CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Flames loan Juuso Valimaki to Tampereen Ilves in Finland’s Liiga

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-09-29

The Calgary Flames have loaned defenceman Juuso Valimaki to Tampereen Ilves in Finland’s Liiga. Valimaki, who turns 22 next week, missed the entire 2019-20 season with a torn ACL in his right knee. He appeared in 24 NHL games and 20 AHL games in 2018-19, his first professional season. The #Flames are assigning defenceman Juuso Valimaki to Tampereen Ilves in Finland's Liiga lea

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NHL News: Blackhawks – Golden Knights, Flames, Canadiens, Red Wings and COVID Testing Results

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-09-29

Blackhawks and Golden Knights make a minor swap The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Dylan Sikura to the Vegas Golden Knights for forward Brandon Pirri. The 25-year old Sikura was drafted 178th overall in the 6th round of the 2014 draft by the Blackhawks. He carries a $750,000 cap hit and will be an RFA at the end of next season. The 29-year old Pirri was drafted 59th overall in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft by the Blackhawks. He carries a $775,000 cap hit and will be a UFA at the end of next season.

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Flames Should Pursue a Pietrangelo Deal

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-09-29

Last Tuesday, well-known insider Pierre LeBrun appeared on TSN and suggested that the Calgary Flames are among the top contenders to sign defenceman Alex Pietrangelo once free agency begins, along with the Vegas Golden Knights and the Toronto Maple Leafs. This has Flames fans tuning in since the option hadn’t been considered or talked about […] The post Flames Should Pursue a Pietrangelo Deal appeared first on The Hockey Writers.  

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NHL News: Blackhawks – Golden Knights, Flames, Canadiens, Red Wings and COVID Testing Results

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-09-29

Blackhawks and Golden Knights make a minor swap The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Dylan Sikura to the Vegas Golden Knights for forward Brandon Pirri. The 25-year old Sikura was drafted 178th overall in the 6th round of the 2014 draft by the Blackhawks. He carries a $750,000 cap hit and will be an RFA at the end of next season. The 29-year old Pirri was drafted 59th overall in the 2nd round of the 2009 draft by the Blackhawks. He carries a $775,000 cap hit and will be a UFA at the end of next season.

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NHL News and Rumors: Injured Stars and Lightning, Chris Stewart, and Can The Flames Sign Both Pietrangelo and Markstrom?

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-09-28

Injured Stars and Lightning Neal McHale: Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness said that defenseman Andrej Sekera will be a game-time decision. Roope Hintz,

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NHL News and Rumors: Injured Stars and Lightning, Chris Stewart, and Can The Flames Sign Both Pietrangelo and Markstrom?

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-09-28

Injured Stars and Lightning Neal McHale: Dallas Stars coach Rick Bowness said that defenseman Andrej Sekera will be a game-time decision. Roope Hintz,

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Flames 2020 NHL Draft preview: will Calgary swing for fences with trade?

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-09-28

While the NHL will spend two days casting its gaze on hundreds of 18-year-old prospects at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the focus in Calgary will be on a 27-year-old veteran. If, in fact, general manager Brad Treliving agrees with the ever-growing belief in Calgary that it’s time for Johnny Gaudreau to be traded, it’s expected to happen during the NHL’s virtual draft next week. Treliving has a history of using the two-day event to effect significant change to his roster with big trades, and given the team’s latest first-round exit, there’s plenty of reason to believe this year will be no different. Or, will the flat cap further complicate a trade of such significance and play a role in ensuring the GM stands pat by doing little more than drafting six or seven players and filling his hole in net and on the blue line with unrestricted free agents? With five of his defencemen tabbed to hit the open market Oct. 9, it wouldn’t be surprising if he use

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Top 6 UFA defencemen Flames should target this off-season

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-09-26

The most glaring hole for the Calgary Flames to fill in the next few months is the vacancy on the second defensive pairing. The one on the right side of Noah Hanifin, left vacant by the imminent departure of his former partner Travis Hamonic and four other unrestricted free agents from the Flames blue line. The most pressing need for GM Brad Treliving is to acquire a significant veteran or two to round out a back end that is in desperate need of right-handed shooters. Of the five departures, four played the right side in Calgary, including T.J. Brodie, Erik Gustafsson, Michael Stone and Hamonic. (Derek Forbort played the left side.) If the season started tomorrow, the Flames’ left side would include Mark Giordano, Hanifin, Juuso Valimaki, Oliver Kylington, Connor Mackey, Colt

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Flames Need More Veterans on Their Roster

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-09-26

When the Calgary Flames traded James Neal to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for veteran forward Milan Lucic, many wondered why the Flames didn’t give Neal another chance. The deal showed no upside for Calgary until Lucic found a fit on the third line in early December. His Stanley Cup championship experience and his ability to mentor his linemates proved that the Flames were the real winners of this trade. Related: Chinese Hockey Growing at an Astonishing Rate Say what you want, but Neal had three points in four 2020 Stanley Cup playoff games with the Oilers, while Lucic had six points in ten games, and helped Sam Bennett and Dillion Dube elevate

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Flames Need More Veterans on Their Roster

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-09-23

When the Calgary Flames traded James Neal to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for veteran forward Milan Lucic, many wondered why the Flames didn’t give Neal another chance. The deal showed no upside for Calgary until Lucic found a fit on the third line in early December. His Stanley Cup championship experience and his ability […] The post Flames Need More Veterans on Their Roster appeared first on The Hockey Writers.  

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