CALGARY FLAMES NEWS

Brian McGrattan Is A Poor Puck Possession Player

When I last posted about a week and a half ago, I posted the worst 20 players by adjusted Corsi as a rate stat.  Corsi is the difference between attempted shots in five on five situations when a given player is on the ice.  In order to make it more of an individualized stat, there are adjustments made for the team and usage of the player and it is divided by five on five playing...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Canucks beat Flames 3-1

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Calgary native Hunter Shinkaruk scored for Vancouver in the Canucks' 3-1 exhibition victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Shinkaruk tipped a shot from Kent Huskins on net that was stopped, but batted the rebound out of the air and past Brad Thiessen midway through the third period. Shinkaruk has two goals in two games. Chris Higgins and Nicklas...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Fellow Former Blackhawk Ryan Stanton Annihilate Brandon Bollig

Having played together in the Blackhawks organization for the past 4 seasons, it is safe to assume Ryan Stanton and Brandon Bollig have crossed paths quite a few times. It is also safe to assume the two had never crossed paths as violently as they did during Thursday night’s exhibition game between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks I personally have been waiting years so...
Via Sports Mockery
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Okay Boys, Time For Practice And Drop Your Gloves

via TSN, The Calgary Flames are learning their lessons in truculence at training camp. In a rare sight for an NHL club, the team devoted part of Thursday's practice to fighting technique, showing several players from their group of non-regulars how to drop the gloves. "We're teaching the young players how to defend themselves," head coach Bob Hartley...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames D Tyler Wotherspoon nears return from injury

Patience isn’t easy for any 21-year-old. It’s even worse to maintain when it’s a young man whose dream is nearly within his grasp. Well, within grasp if his left shoulder was in tip-top shape for him to grab hold. Somehow, though, Tyler Wotherspoon is managing to cool his jets while readying to return from the reconstructive shoulder surgery that ended his first pro season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes drop preseason game in OT

SYLVAN LAKE, Alberta -- Curtis Glencross scored on a power play at 3:10 of overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Sylvan Lake hosted the game as part of its winning Kraft Hockeyville bid. The community of 13,000 is just west of Red Deer. Glencross tipped Kris Russell's shot from the blue line past goalie...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Glencross lifts Flames past Coyotes in OT

SYLVAN LAKE, Alberta (AP) Curtis Glencross scored on a power play at 3:10 of overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Coyotes in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Sylvan Lake hosted the game as part of its winning Kraft Hockeyville bid. The community of 13,000 is just west of Red Deer. Glencross tipped Kris Russell's shot from the blue line past goalie...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikael Backlund’s Abdominal Strain A Concern For The Calgary Flames

from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald, Turns out, Mikael Backlund’s injury could be more serious than originally thought. The 25-year-old centreman has been dealing with an abdominal strain he suffered during the final few weeks of training in Sweden before the Calgary Flames 2014-15 training camp. And although he’s been listed as day-to-day, Backlund has been missing...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Brodie scores in Flames' split-squad win

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) TJ Brodie scored on a power play 2:06 into the second period in the Calgary Flames' 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in a split-squad exhibition game Sunday night. The 24-year-old defenseman fired a slap shot into the top corner over Viktor Fasth's blocker. Jonas Hiller and Brad Thiessen combined for shutout. Hiller stopped eight shots in the first...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Backlund dealing with an abdominal strain

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Westgarth always has to fight for a place on team

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames President Brian Burke: Violent Athletes Don’t Deserve Paychecks

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...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

k.d. lang romancing Calgary Flames owner's wife: Report

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...
Via The Other Paper
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Herald: Knight ready to compete for full-time spot with Flames

#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...
Via Goon's World
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames’ ‘Johnny Hockey’ Victim Of Ugly Hit By Canucks Player (Video)

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...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Herald: Scouts’ subterfuge played big role in Flames snaring Johnny Gaudreau at 2011 NHL draft

#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...
Via Goon's World
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Preview 2014/2015: The Calgary Flames

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 […] The post Season Preview 2014/2015: The Calgary Flames appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie McLennan On The Calgary Flames

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames’ Bennett compares Gaudreau to McDavid

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Johnny Gaudreau goes backhand shelf at 2014 Young Stars Classic

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...
Via Hockey Fan Land
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Irving picks KHL over Lightning camp invite

Leland Irving won’t be attending the Tampa Bay Lightning’s training camp after all. Although he was invited, Irving has instead opted to sign a one-year contract with the KHL’s Salavat Yulaev Ufa, per the Tampa Tribune’s Erik Erlendsson. Irving was selected by the Calgary Flames with the 26th overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, but the 26-year-old goaltender has only...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flames prospect scores sweet goal in rookie tourney

Here is a great goal scored by Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames during their game between the Winnipeg Jets in the Young Stars tournament for rookies and prospects.   Drafted by the Senators in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Gaudreau has spent the last four years with the Boston College Eagles where he won the Hbey Baker Award for being college hockey’s best...
Via Around The Rink
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau Scores Must-See Goal In Young Stars Classic (Video)

Johnny Hockey is at it again. Calgary Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau scored an impressive backhand shelf goal Friday night in the 2014 Young Stars Classic against the Winnipeg Jets. Gaudreau is coming off an impressive 2013-14 season at Boston College where he scored 36 goals and earned 44 assists in 40 games en route to being named the Hobey Baker Award winner. In his NHL...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

A Motivated Johnny Goudreau Prepares For Calgary’s Camp

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Calgary Flames Preview: Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett Represent Bright Future

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...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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