FLAMES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bob Hartley Fired as Calgary Flames Head Coach

Flames Part Ways with Coach The Calgary Flames fired head coach Bob Hartley on Tuesday morning, as well as associate coach Jacques Cloutier. The move isn’t a total surprise as, according to Eric Francis, Flames GM Brad Treliving didn’t leave with Team Canada for the IIHF world championships this week, opting to remain behind for an “emergency meeting” on Monday.Why the...
Via Sports-Glory
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calgary fires Bob Hartley, a season after coach of the year

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames fired Bob Hartley on Tuesday, a season after he was voted the NHL's coach of the year. Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference. Last season, he led the Flames to a 45-30-7 record and...
Via Associated Press
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flames HC Bob Hartley fired one year after winning Jack Adams Award

A year can truly make a big difference and former Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley found that out the hard way. After a disappointing 35-40 record and missing the playoffs for the third time in four years, Hartley has been fired by the Flames. Hartley had an impressive year with the team last season, going 45-30 and advancing to the conference semfinals, their first playoff...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flames fire Bob Hartley a season after he was named coach of the year

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley, who was the named the NHL's coach of the year last season.Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference.Hartley won a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001....
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calgary axes Bob Hartley, opening a door for Bruce Boudreau

The Calgary Flames announced that coach Bob Hartley has been let go, paving the way for what seems like an obvious fit: recently canned Anaheim bench boss Bruce Boudreau. The timing of the move seems too perfect. After all, Calgary’s disastrous campaign ended a month ago and Hartley easily could have been dismissed in the days after. But GM Brad Treliving is a smart guy and there...
Via The Hockey News
19 hours ago

Flames Fire Head Coach Bob Hartley

The Calgary Flames announced today that they’ve fired head coach Bob Hartley. The #Flames have announced that they have relieved Bob Hartley of his coaching duties ~ https://t.co/2Y5XkFvRt4 pic.twitter.com/FN5N9LwJzZ — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) May 3, 2016 The Flames, after a surprise run during the 2014-15 campaign that saw them make the postseason and advance to the...
Via The Hockey Writers
20 hours ago

Calgary Flames fire coach Bob Hartley

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley, who was the named the NHL's coach of the year last season. Calgary took a big step backward this year after reaching the playoffs last season. The Flames finished 35-40-7, with only Vancouver and Edmonton posting fewer wins in the rugged Western Conference. Hartley won a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in...
Via Associated Press
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Flames sign Czech league star Daniel Pribyl

The Calgary Flames have signed Sparta Praha scoring star Daniel Pribyl, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca. McKenzie reports there were many suitors for Pribyl, including the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators. Pribyl, who was originally drafted in the sixth round in the 2011 draft, blew out his ACL in the Czech league playoffs, but that didn’t deter the Flames from...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Much Are Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan Worth?

Summer’s instalment of free agency is going to be key for many teams, especially the Calgary Flames. Not only will Calgary be looking to bolster their roster with new signings, but they’ll also need to negotiate contracts with arguably their two most important forwards, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Gaudreau and Monahan will both enter restricted free agency, and with it...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Jonas Hiller bolts for Switzerland after awful season

Former Calgary Flames goalie Jonas Hiller is leaving the NHL for Switzerland, after signing a three-year deal with ECH Biel Bie of the National League A, reports Sportsnet.  The 34-year-old is no stranger to Switzerland, as the Swiss native played six seasons in the Swiss league before joining the Anaheim Ducks in 2007-2008. Hiller put together a solid NHL career with the Ducks...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: The Goalie Quandary 2

After one final game in Minnesota, the Calgary Flames will close the book on what has been a disappointing season. They have been in the middle of a rebuilding period, but it seemed like an early and stunning success after they made it to the Western Conference semifinals last season. Unfortunately, the young squad could not repeat such magic for a second consecutive season, and...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Johnny Hockey hits 30 goals

In a season where things have not gone as planned, it seemed like the Calgary Flames could do no wrong in their final visit to the soon-to-be-abandoned Rexall Place. Two players scored two goals for Calgary. Mikael Backlund’s two goals moved him within one goal of matching his career high in goals in a season (He had 18 in 2013-2014). The other one, of course, was Johnny Gaudreau...
Via isportsweb.com
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames on the verge of another standout rookie season

The Calgary Flames’ 2015-16 season has been an abysmal one from the start. Losing eight of their first 10 games did little to inspire the Flames faithful from the get-go, and the club has failed to hit its stride since then, putting together a subpar season that saw them spend far longer than expected as the worst-ranked club in the league. However, amid Calgary’s disappointing...
Via The Sports Journal
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames freeze season ticket prices due to poor economy

