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The stigma of Calgary's fall from last year's playoff darlings to this season's surprising disappointment added another black mark when coach Bob Hartley benched three forwards, including the Flames' top two scorers. They persevered without them for one night, but they'll need them in the right frame of mind moving forward if they plan on returning to the postseason. Calgary begins...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Hartley on benching stars: 'They didn't rob a bank. They made a mistake'

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley had no issue benching his top two scorers when he scratched All-Star Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan for Tuesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.In addition to sitting two-thirds of the top line, Hartley also benched fellow forward Lance Bouma following the trio's late arrival to Scotiabank Saddledome for Monday's practice. Despite using a...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Flames hold on for 4-3 win over Maple Leafs

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Markus Granlund scored short-handed for his first goal in 21 games and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night. It was the first multipoint game of the season for Granlund, a healthy scratch the previous three games. The Finnish center was back in the lineup due to three benchings at forward...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Flames Preview

Near the bottom of the Western Conference with two months remaining in the season, the Calgary Flames are feeling a sense of urgency. The Flames can help their cause by winning back-to-back games for the first time more than a month Tuesday night against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs. Nine points out of the final wild-card spot in the West and needing to pass four teams, Calgary...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Mind Games

Even with superstar players like Johnny Gaudreau on the team, the Calgary Flames usually do not get the top headline in the NHL news. Sometimes it is a good thing to stay out of the media’s crosshairs, and what has recently happened in Calgary confirms it. The only question remaining is whether it was intentional or not. “It” refers to the cross check that Calgary defenseman...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Deryk Engelland accidentally hits referee in face with puck (Video)

Calgary Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland accidentally hit NHL referee Mike Leggo in the face with the puck during Wednesday night's game against Carolina.It happened during the final minutes of the first period as Engelland was attempting to clear the puck along the boards from the defensive end. Leggo left the game and did not return.This comes just days after Flames defenseman...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Dennis Wideman Suspended 20 Games for Viciously Checking Linesman

Calgary Flames’ Dennis Wideman was suspended 20 games for a hit he carried out on a linesman last week. No, he didn’t kill the linesman, not that kind of hit, but could have severely injured the linesman as a result of the check. Wideman was hit viciously in the corner and then slams his stick to the ice in apparent anger and then seeks retribution for the non-call, savagely...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames offer well wishes to former WWE champ Bret Hart

The Calgary Flames tossed their hat in the ring by sending well wishes to former WWE heavyweight champion Bret Hart, who announced he is battling prostate cancer on Monday.Hart, who is a Calgary native and nicknamed  "The Hitman" in the squared circle, is the founding owner of the Calgary Hitmen - a Western Hockey League team that competes on the major junior level. The club's...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Dennis Wideman Suspended Indefinitely for Hit on Referee

The NHL has suspended Calgary Flames player Dennis Wideman indefinitely after he collided with a linesman Wednesday night in a game against the Nashville Predators. Dennis Wideman was bodychecked hard in the corner and appears visibly woozy in video. After receiving the hit, and no call, Wideman skates to his bench and on the way crosschecks official Don Henderson to the ice. After...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman cross-checks linesman (Video)

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman cross-checked a referee on the way to the bench during second period of Wednesday night's game against Nashville.Wideman was knocked a bit silly by a hit from Predators left winger Miikka Salomaki before heading to the bench. Linesman Don Henderson was in his path and had his back to him when Wideman cleaned his clock from behind for seemingly...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Dennis Wideman on nailing linesman: 'I couldn't avoid it'

Here's Dennis Wideman's explanation for what happened with linesman Don Henderson on Wednesday night: The official popped up out of nowhere, and Wideman couldn't figure out what to do, so he whacked him across the back with his stick.OK, that's not exactly how the Calgary Flames defenseman put it, but that's the essence of it.His actual quotes, first via SportsNet:"I was just trying...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian McGrattan knocked out in brutal AHL fight

Brian McGrattan, a seasoned NHL fighter who know calls the AHL home, was at the center of a brutal fight with Daniel Maggio. The video doesn’t offer a perfect angle, but it’s clear Maggio knocks McGrattan out cold and McGrattan falls face-first down to the ice. Warning: Some may find this video disturbing. That’s a horrifying fall to the ice. McGrattan had to be stretchered...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Sam Bennett is Seeing Red

It has not been a scorching rookie season for Sam Bennett. He had been stuck at five goals since November 24, which had sparked potential rule changes with junior hockey players. It seemed like he was due for a goal for at least a month. Even with eager eyes in the “C of Red”, no one could have predicted the fiery explosion that Bennett has ignited over the past three games....
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Giordano Make All-Star Roster

This morning, the NHL announced rosters for the four All-Star teams comprised of the Atlantic, Metropolitan, Central and Pacific Division. The Calgary Flames will be represented by two players in winger Johnny Gaudreau and defenseman and captain Mark Giordano. This will be their second-consecutive all-star game. “Johnny Hockey” is tied for second in scoring for the Pacific Division...
Via The Sports Journal
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Reviewing the Hot Streak

What a December to remember for the Calgary Flames! They ripped off seven straight victories, including two shocking road victories against Nashville and Dallas, before finally losing to both St. Louis and Detroit. While the overall winning streak is over, the home winning streak is still alive. After defeating Winnipeg 4-1 in the final game before Christmas Break, the Flames have...
Via isportsweb.com
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Neal takes head shot on Mark Giordano

James Neal may be getting a call from the Department of Player Safety after his headshot on Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano. While playing the puck between his skates, Giordano was completely unaware of Neal who was rushing in and took a brutal hit to the side of his head. That’s a pretty bad hit from Neal. It’s difficult to tell what his intent was, but it’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames (Last Season: 45-30-7, 3rd in Pacific)Coach: Bob Hartley (428-321-52, 61 ties; 14th season, 4th with Calgary)Key Additions: Michael Frolik, Dougie HamiltonKey Departures: Raphael Diaz, David SchlemkoKey Player: Johnny GaudreauJohnny Gaudreau was a Calder Trophy finalist last season, meeting the high expectations that come with a nickname like "Johnny Hockey." Gaudreau...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames release new $890 million arena plans

The Calgary Flames want to build a new state of the art arena and their ambitious plans have taxpayers footing a large amount of the proposed bill. The Calgary Herald reports the Flames want to build CalgaryNEXT, which would be an $890 million arena, with a multisport field house next to it that would have use as a covered football stadium, a FIFA-sized soccer field and a 400...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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