CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Today in Hockey History: July 4

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-07-04

The 4th of July is usually reserved for fireworks in the sky in the United States. However, there have been plenty of fireworks in the form of big trades and free-agent signings on this date throughout National Hockey League history. A Swap of Hall of Famers On July 4, 1994, the Calgary Flames and St. Louis Blues traded a pair of veteran defensemen who would both find their way to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Flames traded Al MacInnis and a fourth-round draft pick to the Blues for Phil Housley and a pair of second-round draft picks. MacInnis, a veteran of 13 NHL seasons, was the Flames’ all-time lead scoring at the time of the trade. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy, for being the most valuable player of the playoffs when Calgary won the Stanley Cup in 1989. He played another 10 seasons with the Blues and won the Norris Trophy, for being voted the best defenseman in the leagu

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NHL Rumors: Flames, Sabres, Canadiens, Blues, More

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-07-04

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, we’ll look at how the lack of an amnesty clause impacts the Calgary Flames, look at the Buffalo Sabres hope for a draft choice, wonder if the hockey gods might be conspiring to help the Montreal Canadiens, and look at a key fourth-liner for the Columbus Blue Jackets. No Amnesty for the Calgary Flames The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for many years in the NHL. That rumor was strengthened last week when it was suggested that the salary cap would remain flat at $81.5 million over the next two seasons. That decision leaves some teams in a pickle because general managers have recently been working under the assumption – which had been accurate – that the salary cap would continue to rise. As a result, even if they signed a player to a problematic contract, the rising salary cap would level off

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2019-20 Player Report Card: Rasmus Andersson

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-07-03

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports We like what we see from Rasmus Andersson. Rasmus Andersson: Defence Regular Season Stats: 70 GP, 5 G, 17 A, 22 Pts, 57 PIM, -7 Individual Grades Mark: (A) As you will see I think all of us here at M&G are fully on board with Rasmus Andersson. The future of the Flames defence is in good hands with the 23 year old native of Sweden. In his second full season the defenceman had a career high in points (22) and goals (5) in nine less games than 2018-19. The Flames seem reluctant to move Andersson up to the top D pairing wi

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Three Things Cooper & Blue Likes About The Flames (And Our Rebuttal)

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-07-02

The folks over at Copper and Blue were kind to us so we, in turn, said some okay things about the Oilers. With it being Rivalry Week we decided to reach out to our friends at Copper & Blue to talk about what we like about the Flames and Oilers. Here's what they had to say about our Calgary Flames and our thoughts on our rivals to the North. THREE THINGS I REALLY LIKE ABOUT THE CALGARY FLAMES I had to think long and hard about three things that I like about our provincial rivals, the Calgary Flames. After much thought, I barely came up with the required amount of three. In no particular order, here they are.

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Chris Snow on his battle with ALS, Trick Shot for Snowy and the NHL’s return

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-07-02

Chris Snow joins Nault and Pinder to discuss his battle with ALS. He weighs in on how “Trick Shot for Snowy” came to be and how special it has become. The assistant gm of the Flames gives his take on the NHL’s return and what training camp could look like. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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2019-20 Player Report Card: Sam Bennett

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-07-02

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Another year and more questions, less answers regarding Sam Bennett. Sam Bennett: Centre Regular Season Stats 52 GP, 8 G, 4 A, 12 Pts, 36 PIM, -1 Individual Grades Mark: (D) A “D” is probably too kind, but I’m just kind of over talking about Sam Bennett. He is what he is: a highly drafted player who hasn’t panned out and won’t. Plain and simple. His point totals most likely weren’t going to meet his “lofty” 27 from last year as he played in only 52 games and registered 12 points. He had 3 goals in his final 12

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Why We Hate the Minnesota Wild

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-06-30

Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports Rivalry Week picks up with this addition It’s rivalry week here at SBNation and it’s sort of divulged into a bit of maddening chaos where everyone is hating on random teams along with their rivals. While we’re obviously still going to get to the Flames biggest rivals, we have to get to some of the other teams we downright despise. Today it’s the Minnesota Wild and their penchant for just being so damn forgettable. 1. You’re Just SO BORING to Watch!!! I don’t know if this is just a Flames-Wild thing or a wider ranging problem. Regardless

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NHL Rumors: Calgary Flames, and the Chicago Blackhawks

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-06-30

Ryan wouldn’t mind remaining in Calgary Mike Gould: Calgary Flames forward Derek Ryan said in a text that he’s “really enjoyed playing for the Flames” and that when he’s eligible, he’d have a “great” interest in re-signing with the Flames. (The 33-year old Ryan has a year left on his deal at a $3.125 million) A lot of uncertainty and stress for pending RFAs like Drake Caggiula as he may get squeezed by the cap

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NHL Rumors: Calgary Flames, and the Chicago Blackhawks

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-06-30

Ryan wouldn’t mind remaining in Calgary Mike Gould: Calgary Flames forward Derek Ryan said in a text that he’s “really enjoyed playing for the Flames” and that when he’s eligible, he’d have a “great” interest in re-signing with the Flames. (The 33-year old Ryan has a year left on his deal at a $3.125 million) A lot of uncertainty and stress for pending RFAs like Drake Caggiula as he may get squeezed by the cap

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Draft lottery leaves Flames fans conflicted over best path forward

Source: The Calgary Flames - From 80 Feet Above
Date: 2020-06-30

Embed from Getty ImagesBy Darren HaynesIt’s fitting that the late Monty Hall, longtime host of Let’s Make a Deal, was born in Winnipeg.After all, it’s Calgary’s upcoming qualifying round showdown with the Jets that suddenly has Flames fans -- not unlike the ludicrously-dressed contestants on the classic game show -- in a frenzy around what is best for the organization. Winning and losing are both outcomes that bring elements of risk and reward.The argument, debate, or discussion — the tone of such conversation dependent on how emotionally invested you are on the polarizing topic — is the result of the dramatic way the virtual 2020 NHL Draft Lottery unfolded on Frid

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