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Flames sign Frolik to 5-year deal; Ramo back for 1 year

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have signed right wing Michael Frolik to a five-year contract and brought back goaltender Karri Ramo for another season on Wednesday. Frolik's deal is worth $4.3 million annually. Ramo will earn $3.8 million on a one-year deal. Frolik, 27, scored 19 goals and had 23 assists in 82 games last season for the Winnipeg Jets. Frolik was held pointless...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames bring back Karri Ramo, sign goalie to 1-year deal

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames are bringing back goaltender Karri Ramo, signing him to a one-year deal. Ramo was 15-9-3 with a 2.60 goals against average and .912 save percentage in his second season in Calgary. He has a 2.92 goals against average and .905 save percentage in 122 NHL games. The 29-year-old replaced Jonas Hiller for the Flames in their second-round playoff...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign newly acquired D Hamilton to 6-year contract

  Bruins general manager Don Sweeney didn't think Dougie Hamilton would have been ''comfortable'' signing long term in Boston. The defenseman was more than comfortable to make that commitment in Calgary. Hamilton signed a $34.5 million, six-year deal Tuesday with the Flames that adds him to one of the NHL's best defense groups. He'll carry a cap hit of $5.75 million per season....
Via AP on Fox
5 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...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign defenseman Dougie Hamilton to 6-year contract

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have signed Dougie Hamilton to a six-year contract. Hamilton's deal is reportedly worth $34.5 million. That means the 22-year-old defenseman will count $5.75 million per season against the salary cap through 2020-21. The Flames acquired Hamilton from the Boston Bruins on Friday for the 15th, 42nd and 57th picks in the draft. Hamilton is coming...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Re-Signs With Flames

View image | gettyimages.com After the Flames dealt for former Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton, they immediately began working out a long-term deal with him.  According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the terms of that deal have been finalized. Dougie Hamilton has signed a 5-year extension with the Flames.  The extension is worth about 34.5 million over those 5 years. The Flames...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dougie Hamilton, Flames Agree On 6-Year Extension For ‘Close To’ $34.5M

Dougie Hamilton and the Boston Bruins couldn’t come to terms on a contract extension. Just a few days after being traded, the defenseman signed an extension with his new club. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Tuesday afternoon that Hamilton the Calgary Flames came to terms on a six-year contract extension worth “close to” $34.5 million. According to...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  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
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Flames bolstered their defense for the present and the future on draft day

To say the Calgary Flames had a good weekend, would be a huge understatement. First, the Flames pulled off a surprise move, acquiring defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins. While Hamilton’s name was being floated around in trade rumors, it seemed improbable the club was actually going to move their best young defenseman. But, this is the Bruins after all, and with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Flames bolstered their defense for the present and the future on draft day

To say the Calgary Flames had a good weekend, would be a huge understatement. First, the Flames pulled off a surprise move, acquiring defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins. While Hamilton’s name was being floated around in trade rumors, it seemed improbable the club was actually going to move their best young defenseman. But, this is the Bruins after all, and with...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton sent to Calgary in exchange for draft picks

Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesThe Boston Bruins announced today that they have traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames in exchange for the 15th, 45th, and 52nd overall picks in the 2015 NHL Draft.The 22-year-old defenseman posted 22 goals and 61 assists in 178 games played with the Bruins. A restricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 NHL season, Bruins GM...
Via BruinsLife
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Acquires Dougie Hamilton

The Calgary Flames have made the first major deal of the summer, acquiring the rights to RFA defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins. Boston will receive a package of draft picks including the 15th overall selection in Friday night’s first round. Calgary is also sending two second round picks, the 45th and 52nd overall this […] The post Calgary Acquires Dougie Hamilton...
Via Committed Indians
10 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Shoeless’ Jiri Hudler gives speech of the night at NHL Awards

Ottawa Flames forward Jiri Hudler won the  Lady Byng Trophy Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. Hudler was shoeless when he accepted the trophy honoring the NHL’s most sportsmanlike player. He opened his speech with, “I have no shoes on. I’m sorry. But I have a new suit on. … “Vegas, what a place.” Hudler couldn’t take the pinch of his shoes any...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Hudler wins Lady Byng Trophy, gives speech of the night

  Jiri Hudler won the Lady Byng Trophy and lost his shoes in Vegas. The Calgary Flames forward was shoeless when he took the stage to accept the trophy honoring the NHL's most sportsmanlike player Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show it the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Hudler just couldn't stand the pinch of his new shoes any longer, and he took them off shortly before he went on stage...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary's Jiri Hudler wins Lady Byng Trophy at NHL Awards

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jiri Hudler of the Calgary Flames has won the Lady Byng Trophy as the NHL's most sportsmanlike player. Hudler accepted the trophy Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. Hudler received 52 first-place votes to beat Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk and Los Angeles' Anze Kopitar in the voting. Hudler was the NHL's eighth-leading scorer with 76 points while Calgary...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary's Hartley wins Jack Adams Award as NHL's top coach

LAS VEGAS (AP) Bob Hartley of the Calgary Flames has won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach. Hartley accepted the award Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. Hartley led the Flames to a 20-point improvement in his third season behind their bench, finishing third in the Pacific Division with a 45-30-7 record. Calgary also earned its first postseason berth...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey world is open to an NHL expansion gamble in Las Vegas

  The NHL is thinking about expanding to Las Vegas, and Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley has already considered the challenges he might face bringing 25 young hockey players to Sin City. ''We would need one giant room to sleep the entire team in,'' Hartley said with a laugh Tuesday. ''And the coach sleeps right at the door.'' If the NHL actually decides to gamble on a franchise...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Giordano to be Ready for Training Camp

View image | gettyimages.com According to Dan Rosen of NHL.com, Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano is ahead of schedule on his rehab from a torn biceps injury.  The initial prognosis was that he’d be out for five months after the injury suffered in February. This is positive news for the Flames and is one of the first bits of positive news that has released regarding...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign center Backlund to multiyear contract

CALGARY -- Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund has been signed to a multiyear contract. Terms of the deal announced Saturday were not disclosed. Backlund scored 10 goals and 27 points in 52 regular-season games last season after missing 30 games because of injury. In 11 playoff contests, the 26-year-old native of Sweden had one goal and one assist - with his lone goal in overtime...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames sign center Backlund to multiyear deal

CALGARY (AP) Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund has been signed to a multiyear contract. Terms of the deal announced Saturday were not disclosed. Backlund scored 10 goals and 27 points in 52 regular-season games last season after missing 30 games because of injury. In 11 playoff contests, the 26-year-old native of Sweden had one goal and one assist - with his lone goal in overtime...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Draft 2015: Calgary Flames

    TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew Barzal Philadelphia Flyers304YinzerLawson...
Via The Pensblog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Parker Wotherspoon

  Get to Know Parker Wotherspoon: Date of Birth: 24th August, 1997 Place of Birth: Surrey, BC, Canada Ht: 6’0″  Wt: 172 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense Team: Tri-City Americans (WHL) Wotherspoon had a competent but quiet rookie season in the WHL, but his second year with the Americans, he positively exploded. He went from an 18-point first year to finishing his second season...
Via BSN Denver
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames have offseason decision to make with Ramo

It was an unexpectedly excellent season for the Flames, who bowed out of the playoffs in the second round after earning the West's eighth seed, but that doesn't mean there won't be any changes this offseason in Calgary. One likely change will be to the situation in net. Jonas Hiller and Karri Ramo essentially platooned this past season, with Hiller playing 52 games and Ramo playing...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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