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Mark Giordano: Flames’ effort in opener was 'unacceptable'

The 2015-16 NHL season has barely started and Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has already criticized his team’s effort. The Flames fell in their opener 5-1 against the Vancouver Canucks and Girodano had some blunt comments following the game. Via The Score: “That was probably as bad as we can get out there. We’ve got to get back to playing our system. We can’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames ready to ride Gaudreau back to playoffs

Brad Treliving, the general manager of the Calgary Flames, could have spent the offseason basking in his team's unexpected playoff appearance last spring. Instead, Treliving examined the season and came to a different conclusion. ''Last year was a good year,'' Treliving said. ''We did some things that would be a challenge.'' Indeed, the Flames won nine of 13 games in overtime, won...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames (Last Season: 45-30-7, 3rd in Pacific)Coach: Bob Hartley (428-321-52, 61 ties; 14th season, 4th with Calgary)Key Additions: Michael Frolik, Dougie HamiltonKey Departures: Raphael Diaz, David SchlemkoKey Player: Johnny GaudreauJohnny Gaudreau was a Calder Trophy finalist last season, meeting the high expectations that come with a nickname like "Johnny Hockey." Gaudreau...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames season preview: Depth on defense fuels expectation

Plus: Calgary bolstered its impressive defensive corps by adding offensive-minded blue-liner Dougie Hamilton from Boston in the offseason and signed captain Mark Giordano to a six-year, $40.5 million contract extension in the summer. The Flames' depth on defense serves as a great benefit considering they are already under the gun with defenseman T.J. Brodie sidelined with a broken...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche Offense Goes Up in Flames in 2-0 Loss to Calgary

  After an exciting 5-4 overtime victory for the Avalanche in their first preseason game over the Anaheim Ducks, the offense has dried up. Tonight, the Avalanche were defeated 2-0 by the Calgary Flames, giving the Flames their second shutout of the Avs in the past week. Colorado has managed a single goal in their past three preseason contests, all losses, although tonight’s lineup...
Via BSN Denver
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Frolik’s Versatility Shines Despite Calgary Flames’ Loss

CALGARY, AB – SEPTEMBER 21: Michael Frolik #67 of the Calgary Flames chases Eric Gryba #62 of the Edmonton Oilers during a pre-season NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on September 21, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)   Amid the unending buzz created by the Calgary Flames’ acquisition of talented young defender Dougie Hamilton this summer...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Setoguchi works to become NHL-NHLPA substance abuse program success story

When the NHL and NHLPA teamed up to create a substance abuse program for players, the aim was to help people like Devin Setoguchi. A former 30-goal scorer, Setoguchi struggled over the past few years as his hard-partying lifestyle off the ice started to destroy his life on the ice as well. Setoguchi finally hit rock bottom in April, and he now credits the league's substance abuse...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Everyone is to blame for Dougie Hamilton's departure

Leah Hennel / Calgary Herald With a new season fast approaching, one player’s name continues to pop up in conversations when it comes to the Boston Bruins. Dougie Hamiton was traded to the Calgary Flames in the offseason for draft picks, in what was a surprise makeover of the Bruins roster by Don Sweeney. People were clearly baffled by the move (including me), simply because...
Via BruinsLife
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Buco signs with ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder

Former River Hawk Stephen Buco re-signs with the IceGators. (Photo/Ric Bacmanski)The Adirondack Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, have signed former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Stephen Buco to a one-year deal. Buco played the last two seasons with the UMass Boston Beacons after transferring out of UMass Lowell midway through the 2013-14 season. In two seasons with...
Via Mill City Sports
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Flames Sign Mark Giordano To 6-Year Contract Extension Worth Reported $40.5 Million

Mark Giordano is one of the five-best defensemen in the NHL, and now he’s being paid like one. The Calgary Flames captain and No. 1 blueliner signed a six-year contract extension Tuesday, the team announced. Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reported the deal is worth $40.5 million, or $6.75 million per season. Mark Giordano earns $6.75M in all six years of his extension. The first...
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Flames lock up captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal

The Calgary Flames continued their impressive offseason today by signing captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal worth $40.5 million, which is a 6.75 AAV per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. There’s few other ways of putting this – this is a huge win for Calgary. Giordano’s asking price was said to be close to the $8-9 million per season range, so getting him at just under...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames release new $890 million arena plans

The Calgary Flames want to build a new state of the art arena and their ambitious plans have taxpayers footing a large amount of the proposed bill. The Calgary Herald reports the Flames want to build CalgaryNEXT, which would be an $890 million arena, with a multisport field house next to it that would have use as a covered football stadium, a FIFA-sized soccer field and a 400...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Battle For The Pacific Division: The Calgary Flames

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at a team who wants to make sure their turnaround wasn’t a one season fluke in the Calgary Flames. Who’s in: D Dougie Hamilton (Trade) F Michael Frolik (UFA...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton ‘Excited’ To Play For Flames, Not Interested In Talking About Past

Dougie Hamilton signed a contract worth a reported $34.5 million over six years with the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Shortly after Calgary announced the deal, Hamilton spoke to the media for the first time as a Flame during a media conference call. Dougie Hamilton: "I’m looking at the team and the plan that they have there and everything and it’s really exciting. I couldn...
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dougie Hamilton 'uppity,' not liked by teammates

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
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Parker Wotherspoon

  Get to Know Parker Wotherspoon: Date of Birth: 24th August, 1997 Place of Birth: Surrey, BC, Canada Ht: 6’0″  Wt: 172 lbs Shoots: Left Position: Defense 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...
Via BSN Denver
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames need to find offense to survive

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 […] The post Calgary Flames need to find offense to survive...
Via Along the Boards
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Analytics: Calgary Flames use screens to perfection

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 […] The post Analytics: Calgary...
Via Along the Boards
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames’ Raphael Diaz Brings Speed, Experience in Return

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...
Via The Sports Journal
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

EC Red Bull Salzburg extend forward Ben Walter

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...
Via Mill City Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Sign Frozen Four Hero Jon Gillies To Entry-Level Contract

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...
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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