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Calgary Flames Sign First Round Pick Juuso Valimaki to ELC

The Flames lock up their highest pick from 2017 As signings continue to flow in from the Flames, the latest is Juuso Valimaki. He was drafted 16th overall at this past entry draft and figures to be a huge part of this Flames defensive core in the future. Valimaki will likely be headed back to Tri-City of the WHL this season before there could be some decisions the following year...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
19 hours ago

Garnet Hathaway Gets a 1 Year Deal

The Maine native will be back for another season with the Calgary Flames. The Flames added some more grit to the organization when they announced that Garnet Hathaway would return on a 1 year, 2 way deal. The 2 way deal sees Hathaway getting $650,000 if he’s with Calgary and $150,000 if he plays in Stockton. Last season Hathaway played in 26 games with the Flames and had 1 goal...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
1 day ago

Where Does Troy Brouwer Fit on the 2017-18 Calgary Flames?

There is not an easy answer to such a question. Last summer, Troy Brouwer was the Calgary Flames prized free agent acquisition. Last season, Troy Brouwer was by far the team's biggest disappointment, arguably their worst forward and ultimately hurt the team more than any benefit he provided. Initially seen as a potential fit on the top line, he slid down the depth chart throughout...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

Calgary Flames Top 4 Prospects 2017

It wasn’t that long ago that the Calgary Flames were a rudderless ship, led astray by a veteran-laden roster and kept there by their inability to draft and develop young talent. However, the last several years have seen the Flames draft well and stock their prospect cupboards with a wide array of talent. Tyler Parsons of the London Knights. Photo by Terry Wilson / OHL Images. ...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

The Flames Are Different, But Are They Better?

Since the end of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Calgary Flames have been busy. Aside from perhaps Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee, no National Hockey League executive has been as active as Brad Treliving in trying to improve his club. The Flames’ acquisition of Travis Hamonic was part of a busy summer for the club. Photo: Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers As...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

Flames Development Camp 2017: Eight Takeaways From the Scrimmage

Game on!Calgary Flames development camp wrapped up Friday morning with its signature event: The scrimmage. It was Team Conroy (Red) versus Team Gelinas (White) as two teams of 17 skaters battled each other in an energetic affair before a packed crowd at Markin MacPhail Arena at WinSport.You know you're in a hockey market when on a sunny Friday morning in July, while going up against...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Taste of Italy: Mangiapane Serving up Goals, Assists and a Delicious Chicken Parmesan

The sweet dangle. The saucer pass. The top-shelf snipe.Soft mitts is what makes Andrew Mangiapane such an alluring Calgary Flames prospect.As a 20-year-old in his first year of pro hockey, Mangiapane racked up 20 goals and 41 points in 66 games with the AHL's Stockton Heat.Turns out, he's not too bad with the oven mitts also."My specialty is chicken parm. My mom taught me that one...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks sign gritty forward Brandon Bollig to 1-year deal

Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: All or nothing following the defensive overload?

The Pacific Division includes the rebuilding Arizona Coyotes and the Vancouver Canucks, but it also includes the fading Los Angeles Kings and the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. There are also questions regarding San Jose’s chances at contending for a playoff spot considering their aging roster. All of this is great news for the Calgary Flames next season. With the team expected...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the Roster: On Eve of July 1, Flames Needs Down to Perhaps Just One Piece

One player needed and $3 million to spend.That's what I've got things whittled down to as Brad Treliving has been operating lately like he's got some serious plans for the Canada Day long weekend and is anxious to hit the highway.A barrage of transactions by the general manager over the last couple weeks has the Flames 2017-18 roster rapidly coming into focus, that along with a glimpse...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap of the Calgary Flames draft picks

The Calgary Flames made plenty of noise during the expansion and NHL entry draft, but that was mostly because they gave away a lot of high draft picks for current talent. There are more articles to come from that week, but the Flames also had five draft picks from June 23-24. The development of these five players will be very important because it will likely be at least two years...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Will the Mike Smith trade pay off?

The Calgary Flames had one part of their roster that needed an improvement, and that was in goal. Brian Elliott was solid, but he did not do nearly enough to make the Flames competitive in the playoffs. In an effort to be more prepared for April, Brad Treliving made a big move just before the NHL Draft. On June 17, Arizona goaltender Mike Smith was traded to Calgary for goaltender...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames make head-scratching deal in acquisition of Mike Smith

Ahead of the trade freeze and the eventual expansion draft, the Calgary Flames have added a starting goaltender, acquiring Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for prospect Brandon Hickey, a conditional third-round pick and goalie Chad Johnson. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman adds that the third-round pick becomes a second should the Flames qualify for the postseason,...
Via The Comeback
June 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Brian Burke says the Calgary Flames may leave without a new arena

Brian Burke just stirred up the rumor mill out in Calgary and it unfortunately has nothing to do with the fun offseason player rumors fans enjoy following.Serving as the President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, Burke was asked to speak to the Canadian Club of Calgary and he dropped quite a few noteworthy quotes. The biggest – and most controversial – included...
Via The Comeback
June 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Whose profane Dougie Hamilton rant was picked up on Sportsnet’s broadcast?

Ah, the perils of hot mics. Microphones that were on when interview subjects thought they were off have caused problems for everyone from Robert Durst to Dave Bliss in the wider world, and in the sports media world, everyone from Jim Nantz to Byron McDonald has been tripped up by them. The case of the profane rant about Calgary Flames’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton that appears to...
Via Awful Announcing
April 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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