Flames Rumors & News

  • 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.

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    Sportsnet @Sportsnet

    The Calgary Flames have acquired Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins http://t.co/gKubu8pY4v pic.twitter.com/u1Hw7ZjY5J

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    CGY has fully entered the race to acquire Dougie Hamilton from BOS and may be a top contender to get him. #TSN

  • Bruins announce trade of Dougie Hamilton to Calgary

    CSN New England "The Bruins confirmed Friday afternoon what the rumor mill has been churning about for the last hour: They've traded restricted free-agent Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. The return is all 2015 draft choices: Calgary's first-round pick (No. 15 overall) and two second-round choices (45th..." June 26

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    NYR have been offered a 1st rounder for Talbot. Not from Oilers or Flames. Dallas, SJ and Florida still involved. 1st isn't a deal maker.

  • B's shun Oilers offer, trade Hamilton to Calgary

    CSN New England "The Bruins confirmed Friday afternoon what the rumor mill had been churning for about an hour: They've traded restricted free-agent Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames. The return is all 2015 draft choices: Calgary's first-round pick (No. 15 overall) and two second-round choices (45th and..." June 26

  • Flames' Hudler wins Lady Byng Trophy

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler has captured the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability," as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers’..." June 25

  • NHL announces 2014-15 All-Rookie Team

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the 2014-15 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League’s top rookie: forwards Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames and Mark Stone of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Aaron Ekblad of..." June 25

  • Flames' Giordano seeking an extension worth $9 million per season

    Pro Hockey Talk "Preliminary contract negotiations between the Calgary Flames and captain Mark Giordano have begun, according to TSN’s Frank Seravalli. Seravalli’s sources have indicated that the initial asking price from Giordano’s agent Ritch Winter is in the neighborhood of $9 million per season. Giordano..." June 25

  • Flames coach Hartley wins Jack Adams Award

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley has captured the Jack Adams Award as "the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success," as selected by the NHL Broadcasters’ Association. Hartley was a top-three selection on 63 of the 75 ballots cast, including 37 first-place..." June 25

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    Randy Sportak @SUNRandySportak

    Jiri Hudler’s sense of humour is really good. It’s why we wish he’d be wiling to show it all the time. #Flames

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • Flames captain Giordano says he'll be ready for camp

    NHL.com "Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano said he will be ready to go for training camp in September after missing the last quarter of the regular season and Calgary's two-round run in the Stanley Cup Playoffs because of surgery to repair a torn biceps tendon. Giordano was injured on Feb. 25 in a..." June 23

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

  • Hudler's quietly great season has him up for Lady Byng

    Calgary Herald "Sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct with a high standard of play is the National Hockey League’s description of the Lady Byng Trophy. Which, to Mark Giordano, is exactly what Jiri Hudler represented for the Calgary Flames during the 2014-15 NHL season. “He doesn’t put our team at a..." June 22

  • Flames sign Mikael Backlund

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed centre Mikael Backlund to a multi-year contract. Backlund, a native of Vasteras, Sweden recorded double-digit totals in goals and assists in the 2014-15 season, despite missing 30 games through injury. " June 21

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Cam Talbot is a hot commodity. Edmtn, Cgy, SJ, Dallas + Florida have expressed interest. Multiple trade offers. First 3 most likely targets.

  • Flames sign Louick Marcotte to entry-level contract

    Calgary Sun "The Calgary Flames have signed right-winger Louick Marcotte to an AHL contract. Marcotte, 21, who is likely headed to play for the Stockton Heat, the Flames’ new top minor-league affiliate, led the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques this past season with 36 goals and 76 points in 63 games." June 06

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBS Sports "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Flames' Yonkman signs in Finnish league

    Pro Hockey Talk "Journeyman defenseman Nolan Yonkman is on his way to Finland. Yonkman, who was in Flames training camp last year and spent the season with their AHL affiliate in Adirondack, has signed with SM-liiga team JYP, the club announced on Monday. Yonkman will head to Finland following a year in which..." May 18

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

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    Calgary Flames @NHLFlames

    #Flames rookie Micheal Ferland suffered a torn oblique in Game 4 of the first round. pic.twitter.com/iIMahJCGcc

  • Who are the top free agent priorities for the Calgary Flames?

    Calgary Herald "After the fireworks die down from an extended run in the 2015 National Hockey League post-season, the Calgary Flames will be faced with a busy off-season of to-do lists and signings. The good news? They have plenty of cap space to work with and can still save for next year if needed. Here are the..." May 12

  • Ducks oust Flames, reach Western Conference finals

    Orange County Register "Vindication came in a two-pack for the Ducks on Sunday night, with Corey Perry taking a drink out of one can and Bruce Boudreau starting to sip out of the other. Perry shook off a potentially scary injury late in the second period to deliver the final heroics as his gritty goal at 2:26 of..." May 11

  • Flames prospect Kanzig joins Black Aces

    Calgary Sun "Keegan Kanzig’s off-season relaxation lasted just over a day. The towering Calgary Hitmen defenceman got the call to join the Calgary Flames’ Black Aces on Tuesday morning, less than 48 hours after cleaning out his locker down the Saddledome hallway. “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to..." May 10

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    Derek Wills @Fan960Wills

    #Flames Bob Hartley says Karri Ramo will start, he'll likely stick with same line-up in Game 5 vs. #Ducks. #CGYvsANA pic.twitter.com/SJX8yABxcS