

    #Flames G Jonas Hiller needed only minor procedure after appendictis attack. Expected to make a speedy recovery.

  • Flames sign Hanowski to one-year, two-way contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Calgary Flames re-signed forward Ben Hanowski to a one-year, two-way contract on Saturday. The financial details aren’t clear at this time. The 23-year-old scored two assists in 11 games with Calgary last season, also collecting 31 points in 55 contests with the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat. He..." July 13

  • Gaudreau takes stock in whirlwind year as he prepares for first NHL training camp

    Calgary Herald "The name has been talked about around the city since 2011. But finally, after four years of summer development camps, John Gaudreau’s next trip will be for this fall’s Calgary Flames training camp. “It’s a little different,” said skilled winger following Wednesday’s final scrimmage at..." July 10

  • Flames in no rush to sign fourth overall pick Bennett

    Pro Hockey Talk "Last year, the Flames signed Sean Monahan 22 days after taking him sixth overall at the draft. Three years ago, they inked Sven Baertschi 10 days after taking him 13th overall. But despite that history, Calgary GM Brad Treliving says there’s no reason to rush the process with his latest..." July 10

  • Mark Jankowski hardly forgotten man at centre for Calgary Flames

    Calgary Sun "He’s not the centre of attention. Make no mistake, though, Calgary Flames prospect Mark Jankowski isn’t a forgotten man, either. “As I told him (Sunday), ‘Don’t be thinking that anybody is writing you off,’ ” said Flames GM Brad Treliving. It’s been less than two weeks since Treliving..." July 07

  • As game evolves, Flames' Gaudreau seeking next step

    NHL.com "Johnny Gaudreau's home in Carneys Point, N.J., is littered with hardware. The 20-year-old Calgary Flames prospect is looking to add one more to the mantle, an ESPY. But as the award nominations and accolades continue to pile up, so too does the expectation that Gaudreau can take the next step..." July 07

  • Flames prospect Sieloff continues comeback from staph infection

    Pro Hockey Talk "Patrick Sieloff will take part in the Calgary Flames development camp next week, having had the vast majority of his 2013-14 season cut short by a staph infection. Sieloff, a second-round pick of the Flames in 2012, joined the Abbotsford Heat in the American Hockey League last fall, becoming..." July 05

  • Paul Byron re-signs with Flames for one year

    Calgary Sun "Paul Byron’s time outside of the Calgary Flames fold was short-lived. A few days after the Flames forward wasn’t given a qualifying offer and became an unrestricted free agent, Byron was re-signed to a one-year contract Thursday. It’s a one-way deal, meaning his salary would be the same..." July 04

  • Craig Conroy’s phone keeps ringing over quality of prospects in Calgary Flames’ stable

    Calgary Herald "The well-known likes of Max Reinhart, Markus Granlund, Sven Baertschi? They get a pass.John Ramage and Turner Elson, winners of the ECHL’s Kelly Cup less than a month ago, also stay home. Another youngster has visa issues — Rushan Rafikov. Another is coming off knee surgery — Michael..." July 04

  • Bruins shopping Boychuk

    The Fourth Period "The Boston Bruins are looking to free up some salary cap space and appear to be shopping defenseman Johnny Boychuk in order to create some room. The Bruins have roughly $5.7 million in available cap space, which includes center Marc Savard's $4.027 million salary being attributed to LTIR...." July 04

  • Morgan Klimchuk eager to make impression on Calgary Flames’ brass

    Calgary Herald "Still a teenager, Morgan Klimchuk is nevertheless well versed in hockey’s abrupt curves. You know, the heavy-handed business of it all. Twice the Calgarian has seen his junior outfit — the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League — overhaul its coaching staff. Klimchuk’s introduction to..." July 03