Calgary Flames Wiretap

Coyotes Trade Mike Smith To Flames For Package Of Players, Draft Pick

Jun 17, 2017 7:44 PM

Mike Smith had been a cornerstone of Arizona's franchise during six seasons in the desert, leading the Coyotes to the 2012 Western Conference finals and earning his first trip to the NHL All-Star Game last season.

The Coyotes traded their top goalie to the Flames on Saturday for the rights to unrestricted free agent goalie Chad Johnson, defensive prospect Brandon Hickey and a conditional 2018 third-round pick that could become a second-rounder if the Flames make the playoffs.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Flames Sign GM Brad Treliving To New Deal

May 2, 2017 1:30 AM

The Flames have signed general manager Brad Treliving to a multiyear contract extension.

"We are striving to create a level of continuity and stability, as all successful teams do," Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke said in a statement. "Today's announcement is another step forward for our organization on that path. Under Brad's leadership, we have seen progress over the past three seasons and look forward to building on that growth in the coming years."

The Flames have gone 125-108-18 over three seasons since Treliving's hiring, including playoff appearances in 2014-15 and this past season.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Signing

Flames Acquire Michael Stone From Coyotes For Two Draft Picks

Feb 21, 2017 2:12 AM

The Flames have acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Coyotes in exchange for a third-round draft pick and a conditional fifth-round pick.

The Coyotes retain half of Stone's salary and cap hit, sources told ESPN. Stone is a pending unrestricted free agent on July 1, and if he re-signs with Calgary, the Coyotes get the fifth-round pick in 2018. The third-round pick is in the 2017 draft.

Stone, 26, has one goal and nine assists in 45 games this season.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Flames Re-Sign Johnny Gaudreau To Six-Year Deal

Oct 11, 2016 11:46 AM

The Flames will enter the 2016-17 NHL season with some peace of mind, having locked up forward Johnny Gaudreau with a new six-year contract.

Gaudreau, 23, will get $40.5 million and average an annual salary-cap hit of $6.75 million, a source told ESPN.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Stars Sign Jiri Hudler To One-Year, $2M Deal

Aug 24, 2016 4:12 PM

The Dallas Stars have signed free-agent forward Jiri Hudler to a one-year deal that will pay him $2 million for the upcoming season.

Hudler, 32, had 16 goals last season with Calgary and Florida but is just two seasons removed from a 31-goal, 76-point campaign with Calgary.

Tags: Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Flames Sign Sean Monahan To Seven-Year Extension

Aug 20, 2016 1:12 AM

Flames forward Sean Monahan signed a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $44.6 million Friday.

The move leaves Johnny Gaudreau as the last remaining move in a busy Flames offseason. The 23-year-old is still without a new contract for next season.

"Today's about Sean," Brad Treliving, the club's general manager, said at a news conference in Calgary. "This is his day."

Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Flames Name Glen Gulutzan Head Coach

Jun 17, 2016 5:36 PM

The Calgary Flames named Glen Gulutzan as their new coach on Friday.

Gulutzan, 44, comes over from rival Vancouver, where he was an assistant coach with the Canucks.

The move announced Friday is a homecoming of sorts for Gulutzan, who was coach and general manager of Calgary's ECHL affiliate in Las Vegas from 2003 to 2009.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Misc Rumor, Signing

Flames Fire Coach Bob Hartley

May 3, 2016 3:38 PM

Bob Hartley, who failed to make the playoffs in three of his four seasons in Calgary, was fired by the Flames on Tuesday, the team announced.

Hartley, who was named the NHL's coach of the year after guiding Calgary to the Western Conference semifinals last season, did not qualify for the playoffs this year as the Flames went 35-40-7 and finished fifth in the Pacific Division.

Sources told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun that Flames management did a thorough review after the season and decided it was best not to retain Hartley, who had one more season remaining on his contract.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor

NHL Names Crosby, Quick, Monahan 'Three Stars'

Mar 21, 2016 2:34 PM

Penguins star center Sidney Crosby, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quickand Calgary Flames center Sean Monahanhave been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 20.


