CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Is Geoff Ward the Right Option For the Flames?

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-09-23

The Calgary Flames announced on Monday that Geoff Ward would be losing his interim label, and the team would be replacing his title with something a little more fitting – “head coach of the Calgary Flames.”

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Flames Need to Trade for Matt Murray

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-09-23

All season long Calgary Flames fans seemed unsure of whether or not they had a true number one goalie on their team. While David Rittich started the year hot and played in the All-Star Game, he cooled off considerably afterward and ended up backing up Cam Talbot in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Talbot was the opposite, starting off poorly and then playing very solid in the second half as well as the playoffs. Related: Pittsburgh Penguins’ Trade Options for Matt Murray While they both had their stretches of solid play, both lacked consistency, which a team relies on from their number one goaltender. Talbot for the second half of the season was able to provide that, especially in the playoffs, but he was in a backup role for a long por

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Flames Need to Trade for Matt Murray

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-09-21

All season long Calgary Flames fans seemed unsure of whether or not they had a true number one goalie on their team. While David Rittich started the year hot and played in the All-Star Game, he cooled off considerably afterward and ended up backing up Cam Talbot in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Talbot was […] The post Flames Need to Trade for Matt Murray appeared first on The Hockey Writers.   

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Stars underdogs against Lightning to open Stanley Cup Final

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-09-19

The Dallas Stars will look for a fourth straight win when they take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final as +135 underdogs on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Dallas has enjoyed somewhat of a Cinderella run in this year’s NHL playoffs, and will make its first Stanley Cup Final appearance in 20 years when the team hits the ice for Saturday night’s matchup at Rogers Place in Edmonton. The Stars needed six games to get past the Calgary Flames in the first round before stu

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Stars savouring rare opportunity to live out long-awaited dream

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-09-19

EDMONTON — Ryan Bowness was a 33-year-old scout for Pittsburgh back in 2017 when the Penguins won the Stanley Cup, bestowing upon the Bowness family their first Stanley Cup ring. He had his day with the Cup that summer, and brought it to the Halifax home of his parents. There, father Rick — a hockey lifer who had pursued that very chalice for far longer than Ryan had been alive — hosted a party in his son’s honour. “I couldn’t have been more proud of him than when he brought that Stanley Cup home for the old man,” said Rick, the Dallas Stars head coach who gathered round ol’ Stanley for the requisite pictures. “Of course, I didn’t touch it.” After all these years in the game, Rick Bowness — drafted in 1975 by both the defunct Atlanta Flames and the India

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Tampa Bay is the favourite on paper, but can Dallas pull off an upset?

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-09-18

In theory, the Tampa Bay Lightning are head and shoulders above the Dallas Stars. In theory. Some other theories that I, and many other analysts, have had: • The Colorado Avalanche are head and shoulders above the Dallas Stars. • The Vegas Golden Knights are head and shoulders above the Dallas Stars. And let’s be real, a number of people thought the Flames would get the better of the Stars, too. I wasn’t among them there, but I’m guilty of the first two. So, I’ll try to keep that in mind when going through just how lopsided this series looks, because it seems most of us are missing something about that group there under Ric

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NHL Rumors: Wild, Sabres, Canucks, Leafs, Panthers, Coyotes, Flames, Avs, Canadiens and Penguins

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-09-18

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The Minnesota Wild are still looking for a No. 1 or No. 2 center. With regards to Matt Dumba, the Winnipeg Jets have a big need for a right-handed defenseman, but they don’t have a center to offer. The same goes for the Vancouver Canucks. The Calgary Flames could offer a center. When Paul Fenton was the GM of the Wild, he went hard after

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NHL Rumors: Wild, Sabres, Canucks, Leafs, Panthers, Coyotes, Flames, Avs, Canadiens and Penguins

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-09-18

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The Minnesota Wild are still looking for a No. 1 or No. 2 center. With regards to Matt Dumba, the Winnipeg Jets have a big need for a right-handed defenseman, but they don’t have a center to offer. The same goes for the Vancouver Canucks. The Calgary Flames could offer a center. When Paul Fenton was the GM of the Wild, he went hard after

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Is Geoff Ward the Right Option For the Flames?

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-09-18

The Calgary Flames announced on Monday that Geoff Ward would be losing his interim label, and the team would be replacing his title with something a little more fitting – “head coach of the Calgary Flames.” Now of course, for Ward and the Flames, the new label probably isn’t going to feel a whole lot […] The post Is Geoff Ward the Right Option For the Flames? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.  

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Peter Laviolette and moves being made around the NHL

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-09-17

The tradition continues with Word Association before Jeff and Elliotte dive into the latest news (there’s a lot) and speak with new Capitals coach Peter Laviolette. In coaching news, Rick Bowness is getting all the love thanks to getting a shot at the Cup with the Stars, the Flames removed the interim tag from Geoff Ward and Jim Montgomery joins the Blues. In front offices, Bill Zito is making all kinds of changes in Florida, Bill Guerin is keeping busy in Minnesota, Arizona names Bill Armstrong GM and Vegas is going all-in on its blue line. Our interview with Rick Bowness from early 2020 is available HERE Laviolette, the 19th head coach in Washington’s history discusses why he wanted the job, his philosophy around coaching Alex Ovechkin, building relationships with the entire roster and his time in Nashville. Music Outro: Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins – Baby Fell Hard Check out Ron’s latest album “246” HERE or where ever you g

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