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May 10, 2019

Flames sign KHL all-star Yelesin

Alexander Yelesin racked up 188 hits this past season, the second-highest total in the Kontinental Hockey League. The Calgary Flames are now hoping the 23-year-old defenceman from Russia will eventually be a hit at the Saddledome. The Flames confirmed Friday that they’ve signed Yelesin to a two year, entry-level pact, an addition that bench boss […]
May 7, 2019

Flames sign undrafted Swedish defenceman

The Calgary Flames’ latest addition won’t be in the lineup — or even on the continent — next season. But the talent-hounds at the Saddledome believe that defenceman Carl-Johan Lerby, signed Tuesday to a two-year entry-level contract, has long-term big-league potential. In announcing the signing of the undrafted free agent, the Flames also rolled out […]
Apr 29, 2019

You Be The Boss results: Flames’ season wasn’t a total failure

The fact that the Calgary Flames had one of the best regular seasons in recent memory was a step in the right direction. At least, that’s what most think. In our annual You Be The Boss survey, we posed questions to readers to determine what you’d do if you were general manager Brad Treliving. Nearly […]
Apr 26, 2019

Flames representing their countries at 2019 IIHF World Championships

A handful of Calgary Flames are itching to continue playing. Forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Derek Ryan and defenceman Noah Hanifin are set to compete for the U.S. team at the 2019 IIHF world championship from May 10 to 26 in Kosice and Bratislava, Slovakia. It won’t be their first time, either. Gaudreau and Ryan both […]
Apr 26, 2019

Postmedia Round Table: Five questions for the Flames this off-season

As the Calgary Flames begin the process of dissecting the post-season-that-was-supposed-to-be, we thought we would give our own takes on what happened. After such a dominating regular season featuring a first-placed finish in the Western Conference along with career seasons for many players, the answers aren’t exactly crystal clear. Danny Austin, Wes Gilbertson and Kristen […]
Apr 25, 2019

A timeline of the Flames 2018-19 NHL season

A lot can happen in 365 days. Just take a look back at the last calendar year for the Calgary Flames who went from out of the playoff picture — like, way out of the playoff picture — to … well, back out of the playoff picture after a five-game ousting in the first round […]
Apr 25, 2019

Maybe feeling of disappointment is a sign of how far Flames have come

If there’s one thing the first round of the NHL playoffs taught us, it’s that winning a Stanley Cup is an inexact science. Admittedly, that’s probably not going to provide much comfort to the Calgary Flames and their fans. The fact that every other team that finished first in its division also got bounced from […]
Apr 24, 2019

Flames captain Giordano up for Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award

The nominations continue to pile on for Mark Giordano. The Calgary Flames captain, who is up for this year’s Norris Trophy as the National Hockey League’s top defenceman, was announced Wednesday as a nominee for the 2019 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. The trophy is presented “to the player who exemplifies great leadership qualities to […]
Apr 24, 2019

Lots to like about Flames young defence corps heading into next season

The most intriguing question asked at Monday’s Calgary Flames final media availability was if the core group assembled could contend for a Stanley Cup. When defining that foundational collection of players — players you build around — you look in the direction of the team’s top line. Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm. You […]
Apr 24, 2019

Gilbertson: Rittich should be Flames’ starting goalie next season

It seems counterproductive for a first-round flop to leave their leading playoff performer out of their future plans. In the case of the Calgary Flames, it’s the right move. Come fall, David Rittich should be the starting netminder at the Saddledome. Make no mistake, Mike Smith was nothing short of splendid during the Flames’ otherwise-ugly […]
Apr 23, 2019

Flames listening to first-year head coach Peters, bought in ‘from Day 1’

The conversation could have been innocuous, a ‘How are ya, get ready to play, tonight’s a big one,’-kind of pre-game pump-up that occurs between a coach and a player at morning skate. It could have been all positive. But, given James Neal’s struggles and the way head coach Bill Peters ran his bench with the […]
Apr 23, 2019

Signing Matthew Tkachuk a priority for Flames

Johnny Gaudreau isn’t going to offer Matthew Tkachuk any advice unless his teammate asks for it. That’s just how you do things in the NHL when a guy is hitting free agency like Tkachuk is about to do this summer. But if Gaudreau is asked for advice, he’s got one piece. “I don’t know what […]
Apr 23, 2019

Gilbertson: Flames’ Neal vows to be honest with himself, then be better

James Neal mentioned it more than once after his exit meetings at the Saddledome … “Being honest with yourself.” That’s an important next step for the Calgary Flames’ oft-criticized right-winger, already labelled a free-agent bust with four winters remaining on a contract that comes with a chunky cap-hit of US$5.75 million per season. The Real […]
Apr 22, 2019

Giordano’s Norris Trophy-calibre season lauded by Flames teammates

Their votes would be, understandably, one-sided. “I’m a little biased,” said TJ Brodie. And the thought of any of the two other deserving National Hockey League defenceman winning the Norris Trophy would make the world seem out of orbit. “I don’t know who’s voting but…” started Rasmus Andersson. “If Gio doesn’t win this prize,” Mikael […]
Apr 22, 2019

Flames head coach would do final week of regular season differently

Bill Peters can’t help but look back at the final couple games of the regular season and wonder if the Calgary Flames could have done something different. With first place in the Western Conference locked up on March 31, the Flames used their final week to let rest players and get everyone as healthy as […]