FLAMES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Five Flames Training Camp Battles to Watch

The non-stop conversation topic that refused to go away, has gone away. Phew. If only the same thing would happen with the Kardashians.As a welcome reprieve from a year ago when the battle in the Flames goal crease was all anyone in Calgary was talking about, this year there is no such drama.Alluding to the three-goalie nightmare last year with Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo and Joni Ortio...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ladislav Smid Will Miss Entire 2016-17 Season

Calgary Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid has consistently battled a neck injury over the last couple seasons. Flames general manager Brad Treliving announced Thursday that Smid will sit out the entire 2016-17 season recovering from that neck injury. Smid only saw 22 games of action last year and 31 the season before that. The decision to hold him out for the season means that Smid...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Freddie Hamilton Inks Deal With Flames

The older of the Hamilton’s signed a 2 year deal with the Flames on Thursday. The Flames have been busy today signing players to PTO deals and now they’ve added another piece up front. Freddie Hamilton and the Flames have agreed on a 2 year contract: Calgary #Flames resigned RFA Freddie Hamilton 2 year deal / 1 way deal$612,500 cap hit2016-17: $575,0002017-18: $650,000—...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

Mikhail Grigoriev Signs PTO with Calgary Flames

As announced by the Calgary Flames and according to their training camp roster, Mikhail Grigoriev has inked a PTO with the team. Grigoriev, 25, never enjoyed much international exposure, playing with Team Russia in only a couple of European tournaments. However, his solid play in the KHL didn’t go unnoticed, as he is now on a try-out contract with an NHL team, something that was...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Ladislav Smid Not Playing This Season

His time playing for the Flames is over. Today, Brad Treliving announced that Ladislav Smid will not play this season. Smid has been suffering on and off the past couple years from a serious neck injury, and has not been able to shake it off. Last season he only played in 22 games before being shut down for the season. While he has not officially retired, this could spell the end...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

Training Camp Primer: Ten Players to Watch from the 66 Attending Training Camp

As we let the sun go down on rookie camp, now the tune changes to Bennie and the vets.Calgary Flames main training camp gets underway Thursday with 62 of the 66 players -- 38 forwards, 21 defencemen and 9 goalies -- listed on the camp roster reporting for fitness testing at the Canadian Sport Institute at Winsport.Then, starting on Friday, fans can follow the yellow brick road...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Flames WCOH Update

Johnny Gaudreau was the only Flame on the ice yesterday and he did not disappoint. With Mikael Backlund out with what may be a concussion, Johnny Gaudreau was the only member of the Calgary Flames skating yesterday at the WCOH. Team North America and Gaudreau took on the Backlund-less Team Sweden and defeated the Swedes 4-3 in OT. Gaudreau was all over the ice yesterday grabbing...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
3 days ago

3 Flames Takeaways From the 2016 Young Stars Classic

The 2016 Young Stars Classic has finished up in scenic Penticton, British Columbia. Viewed since its inception in 2010 as the traditional kick-off for the hockey season, this year’s edition saw prospects from the four Western Canadian clubs do battle for supremacy. The Calgary Flames won two of three games over the weekend event, with their lone loss coming in an extremely close...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

2016-17 Season Preview: Calgary Flames

After a surprising run to the playoffs in 2014-15 that included a playoff series win (thanks to the horrible playoff system the NHL has), the Calgary Flames quickly regressed last season finishing completely out of the playoff picture. So which team are they? While two seasons ago was a clear fluke, I think this team is much closer to that team now, with two years of growth for...
Via Razzball Hockey
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Post-Game Recap - Flames vs. Oilers

Post-game comments and a recap of the Flames' 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers at the Young Stars Classic.
Via YouTube
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Unsigned players at World Cup assume risks, embrace chance

TORONTO (AP) Every day over the summer, Johnny Gaudreau thought about not having a contract. Gaudreau worried about it and obsessed over it but he wasn't going to let stalled negotiations with the Calgary Flames keep him from playing in the World Cup of Hockey. ''You don't get many chances to play in the World Cup,'' Gaudreau said. ''So I was like, `Let's get some insurance and...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Young Stars - Calgary vs. Winnipeg

The Calgary Flames' prospects take on the Winnipeg Jets' prospects at the 2016 Young Stars Classic
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flames 2016 Young Stars Roster

A breakdown of the Calgary Flames' roster for the 2016 Young Stars Classic.
Via YouTube
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Is Hunter Shinkaruk the next rookie watch?

The Calgary Flames have become very familiar with rookie watches. They have seen Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and Sam Bennett emerge with solid rookie seasons, and each of them figures to be a consistent scorer for the remainder of their careers. With the rebuilding process still in the works and Matthew Tkachuk not guaranteed a roster spot after the first 10 games, there seems...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Setoguchi details cocaine use, alcoholism and depression

Devin Setoguchi’s career has featured many highs, but even more recent lows. The former San Jose Sharks star went from scoring 31 goals in 2008-09 to being out the league last season at 28-years-old. What wasn’t publicized was Setoguchi’s personal battle with alcoholism and drug use.  In an excellent piece from David Pollak of the Hockey News, Setoguchi opened up about his...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Johnny Gaudreau is asking for $8 million per year

Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames are at an impasse in regards to contract talks. Calgary would like to sign Gaudreau, a restricted free agent, to a long-term contract. Talks stalled since Gaudreau is trying to set himself up for a massive payday. The Calgary Sun reports Gaudreau is asking for an extension in the $8 million AAV range, which is about $1.5 million more than Flames...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Former CFL pioneer Norman Kwong dies at 86

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Norman Kwong, the first Chinese Canadian player in the Canadian Football League who later served as Alberta's lieutenant governor, died Saturday. He was 86. Kwong's family said he died in his sleep at home. The China Clipper was a bruising fullback, front-office manager in the CFL and part-owner of his home-town hockey squad, the Calgary Flames. ''Mr. Kwong...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: The importance of Dougie Hamilton

It was draft night for the NHL when the Calgary Flames pulled off a huge trade with the Boston Bruins. Calgary received Dougie Hamilton, Boston’s ninth overall pick from the 2011 draft, in exchange for a first round pick and two second round picks. It is way too early to determine whether the Bruins or Flames with come out as the victors of this trade because Zach Senyshyn, the...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Found Money: Five Flames That Could be Pleasant Surprises in 2016-17

It's one of the best feelings ever.You put on that pair of plaid shorts you haven't worn for a while and you immediately wonder what that piece of paper is that is folded up in the pocket. When you pull it out, it's a $20 bill. Hot damn!Then, as if you just received a massive inheritance from a rich relative you never knew, your mind starts racing as you ponder the frivolous ways...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Tkachuk wears 'RIP Harambe' shirt during Memorial Cup parade

As far as internet memes go, “Harambe” the dead ape from the Cincinnati Zoo has some legs. The poor animal was shot back in May, but the internet has refused to let it go. It has even gone as far as the Cincinnati Zoo deleting their presence from all of social media. Calgary Flames draft pick Matthew Tkachuk is apparently on the bandwagon of people wanting Harambe’s name to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Sean Monahan gets 7-year extension from Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan signed a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $44.6 million on Friday. The move leaves Johnny Gaudreau as the last remaining move in a busy Flames offseason. The 23-year-old is still without a new contract for next season. ''Today's about Sean,'' Brad Treliving, the club's general manager, said at a news conference...
Via Associated Press
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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