Tkachuk Absent to Begin Flames Training Camp

Tkachuk Absent to Begin Flames Training Camp

September 13th, 2019 CALGARY — The absence of Matthew Tkachuk and the presence of former Edmonton Oilers is creating buzz at Calgary Flames training camp. Tkachuk is among a number of restricted free agents yet to sign with their respective NHL teams. A 30-g...
Michael Stone Returns to Flames, Signs 1-Year Contract

Michael Stone Returns to Flames, Signs 1-Year Contract

September 11th, 2019 CALGARY — The Calgary Flames are bringing Michael Stone back after buying out the defenceman's contract. The Flames and Stone agreed to a one-year contract worth US$700,000, the team announced Wednesday. Calgary bought out the final seas...

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September 2nd, 2019
Montreal Canadiens

One thing hasn’t changed since ex-Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov last played in the NHL back in 2016-17. Teams are still willing to take fliers on proven commodities that can help them win. With 990 games played, all with the Habs, Markov is one such player, albeit with a 41st birthday approaching. Andrei Markov - (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports) Nevertheless, Markov seems dedicated to returning. Armed with an agent, the lack of which helped to stymie a new deal with the Canadiens last time, Markov is reportedly attracting suitors as we speak. While it would be nice to see Markov reunite with the Canadiens and reach 1,000 games played with one organization, it may not be in the cards. Admittedly, the Habs could use some help on Markov's left side, with the Canadiens' projected to consist of Brett Kulak, Victor Mete and Ben Chiarot. However, there still may not be room for him to consistently get ice time. Mete’s development arguably depends on regular...
August 31st, 2019
Calgary Flames

Travis Hamonic deliberately inflicts and begrudgingly absorbs unceasing physical pain. Perhaps that's why he's known around the NHL as 'Hammer'. Somehow, all the hurt that takes place while plying his trade has led the rugged Calgary Flames defenseman to a way of lessening the pain - for himself and others - by sharing his emotional scars, providing lifelong memories, and assisting those less fortunate. Hamonic is an empathetic and effective man of action, on and off the ice. Former Islander Traded West to Alberta Now entering his 10th NHL season and third with the Flames, Hamonic was just a 10-year-old boy in his hometown of St. Malo, Manitoba, when the autumn harvest was in full force and his father Gerald, aged 44, died of a heart attack. Hamonic, his mother Lisa and three older siblings - brother Jesse and sisters Melissa and Carly – had to go it alone that September in 2000 to get the remaining crops off the land. Lisa eventually sold the family farm and they moved north...
August 31st, 2019
Calgary Flames

For a city that has had its fair share of high profile right wingers over the years, the 2019-20 version of the Calgary Flames sure is not leaning that way at the moment. For Flames fans pining for the next Jarome Iginla, Lanny McDonald, or Theo Fleury to step up and patrol the right side – sorry, the pickings are mighty slim right now.  The Flames' top line last season had Elias Lindholm, a converted center, playing right wing with Johnny Gaudreau and center Sean Monahan. Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm (John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports) Since it's unlikely that coach Bill Peters will break up that highly productive trio, the options after that get a little questionable on the right side. Veteran Michael Frolik is currently holding down the second line spot for now. But at $4.3 million and a year left on his contract, Frolik has long been rumored to be on the trading block to help ease the Flames' cap crunch so they can sign star forward Matthew...
August 28th, 2019
Toronto Maple Leafs

In today's NHL rumor rundown there is news regarding Jesse Puljujarvi heading out of Edmonton and back to Finland, and just what GM Ken Holland is looking for in a trade. The Philadelphia Flyers decided not to add a KHL winger, and Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic knows he could be traded but is trying not to think about it and one knowledgeable former GM says he would bet a sizeable amount of money that Auston Matthews leaves Toronto at the end of his current deal. Holland Could Still Move Puljujarvi Despite signing a one-year contract in Finland, Jesse Puljujarvi's new deal does have an out-clause if he's able to join an NHL team before December 1. TSN's Ryan Rishaug notes in a series of tweets that might still be possible. Edmonton Oilers forward Jesse Puljujarvi (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports) In one of his tweets, Rishaug wrote that it sounds like there is some interest out there for the player and that GM Ken Holland did speak with a number of teams...

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Theo Fleury - It's the Size of the Heart That Matters!

  Theo Fleury, born in Saskatchewan, Canada, was one of three sons.  His father, Wally, also played hockey but an injury prevented him from reaching the professional ranks.  As with most young children in Canada, Fleury grew up skating and playing hockey at every opportunity, often... July 15th, 2019