CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames are bringing back goaltender Karri Ramo, signing him to a one-year deal.
Ramo was 15-9-3 with a 2.60 goals against average and .912 save percentage in his second season in Calgary. He has a 2.92 goals against average and .905 save percentage in 122 NHL games.
The 29-year-old replaced Jonas Hiller for the Flames in their second-round playoff...
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| gettyimages.com After the Flames dealt for former Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton, they immediately began working out a long-term deal with him. According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the terms of that deal have been finalized. Dougie Hamilton has signed a 5-year extension with the Flames. The extension is worth about 34.5 million over those 5 years. The Flames...
The Boston Bruins made a couple of surprising moves last week when they traded away fan favorite Milan Lucic and 22-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton. The latter was coming off an impressive season in which he showed an ability to move the puck and was effective on both ends of the ice. So what gives? The...Read More
To say the Calgary Flames had a good weekend, would be a huge understatement. First, the Flames pulled off a surprise move, acquiring defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins.
While Hamilton’s name was being floated around in trade rumors, it seemed improbable the club was actually going to move their best young defenseman. But, this is the Bruins after all, and with...
Boston’s Dougie Hamilton trade to Calgary might have been the most surprising moment from draft weekend. The Bruins instantly changed their identity and the Flames picked up a coveted defenseman many didn’t know was even on the market. So, why did the Bruins move Hamilton?
Initial reports suggested that the move was financial and that the Bruins and Hamilton couldn’t find...
Ottawa Flames forward Jiri Hudler won the Lady Byng Trophy Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas.
Hudler was shoeless when he accepted the trophy honoring the NHL’s most sportsmanlike player.
He opened his speech with, “I have no shoes on. I’m sorry. But I have a new suit on. …
“Vegas, what a place.”
Hudler couldn’t take the pinch of his shoes any...
Jiri Hudler won the Lady Byng Trophy and lost his shoes in Vegas.
The Calgary Flames forward was shoeless when he took the stage to accept the trophy honoring the NHL's most sportsmanlike player Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show it the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Hudler just couldn't stand the pinch of his new shoes any longer, and he took them off shortly before he went on stage...
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According to Dan Rosen of NHL.com, Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano is ahead of schedule on his rehab from a torn biceps injury. The initial prognosis was that he’d be out for five months after the injury suffered in February. This is positive news for the Flames and is one of the first bits of positive news that has released regarding...
CALGARY -- Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund has been signed to a multiyear contract.
Terms of the deal announced Saturday were not disclosed.
Backlund scored 10 goals and 27 points in 52 regular-season games last season after missing 30 games because of injury.
In 11 playoff contests, the 26-year-old native of Sweden had one goal and one assist - with his lone goal in overtime...
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Get to Know Parker Wotherspoon:
Date of Birth: 24th August, 1997
Place of Birth: Surrey, BC, Canada
Ht: 6’0″ Wt: 172 lbs
Team: Tri-City Americans (WHL)
Wotherspoon had a competent but quiet rookie season in the WHL, but his second year with the Americans, he positively exploded. He went from an 18-point first year to finishing his second season...
The Calgary Flames were one of the biggest surprises in 2014-15. The Flames fell to the Anaheim Ducks in the second round four games to one, but they generated a lot of buzz and got a lot of fans talking. One person the Flames impressed was Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau.
After eliminating the Flames, Boudreau had some high praise for the squad.
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It’s hard to determine what the Calgary Flames have struggled with the most against Anaheim. Has it been their offense (2.38 goals per game) or their defense (2.88 goals per game)? At first glance, it would look as if defense is what’s holding the Flames back. After all, they did allow six goals against Anaheim in […]
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The Calgary Flames have been this season’s underdog team, winning games they aren’t supposed to and exciting the hockey world with their late game heroics and miraculous appearance in the postseason. Though they had one of the league’s worst shot attempts percentages at 5-on-5 play during the regular season — their score adjusted SAT% of 44.3 […]
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CALGARY, AB – MARCH 11: Michael Ferland #79 of the Calgary Flames jumps over the boards for a shift against the Anaheim Ducks at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 11, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/NHLI via Getty Images)
As the Calgary Flames prepare for Game 4 in their second-round series against the Anaheim Ducks, they do so with the confidence of a...
Terms such as “better effort” and “more competitive” usually mean a lot to rebuilding teams, however those terms have very little meaning when that rebuilding team is in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Calgary Flames had a much better effort against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, and while they were arguably […]
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CALGARY, AB – MARCH 21: Raphael Diaz #33 of the Calgary Flames carries the puck against Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 21, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Blue Jackets defeated the Flames 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)
The hockey community has been abuzz lately with the news of Calgary...
CALGARY, AB – FEBRUARY 2: Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Winnipeg Jets in his 500th career NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on February 2, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/NHLI via Getty Images)
The Calgary Flames got a rude awakening in Game 1 of their second-round match-up with the Anaheim Ducks, enduring a sixty minute beatdown...
Ben Walter extended in Salzburg. (Photo/Getty Images)EC Red Bull Salzburg has opted to extend the contract of forward Ben Walter through the end of the 2015-16 season the team announced on Thursday.
Walter had a great 2014-14 season with Salzburg, tallying 53 points (15g, 38a) over 63 league contests. He also added another 10 points (2g, 8a) with six penalty minutes over the Red...
Ben Walter and his teammates during celebration. (Photo/EC Red Bull Salzburg)This article was originally published in the April issue of the UMass Lowell Alumni Report.
Former UMass Lowell River Hawks forward Ben Walter helped his EC Red Bull Salzburg team to a Erste Bank Hockey League championship title.
Walter and the Red Bull defeated the UPC Vienna Capitals in a best-of-seven...
Jon Gillies has jumped out of the frying pan and into the Flames.
The 21-year-old Providence College junior goaltender, fresh off a 49-save victory against Boston College in the Frozen Four Final, has signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Calgary Flames. Calgary drafted Gillies 75th overall in the 2012 NHL Draft.
The contract is a three-year deal...
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There have been a few notable surprises for the NHL in the 2014-2015 season, such as the mumps and the emergence of the Nashville Predators as a Western Conference powerhouse. One of the more interesting surprises, however, has been the Calgary Flames. Many speculated that the Flames were going to be a bottom feeder Western Conference team. After finishing 27th in the 2013-2014 season...