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Calgary Flames Release Training Camp Schedule

The Flames being on ice sessions Friday September 23rd. Friday, September 23rd, is the first day the Calgary Flames will head to the rink for on ice workouts for their 2016-17 training camp. On ice workouts begin at 9am and all sessions are open to the public. Here’s the schedule for those of you interested in heading down to the Dome to check it out: TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE ...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
1 hour ago

Flames Announce More Training Camp PTO’S

6 more players, including Lauri Korpikoski, are coming to camp on PTO’s. While the World Cup is getting towards the Semi’s and we all wait for the Flames to come to terms with Johnny Gaudreau, there’s still training camp in the wings. Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 tweeted out the full roster for camp earlier this evening: Here's the entire #Flames training camp roster...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
1 hour ago

Mikael Backlund Out For Remainder of World Cup

The Flames centre got rocked in the game against Finland is done with a concussion. The Flames took another hit, literally, at the World Cup of Hockey on Tuesday. Mikael Backlund took a vicious hit and is now reportedly out with a concussion for the remainder of the tournament. Backlund played in two of Sweden’s games and hadn’t registered a point in either game. Here’s the...
Via Matchsticks and Gasoline
8 hours ago

3 Flames Takeaways From the 2016 Young Stars Classic

The 2016 Young Stars Classic has finished up in scenic Penticton, British Columbia. Viewed since its inception in 2010 as the traditional kick-off for the hockey season, this year’s edition saw prospects from the four Western Canadian clubs do battle for supremacy. The Calgary Flames won two of three games over the weekend event, with their lone loss coming in an extremely close...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 hours ago

FF80F Podcast: Episode 6 - Ryan Leslie Joins Darren Haynes for a Wrap-up From Penticton

The good news is the casual sit-down was great and insightful as Ryan Leslie, host of Calgary Flames TV, stopped by the 'palatial' Flames at 80 Decibels on-location studio in Penticton, B.C.. Today's makeshift podcast studio. Ryan Leslie to join me. If you have any prospects questions, send them in pronto. pic.twitter.com/3HUyskIdPj — Darren Haynes (@DarrenWHaynes) September 19...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Flames at the World Cup

The Calgary Flames will be sending four players on their current roster to the World Cup of Hockey: Mikael Backlund, Jykri Jokipakka, Michael Frolik, and Johnny Gaudreau. The pre-tournament is over now, and with the show started up for real, which Flames’ player will make the most impact in Toronto? Mikael Backlund – Sweden It’s almost crazy to think that Mikael Backlund...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

2016-17 Season Preview: Calgary Flames

After a surprising run to the playoffs in 2014-15 that included a playoff series win (thanks to the horrible playoff system the NHL has), the Calgary Flames quickly regressed last season finishing completely out of the playoff picture. So which team are they? While two seasons ago was a clear fluke, I think this team is much closer to that team now, with two years of growth for...
Via Razzball Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penticton 2016: Oilers 4, Flames 3 (OT) - Six Post-Game Impressions With Quotes

Flames and Oilers on a Saturday night. It was a beautiful thing.On this evening as the rookies from the two Alberta rivals took to the ice at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, it was Edmonton prevailing 4-3 in overtime, despite being outshot 38-28 in the entertaining tilt.Starting off the 3-on-3 extra session with Dillon Dube and Andrew Mangiapane, slick skating blueliner Oliver...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Cap Woes Just Another Hurdle

Yesterday, amid the hype surrounding the Young Stars Classic in Penticton — we learned that the Flames cap took a hit. In a bad way. Correction: #Flames have $7.87m in cap for Gaudreau, 14th forward, and flexibility. Bad news. — Ryan Pike (@RyanNPike) September 16, 2016   From the previous $8.5 million, the Calgary Flames lost a total of $630,500 in cap space. Due to an overage...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

WATCH: Post-Game Recap - Flames vs. Oilers

Post-game comments and a recap of the Flames' 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers at the Young Stars Classic.
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Unsigned players at World Cup assume risks, embrace chance

TORONTO (AP) Every day over the summer, Johnny Gaudreau thought about not having a contract. Gaudreau worried about it and obsessed over it but he wasn't going to let stalled negotiations with the Calgary Flames keep him from playing in the World Cup of Hockey. ''You don't get many chances to play in the World Cup,'' Gaudreau said. ''So I was like, `Let's get some insurance and...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Young Stars - Calgary vs. Winnipeg

The Calgary Flames' prospects take on the Winnipeg Jets' prospects at the 2016 Young Stars Classic
Via YouTube
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flames 2016 Young Stars Roster

A breakdown of the Calgary Flames' roster for the 2016 Young Stars Classic.
Via YouTube
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Is Hunter Shinkaruk the next rookie watch?

The Calgary Flames have become very familiar with rookie watches. They have seen Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and Sam Bennett emerge with solid rookie seasons, and each of them figures to be a consistent scorer for the remainder of their careers. With the rebuilding process still in the works and Matthew Tkachuk not guaranteed a roster spot after the first 10 games, there seems...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former CFL pioneer Norman Kwong dies at 86

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Norman Kwong, the first Chinese Canadian player in the Canadian Football League who later served as Alberta's lieutenant governor, died Saturday. He was 86. Kwong's family said he died in his sleep at home. The China Clipper was a bruising fullback, front-office manager in the CFL and part-owner of his home-town hockey squad, the Calgary Flames. ''Mr. Kwong...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: The importance of Dougie Hamilton

It was draft night for the NHL when the Calgary Flames pulled off a huge trade with the Boston Bruins. Calgary received Dougie Hamilton, Boston’s ninth overall pick from the 2011 draft, in exchange for a first round pick and two second round picks. It is way too early to determine whether the Bruins or Flames with come out as the victors of this trade because Zach Senyshyn, the...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Found Money: Five Flames That Could be Pleasant Surprises in 2016-17

It's one of the best feelings ever.You put on that pair of plaid shorts you haven't worn for a while and you immediately wonder what that piece of paper is that is folded up in the pocket. When you pull it out, it's a $20 bill. Hot damn!Then, as if you just received a massive inheritance from a rich relative you never knew, your mind starts racing as you ponder the frivolous ways...
Via Flames from 80 Feet
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Tkachuk wears 'RIP Harambe' shirt during Memorial Cup parade

As far as internet memes go, “Harambe” the dead ape from the Cincinnati Zoo has some legs. The poor animal was shot back in May, but the internet has refused to let it go. It has even gone as far as the Cincinnati Zoo deleting their presence from all of social media. Calgary Flames draft pick Matthew Tkachuk is apparently on the bandwagon of people wanting Harambe’s name to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Monahan gets 7-year extension from Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Calgary Flames forward Sean Monahan signed a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $44.6 million on Friday. The move leaves Johnny Gaudreau as the last remaining move in a busy Flames offseason. The 23-year-old is still without a new contract for next season. ''Today's about Sean,'' Brad Treliving, the club's general manager, said at a news conference...
Via Associated Press
August 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Linesman blindsided by Wideman underwent surgery

The injury linesman Don Henderson suffered at the hands of Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman might end up costing him his career. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe reports the 20-plus year NHL official underwent neck surgery three weeks ago. He writes that friends of Henderson worry his career might be over. Wideman was suspended 20 games (later reduced to 10) and Henderson...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Monahan willing to take less money to help Flames compete

Sean Monahan is one of the premier young talents in the NHL. The 21-year-old has scored 21-plus 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 wants to be in Calgary for the rest of his career and would prefer...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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