CALGARY FLAMES NEWS

Flames on a plane, with the Cup

On Saturday, the Hockey News's Adam Proteau posted the first installment of a two-part "oral history" of the Calgary Flames' 1989 Stanley Cup run, and he continues today with more behind-the-scenes tales from the Flames' Cup win in the Montreal Forum and its aftermath: Delirious with joy, the Flames boarded their plane for the flight back to Calgary. They...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames 1989 Cup run nearly derailed in 1st round

The Hockey News's Adam Proteau has penned the first of a two-part "oral history" chronicling the Calgary Flames' 1989 Stanley Cup win, and it never ceases to amaze me how very heavily Cup-winners are challenged in the playoff round that Scotty Bowman insisted is the most dangerous round: For the second year in a row, the Flames had finished the regular season...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames GM tight-lipped over Kevin Hayes speculation

The thought is tantalizing, the idea makes sense and, boy, what a storyline. Think about it, Boston College’s first line — Johnny Gaudreau, Bill Arnold, and Kevin Hayes, the trio that dominated this year’s NCAA playoffs — together with the Calgary Flames. Has a nice ring to it, no? “I’ve heard that natural assumption for a while,” said a tight-lipped Brad Treliving...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames ink deal with new ECHL affliate in Colorado

The Calgary Flames have a new ECHL affiliate. The National Hockey League team announced Tuesday that the Colorado Eagles will be the team’s new ‘AA’ minor league squad and will provide players to the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Flames, Calgary’s primary development team.
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Walter signs with EC Red Bull Salzburg

(Photo/aftonbladet.se) EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Erste Bank Hockey League in Austria announced on Tuesday, August 5 they have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Ben Walter to a one-year deal. Walter split the 2013-14 season between Örebro of the Swedish Hockey league (SHL) and Jokerit Helsinki of the Finnish Elite League (SM-liiga). In 35 games with Orebro, the...
Via Mill City Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Winnipeg Free Press isn’t happy with the TJ Galiardi signing

TJ Galiardi isn’t a signing who is going to get fans overly excited. He is the definition of a depth acquisition and it’s highly likely he’ll spend some, if not most of his time in the AHL. Most fans should be able to at least recognize the signing for what it is, but the Winnipeg Free Press isn’t thrilled.   Well … that’s not very nice. You can read the full article...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Winnipeg Free Press isn’t happy with the TJ Galiardi signing

TJ Galiardi isn’t a signing who is going to get fans overly excited. He is the definition of a depth acquisition and it’s highly likely he’ll spend some, if not most of his time in the AHL. Most fans should be able to at least recognize the signing for what it is, but the Winnipeg Free Press isn’t thrilled.   Well … that’s not very nice. You can read the full article...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Sign T.J. Galiardi To A One Year Deal

#485119793 / gettyimages.com The Winnipeg Jet and Forward T.J. Galiardi have agreed to terms on a one-year two-way contract worth $750,000.  Galiardi stands 6’2″ and 195 lbs, shoots left handed. He spent last season with the Calgary Flames. He recorded 17 points and 21 penalty minutes in 62 games. He had played in 293 career NHL games between the Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks...
Via TopSportsReport
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets sign free-agent Galiardi

The Winnipeg Jets have signed another free-agent forward, inking left-winger T.J. Galiardi. The 26-year-old Calgary native played last season for the hometown Flames, recording four goals and 17 points in 62 games, though he was a healthy scratch numerous times. He was not extended a qualifying offer by the Flames at the end of June, tossing him into the unrestricted-free-agent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Injury Update: Hiller should recover quick from appendicitis attack

In July, Calgary Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller underwent a minor procedure for appendicitis. According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, he should recover quickly, soon enough to attend training camp. Hiller will be a new member of the Flames, hoping to make a come-back.#140950103 / gettyimages.comHiller, 32, suffered from appendicitis while training in Switzerland mid-last month...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Gill named assistant coach of Adirondack Flames

The Calgary Flames announced today that Todd Gill has been named assistant coach with the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Gill will work with head coach Ryan Huska who was named to that position this past June. Gill, who played over 1,000 games in the NHL, will be primarily responsible for the development of the Flames young defensmen at the AHL level. He has been...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames’ Smith signs in Swiss league

After five NHL seasons and nearly 100 games played, Derek Smith is on his way to Europe. The former Ottawa and Calgary defenseman has signed with ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Monday. Smith, 29, split last season between the Flames and their AHL affiliate in Abbotsford, appearing in 14 big-league contests while proving to be a good offensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Hiller Recovering From Appendicitis