There are a few guarantees in life and one of those is that ticket prices to attend sporting events will inevitably rise every season. It’s a fact you come to accept if you purchase season tickets or if you regularly attend games. Regardless of record, you’re going to pay more to go to a game next season. That is, unless you’re a season ticket holder for the Calgary Flames...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Bra elderly Flyers fan threw on ice now on display at arena (pic)

An elderly Philadelphia Flyers fan flew onto the scene this week and became a certifiable Internet sensation after she threw a leopard-print brassiere on the ice at Wells Fargo Center after Brayden Schenn notched a hat trick in Monday’s 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames. The elderly wild child, Anne Duggan, parlayed being captured during the game’s broadcast tossing her bra...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Elderly Flyers fan throws bra on ice after Brayden Schenn hat trick (vid)

An elderly Philadelphia Flyers fan let her freak flag fly during Monday’s 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames when she threw a bra onto the ice after Brayden Schenn notched his hat trick late in the second period. Did you see this? You won't believe what this woman threw on the ice after @Bschenn_10 had a hat trick on Monday. pic.twitter.com/Ll8THdLVm2 — Breakfast On Broad...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension upheld by the NHL

In a somewhat surprising move, the National Hockey League has announced it’s upholding Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman’s 20-game suspension for checking a linesman. With the suspension, Wideman will forfeit more $564,516.20 in salary. NHL upholds the Dennis Wideman suspensionpic.twitter.com/zo0Cuu482x — Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) February 17, 2016 Below video...
Via The Comeback
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames: Ramo goes on the IR

Calgary Flames’ goalie Karri Ramo is having one interesting season. He started the season on the wrong note, and eventually in the AHL. Then he came back to fill in for an injured Jonas Hiller and suddenly looked like one of the better goalies in the league. Now, his season is on hold after being placed on the Injured Reserve on February 11. He sustained a lower-body injury after...
Via isportsweb.com
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Dennis Wideman speaks out on 20-game suspension

Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman spoke out publicly Thursday for the first time for since being suspended 20 games by the NHL for hitting linesman Don Henderson in the back."Firstly, I want to apologize to Don Henderson," Wideman said. "I feel awful about what happened. Hopefully he's recovering and is going to be back on the ice soon. I feel bad about the whole situation...
Via Yardbarker
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Deryk Engelland accidentally hits referee in face with puck (Video)

Calgary Flames defenseman Deryk Engelland accidentally hit NHL referee Mike Leggo in the face with the puck during Wednesday night's game against Carolina.It happened during the final minutes of the first period as Engelland was attempting to clear the puck along the boards from the defensive end. Leggo left the game and did not return.This comes just days after Flames defenseman...
Via Holdout Sports
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Dennis Wideman Suspended Indefinitely for Hit on Referee

The NHL has suspended Calgary Flames player Dennis Wideman indefinitely after he collided with a linesman Wednesday night in a game against the Nashville Predators. Dennis Wideman was bodychecked hard in the corner and appears visibly woozy in video. After receiving the hit, and no call, Wideman skates to his bench and on the way crosschecks official Don Henderson to the ice. After...
Via The Sports Journal
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dennis Wideman checks linesman on way to bench

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman took out linesman Don Henderson on the way to the bench on Wednesday night against the Nashville Predators. Here’s video of the incident: Dennis Wideman looked like he straight-up checked the linesman. pic.twitter.com/iau1Jd7Vaf — Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) January 28, 2016 This does not look like an accidental collision; Wideman...
Via The Comeback
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Flames president Brian Burke wants bigger NHL ice surfaces

Calgary Flames president Brian Burke wants the NHL to adopt a bigger ice surface. In an interview with Bob McKenzie of TSN.ca, the 59-year-old said he’s not interested in making the ice international sized (200 x 100 feet) but he’s proposing the best method is to go 200 x 90 feet. “I’ve felt this way for a long time,” the 59-year-old Burke told TSN.ca week. “When...
Via The Comeback
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

The Pacific is the NHL's most confusing, chaotic division

A few weeks into the season, the Pacific Division is in chaos. In SQ's Western Conference preview, every writer predicted the Anaheim Ducks to finish first and the Arizona Coyotes to finish last. So far, the Coyotes are right near the top of the division and the Ducks are the worst team in the NHL. Meanwhile, the Calgary Flames — a preseason favorite to make the playoffs — look...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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