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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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau Tweets “I Love Calgary” Amid Contract Talks

While most of the unrestricted free agents that were expected to sign deals with NHL clubs have done so, the restricted free agent market has yet to be finalized. Some big-name restricted free agents remain without a contract, and perhaps none bigger than Johnny Gaudreau. After Sean Monahan received a long-term contract that will keep him in Calgary for the next seven years, many...
Via The Hockey Writers
21 hours ago

89 Champs: Where Are They Now: Brad McCrimmon

McCrimmon’s 3 years in Calgary were very productive, but his post hockey career was shortened by a tragic accident. Brad McCrimmon was already a successful, veteran hockey player by the time his wagon was hitched to the Calgary Flames. McCrimmon played in 5 minor league hockey seasons and 8 NHL seasons with the Bruins and Flyers before coming to the Flames in 1987. In 72 games...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
1 day ago

Applicants Wanted: Top 5 PTO Candidates for the Flames

Training camp is a month away and it’s time for general managers to extend professional try-outs (PTOs) to those unrestricted free agents (UFAs) that remain without a contract. This has been a growing trend since the most recent CBA as the salary cap has prevented average UFAs from earning contracts in favour of giving cheaper, higher potential prospects a chance to crack the lineup...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

WATCH: Prospect Profile - Oliver Kylington

Get to know Calgary Flames defence prospect Oliver Kylington!
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Waiting on Johnny Gaudreau

While the Flames and Gaudreau work on a new contract, we can’t forget that sports isn’t just about sports. Sports is sports. It’s also a business. That’s something Flames fans must keep in mind as they (we) wait impatiently for the Flames and Johnny Gaudreau to reach a new deal. Johnny Gaudreau has rocketed to stardom in the past 2 seasons and become the face of Alberta...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
1 day ago

WATCH: Flames & Sport Chek Development Camp

The Flames and Sport Chek Development Camp gave kids a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames’ Sean Monahan just got paid, but is he a top center?

Having a top-line center in this league isn’t just important. It’s a necessity. When you are a strong team down the middle, it makes for an easy time building out the rest of the roster. Hitting on your picks and making sure that you develop your own talent are critical, and the Flames have been rebuilding and following that plan nicely. Is the recent big investment in Sean...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Monahan ‘positive’ Gaudreau will be signed by Flames’ opener

The most important move of the Calgary Flames’ off-season was never going to be a trade, draft pick or unrestricted free agent signing. Rather, the Flames’ biggest transactions of the summer were always set to be the signings of Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary’s two bright, young stars who were both restricted free agents this off-season. The Flames have taken care...
Via The Hockey News
3 days ago

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bad NHL Contracts and Dandelions: Difficult to Eliminate, Your Best Hope is to Minimize

When you spend most of your time staring at your own backyard, it's easy to find faults. Crabgrass in the veggie patch, black knot fungus in the lilac bushes, a couple patio blocks not quite level.If you have too much time on your hands as is often the case in the summer, it can become all consuming. You start dwelling on it as you sit on your adirondack chair, sipping your morning...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Linesman blindsided by Wideman underwent surgery

The injury linesman Don Henderson suffered at the hands of Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman might end up costing him his career. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe reports the 20-plus year NHL official underwent neck surgery three weeks ago. He writes that friends of Henderson worry his career might be over. Wideman was suspended 20 games (later reduced to 10) and Henderson...
Via Puck Drunk Love
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Calgary Flames Top 20 Prospects (July 2016 Edition)

Where the heck did all these kids come from?At risk of sounding like a grouchy old man at a resort overrun by young people, quantity was the predominant theme when compiling my latest ranking of the Flames Top 20 Prospects. Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic, Russia, United States, Canada... there are kids everywhere.Having just made nine picks at the draft, add in a couple free agent...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: The offensive upgrade

The Calgary Flames solved their biggest need very quickly after they traded for Brian Elliott and signed Chad Johnson. After upgrading their weak goaltender situation, they worked on improving in an area that had already been good, but will now be even better moving “forward”. Calgary was not finished with grabbing St. Louis players. They signed forward Troy Brouwer to a four...
Via isportsweb.com
July 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dragons' Den: RFA Decisions Reveal a Cold, Business Side to Flames GM Brad Treliving

Time to rename the Saddledome.Seriously.I don’t mean find a different Corporate sponsor either. Playing off the word 'Flames' rather than -- yawn -- the shape of the roof, I think Dragons’ Den would be perfect. The impetus for this suggestion is the flurry of activity the last few days in which the Olympic Way headquarters for Brad Treliving and his management team has more closely...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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