According to Josh Gold-Smith from thescore.com, Calgary Flames' Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack in mid-July while at a goaltending camp in Switzerland.#482151745 / gettyimages.comLuckily, Hiller only needed a small procedure done and is expected to make a very quick recovery, 12 days at the most."The procedure nowadays . . . they can do it arthroscopically...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cundari eyeing full-time job on the Calgary Flames blueline

It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the Calgary Flames’ opening-day lineup. Then again, the situation is quite tantalizing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Hiller’s recovery from appendicitis should be quick

Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack in mid-July that resulted in him having a minor procedure. Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving recently confirmed that this incident shouldn’t be a factor by the time training camp starts. “The procedure nowadays … they can do it arthroscopically,” Flames GM Brad Treliving explained, per NHL.com. “They’re saying within nine...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent Mark Cundari signs new deal with Flames

It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the Calgary Flames’ opening-day lineup. Then again, the situation is quite tantalizing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames News: Joni Ortio re-signs

According to the NHL.com, Joni Ortio has been re-signed on the Calgary Flames for another two years.ICYMI: The #Flames have signed @JoniOrtio to a two-year deal ~ http://t.co/GV3zQBVyeF pic.twitter.com/LmN6neGPRr— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 25, 2014Joni Ortio is a goaltender, native to Finland. He played 10 games with the Flames last season, his first NHL game being in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bennett Ready To Help Calgary Flames

For many years the Ontario Hockey League has hosted an oasis of young talent which eventually, through the means of the NHL Entry Draft, finds its way in to the National Hockey League. This year was no exception, as it was home to the top two North American Prospects as rated by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau; Aaron Ekblad and Sam Bennett. With the scarce amount of available blueliners...
Via Beyond The Benches
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign Joni Ortio

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed goaltender Joni Ortio to a two-year contract. Ortio, a native of Turku, Finland, played 10 games with the Flames during the 2013-14 season. He played in his first NHL game on February 27th stopping 20 of 22 shots and earned his first NHL win on March 5th stopping 30 of 31 shots in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. He...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames News: Joe Colborne re-signs

According to Thomas Drance, Joe Colborne, 24-year-old forward, has been re-signed on the Calgary Flames. His contract is a two-year deal worth $2.55 million.#483379513 / gettyimages.comThe Flames have acquired Colborne as a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs:JOE IS BACK! The #Flames have signed forward Joe Colborne to a two-year deal ~ http://t.co/etbpXqnRIx pic.twitter.com/PmHLW2vVtN—...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Injury Update: Jonas Hiller suffers appendicitis attack, has minor procedure

According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, Calgary Flames goalie Jonas Hiller's appendix ruptured while in Switzerland, training for his first season with the Flames. Hiller underwent an appendectomy shortly after the attack, and is expected to recover quickly.#140950103 / gettyimages.comIt was originally unknown whether Hiller would need to have surgery, but according to Wes Gilbertson...
Via Sports Injury Alert
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames avoid arbitration with Colborne, re-sign him to two-year deal

The Flames had just one restricted free agent opt for arbitration, and now that isn't an issue at all as the Flames and Joe Colborne have reached a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $1.275 million. His previous contract was a one-year, $600k deal. Colborne's contract makes him the sixth highest paid forward on the Flames, just under Mikael Backlund and above...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Prospects Look to Impress

#485119841 / gettyimages.com NHL Development Camps fill the hockey-less days of summer for hockey fans. For NHL prospects, it is an opportunity to show the organization what they got and learn how they can improve to reach that NHL level. Calgary Flames General Manager, Brad Treliving told CalgaryFlames.com, “We’re looking for players, so don’t think because you’re a young...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller only needs ‘minor procedure’ to deal with appendicitis

Via NHL.com, reading this kind of thing is usually quite scary, but the Calgary Sun's Wes Gilbertson reports that the Calagary Flames' new starting goaltender has #Flames G Jonas Hiller needed only minor procedure after appendictis attack. Expected to make a speedy recovery. — Wes Gilbertson (@SUNGilbertson) July 17, 2014 From NHL.com: Calgary Flames...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Butler signs with the Blues

Chris Butler is coming home. The St. Louis Blues have signed Butler to a one-year, two-way contract. The move gives the Blues a bit of additional depth both at the NHL and at the AHL level. Butler, a St. Louis native, most recently spent time with the Calgary Flames. Paul Stastny led the way and now Butler is joining him. Ironically, both men skated at Chaminda and now they both...
Via Frozen Notes
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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