CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Nenshi finds Ken King’s public letter urging private arena negotiations 'fascinating'

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2018-06-20

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi weighed in Wednesday on the decision to publicly release a letter from the Flames calling for ‘media silence’ in the event of renewed arena negotiations. “I did find it interesting that my colleague released a letter publicly that said, ‘we want no public disclosure on this,’ ” Nenshi told reporters during an unrelated announcement marking the five-year flood anniversary. “The whole thing is kind of fascinating. But as I’ve said to members of that council committee — and I do sit on that committee, but I’m not going to take a leadership role on it — fill your boots. “If there is an opportunity to start a new discussion and have a new conversation, great. Let’s do it.” The mayor’s comments come a day after Coun. Jeff Davison revealed he had received a letter from Flames presi

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Question of the Day: Should arena talks be held behind closed doors?

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2018-06-20

Calgary Flames CEO and president Ken King has stipulated that should the Flames return to the table with the city to discuss a possible arena bid, it would be “imperative” that talks happen behind closed doors. “Public and/or media involvement must only be rendered in the event of an agreement,” King wrote in a June 4 letter. King was responding to a May 31 letter from Coun. Jeff Davison officially asking the Flames to “commit to a new round of conversation” to assess the possibility of a new event centre. “While we would never decline your formal request for a meeting, we do have some concerns based on past practice,” King wrote. King has made it clear what he thinks of public involvement during arena negotiations, and now we want to hear from you. Take our poll and expand on your answer in the comments sectio

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NHL teams announce home openers for 2018-19 season

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-06-20

The two Canadian Original Six teams will square off to open the 2018-19 NHL season. The Toronto Maple Leafs will play host to the Montreal Canadiens in their home opener at the newly named Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 3. All NHL clubs are free to announce details for their home openers on Wednesday. Two other Canadian teams also will lock horns on Oct. 3 as the Vancouver Canucks play host to the Calgary Flames. The same two squads meet in Calgary’s home opener on Oct. 6. The Ottawa Senators play their first home game on Oct. 4 against the Chicago Blackhawks, while the Winnipeg Jets begin their home schedule on Oct. 9 versus the Los Angeles Kings. The Canadiens don’t play at home until Oct. 11 versus the Kings. Opening night on Oct. 3 also will feature a Stanley Cup banner raising ceremony as the champion Washington Capitals entertain the Boston Bruins. The NHL is expected to release the entire 2018-19 schedule on Thu

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Big Read: Top prospect Svechnikov is ready to be the NHL’s next Russian star

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-06-20

The favourite to go second-overall in the NHL Draft, Andrei Svechnikov’s rare blend of speed and power could make him the league’s next Russian star. The post Rob Kerr: Flames trading up for a pick? and what Calgary has to do to improve appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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NHL Rumors: Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Flames

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2018-06-20

On the Vancouver Canucks … Grady Sas: The Canucks have been getting calls on multiple defensemen including Chris Tanev and Alex Edler. Grady Sas: Seems that teams are currently sending the Canucks lowball offers for Tanev. The Canucks can hope that somehow they are able to create a bidding war for him. On the Vancouver

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Two-alarm fire guts three homes in Calgary's Woodbine neighbourhood

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2018-06-20

A two-alarm fire destroyed three homes in southwest Calgary’s Woodbine community Tuesday night. When the fire department first arrived at the 100 block of Woodbrook Way S.W. around 10 p.m., they found the three houses engulfed in flames. Firefighters evacuated resident of adjacent homes and all occupants of the burning buildings were accounted for, including a dog that was located in the backyard of one of the homes. Woodbine fire #yyc pic.twitter.com/J2YODXRUeI — JodiK9 (@Jodik9) June 20, 2018 Medics treated one person at the scene of the fires. No other injuries have been reported. Both Enm

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Flames agree to talk with committee, thawing arena stalemate

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-06-19

CALGARY — The door opened a crack on arena talks in Calgary as the city and the Flames have re-established contact. A city council committee struck in May to revive the arena issue and Calgary Sport and Entertainment have exchanged cordial, but noncommittal letters. Committee chair Coun. Jeff Davison sent a letter to CSEC inviting it "to commit to a new round of conversation to assess the topic of Calgary’s new Event Centre together." CSEC president Ken King replied "while we would never decline your formal request for a meeting, we do have some concerns based on past practice. "As a result, we would like to have a preliminary discussion to determine what may have changed in the city’s view to warrant our re-engaging." The correspondence is the first public movement on a new building to house the NHL team since last fall, when replacing the 35-year-old Saddledome became civic election fodder. CSEC broke off neg

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'We do have some concerns': Ken King responds to city overture on arena deal

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2018-06-19

The Calgary Flames ownership have offered a decidedly wary response to a recent overture by city councillors to relaunch negotiations on a potential arena deal, months after talks fell apart. “While we would never decline your formal request for a meeting, we do have some concerns based on past practice,” said Calgary Flames CEO and president Ken King in a June 4 letter. “We would like to have a preliminary discussion to determine what may have changed in the City’s view to warrant our re-engaging.” Council created a committee dedicated to relaunching arena talks. The Flames have now responded: "While we would never decline your formal request for a meeting, we do have some concerns based on past practice" #yyc

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Hey Auston Matthews, make sure John Tavares has your number

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-06-19

Hockey Central’s Nick Kypreos weighs in on players being part of the wooing process for free agents, which clubs are in the race for John Tavares, where Barry Trotz may land, and the brutal year that was for the Senators. The post Treliving, Flames face big questions ahead of NHL Draft appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Treliving, Flames face big questions ahead of NHL Draft

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2018-06-19

Despite the absence of a first-, second- or third-round pick, Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving has insisted he and his staff continue to approach this weekend’s NHL Draft the same way as always. That means plenty of meetings with agents and draft-eligible players, endless scouting confabs, and open dialogue with every GM in the loop. The big question is whether Treliving will also continue his tendency of making a trade splash at the annual pick-your-part gathering. It was this time last year he beat out half the league in a bid to acquire defenceman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders. He also landed goalie

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