Flames Rumors & News

  • Flames spoil Canucks' home opener

    Calgary Herald "Johnny Gaudreau considers himself a pass-first kind of guy. “Definitely more of a passer than a shooter,” the Calgary Flames winger said with a grin. Well, believe it or not, the 2015 Calder Trophy candidate is proficient at both. Not only was he the architect of both regulation goals in..." October 11

  • NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

    Yardbarker "After handing down one of the longest suspensions in league history, it looked as though the NHL's Department of Player Safety was really throwing down the hammer when comes to late hits and checks to the head. Just two days into the season, this appears to not be the case, as a handful of..." October 10

  • NHL, union set escrow for first quarter of season at 16 per cent

    TSN "With early revenue projections in place, the NHL and NHLPA set the escrow withholding rate for players at 16 per cent for the first quarter of the season on Thursday. That means every player will have 16 per cent of earnings deducted from their paycheque and put aside until after all of this..." October 09

  • 5-1 Canucks victory over the Flames

    Nucks Misconduct "The Canucks charged out of the gate in their first game of the year to defeat the team that crushed them in last year's playoffs. Good start to the year for the Nucks. They needed to come out with some energy against their main rival and I think the injection of youth was noticeable and..." October 08

  • NHL acknowledges more players using cocaine

    TSN "The National Hockey League, responding to what it says is a possible increased use of cocaine among its players, has kick-started talks with the NHL Players Association to add the drug and others like it to the list of banned substances for which the league regularly monitors. "The number of..." October 06

  • NHL odds: Blackhawks open season as Stanley Cup favorites

    CBS Sports "The NHL hasn't had a repeat Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings won back-to-back titles in the late 1990s. Even though it's an incredibly difficult trophy to win once, and even harder to win twice, and even though the Chicago Blackhawks have undergone significant roster changes over..." October 05

  • Flames name goalie Ramo opening night starter

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames on Monday named Karri Ramo to start their opening game Wednesday against the Vancouver Canucks at Scotiabank Saddledome (10 p.m. ET; Sportsnet, TVA Sports 2). Jonas Hiller will serve as the backup while Joni Ortio, who remains on the Flames roster, will be a healthy..." October 05

  • Freddie Hamilton joins brother Dougie in Flames organization

    Calgary Sun "As youngsters, Dougie and Freddie Hamilton dreamed of eventually skating side-by-side on hockey’s biggest stage. And after the Calgary Flames made a move Sunday to add Freddie to their organization, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton — Doug and Lynn — could be dreaming of eventually catching up on their..." October 05

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    The #Flames have released Ryan Wilson from his PTO ~ http://t.co/a2jnA9R6Sj CGY has 27 players remaining at camp. pic.twitter.com/6LjED2ByhG

  • Calgary Flames D Brett Kulak one step away from making opening-night roster

    Calgary Sun "Ho-hum, just another ‘meaningless’ game against the Winnipeg Jets for Brett Kulak. And just like the others, this one means a ton to the Calgary Flames’ defence prospect. At the tail-end of the 82-game slate last April, Kulak made his big-league debut for the Flames in their regular-season..." October 03

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    Joe Colborne says he and the team are hopeful that he will be able to avoid surgery on his thumb.

  • Commissioner: No timetable for NHL expansion

    NHL.com "The NHL continues to explore the possibility of expansion but no firm timetable has been set for the process, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday at the fall Board of Governors meeting. Earlier Tuesday, the Board's executive committee heard presentations from representatives from the Quebec..." September 30

  • Flames release Douglas Murray from PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "Defenseman Douglas Murray’s quest to extend his NHL career hit another road block as he was released by the Calgary Flames on Friday, per the team’s website. For Murray this represents the second time this year that he has failed to secure a contract with Calgary. Attempting to return to the..." September 26

  • Vegas odds for every NHL team’s playoff chances

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s often interesting to see how Vegas odds line up to your own expectations when it comes to the NHL (and various other interests, naturally). Brovada shared its odds for every single NHL team making the playoffs in 2015-16, and some of them provide some rather interesting insights. Here..." September 23

  • TJ Brodie out on week-to-week basis with broken hand: 'It's definitely not the way to start'

    Calgary Sun "Calgary Flames defenceman TJ Brodie will be out on a week-to-week basis after suffering a broken bone in his right hand in Monday's pre-season game at the Saddledome. It won't require surgery, but he's expect to be out of action for the next three to six weeks. “It's definitely not the way..." September 23

  • Morrison embracing life as a pro

    Calgary Herald "Kenney Morrison appreciates his new job. And if he doesn’t? He’s sure to be reminded — in a hurry. “All of my friends work on the rigs back home,” the Lloydminster native was saying Saturday morning, Day 2 of the Calgary Flames’ main camp at WinSport. “So they’re working 50-hour weeks in..." September 20

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    #Flames coach Bob Hartley announced today that Jon Gillies is under concussion protocol after taking a hit in Wednesday's game vs. U of C.

