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Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy

Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy

thehockeynews.com Updated 6 hours ago
Contractual obligations force your trusty correspondent to declare the definitive list of winners and losers from the first day of free agency at a time before the ink is dry on all of the contracts. Who knows who won the day? After all, Thomas Vanek ha…
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  • Calgary gets the right type of player in Troy Brouwer

    Calgary gets the right type of player in Troy Brouwer

    The Flames need a rebound after cratering out of the playoff picture this past season and they’re well on their way. After trading for goalie Brian Elliott, Calgary has now signed burly right winger Troy Brouwer – so the Flames have two of the Blues’ be…
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  • Why James Reimer was a sneaky-good signing for the Panthers

    Why James Reimer was a sneaky-good signing for the Panthers

    thehockeynews.com 10 hours ago
    Unrestricted free agent goalie James Reimer’s starting options dried up in a hurry. The Carolina Hurricanes re-upped Cam Ward, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Frederik Andersen and the Calgary Flames dealt for Brian Elliott. No other NHL team had an ob…
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  • AP Source: NHL forwards Nystrom, Raymond placed on waivers

    AP Source: NHL forwards Nystrom, Raymond placed on waivers

    NHL.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    A person with direct knowledge of the moves tells The Associated Press that Nashville Predators forward Eric Nystrom and Calgary Flames forward Mason Raymond have been placed on waivers in order for their teams to buy out the remaining year of t...
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  • When is a free agent not really free? When his name is Johnny G…

    When is a free agent not really free? When his name is Johnny Gaudreau

    thehockeynews.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)
    As of today, NHL teams are permitted to get in touch with restricted free agents in advance of the free agency period opening July 1. Which is kind of like when Communist governments would hold elections. The fix is pretty much in. Chances are overwhelm…
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  • Here are the need-to-know picks from the CHL Import Draft

    Here are the need-to-know picks from the CHL Import Draft

    thehockeynews.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)
    The CHL Import Draft establishes major junior rights for European players and it’s never a dull process. Because the kids picked are under no pressure to come over here, it’s never just a matter of Best Player Available. And since junior teams all have …
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  • Flames acquire Alex Chiasson from Senators; signs $800K deal

    Flames acquire Alex Chiasson from Senators; signs $800K deal

    yahoo.com NHL.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    The Ottawa Senators were expecting big things from Alex Chiasson. He was one of the key pieces going from the Dallas Stars to the Ottawa Senators in the trade for Jason Spezza nearly two years ago. However, Chiasson just never seemed to catch on with th…
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  • Calgary group pushing for new NHL, CFL facilities makes pitch t…

    Calgary group pushing for new NHL, CFL facilities makes pitch to city council

    NHL.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    CALGARY - The group that wants to build a new NHL arena and CFL stadium in Calgary wants to meet with city administrators to move the proposed project into the next phase. Calgary Flames president Ken King made a presentation to Calgary city ...
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  • How Filip Forsberg’s six-year, $36-million deal affects Nikita …

    How Filip Forsberg’s six-year, $36-million deal affects Nikita Kucherov

    thehockeynews.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    Restricted free agent Filip Forsberg’s six-year, $36-million contract extension with the Nashville Predators, announced Monday, was a slam-dunk deal. In 2015-16 left winger Forsberg, 21, became the franchise’s first player in six years to crack 30 goals…
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  • What We Learned: NHL Draft report card for every team

    What We Learned: NHL Draft report card for every team

    yahoo.com Jun 27 (5 days ago)
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — It's still not always easy to tell whether the Calgary Flames are going to make actual good decisions at any given time. In general they're trending in the right direction, away from trading for Brandon Bolligs and signing Deryk Engellan…
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  • NHL teams must consider expansion draft in off-season plans

    NHL teams must consider expansion draft in off-season plans

    NHL.com Jun 27 (5 days ago)
    Brad Treliving saw the rules for the expansion draft and immediately was in an advantageous position. The Calgary Flames' general manager needed a goaltender, and with Las Vegas set to harvest the NHL for two of them in a year, his colleagues ha...
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  • Best picks by round on Day 2 of the draft

