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...
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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...
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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...
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Burke: 'Unacceptable' aggression from athletes

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Brian Burke says players who take aggression from the ice into their personal lives don't deserve to earn pro-athlete wages. The Calgary Flames' president was asked at the Global Business Forum how he would have handled the Ray Rice scandal. Burke calls it a balancing act, saying any form of domestic violence is unacceptable, but citizens are entitled...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Gaudreau shines in Young Stars opener

The advice, in one form or another, never really changes. A nervous nellie trying to make an impression? Trying to make a hockey team? Trying to survive the cut? Do what you do best. Simple enough. And paying heed Friday had been a pair of Calgary Flames prospects — highly regarded for different reasons. Michael Ferland, a surly winger. Johnny Gaudreau, a snazzy winger. Both...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Must Watch Video: AHL's Adirondack Flames mascot auditions

The contestants waiting for their turn in the background of this screen capture don't look very excited to be watching these Adirondack Flames mascot auditions. We here at RedZone, however, couldn't be more excited to see this video roll across our desks today.This could be the best video that we've ever featured on Pro Sports Daily. The showmanship, the passion, the...
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Flames News: Raphael Diaz To Attend Camp On PTO

Raphael Diaz will be heading to the Calgary Flames training camp. #486220691 / gettyimages.comRoger Millions has the details: @SchweizerSilvan reports out of Switzerland that D-Man Raphael Diaz will have a tryout with #Flames at Training Camp. CP had it.— Roger Millions (@RogMillions) September 8, 2014 Previous reports pegged the Swiss defenseman had received a PTO from the...
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All That Has Transpired: Calgary Flames

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects leading up to the start of the 2014-15 season. Today, we take a look at the Calgary Flames. By: Andy Hughes Calgary Flames 2013-14 Season: 35-40-7, 77 points (6th Pacific Division, 13th Western Conference) Free Agents Signed: Jonas Hiller will make $4.5...
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Flames’ Bennett working with Crosby

Calgary Flames prospect Sam Bennett isn’t letting his general manager’s words slow him down. The first-round pick (fourth overall) from June’s draft has been in Colorado all week working out with NHL veterans such as Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. Bennett posted a picture on his Instagram Saturday alongside Crosby with the caption “What an week in Colorado training...
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Flames GM would be 'shocked' if top pick Sam Bennett makes roster

The Calgary Flames don't have much by way of optimism heading into the 2014-15 season. The one thing fans might be able to get excited about is to see which of the team's young players can make the NHL roster, giving a glimpse of a hopefully brighter future. After Sean Monahan performed well as a rookie last season, scoring 22 goals, all eyes now turn to the club's most...
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Flames expected to try out Brookbank

Sheldon Brookbank expressed some hope in returning to the Chicago Blackhawks next season, but it appears he’ll settle for a training camp tryout with the Calgary Flames, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc. “The Hawks said that they liked me and they’d like to have me back if it worked but obviously they’re a little strapped under the cap,” Brookbank said on...
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Flames News: Lance Bouma returns

Flames hits and forward blocked shots leader is back, and he's still playing forward!#483274347 / gettyimages.comLance Bouma, the 24 year old Provost, Alberta native is coming off a break-out season and has been rewarded with a shiney new one-year contract worth..well, we don't know just yet. For perspective, over his two contracts, Bouma has not yet reached $600K in salary...
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