CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Episode 151: A Busy Week of Surprising Changes

Source: Fireside Chat
Date: 2017-06-27

It's been a busy week for the Calgary Flames and GM Brad Treliving. The NHL Entry Draft, the Expansion Draft, and the Flames acquiring goalie Mike Smith and Defenceman Travis Hamonic to fill two big holes in the lineup, and put them into "win now mode". The guys will break down all these moves and discuss what it means for the future of the franchise.

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Mike Smith, Travis Hamonic geared up "to get going" for Calgary Flames

Source: The Calgary Sun
Date: 2017-06-27

Almost a year ago, the Calgary Flames proudly introduced their new guys at the Scotiabank Saddledome — two goaltenders and a high-priced right-winger— and claimed their team was much improved for the upcoming National Hockey League season. On Monday, the scene was repeated.

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Mike Smith, Travis Hamonic thrilled 'to get going' with Calgary Flames

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-06-27

Almost a year ago, the Calgary Flames proudly introduced their new guys at the Scotiabank Saddledome — two goaltenders and a high-priced right-winger— and claimed their team was much improved for the upcoming National Hockey League season. On Monday, the scene was repeated. This time, they introduced a new goaltender Mike Smith and Top 3 defenceman Travis Hamonic. Again …    “We’re better than we were,” said Flames general manager Brad Treliving. “We’re excited.” Time will tell, of course, and the 2017-18 season is still more than three months away. But after dealing for a bona-fide No. 1 netminder prior to the NHL’s expansion draft and trading for another anchor to their blueline, the Flames are making strides to become more competitive and, potentially, a Stanley Cup contender. And as for the players? Drop the puck already. “When you don’t make the playoffs for six years, I’m obviously excited to get goi

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Alex Chiasson not among Calgary Flames players given qualifying offer

Source: The Calgary Sun
Date: 2017-06-26

The Calgary Flames had some obvious decisions to make when it came to extending offers to their restricted free agents.Sam Bennett, Curtis Lazar, and Micheal Ferland — three of their main cogs and players who were on their protected list ahead of the NHL expansion draft — all received qualifying offers by Monday’s afternoon deadline.

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Calgary Flames Qualify Nine Players

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-06-26

The Flames made their qualifying offers today The Flames sent out qualifying offers to nine restricted free agents today while not qualifying three of them. Those qualified were as follows: Sam Bennett Micheal Ferland Jon Gillies Garnet Hathaway Brett Kulak

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Chiasson not among players given qualifying offer by Flames

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-06-26

The Calgary Flames had some obvious decisions to make when it came to extending offers to their restricted free agents. Sam Bennett, Curtis Lazar, and Micheal Ferland — three of their main cogs and players who were on their protected list ahead of the National Hockey League expansion draft — all received qualifying offers by Monday’s afternoon deadline. Also on their list: goaltenders Jon Gillies and David Rittich as well as farmhand prospects Garnet Hathaway, Tyler Wotherspoon, Brett Kulak and Linden Vey. Not qualified? Defencemen Kenney Morrison and Ryan Culkin, and forward Alex Chiasson. The decision on Chiasson raised eyebrows, considering the 26-year-old right-winger was brought in last summer in a trade with the Ottawa Senators and played 81 games, including all four of Calgary’s playoff contests. “The thought process behind Alex Chiasson is that he was arbitration-eligible and that doesn’t necessarily eliminate Alex 100 per cent

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Hamonic, Smith join Flames in Battle of Alberta arms race

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-06-26

Travis Hamonic was born just a few months after the Edmonton Oilers won their fifth Stanley Cup. It was the sixth time in seven years an Alberta team had hoisted the Lord Stanley’s mug. Growing up on a farm two provinces over, in St. Malo, Man., little could he have known he’d one day be considered heavy artillery in a revamped Alberta arms race between the Oilers and the Calgary Flames. He knows it now. “I’m quite excited to throw myself head first into the rivalry – especially the way I pl

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NHL Rumors: Foo, Wild, Bruins and Blue Jackets

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-06-26

On Spencer Foo … Ryan Rishaug: Spencer Foo will be meeting with his agent in Edmonton today and tomorrow and should have a decision by mid-week. Ryan Rishaug: The four teams that are in the mix for Foo are the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings and Vegas Golden Knights. On the Minnesota Wild

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Down Goes Brown: 12 NHL teams facing high-pressure off-seasons

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-06-26

We’re well into the off-season, with expansion a memory and the entry draft weekend now over. But for NHL teams, the work has barely started. We’ve still got free agency on the horizon — not to mention buyouts, qualifying offers and arbitration. And of course, the week after the draft has been known to produce a trade or two. It’s going to be a busy summer. Some teams already have a big chunk of their off-season work done. The Stars finally dealt for a goaltender in Ben Bishop. The Flames did too, landing Mike Smith, and added

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NHL Rumors: Spencer Foo, Montreal Canadiens and the Winnipeg Jets

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-06-26

SpOn Spencer Foo … Craig Custance: Free agent Spencer Foo’s camp will meet today and go over all their options. The Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames are very much in it. A decision will likely be made today or tomorrow. Jim Matheson: Spencer Foo will decide between the Red Wings, Vegas Golden Knights and

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