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Todd Gill named assistant coach of Adirondack Flames

The Calgary Flames announced today that Todd Gill has been named assistant coach with the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Gill will work with head coach Ryan Huska who was named to that position this past June. Gill, who played over 1,000 games in the NHL, will be primarily responsible for the development of the Flames young defensmen at the AHL level. He has been...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames’ Smith signs in Swiss league

After five NHL seasons and nearly 100 games played, Derek Smith is on his way to Europe. The former Ottawa and Calgary defenseman has signed with ZSC Lions of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Monday. Smith, 29, split last season between the Flames and their AHL affiliate in Abbotsford, appearing in 14 big-league contests while proving to be a good offensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonas Hiller Recovering From Appendicitis

According to Josh Gold-Smith from thescore.com, Calgary Flames' Jonas Hiller suffered an appendicitis attack in mid-July while at a goaltending camp in Switzerland.#482151745 / gettyimages.comLuckily, Hiller only needed a small procedure done and is expected to make a very quick recovery, 12 days at the most."The procedure nowadays . . . they can do it arthroscopically...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cundari eyeing full-time job on the Calgary Flames blueline

It’s not lost on Mark Cundari, of course. He knows full well that a handful of defenders have vacated the premises. However, even without those relatively seasoned presences — Shane O’Brien, Chris Butler, Derek Smith, Chad Billins, Chris Breen — Cundari isn’t expecting a paved path to the Calgary Flames’ opening-day lineup. Then again, the situation is quite tantalizing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bennett Ready To Help Calgary Flames

For many years the Ontario Hockey League has hosted an oasis of young talent which eventually, through the means of the NHL Entry Draft, finds its way in to the National Hockey League. This year was no exception, as it was home to the top two North American Prospects as rated by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau; Aaron Ekblad and Sam Bennett. With the scarce amount of available blueliners...
Via Beyond The Benches
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames News: Joe Colborne re-signs

According to Thomas Drance, Joe Colborne, 24-year-old forward, has been re-signed on the Calgary Flames. His contract is a two-year deal worth $2.55 million.#483379513 / gettyimages.comThe Flames have acquired Colborne as a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs:JOE IS BACK! The #Flames have signed forward Joe Colborne to a two-year deal ~ http://t.co/etbpXqnRIx pic.twitter.com/PmHLW2vVtN—...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames Injury Update: Jonas Hiller suffers appendicitis attack, has minor procedure

According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, Calgary Flames goalie Jonas Hiller's appendix ruptured while in Switzerland, training for his first season with the Flames. Hiller underwent an appendectomy shortly after the attack, and is expected to recover quickly.#140950103 / gettyimages.comIt was originally unknown whether Hiller would need to have surgery, but according to Wes Gilbertson...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Prospects Look to Impress

#485119841 / gettyimages.com NHL Development Camps fill the hockey-less days of summer for hockey fans. For NHL prospects, it is an opportunity to show the organization what they got and learn how they can improve to reach that NHL level. Calgary Flames General Manager, Brad Treliving told CalgaryFlames.com, “We’re looking for players, so don’t think because you’re a young...
Via Beyond The Benches
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller only needs ‘minor procedure’ to deal with appendicitis

Via NHL.com, reading this kind of thing is usually quite scary, but the Calgary Sun's Wes Gilbertson reports that the Calagary Flames' new starting goaltender has #Flames G Jonas Hiller needed only minor procedure after appendictis attack. Expected to make a speedy recovery. — Wes Gilbertson (@SUNGilbertson) July 17, 2014 From NHL.com: Calgary Flames...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Butler signs with the Blues

Chris Butler is coming home. The St. Louis Blues have signed Butler to a one-year, two-way contract. The move gives the Blues a bit of additional depth both at the NHL and at the AHL level. Butler, a St. Louis native, most recently spent time with the Calgary Flames. Paul Stastny led the way and now Butler is joining him. Ironically, both men skated at Chaminda and now they both...
Via Frozen Notes
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau, Sam Bennett dominate at Flames camp

Although he stands just 5’7″ and 150 pounds, Johnny Gaudreau could be an offensive dynamo for the Flames. (Calgary Herald) While last season was largely disappointing for the Calgary Flames, the future appears to be bright behind a number of young, talented forwards. 19-year-old center Sean Monahan is viewed as a future leader of this Flames team, and he enjoyed a modest rookie...
Via Around The Rink
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Burke’s First NHL Draft

from Aaron Vickers of CalgaryFlames.com, He hasn’t always been the grizzled face on the draft floor. Once upon a time, Calgary Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke was a fresh-faced rookie tasked with navigating his first National Hockey League draft day. “My first draft was as assistant GM in Vancouver with Pat Quinn and Pat was in a difficulty with...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Top Five Players Under 25

#483379453 / gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames finished last season with a 35-40-7 overall record and missed the playoffs. The Flames ranked 23rd in goals per game last season and come in at 24th in power play percentage out of 30 NHL teams. The Flames leading scorer last season was 30 year-old center Jiri Hudler. Hudler scored 17 goals and had 37 assists for 54 points. But Calgary...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Treliving to be named Calgary Flames GM

Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving will be named the new GM of the Calgary Flames on Monday, an NHL source confirmed Monday morning. The news was originally reported by CBC's Elliotte Friedman. Treliving, 44, just completed his seventh season with the Coyotes. He joined the organization after serving as the president of the Central Hockey League (CHL) for seven...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cammalleri takes ice with bladeless skates

Calgary Flames forward Mike Cammalleri became a victim of the newest Bauer skate feature, easily removable steel with the push of a button. Unfortunately for Cammalleri, he put on a pair of skates that didn’t have his steel in them and he couldn’t get off the ice. The scene was quite hilarious, even if it happened on Saturday against Edmonton, it’s worth seeing now that it’s...
Via Diehardsport
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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