FLAMES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mason Raymond Placed On Waivers

The Flames have placed the struggling forward on waivers this afternoon. According the NHL on NBC's Twitter account, the Calgary Flames have placed Mason Raymond on waivers this afternoon: Two buyouts coming: Mason Raymond and Eric Nystrom https://t.co/B6THXNEoDs — NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) June 29, 2016 The Flames were looking at paying Raymond $3.15 million next...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
5 hours ago

Alex Chiasson Traded to Calgary Flames for Patrick Sieloff

The Ottawa Senators have dealt forward Alex Chiasson to the Calgary Flames in exchange for defenseman Patrick Sieloff. It had long been rumored that the Sens were looking to move Chiasson after he’d failed to live up to the promise of his rookie year with the Dallas Stars. That season he scored 13 goals and 35 points. It was impressive enough to make him a key piece of the trade...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 hours ago

2015-16 Report Card: Niklas Backstrom

Niklas Backstrom was a roller-coaster in only the four games he played with the Flames. Niklas Backstrom C- Sv% 5V5 Sv% 5V5 Sv% Low 5V5 Sv% Med. 5V5 Sv% Hi Adj. 5V5 Sv% GP TOI W L OT/SL GAA 0.881 0.8902 0.9394 0.9565 0.7692 0.8967 4 233.06 2 2 0 3.35 BizzleJ - C Niklas Backstrom showed shades of the old agile and stellar goaltender he used to be in Minnesota....
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
5 hours ago

When is a free agent not really free? When his name is Johnny Gaudreau

As of today, NHL teams are permitted to get in touch with restricted free agents in advance of the free agency period opening July 1. Which is kind of like when Communist governments would hold elections. The fix is pretty much in. Chances are overwhelming that nobody is going to get an offer sheet, despite the fact you could make an all-star team out of the players who are available...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Joe Colborne, Josh Jooris, Joni Ortio Among RFAs Not Qualified

The Flames may have cut ties with quite a few members of the organization. Today was the deadline for teams to qualify their restricted free agents. Essentially, teams had to give their upcoming restricted free agents a qualifying offer (nominal increase over their current salary), which is done to maintain possession of the player's rights. If a team does not qualify a player, that...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
1 day ago

Incoming Freshman Adam Fox Drafted by the Calgary Flames

Incoming men’s hockey freshman Adam Fox heard his named called in the third round of the NHL Draft over the weekend, being selected 66th overall by the Calgary Flames.

Reviewing the 2016 Calgary Flames Draft Class

The Calgary Flames strolled into Buffalo for the 2016 NHL Draft with 10 picks and no clear starting goalie. They left 48 hours later with 10 brand-new players, including a shiny new starting goaltender. Here’s how Brad Treliving spent his weekend in Buffalo. The Rundown After getting a long, long look at him during the Memorial Cup tournament in nearby Red Deer, the Flames were...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Gold Star: Eight Takeaways From an Excellent Draft Weekend for the Calgary Flames

You know how when you get to the till at the grocery store and the cashier asks you, "Did you find everything you were looking for?"Yes.For sure.Damn straight.That's the response I'm pretty sure you'd be getting from Calgary GM Brad Treliving after an impactful and effective couple of days for his management team at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo.Eight Draft Weekend Takeaways1. Skill...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames taking a chance with Glen Gulutzan

The coaching carousel is complete in the NHL, and several teams, such as Anaheim and Minnesota, took some high-profile coaches with some playoff success to man the bench. The Calgary Flames, meanwhile, took a coach that comes off as a mystery. They did not look very far from home base to find their new head coach, as Glen Gulutzan, who had been an assistant coach for the Vancouver...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Practical Prevails over Sexy as Flames Acquire Brian Elliott to Shore up Their Goaltending

Despite having way sexier options to choose from, the Flames opted for the goalie with the great personality. On Friday night, Calgary general manager Brad Treliving left Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop and Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury standing at the curb, instead acquiring 31-year-old Brian Elliott from St. Louis in exchange for a second round pick in 2016 and a conditional third...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames acquire Elliott from Blues

The Calgary Flames have acquired goaltender Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for the 35th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a conditional pick. The Flames were rumored to be interested in several goalies (Fleury, Bishop), but ultimately they landed on Elliott. Brian Elliott will be traded to CAL — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 25, 2016 STL gets 35h...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Goaltending Revitalization: Flames Anxious to Address the Team's Most Pressing Need

