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Flames prospect McDonald excels in exhibition

Calgary Flames prospect Mason McDonald made a favorable first impression in front of his future fans by recording 16 saves to lead Canada's under-20 hockey team to a 4-1 victory over Russia on Monday. Selected with a second-round pick in the 2014 draft, the 19-year-old McDonald faced only three shots in the third period in front of the fans in Calgary, Alberta. Canada will look to...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flames prospect Kylington allowed to play in North America

Calgary Flames draft pick Oliver Kylington is headed to North America.The 18-year-old defenseman was granted permission by Swedish club AIK to move closer to the team that selected him with the 60th overall pick of the 2015 draft."We do not stop Oliver from the opportunity he has been given," AIK general manager Anders Gozzi told the Allsvenskan club's website, according to the Swedish...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle For The Pacific Division: The Calgary Flames

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at a team who wants to make sure their turnaround wasn’t a one season fluke in the Calgary Flames. Who’s in: D Dougie Hamilton (Trade) F Michael Frolik (UFA...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames, Byron avoid arbitration, agree to one-year deal

Calgary Flames center Paul Byron signed a one-year contract on Sunday.Financial terms were not disclosed, but Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported the deal to be worth $900,000. Byron was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Thursday.Byron collected six goals and 13 assists in 57 games last season for the Flames, who also signed Josh Jooris, Lance Bouma and Turner Elson...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Jooris inks one-year pact

Calgary Flames center Josh Jooris signed a one-year deal on Friday.The sides avoided an arbitration hearing on Tuesday by coming to terms on a contract worth $975,000, according to CBC's Tim Wharnsby.Jooris collected 12 goals and as many assists while playing in 60 games during his rookie season in 2014-15. The 25-year-old Ontario native is the second member of the Flames to sign...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign Bouma to three-year deal

The Calgary Flames kept the depth for their offense together by signing left wing Lance Bouma to a three-year deal worth $6.6 million on Thursday.Bouma had been asking for $2.5 million per season while the Flames were reportedly interested in paying him $1 million less. The sides agreed to the deal prior to arbitration, with the 25-year-old Alberta native receiving $2.1 million in...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Flames and Bouma are $1 million apart

According to CBC's Tim Wharnsby, the Calgary Flames and Lance Bouma are $1 million apart. Bouma has a player-elected club arbitration date scheduled for Wednesday, should the two sides not come to terms. Bouma, a 2008 third-round pick for the Flames, finished the season with 16 goals and 18 assists, both career highs. He made $775,000 this past season, per General Fanager.   (h...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NHL players who could regress in 2015-16

Here are five players who I think are bound for regression in 2015-16 following great seasons in 2014-15. Disagree? Sound off in the comments or add players you think we missed. Dennis Wideman – Calgary Flames  UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 6: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Calgary Flames in action against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on February 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NHL players who could regress in 2015-16

Here are five players who I think are bound for regression in 2015-16 following great seasons in 2014-15. Disagree? Sound off in the comments or add players you think we missed. Dennis Wideman – Calgary Flames  UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 6: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Calgary Flames in action against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on February 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Front Office Winning the Offseason Games

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) and Calgary Flames left wing Jiri Hudler (24) fight for position during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) Happy NHL free agency, and may the cap be ever in your favor. First comes the draft, then come the trades, and finally we see the annual phenomenon that is NHL free agency. This time of year...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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July 01, 2015  |  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
July 01, 2015  |  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...
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June 30, 2015  |  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
June 30, 2015  |  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
June 29, 2015  |  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...
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June 28, 2015  |  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
June 28, 2015  |  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
June 28, 2015  |  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
June 28, 2015  |  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...
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June 26, 2015  |  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...
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June 25, 2015  |  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
June 25, 2015  |  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...
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June 24, 2015  |  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
June 23, 2015  |  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
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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