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Ranking the Calgary Flames Top 20 Prospects (July 2016 Edition)

Where the heck did all these kids come from?At risk of sounding like a grouchy old man at a resort overrun by young people, quantity was the predominant theme when compiling my latest ranking of the Flames Top 20 Prospects. Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Russia, United States, Canada... there are kids everywhere.Having just made nine picks at the draft, add in a couple free agent...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Me and The Flames: A Passion Sparked by Mike Vernon

Mike Vernon sparked my interest in goaltenders and my love for the Calgary Flames. I grew up in Saskatchewan, where it was winter pretty much half of the year. It wasn't like the mild Alberta winters I am being spoiled with now either. It was damn cold...nearly every day, and the amounts of snow was just ridiculous. Of course it was right in the middle of the good old flatland prairies...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

Flames Prospect Matthew Phillips Compares to Gaudreau

Johnny Gaudreau is fast, creative and small. So is Calgary Flames prospect Matthew Phillips. A sixth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, at 5-foot-6 and only 140 pounds, Phillips weighed close to 17 pounds less than Gaudreau does now. If you consider that Gaudreau is one of the smallest players in the NHL, Phillips will be a tiny dot on the ice playing against some of the NHL’s giants...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Me and The Flames: How Does A Kid From Massachusetts End Up Flames Obsessed?

2,105 miles or 3,387 km is what separated me from my favorite hockey team as a kid. There it is. 1991. Accepting an award for a video competition, dressed in my best Flames jersey and hat. Mike Vernon to be exact. How does a kid, 2.105 miles away from Calgary Alberta end up a Calgary Flames fan? Well, it started on Saturday's when my mom was at work and my dad and I would sit...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
3 days ago

The Good, the Exempt and the Ugly: How the 2017 Expansion Draft Could Impact the Flames

"On defence, no deck of cards is complete without a joker, introducing number three, Jyrki Jokipakka." Welcome to opening night of the 2017-18 NHL season as one-by-one, players for Las Vegas -- first expansion team since 2000 -- are introduced to a thunderous ovation from the 17,500 screaming fans at T-Mobile Arena.How did it come to be that Calgary lost this solid young blueliner...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Troy Brouwer First-Line Material in Calgary?

The Calgary Flames will get forwards Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau signed. When they do, they’ll need a right wing to play on Calgary’s first-line. Apparently, the Calgary Flames believe Troy Brouwer, one of the Flames most recent UFA acquisitions, will fill that void. In obtaining Brouwer this summer, Calgary shelled out $4.5 million over four years for a player they believe...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Me and The Flames: What The Flames Mean To Me

Why are we such fans of the Flames? Here's my story. Me and the Flames On May 25, 1989 I was four years old. This is important for two reasons: my single mother and my aunt, who were room mates at the time, let me stay up late for the first time that I can ever remember. And the Flames won their first and only Stanley Cup. I got to watch my early heroes win the Holy Grail of...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
4 days ago

Calgary’s Sam Bennett beginning a Flaming ‘C’ of change

By Randy Sportak Based on his rookie season, Sam Bennett could be in line for a nickname. Or a different set of digits on his sweater. The Calgary Flames’ up-and-coming center/winger was known as ‘18-year-old Sam Bennett’ during the team’s 2015 playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks (a phrase that apparently drove some Canucks fans absolutely bonkers), and that number...
Via The Hockey News
5 days ago

Under the Radar: Still Unsigned, Wotherspoon Could be on the Verge of a Breakout Season

It's not a new topic of conversation. Heck, around Calgary, the amount of chatter this summer about the Flames restricted free agents has left even Pokémon Go in the dust.But the fresh slant today is I'm not here to talk about Johnny Gaudreau or Sean Monahan. I did plenty of that earlier in the week when I spitballed 10 reasons on why the two star forwards remain unsigned. Instead...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau to Host Charity Golf Tournament

The tournament will be held July 29 at Ron Jaworski's Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in NJ. Johnny Gaudreau has organized a charity golf tournament to benefit his former high school. The event, which will be held on July 29th, benefits the Glouster Catholic Scholarship Fund. Gaudreau attended Glouster Catholic for three years before heading to the USHL. All proceeds raised will go directly...
Via BC Interruption
7 days ago

Will Calgary’s Busy Summer Return Them to the Playoffs?

Expectations were high in 2015-16 for the Calgary Flames following their impressive two-round appearance in the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. With a young, talented core, the thought process was that the club could potentially take a step backward, but instead, they slid to near the bottom of the NHL standings. To say that the result was a disappointment to the team’s management team...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Monahan willing to take less money to help Flames compete

Sean Monahan is one of the premier young talents in the NHL. The 21-year-old has scored 21-plus goals in his first three seasons, scoring 27 goals and 63 points in 2015-16. Monahan has more than proven he’s a core piece for the Flames and currently he’s a restricted free agent. The Flames forward told TSN he wants to be in Calgary for the rest of his career and would prefer...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: The offensive upgrade

The Calgary Flames solved their biggest need very quickly after they traded for Brian Elliott and signed Chad Johnson. After upgrading their weak goaltender situation, they worked on improving in an area that had already been good, but will now be even better moving “forward”. Calgary was not finished with grabbing St. Louis players. They signed forward Troy Brouwer to a four...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Linden Vey, Alex Chiasson, and their value to the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames are enjoying the luxury of having a strong offense in the NHL. Their identity is clear, with Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett, and Matthew Tkachuk representing stars of the present and the future. There is also the added presence of veteran leadership, which includes Mikael Backlund, Michael Frolik, and recent free agent signee Troy Brouwer, to add depth...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flames Sign Tkachuk

Calgary Flames 2016 first round pick Matthew Tkachuk signed an entry-level deal with the team on July 7, 2016!
Via YouTube
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Cameron, Paul Jerrard join Flames as assistant coaches

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard have joined the Calgary Flames coaching staff under new head coach Glen Gulutzan. Cameron was head coach of the Ottawa Senators for almost two seasons, while Jerrard was an assistant coach of the American Hockey League's Utica Comets. They join assistant Martin Gelinas, goaltending coach Jordan Sigalet and video coach Jamie...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign Brouwer to 4-year deal

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames quickly filled a couple of needs Friday by signing winger Troy Brouwer to a four-year deal worth a reported $4.5 million annually and giving a one-year deal to goaltender Chad Johnson for a reported $1.7 million. The six-foot-three, 213-pound Brouwer is a candidate to play on the top line with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau after the...
Via Associated Press
28 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
June 25, 2016  |  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
June 09, 2016  |  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
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Adams curse continues with the firing of Bob Hartley

Recently, the Calgary Flames announced the dismissal of their head coach, Bob Hartley. It came as a bit of surprising news as a fair amount of firings usually happen right after the season ended for teams who missed the playoffs. Remarkably, Hartley went from Jack Adams winner to a coach looking for a job in about a year. Bob Hartley received the Jack Adams Award on June 24,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Linesman hit by Wideman is out for season with concussion

The NHL Officials Association says Don Henderson, the linesman knocked to the ice by Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman in January, is still recovering from the concussion he suffered and is out for the season. In a statement emailed to The Associated Press by a league spokesman, the NHLOA says it ''strongly disagrees'' with the decision by an independent arbitrator to reduce...
Via Associated Press
March 12, 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
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