It's been nearly 34 months since the Flames No. 34 retired and for the most part, it's been an agonizing stretch for both the team and its fanbase.Combined save percentage for Calgary goalies since Sept. 9, 2013, when Miikka Kiprusoff officially hung up his blocker, has been several shades of mediocre: Karri Ramo, 106 starts, 49-42-8, .911 Jonas Hiller, 67 starts, 35-30-5, .905...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Flames want to move up to a top-3 or top-4 draft pick

The Calgary Flames had a disappointing 2015-16 season, failing to reach the playoffs after winning just 35 games. They’re looking to rebuild their franchise and become a more consistent playoff threat and they are apparently trying to do that through the draft. The Ottawa Sun reports that the Flames are trying to secure a top-3 or a top-4 pick for the upcoming 2016 NHL Draft. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames name Canucks assistant Glen Gulutzan their new coach

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have hired Glen Gulutzan (GUHL'-iht-zehn), an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks for the past three seasons, as their new head coach. The move announced Friday is a homecoming of sorts for Gulutzan, who was coach and general manager of Calgary's ECHL affiliate in Las Vegas from 2003 to 2009. He posted a 254-124-55 record during his...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL suing NHLPA over Dennis Wideman suspension ruling

Dennis Wideman’s suspension for striking a linesman continues to cause a rift around the league. The Calgary Flames defenseman was initially suspended for 20 games for cross-checking linesman Don Henderson from behind, which sidelined Henderson with a concussion. An independent arbitrator ruled Wideman’s hit wasn’t intentional and reduced the suspension to 10 games. NHL...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau makes day for youth whose family lost home in McMurray fires

A massive wildfire has wreaked havoc on northern Alberta since early May, forcing 80,000 residents to evacuate the town of Fort McMurray. The 1.4 million-acre blaze destroyed an estimated 10 percent of the city, including at least 2,400 structures, and residents whose homes are still standing have only been given permission to return in the last few days.For the many who lost their...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Is moving to Seattle possible?

The Calgary Flames have a great support system that has remained patient through some difficult seasons lately, so it seems kind of weird to consider this franchise packing their bags and heading somewhere else. There is one factor, however, that makes such a move possible, and that is the home arena. The dilemma was magnified when the Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings announced...
Via isportsweb.com
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: What they could do with the #6 pick

The Calgary Flames made a huge jump toward a successful rebuilding process when they got 97 points and a playoff spot in 2014-2015, but they took a nosedive this season. They finished with the same record as in 2013-2014 (35-40-7, 77 points), and they turned to the lottery once again. They have the sixth pick of the 2016 NHL Draft, and there are plenty of directions that the Flames...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Flames HC Bob Hartley fired one year after winning Jack Adams Award

A year can truly make a big difference and former Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley found that out the hard way. After a disappointing 35-40 record and missing the playoffs for the third time in four years, Hartley has been fired by the Flames. Hartley had an impressive year with the team last season, going 45-30 and advancing to the conference semfinals, their first playoff...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Flames fire Bob Hartley a season after he was named coach of the year

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley, who was the named the NHL's coach of the year last season.Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference.Hartley won a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001....
Via Associated Press
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension upheld by the NHL

In a somewhat surprising move, the National Hockey League has announced it’s upholding Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for checking a linesman. With the suspension, Wideman will forfeit more $564,516.20 in salary. NHL upholds the Dennis Wideman suspensionpic.twitter.com/zo0Cuu482x — Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) February 17, 2016 Below video...
Via The Comeback
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman speaks out on 20-game suspension

Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman spoke out publicly Thursday for the first time for since being suspended 20 games by the NHL for hitting linesman Don Henderson in the back."Firstly, I want to apologize to Don Henderson," Wideman said. "I feel awful about what happened. Hopefully he's recovering and is going to be back on the ice soon. I feel bad about the whole situation...
Via Yardbarker
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dennis Wideman checks linesman on way to bench

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman took out linesman Don Henderson on the way to the bench on Wednesday night against the Nashville Predators. Here’s video of the incident: Dennis Wideman looked like he straight-up checked the linesman. pic.twitter.com/iau1Jd7Vaf — Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) January 28, 2016 This does not look like an accidental collision; Wideman...
Via The Comeback
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Flames president Brian Burke wants bigger NHL ice surfaces

Calgary Flames president Brian Burke wants the NHL to adopt a bigger ice surface. In an interview with Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca, the 59-year-old said he’s not interested in making the ice international sized (200 x 100 feet) but he’s proposing the best method is to go 200 x 90 feet. “I’ve felt this way for a long time,” the 59-year-old Burke told TSN.ca week. “When...
Via The Comeback
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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