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Flames bring back Karri Ramo, sign goalie to 1-year deal

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames are bringing back goaltender Karri Ramo, signing him to a one-year deal. Ramo was 15-9-3 with a 2.60 goals against average and .912 save percentage in his second season in Calgary. He has a 2.92 goals against average and .905 save percentage in 122 NHL games. The 29-year-old replaced Jonas Hiller for the Flames in their second-round playoff...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Re-Signs With Flames

View image | gettyimages.com After the Flames dealt for former Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton, they immediately began working out a long-term deal with him.  According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the terms of that deal have been finalized. Dougie Hamilton has signed a 5-year extension with the Flames.  The extension is worth about 34.5 million over those 5 years. The Flames...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dougie Hamilton 'uppity,' not liked by teammates

The Boston Bruins made a couple of surprising moves last week when they traded away fan favorite Milan Lucic and 22-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton. The latter was coming off an impressive season in which he showed an ability to move the puck and was effective on both ends of the ice. So what gives? The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Flames bolstered their defense for the present and the future on draft day

To say the Calgary Flames had a good weekend, would be a huge understatement. First, the Flames pulled off a surprise move, acquiring defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins. While Hamilton’s name was being floated around in trade rumors, it seemed improbable the club was actually going to move their best young defenseman. But, this is the Bruins after all, and with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Assistant NHL GM says Dougie Hamilton’s teammates didn’t like him

Boston’s Dougie Hamilton trade to Calgary might have been the most surprising moment from draft weekend. The Bruins instantly changed their identity and the Flames picked up a coveted defenseman many didn’t know was even on the market. So, why did the Bruins move Hamilton? Initial reports suggested that the move was financial and that the Bruins and Hamilton couldn’t find...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Shoeless’ Jiri Hudler gives speech of the night at NHL Awards

Ottawa Flames forward Jiri Hudler won the  Lady Byng Trophy Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. Hudler was shoeless when he accepted the trophy honoring the NHL’s most sportsmanlike player. He opened his speech with, “I have no shoes on. I’m sorry. But I have a new suit on. … “Vegas, what a place.” Hudler couldn’t take the pinch of his shoes any...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Hudler wins Lady Byng Trophy, gives speech of the night

  Jiri Hudler won the Lady Byng Trophy and lost his shoes in Vegas. The Calgary Flames forward was shoeless when he took the stage to accept the trophy honoring the NHL's most sportsmanlike player Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show it the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Hudler just couldn't stand the pinch of his new shoes any longer, and he took them off shortly before he went on stage...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Giordano to be Ready for Training Camp

View image | gettyimages.com According to Dan Rosen of NHL.com, Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano is ahead of schedule on his rehab from a torn biceps injury.  The initial prognosis was that he’d be out for five months after the injury suffered in February. This is positive news for the Flames and is one of the first bits of positive news that has released regarding...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign center Backlund to multiyear contract

CALGARY -- Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund has been signed to a multiyear contract. Terms of the deal announced Saturday were not disclosed. Backlund scored 10 goals and 27 points in 52 regular-season games last season after missing 30 games because of injury. In 11 playoff contests, the 26-year-old native of Sweden had one goal and one assist - with his lone goal in overtime...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Draft 2015: Calgary Flames

    TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew Barzal Philadelphia Flyers304YinzerLawson...
Via The Pensblog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Parker Wotherspoon

  Get to Know Parker Wotherspoon: Date of Birth: 24th August, 1997 Place of Birth: Surrey, BC, Canada Ht: 6’0″  Wt: 172 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense Team: Tri-City Americans (WHL) Wotherspoon had a competent but quiet rookie season in the WHL, but his second year with the Americans, he positively exploded. He went from an 18-point first year to finishing his second season...
Via BSN Denver
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Boudreau praises the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames were one of the biggest surprises in 2014-15. The Flames fell to the Anaheim Ducks in the second round four games to one, but they generated a lot of buzz and got a lot of fans talking. One person the Flames impressed was Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau. After eliminating the Flames, Boudreau had some high praise for the squad. Via The Score: “They’re...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames need to find offense to survive

