Flames Rumors & News

  • IOC will have to pay for NHL players

    TSN "If the International Olympic Committee wants NHL players at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang they had best take a look at the people sitting at the table and their negotiating history. When they do, they’ll reach the conclusion they’re going to pay or they won’t have NHL players. There’s no..." October 27

  • Flames outlast Blackhawks in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Not so long ago, Chicago Blackhawks fans used to roar for Kris Versteeg. On Monday night, Versteeg found himself on the opposite end of the fans' sentiments. As he wore a Calgary Flames sweater and stood at center ice in the shootout round, he heard boos rain down. "I was..." October 25

  • Flames' Elliott makes triumphant return to St. Louis

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Playing in a building where he has had great success the last few years, there was only one thing different for Brian Elliott on Tuesday night at Scottrade Center. Elliott was the visiting goalie on this night; instead of playing for the St. Louis Blues he took the ice for his..." October 25

  • Mike Commodore is now an Uber driver

    Puck Drunk Love "Mike Commodore’s career has taken a new, surprising path. When he’s not telling people to #PackYourShit on Twitter, the former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman will be a driver for Uber. Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca wrote an excellent piece on the now retired-defenseman, detailing his first day as an..." October 25

  • Flames' start to season a reminder of 2015-16

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames have just one win in six tries. And that was supposedly the easy portion of their schedule. After five straight dates with other playoff pretenders from last season, Saturday’s 6-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues at the Saddledome marked the start of a three-week stretch against..." October 24

  • Elliott's former teammate: 'I wouldn’t be too concerned if I was a Flames fan'

    Calgary Sun "Brian Elliott’s introduction to the Calgary Flames’ faithful hasn’t exactly followed a storybook script. Not at all, actually. But take it from the guys who know the 31-year-old goaltender best … “I wouldn’t worry one bit. That’s just my perspective,” said St. Louis Blues starter Jake..." October 23

  • Singing the Blues: Brouwer, Elliott face former club

    Calgary Sun "Troy Brouwer knows that Saturday night is going to be weird. It always is, playing against your former team — guys you battled with, laughed with, and spent nearly every day around. He wasn’t with the St. Louis Blues long, only one season (82 regular season games plus another 20 in playoffs)..." October 22

  • Hurricanes douse Flames for first win

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Eddie Lack doesn't know why he plays well against the Calgary Flames, he's just happy he does. The Swedish goaltender made 24 saves on Thursday night to backstop the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-2 win over their hosts for Carolina's first win of the season and fifth for..." October 21

  • Monahan's OT goal lifts Flames past Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Sean Monahan was the one who scored in overtime Tuesday, but he gave his linemate Johnny Gaudreau most of the credit. The Calgary Flames center scored at 2:26 of the extra session to lead his team to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at the Scotiabank Saddledome...." October 19

  • Flames' Johnny Gaudreau slow out of gate

    Calgary Sun "With one assist and a minus-four rating, the Flames desperately need their top winger to produce. We can cut the shifty left-winger some slack because of his busy September at the World Cup of Hockey, zero games of pre-season hockey, and distracting contract negotiations. But come on. That’s why..." October 17

  • Sutter leads Canucks to shootout win over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A night that started out with a strange goal ended with center Brandon Sutter scoring in a shootout to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. The Flames took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Canucks right winger..." October 16

  • New Flames head coach Gulutzan remembers Ferland well

    Calgary Sun "Every story needs a villain. And, during the 2015 National Hockey League post-season, Micheal Ferland became enemy No. 1 for the Vancouver Canucks. That playoff run for the Calgary Flames seems like a million years ago now — at least, in the hockey world — but for Glen Gulutzan, then an..." October 16

  • McDavid, Oilers scorch Flames again

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Todd McClellan can empathize with other coaches who have to try to slow down Connor McDavid. The Edmonton Oilers coach has happily watched from behind the bench as his superstar center has recorded six points in two wins over the Calgary Flames to start the NHL..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Oilers open new home with win over Flames

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers opened the brand-new Rogers Place with a lot of offensive fireworks. Connor McDavid scored twice and added an assist as Edmonton beat the Calgary Flames 7-4 in the first regular-season game played at the new, 18,500-seat home of the Oilers. It..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters

    NHL.com "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Flames sign Nick Grossmann to 1-year contract

