CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Milestone: Jarome Iginla set to play his 1500th NHL game

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2016-12-11

Colorado Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla will play in his 1500th NHL game on Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens. Iginla was one of the game’s best power forwards in the early aughts, captaining the Calgary Flames to a Stanley Cup Final in 2004. The 39-year-old has 614 goals, good for 16th on the all-time list, 11 behind Joe Sakic for 15th. Jaromir Jagr (755) is the only active player with more goals. “It’s one of those things you don’t really think about along the way, but as it approaches and I get there, or get really close, it definitely makes me appreciate how fortunate I’ve been to play this long and play that amount of games,” Iginla told ESPN w

Continue Reading

Calgary Flames find inspiration from many places for tonight's Winnipeg Jets game

Source: The Calgary Sun
Date: 2016-12-10

You never know who will show up for the Calgary Flames' daily video sessions.On the screen, that is.From slam-dunking stars to homer-hitting heroes, gridiron greats to business tycoons, one of Glen Gulutzan's go-to tactics is to mix in motivational clips from those with a track record of success.

Continue Reading

Revisiting Flames game scores, 30 games in

Source: Flames Nation
Date: 2016-12-10

Embed from Getty Images Which Calgary Flames players have contributed the most to the team's success this season? If you want to be completely unscientific and subjective about it, the answer is "Chad Johnson and Johnny Gaudreau," of course. But if you want to dig into the nuances of each player's contributions, you need a tool to do so.That's where game score comes in.

Continue Reading

Look at who is inspiring the Flames going into tonight's Jets game

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2016-12-10

You never know who will show up for the Calgary Flames’ daily video sessions. On the screen, that is. From slam-dunking stars to homer-hitting heroes, gridiron greats to business tycoons, one of Glen Gulutzan’s go-to tactics is to mix in motivational clips from those with a track record of success. “Obviously, the best ones are when you see champions like (Bill) Belichick and (Tom) Brady and Michael Jordan. We have Steph Curry. We have Muhammad Ali. All those guys … ” Gulutzan explained. “There’s a common theme in a lot of those, whether it be Belichick or Pete Carroll, or whether it’s what Jordan is saying or what the Blue Jays were saying about what they value in their orga

Continue Reading

Projected Lines: Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2016-12-10

Micheal Ferland will skate on the top line tonight when the Flames battle the Jets at the Dome. Here's the projected lines for the Flames tonight when they take on the Winnipeg Jets: Calgary Flames FORWARDS Micheal Ferland - Sean Monahan - Troy Brouwer Johnny Gaudreau - Sam Bennett - Alex Chiasson Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - Garnet Hathaway DEFENCE Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton TJ Brodie - Dennis Wideman Jyrki Jokipakka - Deryk Engelland GOALTENDER Chad Johnson

Continue Reading

FGD 31: Jet-setting (8pm MT, CBC)

Source: Flames Nation
Date: 2016-12-10

Embed from Getty Images Hockey's all about match-ups, and there are few things more fun in the game – covering it or watching it as a fan – than a really good Saturday night match-up. For a lot of reasons, I've always looked forward to games between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets. Maybe it's because Calgary is experiencing traditional Winnipeg winter weather, but there's always been an unspoken kinship between the two fanbases that goes beyond having borrowed teams from Atlanta.This year's Battle of Ex-Atlanta Teams has an extra little twist, as each club features a standout member of the 2016 NHL Draft. The Jets have Patrik Laine, an heir to the throne of Teemu Selanne as a

Continue Reading

Preview: Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets 12/10/16 (31/82)

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2016-12-10

The Flames are back home and will look for their 6th victory in a row as the Winnipeg Jets come to town. Calgary Flames vs Winnipeg Jets, 8 PM MT, Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta Broadcast Schedule TV: CBC, RSN Radio: Sportsnet 960 The Flames are back home after a short 2 game road trip and welcome the Winnipeg Jets to the Dome for the 1st of 3 meetings between the two teams this season. Who would have though that when Johnny Gaudreau went down back on November 15 that would be the catalyst that got the Flames going? Since Gaudreau left the lineup the Flames went 8-3-1 and since he’s come back they

Continue Reading

Rangers place F Josh Jooris on waivers

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2016-12-10

The New York Rangers placed forward Josh Jooris on waivers Saturday. The #NYR have placed Josh Jooris on waivers. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 10, 2016 New York signed Jooris to a one-year deal in July after the Calgary Flames elected not to extend him in June. The 26-year-old scored a goal and an assist in 12 games this season. With the Flames, Jooris totalled 37 points over two seasons of play. The Burlington, Ontario native entered the NHL in 2014-15 after going undrafted.

Continue Reading

Rangers place F Josh Jooris on waivers

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2016-12-10

The New York Rangers placed forward Josh Jooris on waivers Saturday. The #NYR have placed Josh Jooris on waivers. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) December 10, 2016 New York signed Jooris to a one-year deal in July after the Calgary Flames elected not to extend him in June. The 26-year-old scored a goal and an assist in 12 games this season. With the Flames, Jooris totalled 37 points over two seasons of play. The Burlington, Ontario native entered the NHL in 2014-15 after going undrafted.

Continue Reading

How much does Dougie Hamilton contribute to the offence?

Source: Flames Nation
Date: 2016-12-10

Embed from Getty Images Dougie Hamilton scored his fourth goal of the season in dramatic fashion. The recipient of a fantastic pass from Johnny Gaudreau, he was able to then split two Coyotes en route to the net before deking out the goalie and scoring in overtime for the Flames.All in all, it was an extremely cool goal: the Flames' 73rd of the season. Unfortunately, as it would so be right now, the Flames aren't a particularly high-scoring team; their 2.43 goals per game is only 20th in the NHL. This is a team that, point blank, has to start scoring more. Gaudreau's return should help things, but Hamilton is probably going to be a massive part of any offensive resurgence, too.

Continue Reading

Prospect of the Week: Emile Poirier

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2016-12-10

The forgotten first rounder could still make an impact. Prospect: Emile Poirier Position: LW/RW Age: 21 Hometown: Montreal, Quebec Acquired: Drafted 22nd Overall in 2013 (Round 1) Team: Stockton Heat (AHL) 2016-17 Stats: 20 GP, 4 G, 8 A, 12 PTS, 29 PIM, Even +/- There has been a lot of talk lately surrounding the various first round picks the Flames have drafted or acquired in the past few years. Sean Monahan and Sam Bennett are established high calibre players for the big club, while Matthew Tkachuk is constantly making noise in all capacities. Everyone is following the development of Mark Jankowski, Morgan Klimchuk is on the radar after his torrid start to the season, while Hunter S

Continue Reading

Staying close to home this winter? A few ideas for fun getaways within a two-ish hour drive

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2016-12-10

Who says you need to be near a beach to have fun? If a sand-and-surf holiday isn’t in the cards this year, there are plenty of ways to unwind closer to home in a puffy, warm parka and tuque, a pair of shiny snowshoes or even a headlamp.  We’ve rounded up a few ideas: some adult-only activities and others for all ages.  On our list, you’ll find a getaway within an hour of the city that features dogsledding under a full moon followed by a fondue. There are also a couple of mini-itineraries for right here in Cowtown that will make you feel like you’ve discovered a new destination.  Milky Way and milk chocolate Head to K-Country and get away from the city lights to experie

Continue Reading
Next