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Calgary Flames taking a chance with Glen Gulutzan

The coaching carousel is complete in the NHL, and several teams, such as Anaheim and Minnesota, took some high-profile coaches with some playoff success to man the bench. The Calgary Flames, meanwhile, took a coach that comes off as a mystery. They did not look very far from home base to find their new head coach, as Glen Gulutzan, who had been an assistant coach for the Vancouver...
Via isportsweb.com
21 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Select Matthew Tkachuk #6 overall

With the sixth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Calgary Flames have selected Matthew Tkachuk from London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League. About Matthew Tkachuk The son of longtime NHLer Keith Tkachuk, Matthew was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and came up through the St. Louis minor hockey system. He also worked his way through the U.S. National Team development system before...
Via The Hockey Writers
22 hours ago

Flames acquire Elliott from Blues

The Calgary Flames have acquired goaltender Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for the 35th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a conditional pick. The Flames were rumored to be interested in several goalies (Fleury, Bishop), but ultimately they landed on Elliott. Brian Elliott will be traded to CAL — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 25, 2016 STL gets 35h...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Targeting Ben Bishop: Report

With arguably the worst goaltending situation heading into the eye of the NHL’s offseason storm, reports are that the Calgary Flames are targeting Ben Bishop for their starting role. Dreger: "It appears that Ben Bishop is a primary target, no pun intended, for the Calgary #Flames." #TBLightning — Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) June 23, 2016 The Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Flames have been looking at possible trade for goaltender ‘for a number of weeks’

During the 2015-16 season, each of Karri Ramo, Jonas Hiller, Joni Ortio and Niklas Backstrom got a shot at stepping into the Calgary Flames’ crease. However, there’s a very real possibility none of the four will be back, meaning Calgary’s need for goaltending help is at an all-time high. Though some may have expected the Flames to have a solution in goal by now, GM Jim Treliving...
Via The Hockey News
4 days ago

Flames GM Treliving has ‘every confidence’ he’ll lock up Gaudreau, Monahan

The Calgary Flames enter the off-season without their two brightest offensive stars, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, locked up to new deals. But GM Brad Treliving doesn’t see any cause for concern, as he believes firmly that he’ll find a way to get the two young scorers, currently pending restricted free agents, under contract. In speaking with CalgaryFlames.com’s Torie Peterson...
Via The Hockey News
5 days ago

Report: Flames want to move up to a top-3 or top-4 draft pick

The Calgary Flames had a disappointing 2015-16 season, failing to reach the playoffs after winning just 35 games. They’re looking to rebuild their franchise and become a more consistent playoff threat and they are apparently trying to do that through the draft. The Ottawa Sun reports that the Flames are trying to secure a top-3 or a top-4 pick for the upcoming 2016 NHL Draft. The...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames name Canucks assistant Glen Gulutzan their new coach

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have hired Glen Gulutzan (GUHL'-iht-zehn), an assistant coach for the Vancouver Canucks for the past three seasons, as their new head coach. The move announced Friday is a homecoming of sorts for Gulutzan, who was coach and general manager of Calgary's ECHL affiliate in Las Vegas from 2003 to 2009. He posted a 254-124-55 record during his...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL suing NHLPA over Dennis Wideman suspension ruling

Dennis Wideman’s suspension for striking a linesman continues to cause a rift around the league. The Calgary Flames defenseman was initially suspended for 20 games for cross-checking linesman Don Henderson from behind, which sidelined Henderson with a concussion. An independent arbitrator ruled Wideman’s hit wasn’t intentional and reduced the suspension to 10 games. NHL...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau makes day for youth whose family lost home in McMurray fires

A massive wildfire has wreaked havoc on northern Alberta since early May, forcing 80,000 residents to evacuate the town of Fort McMurray. The 1.4 million-acre blaze destroyed an estimated 10 percent of the city, including at least 2,400 structures, and residents whose homes are still standing have only been given permission to return in the last few days.For the many who lost their...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Is moving to Seattle possible?

The Calgary Flames have a great support system that has remained patient through some difficult seasons lately, so it seems kind of weird to consider this franchise packing their bags and heading somewhere else. There is one factor, however, that makes such a move possible, and that is the home arena. The dilemma was magnified when the Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings announced...
Via isportsweb.com
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: What they could do with the #6 pick

The Calgary Flames made a huge jump toward a successful rebuilding process when they got 97 points and a playoff spot in 2014-2015, but they took a nosedive this season. They finished with the same record as in 2013-2014 (35-40-7, 77 points), and they turned to the lottery once again. They have the sixth pick of the 2016 NHL Draft, and there are plenty of directions that the Flames...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Flames HC Bob Hartley fired one year after winning Jack Adams Award

A year can truly make a big difference and former Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley found that out the hard way. After a disappointing 35-40 record and missing the playoffs for the third time in four years, Hartley has been fired by the Flames. Hartley had an impressive year with the team last season, going 45-30 and advancing to the conference semfinals, their first playoff...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Flames fire Bob Hartley a season after he was named coach of the year

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley, who was the named the NHL's coach of the year last season.Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference.Hartley won a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001....
Via Associated Press
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on the 1988-89 Stanley Cup winning Calgary Flames

Can you name every player on the 1988-89 NHL Stanley Cup winning Calgary Flames? Clue: Number/Position
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension upheld by the NHL

In a somewhat surprising move, the National Hockey League has announced it’s upholding Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for checking a linesman. With the suspension, Wideman will forfeit more $564,516.20 in salary. NHL upholds the Dennis Wideman suspensionpic.twitter.com/zo0Cuu482x — Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) February 17, 2016 Below video...
Via The Comeback
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman speaks out on 20-game suspension

Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman spoke out publicly Thursday for the first time for since being suspended 20 games by the NHL for hitting linesman Don Henderson in the back."Firstly, I want to apologize to Don Henderson," Wideman said. "I feel awful about what happened. Hopefully he's recovering and is going to be back on the ice soon. I feel bad about the whole situation...
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February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dennis Wideman checks linesman on way to bench

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman took out linesman Don Henderson on the way to the bench on Wednesday night against the Nashville Predators. Here’s video of the incident: Dennis Wideman looked like he straight-up checked the linesman. pic.twitter.com/iau1Jd7Vaf — Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) January 28, 2016 This does not look like an accidental collision; Wideman...
Via The Comeback
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Flames president Brian Burke wants bigger NHL ice surfaces

Calgary Flames president Brian Burke wants the NHL to adopt a bigger ice surface. In an interview with Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca, the 59-year-old said he’s not interested in making the ice international sized (200 x 100 feet) but he’s proposing the best method is to go 200 x 90 feet. “I’ve felt this way for a long time,” the 59-year-old Burke told TSN.ca week. “When...
Via The Comeback
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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