CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Notable NHL Rumors From The Past Week

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-03-31

The National Hockey League schedule remains paused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill churning over off-season free-agent moves and trade candidates. Here’s a look at the past week’s notable chatter. Could the Calgary Flames consider a big move this off-season? After finishing atop the Western Conference last year, the Calgary Flames struggled to remain a playoff contender this season. When the schedule was paused, they were clinging to one of the final Western playoff spots. If the Flames missed the playoffs or failed to advance beyond the opening round, Sportsnet’s Eric Francis felt it would’ve been clear to management to shake up the roster core. “When we say core, we mean

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Ward grades Flames performance since taking over as interim head coach

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-03-31

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NHL News: Oilers and Flames Lay Off Some Employees, and Some Player Signings

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-03-31

Oilers and Flames temporarily lay off some employees Frank Seravalli: The Edmonton Oilers have temporarily reduced their staff of 139 employees and cut back salaries on the remaining people who are working from home. There is a fund that will pay the people who were laid off 75 to 90 percent of the salary. They also announced that their senior staff and business executives will give up 50 to 100 percent of their pay. Calgary Flames: Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation have temporarily laid off about 150 employees for 60 days effective April 13th. The remaining staff of about 150 will take a 10 to 25 percent pay reduction. Employees who were temporarily laid off will still have their benefits and qualify f

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NHL Logo Bracket Challenge: It’s The First 16 Logos Of The Round Of 32

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2020-03-30

It’s time to send 8 logos home as we move along in the NHL Logo Bracket Challenge. We’ve reached the Round of 32! Here’s what happened in the first round to get us to this point: Calgary Flames (W) vs Phoenix Coyotes Kachina: 53-4 Powder Blue Penguins (W) vs NJ Devils Red & Green: 4-2 Toronto Maple Leafs vs Vancouver Canucks Skate

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Future of Flames goaltending full of uncertainty

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-03-30

It wasn’t all that long ago the Calgary Flames boasted some of the most impressive goaltending prospects in the game. Just a handful of years back, their third-round pick, Jon Gillies, had used his 6-foot-6, 220-pound frame to backstop the Providence Friars to the 2015 national championship at which he was named MVP. One year later the Flames grabbed Tyler Parsons in the second round after he paced the London Knights to the 2016 Memorial Cup crown and was named the to

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Former Canucks, Flames goalie Eddie Lack announces retirement

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-03-30

Goalie Eddie Lack, who began his NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks, has announced his retirement. Lack, 32, revealed on Twitter that hip injuries are preventing him from continuing to play, but that he has no regrets about the decision. It time for me to RETIRE. The next 7 minutes are a tribute to All of you that were with me during this crazy ride and my way of saying – THANK YOU. P.S. Luongo might be in the video … (1/4)

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NHL Free Agents & Trade Candidates – Calgary Flames

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2020-03-29

The Calgary Flames have 13 players under contract next season at cost of over $64.5 million. They have a good list of free agents and they won’t be able to retain all.

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Calgary Flames: Best and Worst Drafts in Team History

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2020-03-29

Since the Atlanta Flames relocated to Calgary in 1980, the team has taken part in 30 NHL Entry Drafts. In the 1980s, they drafted numerous top-tier NHL stars – including Al MacInnis, Mike Vernon, Gary Roberts, Brett Hull, Theoren Fleury, and Joe Nieuwendyk. Some of these players played key roles in the team’s 1989 Stanley Cup win.

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Treliving points to Giordano as perfect example for new Flames signings

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-03-28

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Blues coach Craig Berube explains enforcer roots on Pardon My Take

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2020-03-28

Long before he coached the St. Louis Blues to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Championship one year ago, Craig Berube was renowned as one of hockey’s all-time great enforcers. Berube split his 17-year NHL career between the Flyers, Maple Leafs, Flames, Capitals and Islanders and accumulated 3,149 penalty minutes, which ranks seventh-most in NHL history. His path to pugilism, however, began as a teen. For someone with well over 200 fights in the NHL, you’d think he’d flat-out enjoy chucking knuckles but that’s not necessarily the case. “I don’t really know if I ever liked it that much,”

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