CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Calgary Flames Acquire Michael Stone from Arizona Coyotes

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2017-02-20

The Calgary Flames have acquired Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes according to Bob Mckenzie. Michael Stone to CGY for 3rd round pick and a conditional 5th in 2018. ARI retains half of Stone's salary. Condition kicks in if re-signed.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 20, 2017 Stone is hardly a stellar player, but he’s a decent piece. The move is a little bit perplexing as the Flames have no way to protect him i

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Flames trade picks for Coyotes defenceman Michael Stone

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-02-20

A former standout for the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen, Michael Stone will once again bring his booming slapshot to the Saddledome. Postmedia’s Eric Francis has confirmed that the Flames have acquired the 26-year-old defenceman from the Arizona Coyotes for a package of draft picks — a third-round holler in the 2017 NHL Draft and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2018. The Flames will only surrender the conditional selection if Stone re-signs in Calgary. The Coyotes will reportedly pay half of his salary — Stone is earning US$4-million on a one-year deal — for the remainder of this season. The Winnipeg-raised rearguard is having his worst offensive season as a pro, with just one goal and eight assists in 45 outings so far. In 324 career contests at hockey’s highest level, he has totalled two-dozen tallies and 9

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NHL Trade: Coyotes Trade Michael Stone To Flames

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-02-20

The Arizona Coyotes have traded defenseman Michael Stone to the Calgary Flames for a 2017 3rd round pick and a conditional 2018 5th round pick. The Coyotes are also retaining 50 percent of the Stone’s salary. CapFriendly: With the Coyotes retaining half of Stone’s $4 million cap hit, the Flames will only be on the

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Arizona Coyotes trade Michael Stone to Flames

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-02-20

With the NHL’s trade deadline just nine days away, the Calgary Flames became the first team to make a significant addition via the rental market. The Arizona Coyotes traded defenceman Michael Stone to the Flames Monday for

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Coyotes trade Stone to Flames for picks

Source: Flames Nation
Date: 2017-02-20

Michael Stone is going to CAL for a third and a conditional 5th, pending no surprises— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 20, 2017 More to come.

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Flames Monday Musings: A Wild Week

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2017-02-20

This past week was an up-and-down one for the Calgary Flames, to say the least.  Following their five-day break, the team came out flying on Monday night against the Arizona Coyotes, registering 19 shots on goal in the first period alone.  Finding themselves unable to beat Mike Smith early, however, the Flames then fell flat on their face in the second and third periods, en route to a 5-0 loss. Redemption came on Wednesday night, when – hosting the Philadelphia Flyers – the team eked out a 3-1 victory in a game where their heads still appeared to be away from the rink.  After following up that win with a wild overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, the Flames finished the week with a 1-1-1 record. Technically a .500 wee

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NHL Rumors: Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens and NY Islanders

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2017-02-20

On the Calgary Flames … Eric Francis: Wonder if Ryan Miller would be on a short list of potential goaltenders the Flames could look at signing this offseason. On the Montreal Canadiens … The Fourth Period: The Montreal Canadiens are trying to create some extra salary cap space by trading center David Desharnais. The Canadiens

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What's wrong with Johnny Gaudreau?

Source: Flames Nation
Date: 2017-02-20

Embed from Getty Images It's been a rough season for the Flames' most dangerous player.  With 11 goals and 35 points in 49 games, Gaudreau is on track to put up his worst goal per game (0.22) and points per game (0.71) pace since entering the league. He has just two goals in his last 22 contests and was recently demoted the fourth line for a few periods after a poor turnover that led to a goal against. On top of all that, he's an unsightly -18.  A lot of theories have cropped up to explain Gaudreau's struggles. Eric Francis and Brian McGrattan suggested the team isn't tough enough to protect Gaudreau, leading to less scoring. Many fans have pointed to Glen Gulutzan as the culprit, with the notion that the new bench boss' systems are suppressing his stars' scoring. I've also seen the theory that the league has "adapted"

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Let's Make a Deal: What Fate Lies Behind Doors 1, 2 and 3 for the Kings, Preds and Flames

Source: The Calgary Flames - From 80 Feet Above
Date: 2017-02-20

The race to make the playoffs in the Western Conference is playing out like a wacky episode of the old television game show Let's Make a Deal.If you're too young to recall, that's too bad, because it was entertaining, I'm thinking in particular of the 1970s version with Winnipeg native Monty Hall as host. Only in this scenario, the three ridiculously-looking contestants ("These people, dressed as they are....") consist of a dude wearing a crown and velvet burgundy robe, someone in a sabre-toothed tiger costume and a third guy dressed up in a red spandex full body unitard.What the Kings, Predators and Flames are competing for in their playoff race is what is hidden behind door No. 1, door No. 2 and door No. 3: 1st wildcard spot 2nd wildcard spot A goat. i.e. No playoff spot (and also a bad draft pick) There are 49 days remaining in the NHL regular season and it's looking more and m

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Mount Royal Cougars beat Manitba Bisons to take men's hockey quarterfinal

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2017-02-20

Seven players each scored a goal for the Mount Royal Cougars as the hosts beat the Manitoba Bisons 7-1 on Sunday to win their Canada West men’s hockey quarterfinal at Calgary’s Flames Community Arenas. The seven goals came unanswered as the Bisons struck first 8:09 into the first period on a goal by Brett Stovin. Matthew Brown tied the game two and a half minutes later, and Jesse Lees scored what would be the game-winning goal on the power play late in the second period. Colton Waltz, Tanner Olstad, Connor Rankin, Maddison Smiley and Luke Simpson also scored for the Cougars. Goalie Cam Lanigan stooped 30 shots for the Cougars, while goalie Byron Spriggs stopped 18 for the Bisons. Olstad led all scorers with three points, including two assists. With the series win, the Cougars advance to face the top-seeded Saskatchewan Huskies in Canada West semifinal play starting Friday, Feb. 24, in Saskatoon. Calgary and Alberta will play in the other men’s semifinal

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