Flames Late Round Draft Picks Look Promising

With five picks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Flames selected four forwards and one defenseman. The 16th overall pick, Juuso Vallimaki, is getting a lot of attention - and deservingly so. Vallimaki is making a name for himself in the WHL as a defenseman with strong offensive abilities. In this past season he scored 19 goals and tallied 42 assists for a total of 61 points in 60...
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1 day ago

Six-Year-Plan: Two New Additions Bolsters Flames Defensive Corps Now and for Later

Flames general manager Brad Treliving breezed into the Windy City this week with his eyes affixed squarely on one thing -- adding a top four defenceman.He added two instead.One for now. One for later.On Friday night at the United Center, with the 16th overall pick in the draft, Calgary selected 18-year-old strapping Finnish defenceman Juuso Valimaki.Then, on Saturday morning, Treliving...
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Draft Day 2: A Look at the Newest Calgary Flames

A look at the prospects selected on day 2 of the NHL Draft. While by far the most significant thing that the Calgary Flames did today was round out their top-4 defense group by acquiring Travis Hamonic, they still participated in the draft part of the NHL Draft. The club was sitting for awhile on day 2, as their second and third round picks were used in the Curtis Lazar and Michael...
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2 days ago

Travis Hamonic Traded to Calgary Flames

The Travis Hamonic trade saga is finally over. After the young defender made a request to be traded to be closer to his family in Western Canada followed by a rescinding of that trade request, the Islanders have moved Hamonic to the Calgary Flames, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Saturday during the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The return for the Islanders...
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2 days ago

Juuso Valimaki Adds Skill, Poise To Flames

For the first time since the 2009 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames opted to take a defenseman in the first round. Eight years after Darryl Sutter selected Swedish defender Tim Erixon, Brad Treliving selected Finnish blueliner Juuso Valimaki at 16th overall. Juuso Valimaki (Judy Simpson / courtesy Tri-City Americans) An 18-year-old product of Nokia, Finland, Valimaki came to the Tri...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

2017 NHL Draft: Flames Pick Juuso Valimaki #16 Overall

With the 16th Pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Calgary Flames Have Selected Juuso Valimaki From the Tri-City Americans in the WHL. About Juuso Valimaki A very good offensive defenseman with above-average size, skating and skill, Valimaki has the potential to excel at the NHL level due to his good speed and vision. Primarily an offensive player, Valimaki will have to work on...
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2 days ago

The Calgary Flames Select Juuso Välimäki with the 16th Overall Pick

The Calgary Flames have selected defenseman Juuso Välimäki with the 16th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Welcome Juuso to the Flames! What do we think?Posted by Matchsticks & Gasoline: For Calgary Flames Fans on Friday, June 23, 2017 There were rumours that the Flames may have been shopping the pick for individuals like Marco Scandella, Travis Hamonic, and...
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2 days ago

Johnny Gaudreau Wins 2017 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

Congrats Johnny! Johnny Gaudreau won the 2017 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy at tonight’s NHL Awards. The Lady Byng Trophy is awarded to the "player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." Gaudreau is an offensive star for the Calgary Flames. He had 61 points in 72 regular season games this...
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4 days ago

Calgary Flames: Will the Mike Smith trade pay off?

The Calgary Flames had one part of their roster that needed an improvement, and that was in goal. Brian Elliott was solid, but he did not do nearly enough to make the Flames competitive in the playoffs. In an effort to be more prepared for April, Brad Treliving made a big move just before the NHL Draft. On June 17, Arizona goaltender Mike Smith was traded to Calgary for goaltender...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames make head-scratching deal in acquisition of Mike Smith

Ahead of the trade freeze and the eventual expansion draft, the Calgary Flames have added a starting goaltender, acquiring Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for prospect Brandon Hickey, a conditional third-round pick and goalie Chad Johnson. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman adds that the third-round pick becomes a second should the Flames qualify for the postseason,...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Burke says the Calgary Flames may leave without a new arena

Brian Burke just stirred up the rumor mill out in Calgary and it unfortunately has nothing to do with the fun offseason player rumors fans enjoy following.Serving as the President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, Burke was asked to speak to the Canadian Club of Calgary and he dropped quite a few noteworthy quotes. The biggest – and most controversial – included...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lazar Quest: Flames Hope Giving up of a Lottery Ticket Still Results in Hitting the Jackpot

Three months ago, Brad Treliving walked into a convenience store in Ottawa. As he ambled up to the counter, he was faced with a choice.In his hand the Flames GM clenched a lottery ticket with a 12.5 percent chance of winning the $1 million top prize. While understandably difficult to part with, there were two downsides to hanging onto it: The results from the lottery wouldn't be...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: What should they do with the 16th overall pick?

In terms of draft position in the first round, the Calgary Flames have the best chance at drafting a new impact player out of this year’s playoff teams. They ended up with the first wild card spot after tying Nashville for the fewest points out of any playoff team, but they ended up with the first non-lottery pick after they were swept out of the first round and the Predators made...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 NHL Draft: Just One Pick in First Three Rounds Would be a Flames' Franchise First

We all experienced it as a teenager and it's disappointing.Dropped off at the mall to meet up with friends, your parents only give you $20 to spend while everyone else got $50.Welcome to Brad Treliving's world when it comes to the 2017 NHL Draft.A month away from when the world's best 18-year-old hockey players will descend upon Chicago's United Center, the sad reality for Treliving...
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May 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Three questions the Calgary Flames must answer in the offseason

The Calgary Flames were one of only two teams to be swept out of the first round of the NHL playoffs, and it is very hard to put a silver lining on that, especially against a division rival like the Ducks. On the other hand, they did keep all four games close, but that is a moot point considering the team has not won in the Honda Center since April 25, 2006, a span of a whopping...
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April 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Vegas Golden Knights to broadcast games in Spanish

When the new Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL experience this fall, they’ll be ready to reach out to a mostly untapped market to hockey. The Golden Knights will have a weekly game broadcast on the local ESPN Deportes radio affiliate. Owner Bill Foley hopes that the Las Vegas Hispanic community will embrace the sport.The Golden Knights will become just the third NHL team to...
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April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Whose profane Dougie Hamilton rant was picked up on Sportsnet’s broadcast?

Ah, the perils of hot mics. Microphones that were on when interview subjects thought they were off have caused problems for everyone from Robert Durst to Dave Bliss in the wider world, and in the sports media world, everyone from Jim Nantz to Byron McDonald has been tripped up by them. The case of the profane rant about Calgary Flames’ defenseman Dougie Hamilton that appears to...
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April 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Did beer save the Calgary Flames’ season?

Sometimes, sitting back, opening a cold one, and reflecting on things is all you need to recharge. Apparently, that’s exactly what the Calgary Flames needed to do a 180 during the 2016-17 season.After a fourth-straight loss in January, Flames head coach Greg Gulutzan ordered travel attendants to keep all alcohol on ice. But after checking in with coaches, players, and staff alike...
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April 03, 2017  |  Discuss

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