  • Sean Monahan refuses to play numbers game in third season with Calgary Flames

    Calgary Sun "The goal total went from 22 in his rookie campaign to 31 last season. Sean Monahan's point total nearly doubled from year-to-year, going from 34 to 62. What should the Calgary Flames be looking for this season from their rising-star centre? "You can't expect 30 (goals) again. If he does,..." September 18

  • Smid still not cleared for contact, while Colborne, Jooris ready to go

    Calgary Herald "Ladislav Smid can finally skate, shoot, move his neck without pain, and — most importantly — pick up his nine-month old twins Ladislav and Zoie. “They’re growing like crazy … you learn that hockey is not the most important thing in life,” said the Calgary Flames defenceman on Thursday at..." September 18

  • Quebec and Las Vegas to officially discuss expansion with NHL’s executive committee

    Puck Drunk Love "NHL expansion is getting a bit more official. Pierre LeBrun of ESPN wrote that while it’s unlikely a decision on expansion will come this month, two prospective NHL expansion locations, Quebec and Las Vegas, will officially present to the league’s board executive committee later this..." September 17

  • Blackhawks remain favorites to win 2016 Stanley Cup

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks opened as early favorites to win the 2016 Stanley Cup just one week after capturing their third title in six years, and oddsmakers haven't wavered on that. In fact, Bovada slightly increased the Blackhawks' chances to 13/2 odds after initially pegging them at 7/1 in..." September 16

  • NHL players survey: 34 of 35 say they'd accept an openly gay teammate

    USA Today "The NHL never has had an openly gay player, but if a player does come out, he will be accepted, according to results of an anonymous survey conducted by USA TODAY Sports at the NHL/NHL Players' Association Media tour Sept. 8-9, 2015, in Toronto. Thirty-five NHL players were asked whether they..." September 16

  • NHL has instructed teams to play 3-on-3 hockey in preseason even if games aren't tied

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL’s new 3-on-3 overtime format begins this season and the league wants to make sure teams are ready for the change. In order to make sure teams have a chance to practice the concept in a competitive setting, the NHL has instructed all of their teams to play 3-on-3 hockey at least three times..." September 15

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    Roger Millions @RogMillions

    With #Flame vets Douglas Murray is back on PTO. All skating this am except Paul Byron . FYI Dougie Hamilton skating with Ladislav Smid

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    Roger Millions @RogMillions

    Aaron Johnson is another veteran Defenceman on a PTO with #Flames

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    NHL will make move to Adidas official tomorrow. Replaces Reebok as sweater supplier.

  • Report: NHL introducing spotters to look for signs of concussion during games

    The Score "The National Hockey League appears to be taking steps toward improving its concussion protocol. The league will reportedly introduce spotters for every game this season, whose role will be to determine visible signs of concussion among players, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA. The spotter..." September 14

  • Young Calgary Flames blueliner sidelined with shoulder injury

    Calgary Sun "The good news for Ryan Culkin is this injury isn't as bad as the last malady. The bad news for the Calgary Flames defenceman prospect is he's still expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after suffering a shoulder injury in Saturday's game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Young Stars Classic..." September 14

  • Bettman: overwhelmingly players do the right thing

    Pro Hockey Talk "This off-season presents a slew of bad headlines for the NHL, something its players and commissioner both notice. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun caught up with some of the league’s biggest movers and shakers to find out how they feel about these situations. In the case of the players, stars like Tyler..." September 12

  • Former NHL star Theo Fleury to release country music album

    Sporting News "Theo Fleury has traded his skates and pads for a microphone and guitar. The former NHL star is embarking on a career in country music after ending his playing career in 2003. “I know that when people hear that Theo Fleury made a country album, they’ll go, ‘Well… OK,’” Fleury said in a news..." September 11

  • David Schlemko Signs With Devils

    The Hockey Writers "The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman David Schlemko to a one-year, one-way contract, the team announced on Thursday. Financial details were not immediately released. Schlemko bounced around quite a bit last season, playing for three different teams, with the Dallas Stars claiming him..." September 10

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    RFA forward Micheal Ferland agrees to $1.65-million, 2-year deal with #Flames. CP story on the way.

  • World Cup of Hockey announces schedule, format

    Sportsnet "The National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association have announced the schedule for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, which will run from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1, 2016. The two-week tournament, featuring eight teams and more than 150 NHL players, will progress from the preliminary round to the..." September 09

  • NHL players look ahead to World Cup – and, hopefully, future Olympics

    The Globe and Mail "Sidney Crosby is not certain if NHL players will be able to compete in future Olympics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins star would surely like to. The league has yet to decide if it will send players to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, or to Beijing in 2022. Concerns include the vast..." September 09

  • Flames coach Bob Hartley: Sam Bennett ‘a pain to coach’

    Sportsnet "Bob Hartley has a plan, and it involves a very shiny trophy. The Calgary Flames coach — and recipient of the 2015 Jack Adams Award — is ready to prove to the hockey world that last season’s Cinderella-like playoff run was no fluke. He’s also ready to lead his team to the Stanley Cup. “We..." September 04

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • Oilers, Flames AHL affiliates to play outdoor game

    Pro Hockey Talk "There will be outdoor hockey in California once again this season. The American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors and Stockton Heat will head outside for a game on Dec. 18 at Raley Field in West Sacramento, Calif. The Edmonton Oilers’ affiliate and Calgary Flames’ farm club will be a part..." September 03

  • Flames have yet to lock up fan-favourite Micheal Ferland

    Calgary Sun "Training camp is two weeks away and if Micheal Ferland doesn’t have a deal in place, he won’t be on the ice with the Calgary Flames. Problem being, the team appears no closer to a contract with the restricted free-agent left winger, the last of the team’s players without a deal. “Just money..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Flames make the best of an imperfect situation with Mark Giordano contract

    Matchsticks & Gasoline "This is the situation: your captain, who also so happens to be your best player, is up for a contract extension within the year. You've made it clear his retention is a priority for your franchise. You aren't swimming in cap space as you once were, but you definitely have the room to get a deal..." September 01

  • Free agent Glencross regrets last deal with Flames: 'You can't take a hometown discount'

    Calgary Sun "As one of the NHL’s few authentic cowboys, there aren’t many things in life Curtis Glencross enjoys more than riding horses on an open range. However, the 32-year-old winger now admits he erred in saddling up for the trail ride with Calgary Flames president Ken King in 2011 that landed..." August 30

  • 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