CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

NHL Rumors and Notes: Sabres, Hurricanes, Blackhawks, Oilers, Flames, Rangers, Sens, Sharks and Blues

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-06-22

On the Buffalo Sabres … WGR 550: Sabres GM Jason Botterill: “we’re talking to teams about trading for a goalie, but we’re also looking ahead to next week with free agency.” On the Carolina Hurricanes … Darren Dreger: Sounding like the Hurricanes are getting closer to trading forward Jeff Skinner, with three teams being involved

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Canucks re-sign forward Markus Granlund to one-year deal

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-06-22

VANCOUVER – Finnish forward Markus Granlund will return to the Vancouver Canucks next season after signing a one-year deal with the club on Friday. The contract is worth US$1.475 million. "Markus is a versatile forward with the ability to play in all situations," Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. "He plays a complete, two-way game and has shown he can produce offensively." The 25-year-old Granlund had 12 points in 53 games for the Canucks this past season. The Canucks acquired Granlund from the Calgary Flames in a February 2016 trade. After being picked in the second round (45th overall) by Calgary i

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NHL Rumors: Bruins, Sabres, Flames, Canadiens and Canucks

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-06-22

On the Boston Bruins … Jimmy Murphy: Source saying the Bruins aren’t close to any trades involving David Krejci, David Backes, Torey Krug or Tuukka Rask: “All chatter at this point, but Boston definitely looking to do something!” On the Buffalo Sabres … Bob McKenzie: The Sabres are not expected to qualify goaltender Robin Lehner, which

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NHL Rumors and Notes: Flames, Stars, Canadiens, Wild, Predators, Senators and Maple Leafs

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-06-22

On the Calgary Flames … Kristen Anderson: Flames GM Brad Treliving on possibly trading into the first round: “We have an opportunity to. But the cost-benefit analysis to where we are today, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Are we any closer, probably not. Is it still something we’re looking at? Sure.” On the Dallas

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NHL 2018-19 schedule: Vancouver Canucks

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-06-21

For the first time since the 1999-2000 season, the Vancouver Canucks will take the ice next season without Henrik and Daniel Sedin. How will Travis Green’s team respond? The Canucks’ schedule for next season was released on Thursday, and Vancouver will get the 2018-19 campaign underway with a home-and-home against the Calgary Flames starting on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Here is the team’s entire 82-game schedule (all times local): Date Visting team Home team Time (PT) Wed. Oct 3 Calgary Vancouver 7:00pm Sat. Oct 6 Vancouver Calgary 7:00pm Tue. Oct 9 Vancouver

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NHL 2018-19 schedule: Calgary Flames

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-06-21

The Calgary Flames will be looking to return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the 2018-19 season, and the path back to the post-season starts with a familiar foe. The Flames will open up the season on the road vs. the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Calgary will then host the Pacific Division rivals on Saturday, Oct. 6 in their home opener at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Here is a look at their full 82-game schedule, which the team released on Thursday. All times are local. DATE AWAY TEAM HOME TEAM TIME 2018-10-03 Calgary Vancouver 7:00 PM 2018-10-06 Vancouver Calgary 8:00 PM 2

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NHL Rumors: Montreal Canadiens, Buffalo Sabres, and the Calgary FLames

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-06-21

On the Montreal Canadiens … Eric Engels of Sportsnet: Plenty of speculation that the Montreal Canadiens will select Jesperi Kotkaniemi with their first-round pick. A week ago it looked like the Canadiens were going to select Filip Zadina. Renaud Lavoie reported on Tuesday that the Canadiens had dinner with Brady Tkachuk in Buffalo, but no decision

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2017-18 Player Report Card: Mikael Backlund

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2018-06-21

Backlund’s point totals were a bit off from last year, but it’s hard to find a bad thing to say about his game. Mikael Backlund: Centre 82 GP, 14 G, 31 A, 45 Pts, 78 PIM, 4.2 CFRel% Individual Grades MarkParkinson14: (B) For the 3rd straight season Mikael Backlund has taken another stride towards being one of the league’s elite two way defenders. His points were down (by 8) from last season, but 2017-18 was his second straight season with 30+ assists. He’s the brains behind the Flames 3M Line

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Braid: Note to Flames and city – dump grudges, get arena deal

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2018-06-21

The City of Calgary and the Calgary Flames are starting to circle each other again, like a pair of NHL enforcers on the hunt. There is a whisper of a hint of renewed negotiations for a new rink. And that’s good. The last round blew up during the 2017 civic election campaign. The message to hockey owners was: play tough if you like, but don’t try to influence a city-wide vote. At the start of that campaign, Mayor Naheed Nenshi mentioned the arena deal as part of the Victoria Park renewal plans. Flames management went ballistic. They apparently still hoped for their CalgaryNEXT plan in the West Village. It got ugly when duelling offers were rolled out and Flames employees began posting nasty tweets about Nenshi. He won big, despite a challenge from rival Bill Smith. That really didn’t work at all for the Flames — or the city. Everybody needed to retreat and regroup. Time hasn’t completely diluted the bad blood. Flames

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NHL Rumors: Columbus Blue Jackets and the Calgary Flames

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-06-21

On the Columbus Blue Jackets and Artemi Panarin … Aaron Portzline of The Athletic: The Blue Jackets and Artemi Panarin hadn’t started any contract extensions talks according to agent Dan Milstein. thinks that if the Blue Jackets were to make an offer it likely would be for eight-years in the $9 million range. Tom Reed: The

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