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Who's not coming to training camp? August is almost over and before you know it, training camp will be here. Prospect camp opens just after Labour Day and it's time to start thinking about what camp might look like. Specifically, there are several players that you shouldn't expect to see when camp kicks off on Sept.
Calgary Flames: Johnny Gaudreau's brother signs with AHL team The Calgary Flames have signed Johnny Gaudreau's brother Matthew Gaudreau to a contract with their AHL team. How does this affect the Flames? We all know C…
A handful of Flames have paced the club since 2010 Friends, it's almost 2020. That means that we're nearing the end of the latest decade. It's been a decade of change for the Calgary Flames, as they slid into a rebuild and came out on the other side with an interesting young core.
Quick Hits: Subban, Wild-Panthers Trade, Canucks, Tanev and Kuznetsov Quicks hits: Andrew MacDonald gets a PTO from the Flames. Chris Tanev healthy. Evgeni Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the World Championships.
Calgary Flames Searching for Vision in 2019-20 The Calgary Flames lack a team vision. Not to be confused with a long-term goal - that's rather obvious and league-wide. No, the Flames lack a vision in terms of how they play. How they need to play to achieve success past the regular season.
Calgary Italian Open With Mark Giordano Tees Off Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano will tee off at the Calgary Italian Open on Monday, August 26th, in support of his community program, Team Gio.
Flames / Sportchek Development Camp For Kids Kicks Off The 8th annual Calgary Flames and Sport Chek Development Camp is set to take place this Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th at the SAIT Campus.
Know Your Arena Designers: HKS Our next potential designer is one of the older architecture firms of its kind in the United States. HKS has extensive experience with football and baseball stadiums. Would they be able to swing an arena? Named after its founder Harland K. Smith, HKS was founded in 1939 in Dallas and has been involved in architectural design for decades.
FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2019: #6 Filip Sveningsson Since being drafted, Filip Sveningsson has won championships in two different leagues and a U20 scoring title in a professional league. He turned 20 last month. Seemingly doomed to obscurity as a seventh round pick, Sveningsson has shot up the FlamesNation top 20, landing 11 spots higher than he did last year.
Puck Drop Preview: 2019-20 Calgary Flames If a single aspect of the Calgary Flames is projected to be weak, it would be in net. The Flames acquired Cam Talbot to replace a departing Mike Smith. Talbot served as a starting goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers from 2015 until the trade deadline last year.
Andrew MacDonald Gets PTO From Calgary Flames The Flames will no doubt have more PTO signings as training camp begins to appear on the horizon and Andrew MacDonald is a start. Today the Flames offered the 32 year old Nova Scotia native a PTO after he spent the last six seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Looking at the most intriguing training camp battles ahead of 2019-20 NHL training camps begin soon, and there's still a lot of key roster questions to be answered. Senior writer Matt Larkin breaks down some of the most interesting training camp battles heading into 2019-20.
Flames invite former Flyers defenceman Andrew MacDonald for tryout Suddenly down a defenceman, the Calgary Flames are bringing veteran blue-liner Andrew MacDonald to training camp on a tryout basis. MacDonald, who turns 33 next month, has been an NHL regular for most of the past decade.
Flames' Andrew MacDonald: Inks PTO with Calgary Flames' Andrew MacDonald: Inks PTO with Calgary.
Andrew MacDonald to attend Flames’ training camp on PTO The Calgary Flames announced today that Andrew MacDonald, fresh off of being bought out this summer by the Philadelphia Flyers, will be joining training camp on a professional try-out agreement. MacDonald, a veteran with 586 games played in the NHL, is the first player announced to be joining camp on a PTO.
Calgary Flames sign veteran defenceman Andrew MacDonald on a professional tryout basis - TSN.ca The Calgary Flames are turning to Andrew MacDonald for help on their blue line in the wake of the injury to Juuso Valimaki. The team announced on Thursday that the 32-year-old veteran will attend training camp on a professional tryout basis.
Habitat For Humanity Build Flames Foundation and alumni dig in to help out an important project in our community.
Know Your Arena Designers: AECOM Sometimes, a building that's great for one thing isn't quite as good for other functions. Just ask AECOM, who designed one of the most beautifully frustrating venues in the National Hockey League.
Comparing Calgary Flames' Mikael Backlund to Rest of 2007 NHL Draft Mikael Backlund is one of the most consistent two-way shutdown centres in the NHL, so how does he compare with others drafted in 2007, the year he was selected 24th overall in the first round by the Calgary Flames?
FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2019: #7 Dmitry Zavgorodniy From seventh rounder a year ago, to number seven on our annual top 20, Dmitry Zavgorodniy has been a fast riser through the Flames organization. The pint-sized - 5'9″, 174 lbs - the Russian left winger can make a name for himself in the Flames organization as one of the rare right handed players with some offensive gifts.
Calgary firefighters extinguish New Brighton house fire Eight people were forced from a home in the community of New Brighton on Wednesday after a fire broke out. Firefighters arrived at the house in the 700 block of New Brighton Drive Southeast at about 5:30 p.m. after receiving reports of thick black smoke coming from the structure.
Calgary Flames Expect Cam Talbot to Shine in 2019-20 And now the freshly-inked Talbot will dress in red, white, black and yellow in support of the recently inked incumbent David Rittich, the current starting Flames goalie for the 2019-20 season.
Red: Return of the Russians Of those 9, split between former GMs Al Coates and Craig Button, only Oleg Saprykin ever played a game for the Flames, let alone in the NHL. Saprykin, who assisted Martin Gelinas' Stanley Cup winning goal in 2004, played in 187 games for the Flames over parts of 5 seasons, scoring 29 goals and 76 points.
Matt Gaudreau, Johnny’s lil’ bro, signed to Flames’ farm team Here is a transaction that Calgary Flames fans never expected to see - Gaudreau to Stockton. Hang on, not that Gaudreau. While Johnny stars at the Saddledome, his younger brother Matthew has signed a minor-league pact with the Flames' farm club, the American Hockey League's Stockton Heat.
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