    Today's Slapshot "The Calgary Flames added the final piece to their season-opening roster on Tuesday, signing defenseman Nicklas Grossmann to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed, but TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Grossmann will receive $575,000 on his one-way deal. Grossmann had been a..." October 12

  • Kris Versteeg turns down Oilers' offer, signs with Flames instead

    Edmonton Journal "As expected, Kris Versteeg appears set to be making his debut in the Battle of Alberta tomorrow night. The only surprise is that he may be doing so wearing the red and black silks of the Calgary Flames. The latest development in the building of the Edmonton Oilers’ 2016-17 roster comes courtesy..." October 11

  • Gaudreau signs six-year, $40.5M deal with Flames

    TSN "Johnny Hockey is on his way back to the Calgary Flames. Johnny Gaudreau ended his training camp hold-out two days prior to the beginning of the regular season, agreeing to terms on a new six-year, $40.5 million pact with the Flames, according to sources. "As I have always said, I just want..." October 10

  • Lauri Korpikoski signs one-year deal with Stars

    Sportsnet "Lauri Korpikoski quickly found a new home. The left-winger signed a one-year, US$1 million contract on Monday morning with the Dallas Stars. Korpikoski was released from a tryout with the Calgary Flames on Sunday. The 30-year-old spent last season with the Edmonton Oilers where he scored 10..." October 10

  • Flames strive to sign Johnny Gaudreau by opener

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames are confident they will come to terms on a contract with forward Johnny Gaudreau, with the hope it will be in time for him to play in their season opener, general manager Brad Treliving said Saturday. "We are moving heaven and earth to try and get him done," general manager..." October 09

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Flames can't continue rebuild until Johnny Gaudreau realizes his demands are out of reach

    Calgary Sun "Johnny Gaudreau isn’t going to ask for a trade. Never was. His agent confirmed Sunday what those close to Gaudreau have long known: the winger’s passion for the game and love for his situation in Calgary unquestionably has him focused on being back in Flames silks. Exactly when that will..." October 03

  • Gaudreau’s agent: ‘No intention of asking for a trade’

    Sportsnet "The agent for unsigned Calgary forward Johnny Gaudreau broke his silence on Sunday, indicating his client is not asking for a trade from the Flames. “No,” Lewis Gross answered, when asked if Gaudreau wants to follow the path of another unsigned free agent, Winnipeg’s Jacob Trouba. Could we..." October 02

  • Freddie Hamilton making an efffort to join brother Dougie as a regular on Flames roster

    Calgary Sun "It was a feel-good story at the end of a mostly miserable season. Dougie and Freddie Hamilton, living out a childhood dream last March by sporting the same sweater at hockey’s highest level. The brothers even connected on a goal, marking the first time in Calgary Flames’ franchise history that..." September 30

  • 'Zero recent dialogue' on contract between Gaudreau, Flames

    The Hockey Writers "You’ll have to excuse Brad Treliving, GM of the Calgary Flames, if he’s not feeling the World Cup of Hockey hype right now. Mikael Backlund’s concussion, sustained at the tournament, combined with the stellar performance (4 pts in three games) of unsigned puck magician Johnny Gaudreau leaves the..." September 28

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Report: Flames look to lock up Elliott

    Today's Slapshot "The Calgary Flames acquired goaltender Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues back in June and appear to be looking to the netminder for the future. According to Andy Strickland the Flames have already begun negotiations for a contract extension with the goaltender who is set to make his debut..." September 27

  • Alex Chaisson, Hunter Shinkaruk eye Calgary Flames forward opportunities

    Calgary Sun "The opportunity is there. Brad Treliving said so himself just a few days ago, proclaiming there were spots available for a handful of forwards on the Calgary Flames roster. But whether or not Alex Chaisson seizes the day is up to him. “For me, right now, it’s to come in and show what I’m..." September 25

  • First day of Flames camp a breeze for Matthew Tkachuk

    Calgary Sun "Before getting too excited about potential line combinations and the daily update on Matthew Tkachuk’s roster-cracking progress, Brad Treliving cautioned the media. Give the first-round 2016 National Hockey League draft pick some breathing room — at least for the first couple of days of the..." September 24

  • Flames’ Backlund day-to-day with concussion

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mikael Backlund is going to miss the remainder of the World Cup for Team Sweden after he was on the receiving end of a massive hit from Finland’s Sami Lepisto in a first round game on Tuesday. On Friday, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving said (via Dan Rosen of NHL.com) that Backlund..." September 24

