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Sportsnet.ca 2 hours ago
Can Lucic bring the toughness that Flames need next season?

Can Lucic bring the toughness that Flames need next season?

NHL insider Eric Francis discusses the Milan Lucic, James Neal trade and breaks down what impact Lucic can have on the Flames from a physicality standpoint. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Matchsticks and Gasoline 3 hours ago
Flames Top 25 Under 25: #20 - Artyom Zagidulin

Flames Top 25 Under 25: #20 - Artyom Zagidulin

Photo by Donat Sorokin\TASS via The Russian resurgence continues for the Flames #20 - Artyom Zagidulin Position: Goaltender Age: 23 Team: Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL) Signed on April 9, 2019 Last Year Ranking: N/A Brad Treliving and Flames management dove back into the European goaltending pool this offseason as they aimed to add some depth at the position. They came back with 23 year old Russia netminder Artyom Zagidulin. Zagidulin dressed for 25 games last year for Magnitogrosk of the KHL, putting up an impressive 1.96 GAA and .924 SV% for the team. The Flames most notable...
The Hockey Writers 3 hours ago

Flames Must Avoid Off-Season Over-Correction

In the summer of 2018, the Calgary Flames had a problem. Coming off a disappointing regular season result, management took their time to examine the team’s issues and enacted several big changes. Heading into the summer of 2019, the Flames are coming off a bitterly disappointing playoff exit. But given the progress the team made […] The post Flames Must Avoid Off-Season Over-Correction appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Calgary Sun Jul 20, 2019

Flames associate coach excited about reuniting with Lucic

Take it from Calgary Flames associate coach Geoff Ward, who has experienced both. “I’ll tell you one thing about Milan (Lucic) … ” Ward stressed. “You would rather have him on your side than be up against him.” Ward and Lucic are once again on the same side after Friday’s rare trade between the Flames […]
The Hockey Writers Jul 20, 2019

NHL Rumors: Gillis, Flames, Rangers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that former Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis would like to return to the NHL, the Calgary Flames may have been looking elsewhere before going with Milan Lucic and the New York Rangers now have no choice but to start shedding salary after signing Jacob Trouba. Finally, will […] The post NHL Rumors: Gillis, Flames, Rangers, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Calgary Sun Jul 19, 2019

Milan Lucic excited about move to Calgary

All across the province, from Claresholm to Camrose, from Strathmore to Stony Plain and even along the blurred border around Red Deer, fans on either side of the NHL’s Battle of Alberta could finally agree on something Friday. Turns out, Calgary Flames trade acquisition Milan Lucic — yes, that Milan Lucic — was singing the […]
Flames acquire Milan Lucic

Flames acquire Milan Lucic

The Flames shed half a million in cap space in the deal The Calgary Flames made their first trade of the 2019 offseason, acquiring left wing Milan Lucic from the Edmonton Oilers, in exchange for James Neal. Lucic has 4 years remaining of his 7-year, 42 million dollar deal signed with the Oilers on July 1st 2016. The Oilers will retain 750K per year, leaving the annual cap hit at 5.25 million, 500K less than the 5.75 Neal will earn for the next 4 seasons. The Flames also receive a conditional 3rd round pick. Lucic, 31, had 6 goals and 20 points, as well as 91 PIM in 79 games with the...
Calgary Sun Jul 19, 2019

Battle of Alberta takes another twist as Flames trade James Neal to Oilers for Milan Lucic

The plot thickens with the latest player swap in the Battle of Alberta. Reports suggest that the Calgary Flames have traded James Neal to the Edmonton Oilers for Milan Lucic. The move is preceded this off-season by each team landing the other’s goalies who both became free agents on July 1. Mike Smith inked a […]
CBC News Jul 19, 2019
Flames, Oilers swap struggling veterans as Neal goes north for Lucic: reports

Flames, Oilers swap struggling veterans as Neal goes north for Lucic: reports

The Edmonton Oilers have dealt Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames for fellow veteran forward James Neal.
The Hockey Writers Jul 19, 2019

Oilers Trade Lucic to Flames for Neal: Report

The Edmonton Oilers have traded veteran forward Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames in exchange for fellow veteran forward James Neal, according to Gene Principe. Additionally, Elliotte Friedman would add that the deal will require the Oilers to retain some of Lucic’s salary as well as a conditional draft pick. Heading into the 2019-20 season, […] The post Oilers Trade Lucic to Flames for Neal: Report appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Jul 19, 2019
Calgary Flames Expected to Move From Saddledome

Calgary Flames Expected to Move From Saddledome

The City of Calgary and the Calgary Flames have a tentative deal in place to build a new arena for the Flames. The Flames were in talks with the city about getting a new arena in 2017 but those talks ended up falling through. According to the CBC, if the deal is agreed upon it will be at least four months until it's finalized. Construction on the new arena would be set for sometime in 2021. When the arena is finished the Flames will move out of the Saddledome. Calgary Flames to Get New Arena The New Arena On Monday afternoon the City council members will discuss the proposed agreement on the...
Fan Poll Friday: Who is the Best Current Flame?

Fan Poll Friday: Who is the Best Current Flame?

Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via We asked on Twitter earlier in the week, and it took off Earlier in the week, we asked the following simple question: Simple Question Time: Who is the best player on the Calgary Flames? Use whatever reasoning you want to make your case.— Matchsticks & Gasoline (@MatchsticksCGY) July 16, 2019 We got a lot of responses and great arguments from our twitter followers. There were many people who thought it was an easy decision for one player or another. Based on the response to this twitter question, we figured it would be good to turn it...
Sportsnet.ca Jul 19, 2019
Calgary Flames reach tentative deal with city for new arena

Calgary Flames reach tentative deal with city for new arena

The Calgary Flames have reached a tentative deal with the city for a new arena, Sportsnet has confirmed. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Report: Flames, City of Calgary reach Tentative New Arena Deal

Report: Flames, City of Calgary reach Tentative New Arena Deal

Photo by George Rose/ The saga may finally be reaching its conclusion According to reports, the City of Calgary and the Flames have reached a tentative agreement for a new arena in the Victoria Park area of Calgary. Council will be discussing the final terms of the deal on Monday afternoon behind closed doors. This should end a long-running standoff between the city and Flames organization that climaxed with the breakdown of talks back in 2017 and subtle relocation threats from the team. If these plans are approved by council, the Calgary Flames and city will have a brand new state of...
CBC News Jul 19, 2019
City of Calgary, Flames close to deal on new arena

City of Calgary, Flames close to deal on new arena

A negotiating team for the city is close to reaching a deal with the Calgary Flames on building a new arena to replaces the NHL team’s aging home rink, a council member says.

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