Crosby shared the League lead with 2-5—7 in four outings to help the Penguins (40-24-8, 88 points) extend their winning streak to six games and move into second place in the Metropolitan Division. He opened the week with one assist in a 2-1 shootout victory against the Islanders March 15. Crosby then registered multiple points in each of his next three games: 2-0—2, including the winning goal, in a 4-2 triumph over the Hurricanes March 17.


Quick went 3-0-0 with a 1.32 goals-against average, .953 save percentage and one shutout to help the Pacific Division-leading Kings (44-22-5, 93 points) post four victories and clinch their sixth playoff berth in the past seven seasons. He began the week by stopping all 32 shots he faced in a 5-0 triumph over the Blackhawks March 14.


Monahan paced the NHL with five goals and tied for the League lead with seven points in four games to lift the Flames (31-35-6, 68 points) to a 3-0-1 record. He notched 2-1—3, including the winning goal, in a 7-4 victory over the Blues March 14.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Dennis Wideman's Suspension Reduced To 10-Games By Arbitrator

Mar 12, 2016 3:10 AM

In the first case of its kind in the NHL, Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman had his suspension cut from 20 games to just 10 by an independent arbitrator on Friday.


Wideman has already sat out 19 games after Commissioner Gary Bettman upheld the 20-game ban on Feb. 17, and he will get back $282,258 of the $564,516 he was going to forfeit as a result of the suspension. He has been reinstated, effective immediately.

Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Suspension

Panthers Add Hudler, Purcell In Separate Trades
The Panthers sent draft picks to the Flames and Oilers in separate trades on Saturday.

Wideman's Appeal Of Suspension To Be Heard Thursday
Dennis Wideman was given a 20-game suspension for flattening linesman Don Henderson.

NHL Suspends Wideman For Cross-Checking Linesman
Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman will attend a hearing with the NHL next Tuesday.

Alex Ovechkin Records 900th NHL Point
Alex Ovechkin scored his fourth goal of the season on Tuesday night.

Flames Sign Mark Giordano To Six-Year Deal
Flames captain Mark Giordano scored 11 goals in 61 games last season before sustaining a season-ending injury.

Calgary Flames Unveil Plan For New Arena
The proposed new arena in Calgary would seat 19,000-20,000 for hockey.

Martin St. Louis Retires After 16 NHL Seasons
Martin St. Louis finished with 391 goals in 1,134 regular season games in the NHL.

Rangers Agree To Terms With Raphael Diaz
Raphael Diaz scored two goals and had two assists for the Flames last season.

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Flames Sign Mikael Backlund To Extension
Mikael Backlund scored 10 goals in 52 games last season for the Flames.

Ducks Defeat Flames, Advance To West Finals
The Ducks will now face-off with the Blackhawks in the Western Conference finals.

Flames Score In OT To Defeat Ducks
The Flames defeated the Ducks by the score of 4-3 in overtime on Tuesday night.

Ducks Shutout Flames 3-0, Remain Unbeaten In Playoffs
Frederik Andersen made 30 saves in the Ducks 3-0 win over the Flames on Sunday.

Ducks Rout Flames In Game 1 Of Western Semifinals
Corey Perry scored two goals in the Ducks 6-1 win over the Flames on Thursday night.

Flames Beat Canucks, Advance To West Semifinals
The Flames exploded for seven goals on Saturday night to eliminate the Canucks.

Flames Earn Win Over Canucks To Lead Series 3-1
Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller made 28 saves for the win on Tuesday night.

Flames Clinch Playoff Berth, Eliminate Kings
The Flames defeated the Kings by the score of 3-1 on Thursday night.

NHL Names Hudler, Varlamov, Talbot 'Three Stars'
Flames center Jiri Hudler led the NHL with eight points and shared the League lead with four goals.

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Mark Giordano Out With Torn Biceps
The injury to Mark Giordano is a crushing blow to the Flames' playoff chances.

Caps Trade Draft Picks To Flames For Curtis Glencross
The Flames receive second and third-round draft picks in 2015 from the Capitals.

AHL Creates 'Pacific Division' For 2015-16
The AHL will be launching a new era for professional hockey in California next season.

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