CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Reviewing the 2017 Calgary Flames Draft Class

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-06-28

For the second time in three seasons, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving came into the annual NHL Draft coming off a playoff appearance by his club. For the second time in three seasons, he made a big move at the draft to upgrade his team’s blueline group in an effort to keep them in the playoffs a little bit longer next time. In-between his trade talks, his club also made five selections in the draft. Here’s a look at how the Flames did on draft weekend in Chicago. The Rundown The Flames selected 16th in the first round, their latest opening round selection since 2009 – a product of their newfound on-ice success (and the NHL adding another team). With a few interesting names on the board, the Flames went fairly local by selecting Juuso Valimaki of the Western Hockey League’s Tri-City Americans. A

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Flames Should Sign Familiar Free Agents

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-06-28

The Calgary Flames have a lot of unanswered questions heading into the 2017-18 season, but it’s unlikely they will find many answers among the available free agents this year. No, this summer the answers probably lie closer to home with a few familiar faces. If not, young prospects like Mark Jankowski, Hunter Shinkaruk, Brett Kulak or Morgan Klimchuk will get a chance to prove they can fill a regular spot in the Flames’ lineup.

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Spencer Foo to sign with Calgary Flames on July First

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-06-28

The highly-sought after collegiate free agent is almost certainly a Calgary Flame The most highly-sought after collegiate free agent in Spencer Foo will be a Calgary Flame as of July first according to his agency TSC Hockey and Bob McKenzie.  The news broke only a short while ago through Twitter.  The deal cannot be finalized until July first. Congratulations to @SpencerFoo, who has decided to join the @NHLFlames. pic.twitter.com/Sq5b8u8bWf — TSC Hockey (@TSC_Hockey) June 27, 2017

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Flames land sought after free agent Spencer Foo

Source: The Calgary Sun
Date: 2017-06-27

The coup is getting Spencer Foo.

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Flames land Hobey Baker finalist Spencer Foo

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-06-27

The coup is getting Spencer Foo. That was the task at hand for numerous NHL teams. But the Flames made it happen today when they got the highly sought-after free-agent right-winger to commit to the NHL club. A contract for Foo, a star with the NCAA’s Union Dutchman, will be finalized and made official on July 1, as per CBA regulations. Foo, a native of Edmonton, just completed his junior year at Union College, where he put up 26 goals and 36 assists for 62 points in 38 games and was a finalist for the 2016-17 Hobey Baker Memorial Award.  He topped the 100 career points mark this season and had a program-record 21-game point streak in addition to tying for the ECAC scoring title; while leading the league in assists (25), multi-point games (14) an

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Highly touted college free agent Spencer Foo joins Flames

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-06-27

College free agent Spencer Foo has agreed to sign with the Calgary Flames. Congratulations to @SpencerFoo, who has decided to join the @NHLFlames. pic.twitter.com/Sq5b8u8bWf — TSC Hockey (@TSC_Hockey) June 27, 2017 The highly touted forward had interest from several teams after posting 26 goals and 62 points in his third season with Union College. More to come M

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Red Wings sign Ben Street to one-year contract extension

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-06-27

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have signed centre Ben Street to a one-year contract extension. The 30-year-old Street played six games for the Red Wings in 2016-17 after signing with Detroit as an unrestricted free agent last off-season. He also appeared in 62 games for Grand Rapids of the AHL. He signed the extension Tuesday. Street previously played for the Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche. In 35 career NHL games, he has no goals and three assists. More from Sportsnet

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Calgary Flames 2017 free agency preview

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-06-27

Brad Treliving has been one of the busiest general managers so far this off-season, strengthening his Calgary Flames roster via trades. The team added Travis Hamonic to an already-stacked blue line in a trade with the New York Islanders one week after acquiring a starting goalie in the form of Mike Smith. As a result of these two major moves, the Flames will in all likelihood remain relatively quiet when free agency opens. Calgary isn’t traditionally a big spender on July 1 to begin with and the Flames don’t have too many open roster spots to fill, especially at forward. Re-signing one or two of their own pending UFAs might end up being their top priority. Sam Bennett, Micheal Ferland and Curtis Lazar were among nine players to receive qualifying offers Monday, while Alex Chiasson was one of three players who

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NHL Rumors: Kris Versteeg, Chicago Blackhawks and the Dallas Stars

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-06-27

On Kris Vesteeg … Darren Dreger: Have been told that 12 teams have contacted pending free agent Kris Versteeg. The Calgary Flames continue to talk with him about coming back next season. On the Chicago Blackhawks … Brian Hedger of The Althletic Chicago: Source saying that the Blackhawks could look to bring Patrick Sharp back

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M&G Roundtable: Wild Week for the Flames!

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-06-27

Trades, Expansion Draft, NHL Draft, More Trades Welcome to an offseason roundtable where we look back at the last week and a half or so for the Calgary Flames and talk about the big moves that were made. Leave your answers to the questions in the comments! Q1: What are your thoughts on the Mike Smith trade, and what are your expectations for him heading into 2017-18? Photo by Christian P

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