CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Examining the Pacific Division: Part 1 - California

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2018-08-15

Key arrivals and departures for teams in the Pacific Division Suddenly the 2018-19 NHL season is starting to creep up as teams have wrapped up most of their offseason work, with the focus now shifting to training camp in September. How have the Flames’ rivals in the Pacific Division changed since we last saw them take the ice? We’ll look at the additions and subtractions by each team as well as what their outlook looks like for 2018-19. We’ll be doing this in a three-part series. First up, all the California teams. Anaheim Ducks (2nd in Pacific, 44-25-13, 101 pts, Lost in 1st Round to SJ)

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Three Potential UFA Goalie Options for the Flames in 2019

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2018-08-13

Looking way ahead to next summer So before I start I’d like to say that ideally after the upcoming 2018-19 season, should Mike Smith choose to retire, that the Flames would be confident enough in their prospects (David Rittich, Jon Gillies or Tyler Parsons) that they wouldn’t need to make a move in free agency for a goalie. However, goalies often develop at different paces, so the Flames could very well be looking for a stopgap or even a long term goaltendin

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Gulutzan talks boosting Oilers’ speed, Lucic’s redemption potential

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-08-13

EDMONTON — Who has had a better vantage point than Glen Gulutzan of the anomaly that is the Edmonton Oilers? From a record-breaking decade out of the playoffs, to 103 points, to 78 points and a playoff miss last season, Gulutzan has schemed against Edmonton from behind the bench in Dallas, Vancouver and, for the past two seasons, on the opposite end of the Battle of Alberta. Fired by the Calgary Flames, this summer he was recruited as Todd McLellan’s assistant coach in Edmonton. So was Trent Yawney, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach in Anaheim. It’s a Made in Alberta twist on the old saying: If you can’t beat ‘em, get

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Brad Treliving Offseason Report Cards

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2018-08-12

Flames GM has been nothing but aggressive in offseason moves The Calgary Flames, under the leadership of Brad Treliving, have just completed their fourth season, and are wrapping up their fifth offseason. The first time General Manager has been relatively quiet at the trade deadline, as well as signing players to extensions during the season. However as soon as the Stanley Cup is awarded, Treliving seems to turn into a different man. 4 straight drafts have seen him make blockbuster deals. The good, bad, and unknown moves of his five summers here in Calgary will be looked at. Judging Treliving’s moves will be limited to those done during the offseason (defined as the moment the Flames

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At least two homes destroyed in Monterey Park blaze

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2018-08-10

Occupants of several homes managed to scramble to safety before flames consumed at least two homes in the northeast community of Monterey Park Friday afternoon. About two dozen firefighters battled both flames and temperatures in the mid 30C range after responding to the call at Los Alamos Cres. N.E. just after 1 p.m. “We rotated the crew during the heat, it’s pretty labour intensive when it’s this hot,” said Battalion Chief Harley Spate. At least one other home appeared to be badly-damaged in the blaze, the second residential fire of the day after flames left three people homeless in the 100 block of Chaparral Cres. S.E. in the early morning hours. Those who fled the flames on Los Alamos Cres. were given shelter on a Calgary Transit bus as firefighters warned bystanders away from billowing clouds of toxic smoke. One of them was Nazir Qureni, who was renting a home that went up in flames but not before he raised the alarm on his cell phone

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Chaparral house fire leaves three people homeless

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2018-08-10

A house fire in the southeast has left three people without a home. Calgary Fire Department crews responded to a two-alarm structure fire call around 1:30 a.m. Friday, to the 100 block of Chaparral Crescent S.E. The single family residence was found with flames and smoke showing from the rear of the house upon CFD’s arrival and the flames were extending to neighbours’ homes as well. No one was left inside and no injuries were reported, as residents were evacuated with the help of Calgary police. The CFD crew began extinguishing the flames with hand lines and an elevated water tower. In a statement, CFD said, “Crews quickly worked to extinguish the main body of flames as well as protect exposures on either side of the home where the fire originated.” As of 5 a.m. Friday, the fire was deemed under control but crews remained at the scene to ensure the fire was fully extinguished and prevent possible extension to more homes in the neigh

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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #1- Johnny Gaudreau

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2018-08-10

SURPRISE!.....not really. #1 - Johnny Gaudreau Position: LW Age: 24 Team: Calgary Flames (NHL) Drafted: 2011, Round 4, Pick 104 Last Year: #1 Voting Points: 3537 In convincing fashion (92.3% of all 1st place votes and 185 more total vote points than Sean Monahan), Johnny Gaudreau is once again the #1 Flame in the Top 25 Under 25. Gaudreau BARELY slips in at the age requirement as he was 24 at the time of voting with a mid August birthday. Gaudreau had another solid seas

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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #2 - Sean Monahan

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2018-08-09

Calgary’s top centre continues to excel #2 - Sean Monahan Position: C Age: 23 Team: Calgary Flames (NHL) Drafted: 2013, Round 1, Pick 6 Last Year: #4 Voting Points: 3352 Another year, another 27+ goal campaign from Sean Monahan. Ho hum. 2017-18 was even more impressive for Monahan as he tied his career high in goals with 31, despite playing 74 games and essentially being held together by duct tape for the final month of his season. Monahan also set a career high in points with 64, which was a 71 point pace had he

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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #3 - Matthew Tkachuk

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2018-08-08

No sophomore slump for Tkachuk #3 - Matthew Tkachuk Position: LW Age: 20 Team: Calgary Flames (NHL) Drafted: 2016, 1st Round, Pick 6 Last Year: #3 Voting Points: 3302 Matthew Tkachuk maintained his spot at #3 and there’s really no shame in that. He had a stellar sophomore season that was ultimately cut short by a concussion. Tkachuk continued to make a name as one of the league’s premiere scoring agitators, moving his way up into a category wi

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Flames Top 25 Under 25: #4- Noah Hanifin

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2018-08-07

Another newcomer to the Flames vaults into the Top 5. #4 - Noah Hanifin Position: D Age: 21 Team: Calgary Flames (NHL) Drafted: 2015, Round 1, Pick 5 (Carolina Hurricanes) Last Year: N/A Voting Points: 2994 One young defenceman for another younger defenceman. That’s how you can look at the Flames getting Noah Hanifin in the deal that sent Dougie Hamilton,

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