CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Brooks: Calgary Flames Alumni Master Golf Tournament celebrates 25 years

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2019-08-17

Since its inception 25 years ago, the annual Calgary Flames Alumni Masters Golf Tournament has raised more than $2.7 million for Calgary and southern Alberta charities. And this year's tournament, the silver anniversary, raised $100,000 for Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families. Read More

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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #2 - Elias Lindholm

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2019-08-16

Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images Lindholm was an absolute workhorse for the Flames in his first season #2 - Elias Lindholm Position: Center/Right Wing Age: 24 Team: Calgary Flames (NHL) Acquired via Trade on June 23, 2018 Last Year’s Ranking: #5 Anyone still have any doubts about last summer’s blockbuster trade with the Carolina Hurricanes? The man chosen 1 spot ahead of Sean Monahan in the 2013 draft also finishes one sp

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NHL Rumors: Juuso Valimaki, Detroit’s defense, , and David Poile

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2019-08-16

Jusso Valimaki Tears ACL; Calgary Flames Regroup Scott Cruickshank of The Athletic: Calgary deals with a devastating blow to their defense as Jusso Valimaki tore his ACL. This means Valimaki may miss the entire 2019-20 season or a good portion of it. Worse, Jusso Valimaki will have to wait for surgery as he is over in Europe currently. Calgary team doctors flying him to North America is a must so they can oversee the operation and subsequent recovery. The extent of the ACL tear will not be known until then. In the meantime, TJ Brodie going off the trade market appears likely.  Detroit Red Wings Defensive Overhaul…

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Tkachuk Signing Paramount to Flames

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-08-16

Agitation. It’s an integral part of Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk’s game on the ice. And now, some Flames fans are becoming slightly agitated as training camp for the 2019-20 season rapidly approaches with the 21-year-old restricted free agent (RFA) still unsigned. Tkachuk – whose three-year, $2.775 million entry-level rookie contract expired on July 1 of this year – is expected to become the highest salaried Flame of all-time and one of the best-paid players from his 2016 NHL Draft class, where he was the sixth selection of the first round. Other high profile RFAs who are seeking new deals are Winnipeg Jets sniper Patrik Laine, Toronto Maple Leafs scoring leader Mitch Marner, Tampa Bay Lightning point-getter Brayden Point, Colorado Avalanche playmaker Mikko Rantanen, Vancouver Canucks Calder Trophy runner-up Brock Boeser, and Boston Bruins productive blueline

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Valimaki Injury Means Flames Need Other Defense Options

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-08-15

With the recent news of Juuso Vailimaki’s ACL injury during the offseason, the Calgary Flames will be likely counting on their other young defenders in the system to step up. Flames general manager Brad Treliving said the injury was “terrible news.” “We’re going to be in the market,” Treliving said of a possible trade or signing to help bulk up the team’s defense, according to the Flames website. “The good news is that we have some young guys that we think have taken some steps, but we’re certainly going to be looking at potential options on our blueline,” Treliving said. Aside from Norris Trophy winner Mark Giordano, the Flames defense is comprised of a fairl

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NHL Rumors: Taylor Hall, Mitch Marner, and the Calgary Flames

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2019-08-15

Hall could look for Panarin money … Expect Marner to be the first RFA to sign Dan Rosen of NHL.com: (mailbag) Think that Taylor Hall will sign a long-term contract extension with the New Jersey Devils but it may not happen until at least halfway through the year. Hall can show the Devils that he’s healthy, and Hall will have a better feel for the additions the Devils made this offseason. Hall could get a contract similar to Artemi Panarin’s seven years and $81.5 million. With Mitch Marner expected to be the highest paid restricted free agent, the other top RFAs seem to be just waiting for him to set the bar. Expect that Marner will be the first to sign, then the rest will follow quickly. The start of training camp is a soft deadline. The Flames will check the market for a defenseman – five potential options

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Five Potential Defensive Depth Targets for the Flames

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2019-08-14

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images Five players who could fill that 6/7 defenseman role With Juuso Valimaki suffering an ACL tear during his offseason workouts, and the Flames having just bought out Michael Stone, suddenly the defensive depth on the Flames isn’t looking quite as great as it once was. Valimaki had been projected to slot in as a full-time NHLer this year, likely taking the left side of the third pairing. That spot is now wide open for anyone to take. Oliver Kylington obviously looks to be the favorite, but Brad Treliving mentio

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Injury to Juuso Valimaki changes Flames’ plans for T.J. Brodie

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2019-08-14

Turns out Nazem Kadri may have done the Calgary Flames a massive favour. Instead of being booed Nov. 19 when Kadri makes his return to Calgary, a city he recently rejected a trade to, the former Toronto Maple Leafs centre should perhaps be thanked by Calgary faithful. After all, had he rubber stamped last month’s deal to bring him to Calgary in exchange

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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #3 - Sean Monahan

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2019-08-14

Monahan posted career highs in every category #3 - Sean Monahan Position: Center Age: 24 Team: Calgary Flames (NHL) Drafted in 2013, 1st Round, Pick 6 Last Year’s Ranking: #2 Sean Monahan proved he had another level. In 78 games in 2018-19, Monahan set career highs in goals (34), assists (48), points (82), powerplay goals (12), and powerplay points (23). With the newly added Elias Lindholm bea

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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #4 - Rasmus Andersson

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2019-08-13

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Andersson could find himself with some significant Top 4 minutes #4 - Rasmus Andersson Position: Defence Age: 22 Team: Calgary Flames (NHL) Drafted in 2015, 2nd Round, Pick 53 Last Year’s Ranking: #7 Heading into 2018-19 not much was known about what the plan would be for Rasmus Andersson for the season. He came out and had a really good training camp, making the team and getting into the lineup on the defensive core. From there we really saw Andersson improve as the season co

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