    Best picks by round on Day 2 of the draft

    thehockeynews.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    BUFFALO – On Day 2 of the draft, team preference plays such a huge role in when kids get picked. But for my money, there were some definite winners by round. In some cases, it was teams that made solid multiple selections. In other cases, it was a matte…
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  • Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draf…

    Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draft

    thehockeynews.com Jun 25 (7 days ago)
    BUFFALO – Night 1 of the 2016 NHL draft gave us a bit of everything, a blend of expectant nods and wide-eyed gasps. We saw the predictable occur. Auston Matthews went first overall, Patrik Laine second. The Calgary Flames acquired a goaltender in Brian …
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  • Flames get Brian Elliott in trade with Blues and solidify their…

    Flames get Brian Elliott in trade with Blues and solidify their goaltending situation

    BUFFALO – There was a definitive St. Louis flavor to the Calgary Flames first round in the draft. Not only did they use the sixth overall pick to take Matthew Tkachuk, a product of the St. Louis minor hockey system and son of former Blues star Keith, th…
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  • Matthew Tkachuk goes to preferred choice in Calgary Flames

    Matthew Tkachuk goes to preferred choice in Calgary Flames

    yahoo.com Jun 24
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Matthew Tkachuk had circled the Calgary Flames as his preferred team several weeks ago. At the NHL scouting combine Tkachuk met with the Flames and was impressed with the organization and the people he met. From that moment on he said he…
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  • Flames select Matthew Tkachuk with sixth overall pick at NHL dr…

    Flames select Matthew Tkachuk with sixth overall pick at NHL draft

    NHL.com Jun 24
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Calgary Flames selected American forward Matthew Tkachuk with the fifth overall pick at the NHL draft on Friday. Tkachuk was one of the key members of the London Knights' dominant Memorial Cup winning team this season, fin...
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  • Rumblings: Flames on the hunt for a goalie, Oilers seeking D he…

    Rumblings: Flames on the hunt for a goalie, Oilers seeking D help

    ESPN.com Jun 23
    Rumblings: Flames on the hunt for a goalie, Oilers seeking D help
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  • Flames have been looking at possible trade for goaltender ‘for …

    Flames have been looking at possible trade for goaltender ‘for a number of weeks’

    During the 2015-16 season, each of Karri Ramo, Jonas Hiller, Joni Ortio and Niklas Backstrom got a shot at stepping into the Calgary Flames’ crease. However, there’s a very real possibility none of the four will be back, meaning Calgary’s need for goalt…
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  • Marc-Andre Fleury price too high, Flames turn to Ben Bishop?

    Marc-Andre Fleury price too high, Flames turn to Ben Bishop?

    yahoo.com Jun 21
    The trade negotiations between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary Flames for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury appear to have become a “who’s more screwed?” competition. The Penguins seemed pretty screwed. Fleury makes $5.75 million against the cap through 2019…
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  • High upside for hockey in Vegas, Flames defenceman and long-tim…

    High upside for hockey in Vegas, Flames defenceman and long-time resident says

    NHL.com Jun 21
    The bright lights, endless buffets and blackjack tables of the Las Vegas Strip get old pretty quick, according to Calgary Flames defenceman Deryk Engelland. If anyone understands what the NHL might look like in the Nevada desert it's Engellan...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sak…

    Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sakic says

    In recent weeks, Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent defenseman Tyson Barrie was a hot topic in the trade rumor mill. But according to Avalanche GM Joe Sakic, the 24-year-old blueliner isn’t going anywhere. The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers reports S…
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 01:16

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross and Barry Melrose count down the top three goals of the week from the NHL, including a superhero-like diving goal from Panthers forward Derek MacKenzie.
  • Video - Blues Shut Out Flames 01:08

    Blues Shut Out Flames

    Mar 17
    Alexander Steen scored two goals in the Blues' 4-0 win over the Flames.
  • Video - Flames Double Up Ducks 01:33

    Flames Double Up Ducks

    Mar 11
    Matt Stajan and Johnny Gaudreau both scored twice in the Flames' 6-3 win over the Ducks.
  • Video - Playoff Battle In Pacific Division 01:37

    Playoff Battle In Pacific Division

    Mar 10
    With the Ducks running away with the division title, there could be four teams, including the defending champion Kings, battling for just two playoff spots.