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Flames GM: Smid nearing return following surgery

Calgary Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid is progressing in his bid to return to the ice, according to general manager Brad Treviling.Sidelined since Jan. 19, Smid had season-ending surgery the following month to repair a herniated disc in his neck.The 29-year-old Smid participated in informal skating in Calgary recently and is eyeing a return to the club."My sense right now is everything...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Buco signs with ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder

Former River Hawk Stephen Buco re-signs with the IceGators. (Photo/Ric Bacmanski)The Adirondack Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Stephen Buco to a one-year deal. Buco played the last two seasons with the UMass Boston Beacons after transferring out of UMass Lowell midway through the 2013-14 season. In two seasons with...
Via Mill City Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Colborne, Monahan surprise cancer-stricken fan

Calgary Flames forwards Joe Colborne and Sean Monahan provided quite the birthday present for a 17-year-old fan who is battling leukemia.Madi Freeman, who is a Flames fan, received a visit from Colborne and mascot Harvey the Hound at her home in High River, Alberta. Colborne, who is from Calgary, greeted Freeman with a bouquet of flowers, a birthday cake as well as jerseys of both...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Glencross regrets taking discount to stay with Flames

Athletes are usually commended for taking a “hometown discount” in order to stay with a specific team. Curtis Glencross took such a contract when he accepted a four-year, $10.2 million contract with the Calgary Flames back in 2011. Fans were thrilled to see Glencross locked in at such an affordable rate, but the 32-year-old forward regrets his old contract. Glencross spoke with...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Glencross regrets taking discount to stay with Flames

Athletes are usually commended for taking a “hometown discount” in order to stay with a specific team. Curtis Glencross took such a contract when he accepted a four-year, $10.2 million contract with the Calgary Flames back in 2011. Fans were thrilled to see Glencross locked in at such an affordable rate, but the 32-year-old forward regrets his old contract. Glencross spoke...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Hartley: 'No distractions' following Giordano signing

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley believes the team's mindset is where it should be in the wake of captain Mark Giordano signing a six-year contract extension worth a reported $40.5 million."Gio is a pillar for us, someone we can count on," the reigning Jack Adams Award winner told the Calgary Herald on Wednesday. "(General manager) Brad (Treliving) has done a great job. We’re going...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames re-sign defenseman Mark Giordano

On Tuesday the Calgary Flames re-signed defenseman Mark Giordano to a six-year, $40.5 million contract (AAV of $6.75 million). Giordano will enter the final year of his 5-year, $20.1 million contract (AAV of $4.02 million) this coming season, and his new contract will kick in during the 2016-2017 season. How is the contract for the Flames? Calgary Flames Defenseman Mark Giordano...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary columnist warns against Setoguchi excitement

For all those Leafs fans hoping to see Devin Setoguchi revive his career in Toronto, Calgary columnist Eric Francis has one warning: don't get too excited too quickly. "Just because he signed a PTO, doesn’t mean he’s going to play in the National Hockey League," Francis said in an appearance on Sportsnet 590 Tuesday. "The reason why I write him off is because we saw him here...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giordano, Flames agree to extension

Despite injuries that took him out for the final six weeks of the 2014-15 season, Mark Giordano enjoyed a banner season for the Calgary Flames and has been rewarded for it. Giordano and the Flames agreed on Tuesday to a six-year extension worth $40.5 million, averaging out to $6.75 million as the annual cap hit. He has one more year left on his current deal at $4.02 million for...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Sign Mark Giordano To 6-Year Contract Extension Worth Reported $40.5 Million

Mark Giordano is one of the five-best defensemen in the NHL, and now he’s being paid like one. The Calgary Flames captain and No. 1 blueliner signed a six-year contract extension Tuesday, the team announced. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reported the deal is worth $40.5 million, or $6.75 million per season. Mark Giordano earns $6.75M in all six years of his extension. The first...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Flames lock up captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal

The Calgary Flames continued their impressive offseason today by signing captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal worth $40.5 million, which is a 6.75 AAV per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. There’s few other ways of putting this – this is a huge win for Calgary. Giordano’s asking price was said to be close to the $8-9 million per season range, so getting him at just under...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Flames lock up captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal

The Calgary Flames continued their impressive offseason today by signing captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal worth $40.5 million, which is a 6.75 AAV per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. There’s few other ways of putting this – this is a huge win for Calgary. Giordano’s asking price was said to be close to the $8-9 million per season range, so getting him at just under...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign Mark Giordano to 6-year contract

