MIKAEL BACKLUND RUMORS

Backlund's OT goal lifts Flames over Wild 4-3

CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund scored two goals, including the winner 2:25 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Backlund took the puck to the net and sent a pass to Sean Monahan for a shot that was stopped by goalie Darcy Kuemper. The puck bounced into the air, and Backlund batted it down and past Kuemper to give Calgary...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Praise continues to pile up for hottest Flame, Mikael Backlund

For not the first time this season, Bob Hartley singled out Mikael Backlund. And, for not the first time season, it was for good reasons. “Right now, he’s on a mission,” the Flames head coach was saying after the Calgary Flames 4-2 road loss Tuesday to the Nashville Predators. “He’s playing well. He’s our best player.” The 24-year-old Swede is blocking shots on penalty...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikael Backlund's hard work paying off

Mikael Backlund’s Twitter timeline was filled with good news. Calgary Flames bench boss Bob Hartley had high praise for Backlund after Thursday’s overtime loss to the Red Wings in Detroit — “Presently, he’s probably our best forward,” Hartley told reporters — and it didn’t take long for somebody to pass on the message to the 24-year-old centre. “Everything positive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Flames forward Mikael Backlund takes notice of trade rumours

For the record, Mikael Backlund wants to stay. The Calgary Flames centre is suddenly the subject of trade speculation, with TSN’s Darren Dreger reporting Friday on Twitter that four or five teams have ‘kicked tires’ on Backlund and the Flames are ‘willing to move him.’ “I get Twitter, so I saw it on there. And I watch TSN, so I heard it there, too,” Backlund said...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Colin Dambrauskas: A Further Look at the Mikael Backlund Signing and Player

Follow me on Twitter!: @ColinDJD The Calgary Flames have extended 24 year old centre, Mikael Backlund, to a two year $3M extension yesterday. The young forward was nearing salary arbitration given that the team seemingly waiting until the last minute to sign him. This was a good signing for the team with a $1.5M CAP hit as it allows the player two years to prove his worth...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Backlund inks new deal with Flames

The Calgary Flames have signed center Mikael Backlund to a two-year, $3 million contract. Backlund, a first-round pick by Calgary in the 2007 draft, played 32 games with the Flames last season. He had eight goals and eight assists but struggled with injuries. Backlund missed four weeks with a sprained knee ligament and sustained a foot fracture near the end of the season. In 170...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Backlund signs 2-year deal to stay with Flames

The Calgary Flames have signed center Mikael Backlund to a two-year, $3 million contract. Backlund, a first-round pick by Calgary in the 2007 draft, played 32 games with the Flames last season. He had eight goals and eight assists but struggled with injuries. Backlund missed four weeks with a sprained knee ligament and sustained a foot fracture near the end of the season. In 170...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Backlund Signs Two-Year Contract With Calgary

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed centre Mikael Backlund to a two year contract. “Mikael really stepped-up last season and took advantage of the change in direction under a new coaching staff,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “He came into camp in very good shape and also had regained his confidence. He parlayed that into a...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Backlund expects improvement -- and Flames do, too

Mikael Backlund knows the score. The Calgary Flames' 2007 first-round draft choice may only be 23 years old, but after a disappointing 2010-11 season, he is well aware his game must go up a notch this coming season. "If I don't have a good year this year, I might be back in Europe," Backlund said after re-signing with the club. "And I don't want to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames C Mikael Backlund practically predicts first goal on Twitter

The 22-year-old Mikael Backlund, centre for the Calgary Flames, had a pretty good feeling about tonight, his 11th NHL game this season, and just his 108th career game. Mikael Backlund had a good feeling today on Twitter about the upcoming game against the Edmonton Oilers. He scored his first goal of the season. Earlier today, he tweeted the following: “Thnx guys! Have...
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December 04, 2011  |  Discuss
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