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Battle For The Pacific Division: The Calgary Flames

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at a team who wants to make sure their turnaround wasn’t a one season fluke in the Calgary Flames. Who’s in: D Dougie Hamilton (Trade) F Michael Frolik (UFA...

Flames, Byron avoid arbitration, agree to one-year deal

Calgary Flames center Paul Byron signed a one-year contract on Sunday.Financial terms were not disclosed, but Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported the deal to be worth $900,000. Byron was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Thursday.Byron collected six goals and 13 assists in 57 games last season for the Flames, who also signed Josh Jooris, Lance Bouma and Turner Elson...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Jooris inks one-year pact

Calgary Flames center Josh Jooris signed a one-year deal on Friday.The sides avoided an arbitration hearing on Tuesday by coming to terms on a contract worth $975,000, according to CBC's Tim Wharnsby.Jooris collected 12 goals and as many assists while playing in 60 games during his rookie season in 2014-15. The 25-year-old Ontario native is the second member of the Flames to sign...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign Bouma to three-year deal

The Calgary Flames kept the depth for their offense together by signing left wing Lance Bouma to a three-year deal worth $6.6 million on Thursday.Bouma had been asking for $2.5 million per season while the Flames were reportedly interested in paying him $1 million less. The sides agreed to the deal prior to arbitration, with the 25-year-old Alberta native receiving $2.1 million in...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NHL players who could regress in 2015-16

Here are five players who I think are bound for regression in 2015-16 following great seasons in 2014-15. Disagree? Sound off in the comments or add players you think we missed. Dennis Wideman – Calgary Flames  UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 6: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Calgary Flames in action against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on February 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Front Office Winning the Offseason Games

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) and Calgary Flames left wing Jiri Hudler (24) fight for position during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) Happy NHL free agency, and may the cap be ever in your favor. First comes the draft, then come the trades, and finally we see the annual phenomenon that is NHL free agency. This time of year...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton ‘Excited’ To Play For Flames, Not Interested In Talking About Past

Dougie Hamilton signed a contract worth a reported $34.5 million over six years with the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Shortly after Calgary announced the deal, Hamilton spoke to the media for the first time as a Flame during a media conference call. Dougie Hamilton: "I’m looking at the team and the plan that they have there and everything and it’s really exciting. I couldn...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2015  |  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
June 29, 2015  |  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
June 28, 2015  |  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
June 25, 2015  |  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
June 23, 2015  |  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
June 19, 2015  |  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
June 09, 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

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 better in Game 2, but not good enough

Terms such as “better effort” and “more competitive” usually mean a lot to rebuilding teams, however those terms have very little meaning when that rebuilding team is in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Calgary Flames had a much better effort against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, and while they were arguably […] The post Calgary Flames better in Game 2,...
Via Along the Boards
May 05, 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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