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Calgary Flames ready to ride Gaudreau back to playoffs

Brad Treliving, the general manager of the Calgary Flames, could have spent the offseason basking in his team's unexpected playoff appearance last spring. Instead, Treliving examined the season and came to a different conclusion. ''Last year was a good year,'' Treliving said. ''We did some things that would be a challenge.'' Indeed, the Flames won nine of 13 games in overtime, won...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames season preview: Depth on defense fuels expectation

Plus: Calgary bolstered its impressive defensive corps by adding offensive-minded blue-liner Dougie Hamilton from Boston in the offseason and signed captain Mark Giordano to a six-year, $40.5 million contract extension in the summer. The Flames' depth on defense serves as a great benefit considering they are already under the gun with defenseman T.J. Brodie sidelined with a broken...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Everyone is to blame for Dougie Hamilton's departure

Leah Hennel / Calgary Herald With a new season fast approaching, one player’s name continues to pop up in conversations when it comes to the Boston Bruins. Dougie Hamiton was traded to the Calgary Flames in the offseason for draft picks, in what was a surprise makeover of the Bruins roster by Don Sweeney. People were clearly baffled by the move (including me), simply because...
Via BruinsLife
21 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...
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
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Assistant NHL GM says Dougie Hamilton’s teammates didn’t like him

Boston’s Dougie Hamilton trade to Calgary might have been the most surprising moment from draft weekend. The Bruins instantly changed their identity and the Flames picked up a coveted defenseman many didn’t know was even on the market. So, why did the Bruins move Hamilton? Initial reports suggested that the move was financial and that the Bruins and Hamilton couldn’t find...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Bruins Trade Dougie Hamilton To Flames Before 2015 NHL Draft

The 2015 NHL Draft is just a few hours away, but the Boston Bruins reportedly have already made a huge splash. The B’s traded Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames on Friday, according to multiple reports, including TSN’s Ryan Rishaug and Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Hamilton, a 22-year-old defenseman selected ninth overall by Boston in the 2011 NHL Draft, is a restricted...
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Hope To Retain Dougie Hamilton, But Have Options If They Can’t (Video)

The Boston Bruins have a big decision to make, but the outcome isn’t entirely in their hands. The team’s coveted 22-year-old defenseman hits the market as a restricted free agent,meaning other teams can sign Hamilton to an offer sheet. The Bruins have thew right to match any contract Hamilton receives, but with the team in such a tricky salary cap situation, they might not be...
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: Dougie Hamilton A ‘Foundational Player’ For Boston Bruins

Dougie Hamilton’s next contract is the dominant storyline involving the Boston Bruins leading up to the start of free agency July 1. The 21-year-old defenseman will become a restricted free agent if he’s unsigned by that date. Becoming an RFA also would allow Hamilton to sign an offer sheet with a rival club. In that scenario, Boston would have the right to match the offer sheet...
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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