This wasn’t how Mikael Backlund planned on starting his 2014-15 National Hockey League training camp with the Calgary Flames.
The 25-year-old pivot, who made incredible strides last year with the rebuilding group, is dealing with an abdominal strain which has him on the list of the team’s walking/hobbling wounded.
Also on the list is Flames top draft pick Sam Bennett (groin...
Kevin Westgarth has dropped the mitts 111 times, so he rolls with the punches, but it’s interesting that he’s at the Edmonton Oilers’ training camp on a tryout after he was nailed by fellow beat cop Luke Gazdic at Rexall Place on March 1.
When someone suggested that he was caught with a lucky punch, Westgarth laughed.
“That’s a stretch,” he said. “My first KO. I made...
The NFL’s domestic violence scandals prompted by the graphic Ray Rice video are the hot topic right now, so naturally, the issue has come up in conversation with other professional sports leagues. Calgary Flames president Brian Burke gave his opinion at the Global Business Forum, deeming domestic violence “unacceptable.” Burke believes that professional athletes that act out...
It sounds like k.d. lang's constant craving has led her to a hockey wife — sort of.The Canadian singer is said to be having a hot romance with Heather Edwards, the wife of billionaire N. Murray Edwards, and co-owner of the Calgary Flames hockey team, according to Page Six of the N.Y. Post.Edwards is one of the richest men in Canada.“They’re often seen together, dining out...
#478282597 / gettyimages.comGoing into training camp, former UND forward Corban Knight is ready to fight for a spot on the Calgary Flames roster. It will be interesting to see how Knight does. What ever he does: one thing is for certain, Knight will have a smile on his face.Laurence Heinen, Calgary Herald -- And the Calgary coaching staff is looking forward to seeing whether the...
Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau was the victim of an ugly hit in an exhibition game against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.
The promising Boston College product was blindsided by an elbow from Canucks defenseman Frank Corrado. Corrado received a major penalty for the cheap shot and was ejected from the contest.
Luckily, the Flames seem to have avoided a bullet as the exciting...
#485119909 / gettyimages.comInteresting story about former Boston College Eagles Johnny Gaudreau. Reading the article, I am sure that you will see a few familiar names thrown out in this article. Gaudrea is one of the most prolific players to play college hockey in some time. It will be interesting to see how he does with the Calgary Flames this season. Scott Cruickshank, Calgary...
The 30-second Recap Last season was an interesting one for the Calgary Flames. As a team that was openly in rebuild mode, they were widely expected to finish at the bottom of the league. That they did, but in a fashion that was a little surprising to hockey watchers. Despite the loss of the vast […]
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from Katie Strang of ESPN,
“I think the one word that still comes with Calgary has to be patience,” McLennan told ESPN.com in a recent phone conversation. “They sold to fans a complete rebuild.”
What happened last season, in Brian Burke’s first year as team president and Bob Hartley’s first full season as coach in Calgary? The Flames were in a league-high 49...
Calgary Flames first round pick Sam Bennett has played just two prospect tournament games with Johnny Gaudreau, but has been quite impressed by the 2014 Hobey Baker winner.
Bennett and Gaudreau played on a line together combining for two goals and two assists in Calgary’s 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers’ top prospects Saturday night.
When asked if Bennett could compare Gaudreau’s...
Calgary Flames prospect John Gaudreau showed off some of the nifty moves, which earned him the 2014 Hobey Baker award Friday night at the Young Stars tournament. Gaudreau, 21, undressed Winnipeg Jets’ defenseman Nelson Nogier before going backhand shelf on goaltender Connor Hellebuyck. Have a look: "Johnny Hockey"Gaudreau is also known by his nickname, "Johnny...
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
The success Johnny Gaudreau has had the past many years has him believing even greater things can come.
But an engine behind his push is one big disappointment.
The accolades Gaudreau received over the last few years include winning the Hobey Baker Award last season as the top player in the NCAA, numerous all-star and MVP honours...
The Calgary Flames were one of the hardest working teams last season, but the franchise’s first campaign in over a decade without Jarome Iginla was a disappointing one as it finished with the second-worst record in the Western Conference at 77 points.
The loss of captain and No. 1 defenseman Mark Giordano because of injury erased any hope of the Flames contending, but they did...
We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season.
Today, we take a look at the Calgary Flames.
By: Andy Hughes
2013-14 Season: 35-40-7, 77 points (6th Pacific Division, 13th Western Conference)
Free Agents Signed:
Jonas Hiller will make $4.5...
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Fantasy Pool Guide 2014-15
C 1. Mikael Backlund
2. Sean Monahan
3. Matt Stajan
4. Max Reinhart
5. Paul Byron
6. Sam Bennett
L 1. Curtis Glencross
2. Mason Raymond
3. Brandon Bollig
4. Lance Bouma
5. Johnny Gaudreau