It’s hard to determine what the Calgary Flames have struggled with the most against Anaheim. Has it been their offense (2.38 goals per game) or their defense (2.88 goals per game)? At first glance, it would look as if defense is what’s holding the Flames back. After all, they did allow six goals against Anaheim in […] The post Calgary Flames need to find offense to survive...
Via Along the Boards
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Analytics: Calgary Flames use screens to perfection

The Calgary Flames have been this season’s underdog team, winning games they aren’t supposed to and exciting the hockey world with their late game heroics and miraculous appearance in the postseason. Though they had one of the league’s worst shot attempts percentages at 5-on-5 play during the regular season — their score adjusted SAT% of 44.3 […] The post Analytics: Calgary...
Via Along the Boards
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Micheal Ferland Close to Returning for Flames, Ready to Make His Mark on Ducks

CALGARY, AB – MARCH 11: Michael Ferland #79 of the Calgary Flames jumps over the boards for a shift against the Anaheim Ducks at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 11, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/NHLI via Getty Images)   As the Calgary Flames prepare for Game 4 in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks, they do so with the confidence of a...
Via The Sports Journal
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames Get Burned By Controversial No-Goal Call, Beat Ducks Anyway (Videos)

The Calgary Flames nearly had their playoff hopes all but extinguished by a controversial no-goal call Tuesday night. The Flames trailed the Anaheim Ducks by one goal early in the third period in Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series when forward Sam Bennett slid a puck on net. The puck was about to cross the goal line, but Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen made a pad save...
Via NESN.com
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Raphael Diaz Brings Speed, Experience in Return

CALGARY, AB – MARCH 21: Raphael Diaz #33 of the Calgary Flames carries the puck against Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 21, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Blue Jackets defeated the Flames 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)   The hockey community has been abuzz lately with the news of Calgary...
Via The Sports Journal
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Captain Mark Giordano Practices, Nears Return

CALGARY, AB – FEBRUARY 2: Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Winnipeg Jets in his 500th career NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 2, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/NHLI via Getty Images) The Calgary Flames got a rude awakening in Game 1 of their second-round match-up with the Anaheim Ducks, enduring a sixty minute beatdown...
Via The Sports Journal
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

EC Red Bull Salzburg extend forward Ben Walter

Ben Walter extended in Salzburg. (Photo/Getty Images)EC Red Bull Salzburg has opted to extend the contract of forward Ben Walter through the end of the 2015-16 season the team announced on Thursday. Walter had a great 2014-14 season with Salzburg, tallying 53 points (15g, 38a) over 63 league contests. He also added another 10 points (2g, 8a) with six penalty minutes over the Red...
Via Mill City Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Walter, EC Red Bull Salzburg win EBHL championship

Ben Walter and his teammates during celebration. (Photo/EC Red Bull Salzburg)This article was originally published in the April issue of the UMass Lowell Alumni Report. Former UMass Lowell River Hawks forward Ben Walter helped his EC Red Bull Salzburg team to a Erste Bank Hockey League championship title. Walter and the Red Bull defeated the UPC Vienna Capitals in a best-of-seven...
Via Mill City Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Sign Frozen Four Hero Jon Gillies To Entry-Level Contract

Jon Gillies has jumped out of the frying pan and into the Flames. The 21-year-old Providence College junior goaltender, fresh off a 49-save victory against Boston College in the Frozen Four Final, has signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Calgary Flames. Calgary drafted Gillies 75th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft. The contract is a three-year deal...
Via NESN.com
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: continuing to prove critics wrong

There have been a few notable surprises for the NHL in the 2014-2015 season, such as the mumps and the emergence of the Nashville Predators as a Western Conference powerhouse. One of the more interesting surprises, however, has been the Calgary Flames. Many speculated that the Flames were going to be a bottom feeder Western Conference team. After finishing 27th in the 2013-2014 season...
Via isportsweb.com
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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