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman Mark Giordano to a six-year contract. The Flames captain, an All-Star last season, had 11 goals and 37 assists in 61 games last season before sustaining a season ending injury on Feb. 25. Before his injury, Giordano led an improved Flames defense that helped the team make the playoffs for the first time since 2009....
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Giordano inks six-year contract extension

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano signed a six-year contract extension on Tuesday.Financial terms of the deal were not revealed by the team, but Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported the pact is worth $40.5 million - or $6.75 million per season.Giordano was set to begin playing the final campaign of his five-year, $20.1 million contract. The 31-year-old recorded career highs...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs sign Devin Setoguchi to a professional tryout

Devin Setoguchi has agreed to a professional tryout with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old most recently skated with the Calgary Flames and how heads to training camp with the Leafs in the hopes of resurrecting his career. At 28, Setoguchi’s career is at a crossroads and the Leafs hope to cash in with a low-risk, high-reward tryout. Setoguchi’s 12-game stint with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs sign Devin Setoguchi to a professional tryout

Devin Setoguchi has agreed to a professional tryout with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old most recently skated with the Calgary Flames and how heads to training camp with the Leafs in the hopes of resurrecting his career. At 28, Setoguchi’s career is at a crossroads and the Leafs hope to cash in with a low-risk, high-reward tryout. Setoguchi’s 12-game stint with the...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary aspires to build Baymax

Calgary is attempting to build a multiuse facility to house, as it’s principle tenants, the Calgary Flames and Calgary Stampeders. As is always the case,  there will be gnashing of teeth and much back and forth over the funding of this facility, and where that funding will be sourced, and for how much. It will cost nearly a billion dollars. It would be weird if there wasn’t...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames release new $890 million arena plans

The Calgary Flames want to build a new state of the art arena and their ambitious plans have taxpayers footing a large amount of the proposed bill. The Calgary Herald reports the Flames want to build CalgaryNEXT, which would be an $890 million arena, with a multisport field house next to it that would have use as a covered football stadium, a FIFA-sized soccer field and a 400...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames release new $890 million arena plans

The Calgary Flames want to build a new state of the art arena and their ambitious plans have taxpayers footing a large amount of the proposed bill. The Calgary Herald reports the Flames want to build CalgaryNEXT, which would be an $890 million arena, with a multisport field house next to it that would have use as a covered football stadium, a FIFA-sized soccer field and a 400-meter...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames GM Treliving wants team to keep heat on

The Calgary Flames qualified for the playoffs for the first time in six seasons after a sterling effort in 2014-15.While the 10-win, 20-point improvement from the previous season was appreciated, Flames general manager Brad Treliving isn't interested in his team resting on its laurels."It was nice what we accomplished last year," Treliving told the team's website of the 45-30-7 mark...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Three NHL teams who failed to improve this summer

There were a ton of transactions made around the NHL this summer. From the big trades to the minor roster adjustments, every club around the league attempted to improve. Some were successful while others may have missed the mark or failed to improve enough to take the next step. Here are three teams who failed to bring in enough new talent in order to really make some noise in 2015...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton's choice to leave Boston mystifies Shawn Thornton

When the Bruins traded Dougie Hamilton to the Flames earlier this summer, the move raised many eyebrows across the league. Former Bruin Shawn Thornton had a chance to weigh in on the trade recently when he was back in Boston for a charity golf tournament, and he said the biggest surprise about it was the reports that Hamilton actually wanted to leave Boston."I don’t care, to be...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Notes: Tuukka Rask Not Worried About Defense Sans Dougie Hamilton

To say Dougie Hamilton’s departure from Boston was a shocker earlier this summer would be an understatement. When new Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney traded the star 22-year-old defenseman to the Calgary Flames, the initial public reaction ranged from angry to terrified. But six weeks removed from the blockbuster deal, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask certainly is not among that group. Rask...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames' Hudler holds court with tennis players

Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler isn't afraid to expand his horizons.Last year, Hudler put on his hockey gear - minus the skates - and took part in a Los Angeles Lakers practice. On Saturday, the diminutive hockey star elected to stay a bit closer to home in terms of his sport of choice - ball hockey.Hudler joined fellow NHL forwards Cedric Paquette (Tampa Bay Lightning), Lars...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

A Flames fan sends Jim Benning ‘thank you’ flowers for offseason moves

I’ve outlined extensively why I think the Vancouver Canucks have taken a step back with the moves they’ve made under Jim Benning. They’ve made some pretty puzzling moves recently – whether it’s signing Derek Dorsett and Lucas Sbisa to long-term extensions, giving up on Eddie Lack for almost nothing or adding salary and losing assets to trade for Brandon Sutter, only to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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