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Puck Daddy’s 2016-17 NHL Preview: Calgary Flames

Puck Daddy’s 2016-17 NHL Preview: Calgary Flames

yahoo.com Updated Sep 16
Yahoo Last Season: 35-40-7 (77 points), 5th in the Pacific, 12th in the West After riding a 101 PDO in 2014-15 into a playoff appearance, the Calgary Flames came back down to Earth last season. They missed the postseason and fired head coach Bob Hartley…
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  • World Cup restricted free agents shrug off contract uncertainty

    World Cup restricted free agents shrug off contract uncertainty

    yahoo.com Sep 15
    (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) TORONTO – For Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, the business of hockey has been difficult for the last several months. He hasn’t enjoyed the day-in-day-out offseason grind of wondering when a new contract…
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  • Johnny Gaudreau, Flames reportedly have gap to fill in extensio…

    Johnny Gaudreau, Flames reportedly have gap to fill in extension talks

    yahoo.com Sep 9
    AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin While the Calgary Flames signed Sean Monahan to an extension last month, there’s still the contract for his pal Johnny Gaudreau left to be sorted. Gaudreau won’t be putting his signature on a contract any time soon considering …
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  • Trocheck, Cervenka named injury replacements for World Cup rost…

    Trocheck, Cervenka named injury replacements for World Cup rosters

    It was announced Friday that Team North America center Sean Monahan and Team Czech Republic center David Krejci would miss the World Cup of Hockey with injuries. Later Friday, center Vincent Trocheck was named as Monahan’s replacement, while Saturday mo…
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  • Swedish captain Zetterberg out of World Cup, Backlund named rep…

    Swedish captain Zetterberg out of World Cup, Backlund named replacement

    The hits keep on coming to the Swedish World Cup roster. Over the past few weeks, Niklas Kronwall and Robin Lehner have had to give up their spots on the World Cup squad because they felt as though they weren’t healthy enough to suit up at the tournamen…
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  • Monahan ‘positive’ Gaudreau will be signed by Flames’ opener

    Monahan ‘positive’ Gaudreau will be signed by Flames’ opener

    The most important move of the Calgary Flames’ off-season was never going to be a trade, draft pick or unrestricted free agent signing. Rather, the Flames’ biggest transactions of the summer were always set to be the signings of Sean Monahan and Johnny …
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  • After Monahan, Flames ‘work away’ at Johnny Gaudreau extension

    After Monahan, Flames ‘work away’ at Johnny Gaudreau extension

    Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving had two big restricted free agents to lock up this summer, and as of Friday afternoon he’s down to one. Following Sean Monahan’s seven-year, $44 million extension, his good pal Johnn…
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  • What’s taking so long in Calgary with the Monahan and Gaudreau …

    What’s taking so long in Calgary with the Monahan and Gaudreau contracts?

    It’s the middle of August and most of the NHL’s personnel decisions have been made. Sure, we’re waiting on Jimmy Vesey and Kris Russell, but the most irritating situation out there must be in Calgary, where the Flames are still in negotiations with thei…
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  • Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk has ‘mindset’ to land NHL job next seas…

    Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk has ‘mindset’ to land NHL job next season

    Matthew Tkachuk’s absence from Team USA’s National Junior Evaluation Camp may have raised some eyebrows at first, but the 18-year-old winger is a lock to make the team regardless of his participation. That is, if he’s even given the opportunity to go to…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Calgary Flames

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Calgary Flames

    yahoo.com Aug 5
    [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • NHL linesman Don Henderson had neck surgery from Dennis Wideman…

    NHL linesman Don Henderson had neck surgery from Dennis Wideman hit: Report

    (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images) Linesman Don Henderson, who was hit by Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman in a late January game, underwent neck surgery reportedly from an injury suffered in the Wideman collision. The Boston Globe ta…
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  • Brian Elliott excited for full-time starting gig, ready to be ‘…

    Brian Elliott excited for full-time starting gig, ready to be ‘the rock’ for Flames

    Brian Elliott has never appeared in more than 55 games in an entire campaign, but after five stellar seasons, the Calgary Flames are finally giving him the opportunity to prove that he can be a true No. 1 netminder in the league. And Elliott couldn’t be…
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  • Arbitration clearly works, so why not make it available to more…

    Arbitration clearly works, so why not make it available to more players?

    It should really come as no surprise that of the 25 players who were slated to go to salary arbitration this summer, none has actually sat in front of the arbitrator and 22 of them have resulted in contract resolutions. That’s pretty much the standard t…
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  • Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-pl…

    Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-playoff teams who could get in

    Playoff turnover is a hallmark of the NHL’s salary cap era. It’s rare to see a single franchise entrenched in a contending position for decades at a time. The Detroit Red Wings are the remarkable exception. Typically, we see plenty of playoff squads sli…
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  • Calgary’s Sam Bennett beginning a Flaming ‘C’ of change

    Calgary’s Sam Bennett beginning a Flaming ‘C’ of change

    By Randy Sportak Based on his rookie season, Sam Bennett could be in line for a nickname. Or a different set of digits on his sweater. The Calgary Flames’ up-and-coming center/winger was known as ‘18-year-old Sam Bennett’ during the team’s 2015 playoff …
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  • Huge if True: How will the Canucks get a scoring winger?

    Huge if True: How will the Canucks get a scoring winger?

    yahoo.com Jul 21
    (Getty Images) [Breaking down the plausibility of the week’s biggest rumor.] For some inexplicable reason, the Vancouver Canucks continue to pursue a Jay Feaster-like pursuit of “going for it.” In this case, as in the case of the Calgary Flames several …
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  • NHL dismisses neutral arbitrator who ruled on Dennis Wideman su…

    NHL dismisses neutral arbitrator who ruled on Dennis Wideman suspension

    James Oldham’s most notable decision as the NHL and NHLPA’s neutral arbitrator appears as if it will also be his last. According to the Sports Business Journal’s Liz Mullen, the NHL has dismissed Oldham from his post as neutral arbitrator. Oldham, a law…
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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.