FLAMES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Monahan willing to take less money on long-term deal to help Flames compete

Sean Monahan is one of the premier young talents in the NHL. The 21-year-old has scored 21+ goals in his first three seasons, scoring 27 goals and 63 points in 2015-16. Monahan has more than proven he’s a core piece for the Flames and currently he’s a restricted free agent. The Flames forward told TSN he wanted to be in Calgary for the rest of his career and would prefer to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Expansion Draft and the Calgary Flames

In the summer of 2017, the NHL will introduce a new team from Las Vegas. The still-unnamed Vegas franchise will be joining the Pacific Division in the Western Conference and, as they construct their team, will be allowed to pluck one player from each current NHL roster. The Calgary Flames will be one of 30 NHL teams helping employ their direct competition. Traditionally, expansion...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

Flames NCAA Prospect Profile: Mitchell Mattson

The Grand Rapids HS product will skate with the defending NCAA Champs this season. Player: Mitchell Mattson Team: University of North Dakota (NCAA), Freshman Position: C Height: 6'4 Weight: 186 lbs Born: 1-2-1998, Grand Rapids, MN Drafted: 2016, #126, Round 5 It doesn't get much more raw than a player like Mitchell Mattson. Mattson, the Flames #126 pick...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
16 hours ago

Flames NCAA Prospect Profile: Adam Fox

The incoming Harvard University freshman impressed the Flames enough to be drafted by them and scored in a shootout in developmental camp. Player: Adam Fox Team: Harvard University (NCAA), Freshman Position: D Height: 5'10 Weight: 185 lbs Born: 2-17-1998, Jericho, NY Drafted: 2016, #66, Round 3 Adam Fox was an intriguing pick by in the 2016 NHL Draft by...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
1 day ago

NHL dismisses neutral arbitrator who ruled on Dennis Wideman suspension

James Oldham’s most notable decision as the NHL and NHLPA’s neutral arbitrator appears as if it will also be his last. According to the Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen, the NHL has dismissed Oldham from his post as neutral arbitrator. Oldham, a law professor at Georgetown University, was the arbitrator assigned to the Dennis Wideman suspension case. Oldham’s decision...
Via The Hockey News
1 day ago

Sean Monahan Seeking Long-Term Deal with Flames

Sean Monahan has spent just three years in Calgary, but the 21-year-old Flames’ center is set on being there for many more. On Monday, the restricted free agent told TSN that he wants to stay in Calgary on a long-term contract. “I definitely want to be there (Calgary) for a long time. So I would prefer a longer-term contract, but that’s not up for me to decide. So I think...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Flames on the Road: Which Pacific Division City Would You Most Like to See an Away Game

Where would you like to go see the Flames play a road game? With the luxury or downside (depending on your opinion) of playing in the NHL's Pacific Division, the Flames get their fair share of travelling in during the regular season. However there is the upside that they regularly get to break the harsh winters of Calgary to jet to sunny landing spots such as Los Angeles or Arizona...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
2 days ago

FF80F Podcast: Episode 2 - Haynes and Kerr Mull Over the Flames Season-Opening Roster

My first impromptu pseudo podcast last week was so successful -- despite the fact I didn't have anything resembling proper equipment nor did I have much of a plan -- that the experiment continues this week with episode two.Addressing the number one piece of constructive criticism from episode one, I used way better technology this time as myself, Darren Haynes, got together with...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting Johnny Gaudreau’s New Contract

A couple days ago, I attempted to predict what Sean Monahan’s new contract with the Calgary Flames might look like. Calgary should go long-term, extending Monahan, a restricted free agent, for six or seven years, somewhere in the neighbourhood of $6 million to $6.5 million per season. Sean Monahan has proven he’s a legit first-line center. At that time, I also called Monahan...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Calgary Flames: The offensive upgrade

The Calgary Flames solved their biggest need very quickly after they traded for Brian Elliott and signed Chad Johnson. After upgrading their weak goaltender situation, they worked on improving in an area that had already been good, but will now be even better moving “forward”. Calgary was not finished with grabbing St. Louis players. They signed forward Troy Brouwer to a four...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Exchange: Taking a Closer Look at Stockton's Overhauled 2016-17 Roster

I feel for bad for Ryan Huska.I really, genuinely do.Entering the third and final season of his three-year contract as head coach of the Stockton Heat, he badly wants to make the playoffs. After all, it's been instilled throughout the organization that winning is an expectation and in not making the playoffs his first two years at the helm, things are not looking good.The challenge...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Linden Vey, Alex Chiasson, and their value to the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames are enjoying the luxury of having a strong offense in the NHL. Their identity is clear, with Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett, and Matthew Tkachuk representing stars of the present and the future. There is also the added presence of veteran leadership, which includes Mikael Backlund, Michael Frolik, and recent free agent signee Troy Brouwer, to add depth...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

On Philly Sports Radio, Gaudreau Talks Contract and Idea of One Day Playing Closer to Home

Back home in New Jersey for the summer as is the case every off-season, Flames left winger Johnny Gaudreau stopped by SportsRadio 914WIP in Philadelphia on Thursday morning to promote his upcoming Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament.Proceeds from the July 29 event at Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, will benefit the Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flames Sign Tkachuk

Calgary Flames 2016 first round pick Matthew Tkachuk signed an entry-level deal with the team on July 7, 2016!
Via YouTube
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Cameron, Paul Jerrard join Flames as assistant coaches

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard have joined the Calgary Flames coaching staff under new head coach Glen Gulutzan. Cameron was head coach of the Ottawa Senators for almost two seasons, while Jerrard was an assistant coach of the American Hockey League's Utica Comets. They join assistant Martin Gelinas, goaltending coach Jordan Sigalet and video coach Jamie...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign Brouwer to 4-year deal

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames quickly filled a couple of needs Friday by signing winger Troy Brouwer to a four-year deal worth a reported $4.5 million annually and giving a one-year deal to goaltender Chad Johnson for a reported $1.7 million. The six-foot-three, 213-pound Brouwer is a candidate to play on the top line with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau after the...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest: Flames agree to 1-year deal with G Chad Johnson

The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 1:10 p.m. A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Calgary Flames have agreed to a one-year contract to sign free-agent goalie Chad Johnson. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Flames have not announced the agreement reached shortly after the NHL's free-agency period opened...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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
26 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 09, 2016  |  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
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Adams curse continues with the firing of Bob Hartley

Recently, the Calgary Flames announced the dismissal of their head coach, Bob Hartley. It came as a bit of surprising news as a fair amount of firings usually happen right after the season ended for teams who missed the playoffs. Remarkably, Hartley went from Jack Adams winner to a coach looking for a job in about a year. Bob Hartley received the Jack Adams Award on June 24,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 04, 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
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