  • Ladislav Smid to miss entire 2016-17 season due to neck injury

    Today's Slapshot "Calgary Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid has been struggling with a neck injury over the last two seasons. He only suited up for 22 games last year and 31 in 2014-15 as the alignment kept him on the shelf for a majority of the last two campaigns. We’ve been getting updates about his health as the..." September 22

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • World Cup a nice refuge from contract talks for Flames RFA Johnny Gaudreau

    Calgary Sun "Given an option, Johnny Gaudreau admits he’d rather be playing for the United States at the World Cup of Hockey. However, the 23-year-old winger insists he is happy to suit up for Team North America’s young guns squad as it gives him a chance to escape what he calls a painful contract..." September 17

  • Grossman Joins Flames On PTO

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames have added D Nicklas Grossman to its training camp roster, agreeing to a PTO the 10-year vet per this tweet from Dean Molberg of The Fan 960. Grossman appeared in 58 games in 2015-16 with the Arizona Coyotes, scoring three goals and seven points and posting a -3 plus-minus..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Gaudreau will focus on contract situation with Flames once the World Cup is done

    TSN "That sound you heard on Thursday night was New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton exhaling when forward J.T. Miller returned to the ice just a few minutes after blocking a shot with his wrist in Team North America’s first exhibition game. Managers and coaches across the NHL will be..." September 11

  • Gap between Johnny Gaudreau and Flames as high as $1.5 million

    Calgary Sun "Johnny Gaudreau isn’t going to be signed by the Calgary Flames anytime soon. The Calgary Sun has learned the chasm between what the Flames are offering their franchise player and what Gaudreau’s camp is looking for is $1.5 million annually. Sources say Gaudreau’s agent, Lewis Gross, is..." September 09

  • Gaudreau Says Not to Expect a New Contract Before World Cup

    The Hockey News "There were rumblings before the off-season began that once restricted free agent Sean Monahan and Flames reached a new contract, young star Johnny Gaudreau’s brand new deal in Calgary would be soon to follow. Well, Monahan signed more than two weeks ago and Gaudreau has yet to land on a..." September 07

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • It sounds like Jiri Hudler had no interest in playing for Czech Republic at the World Cup

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Czech Republic had to make a couple of more changes to its World Cup roster this weekend after Tomas Hertl and Radko Gudas had to back out of the tournament as they continue to recover from injuries. Replacing them will be a couple of KHL players, forward Michal Birner and defenseman Tomas..." September 05

  • Roman Cervenka replaces David Krejci on Czech Republic World Cup roster

    Pro Hockey Talk "With David Krejci unable to play in the World Cup of Hockey later this month as he continues to recover from offseason hip surgery, the Czech Republic had a pretty big hole on its roster. It attempted to fill that vacant spot by replacing Krejci with former Calgary Flames forward Roman Cervenka..." September 03

  • Monahan out of World Cup with back injury, Trocheck named as replacement

    The Hockey Writers "Yet another star has dropped out of this month’s World Cup of Hockey with an injury. On Friday, it was announced that Calgary Flames’ forward Sean Monahan would be sitting for Team North America thanks to a back injury and would be replaced by Florida’s Vincent Trocheck. The injury, according..." September 03

  • Stajan sees plenty to look forward to in 2016-17

    NHL.com "Training camp doesn’t break for another three weeks. But that hasn’t stopped veteran Matt Stajan from getting excited at the thought of what the 2016-17 season could bring for the Calgary Flames. Especially with the changes summer has brought. “It’s exciting,” started Stajan. “We have a..." September 02

  • Bishop: Trade to Flames was 'close,' discussed extension

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning goalie Ben Bishop thought he was headed to Calgary. Bishop, 29, the two-time Vezina Trophy finalist, was one of the league's most sought-after trade targets during the June NHL Draft in Buffalo. The Flames, in need of a No. 1 goalie, were hot on his trail and received permission from..." September 02

  • Mikael Backlund Replaces Henrik Zetterberg on Team Sweden

    The Hockey Writers "Team Sweden’s Henrik Zetterberg is injured and will be replaced by Mikael Backlund, head coach Rikard Grönborg announced on Thursday. Zetterberg, 35, was named the captain of Team Sweden on Aug. 11 and all signs had pointed to the Detroit Red Wings forward playing in the tournament. The World..." September 01