CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

NHL Rumors: Sabres, Kovalchuk, Drouin, Maple Leafs and Flames

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-04-30

On the Buffalo Sabres … Nick Filipowski: Source saying Nashville Predators assistant GM Paul Fenton interviewed with for the Sabres GM position on Tuesday. Nick Filipowski: Can confirm that following people have interviewed with the Sabres: Tom Fitzgerld, Jason Betterill, Bill Guerin and Fenton. They have permission to speak with LA Kings assistant GM Mike

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List of seven potential GMs connected to the Buffalo Sabres

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-04-30

The Buffalo Sabres‘ search for a new general manager continues. There are at least seven people who the Sabres have permission to, or already have, interviewed for their vacant GM position, according to Elliotte Friedman. The list of candidates includes current Calgary Flames assistant general manager Craig Conroy as well as two people from the Pittsburgh Penguins organization: Jason Botterill, the associate general manager, and assistant GM Bill Guerin. Also included on the list is Paul Fenton (Nashville Predators), Tom Fitzgerald (New Jersey Devils), Michael Futa (Los Angeles Kings) and Bill Zito (Columbus Blue Jackets) The search, however, continues and is not limited to the

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Parsons getting professional hockey education with Flames' farm team

Source: The Calgary Sun
Date: 2017-04-29

Tyler Parsons saw his junior hockey career come to an end in abrupt fashion, a 5-4 overtime loss in Game 7 of the second round of Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

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Contract-less Chad Johnson embraces opportunity to play for Team Canada

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-04-29

With the National Hockey League season over, Chad Johnson and his wife Alexandra were finally planning on taking the honeymoon that they’d postponed from their wedding last summer. They’d been married before NHL free agency began in July and Johnson, without a contract, figured it would be best if they stuck around after their “I Do’s.” It all worked out because Johnson signed a one-year deal with the Calgary Flames. Turns out, they’ll have to re-arrange their schedules — again. The two were in the process of planning a trip to Santorini, Greece, when Team Canada called to invite Johnson to the IIHF world championships in Paris, France, and Cologne, Germany. “We were going to go to Phoenix on Monday, and when we were down there, we were going to plan our honeymoon trip to Greece,” said Johnson. “So that’s kind of changed those plans. But my wife has been very supportive of this opportunity so she and our honeymoon has, again, taken

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Parsons getting professional hockey education with Flames' farm team

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-04-29

Tyler Parsons saw his junior hockey career come to an end in abrupt fashion, a 5-4 overtime loss in Game 7 of the second round of Ontario Hockey League playoffs. The next thing he knew, the 19-year-old Calgary Flames goaltending prospect was en route to California from London, Ont., and cruising over the Golden Gate bridge into the San Francisco airport. A few hours after that, he was in Stockton and getting ready to join the American Hockey League playoff-bound Heat. In other words, the reflection of a three-year stint with the London Knights — which included 17 straight wins en route to a Memorial Cup victory in 2016 and a World Junior gold medal this past winter — hasn’t exactly happened yet. “When I got to Stockton, I kind of had to let it go pretty fast. I’ve got some work to do here,” Parsons was saying Friday as the Heat prepared to take on the San Jose Barracuda in Game 3 of their first-round series. “I haven’t really had time to stop an

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Johnson, Marner among four added to Canada’s worlds roster

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-04-28

Chad Johnson, Mitch Marner, Brayden Schenn, and Marc-Edouard Vlasic have been added to Canada’s roster for the upcoming IIHF world championship. Johnson joins Eric Comrie and Calvin Pickard as the team’s goaltenders. Johnson had a .910 save percentage in 36 games for the Calgary Flames this past season. Marner finished his rookie season with the Toronto Maple Leafs with 19 goals and 61 points in 77 games. Schenn will be making his third appearance at the worlds, having won gold in 2015. He had 25 goals and 55 points in 79 games for the

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NHL Rumors: Calgary Flames – Brouwer, Expansion, Johnson, Versteeg and Stone

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-04-28

On the Calgary Flames … Eric Francis of the Calgary Herald: Flames forward Troy Brouwer will likely be left unprotected for the expansion draft. When the Flames gave up a second round pick for Curtis Lazar, it meant they likely planned to keep him. Their seven protected forwards will likely be Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan,

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Mark Giordano Looking To Collect Post Season Hardware

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-04-28

The Flames Captain has been nominated for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. All of the good that Mark Giordano does on and off the ice doesn’t go unnoticed: The captain talks to Ryan Leslie about being named a finalist for the Mark Messier Leadership Award pic.twitter.com/pQ54wnDGbL— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) April 27, 2017 The Mark Messier Leadership Award goes to the player who “leads by positive example through on-ice performance, motivation of team members and a dedication to community activities and charitable causes.” Giordano is one of 3 nominees for the award, the

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Flames coach Gulutzan reflects on first season in Calgary

Source: The Calgary Sun
Date: 2017-04-28

Glen Gulutzan’s player exit interviews consisted of three parts.

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Flames coach Gulutzan reflects on first season in Calgary

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-04-28

Glen Gulutzan’s player exit interviews consisted of three parts. “I keep it pretty streamlined,” the NHL head coach said last week. “I let the players know what they did a great job of, where improvement can be made and how to come back next season.” But for himself, in his first year at the helm of the Calgary Flames, his self-evaluation is a little deeper. Hired last summer as the replacement for Bob Hartley, a Jack Adams Trophy winner and Flames coach since prior to the 2012-13 season, Gulutzan was another representation of the youth movement in Calgary. And the 45-year-old was eager to bring his resume to the table. A 5-10-1 record over the first 16 games, suspect special teams and struggling stars were signs of a rocky start. Then, a resurgence in December followed by another slump in January gave way to a 10-game winning streak and subsequent playoff berth. All of it forced Gulutzan to reach deep in his coaching playbook, all the w

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