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Report: Linesman Henderson’s career may be over after neck surg…

Report: Linesman Henderson’s career may be over after neck surgery following Wideman hit

thehockeynews.com Updated 2 hours ago
The suspension saga for Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman still doesn’t have a conclusion with the NHL seeking to have the neutral arbitrator’s decision to reduce the suspension to 10 games vacated. That may be the least important news about the …
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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

    thehockeynews.com Jul 28 (2 days ago)
    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?

    thehockeynews.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)
    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

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (4 days ago)
    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

    thehockeynews.com Jul 24 (7 days ago)
    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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  • The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impa…

    The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impact

    There’s still nearly three months until the NHL campaign opens, which will leave the league’s 30 teams with ample time to tune and tweak their rosters as opening night approaches. However, a few teams have made big splashes this off-season. Some have go…
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  • Monahan seeking long-term deal, says he wants to be Flame for r…

    Monahan seeking long-term deal, says he wants to be Flame for rest of his career

    The Calgary Flames have done pretty well for themselves this off-season. The Flames shored up their goaltending with the acquisitions of Brian Elliott and Chad Johnson, brought in veteran winger Troy Brouwer and even made some depth signings, bringing i…
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  • Five important signings to watch for as the off-season continue…

    Five important signings to watch for as the off-season continues

    The past three days has seen three major signings of two distinct varieties, with each contract likely setting the bar for negotiations that will take place throughout the summer. The biggest news, of course, was the gargantuan eight-year, $76-million d…
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  • Rangers agree to terms with Jooris, McIlrath, Hughes

    Rangers agree to terms with Jooris, McIlrath, Hughes

    NHL.com Jul 15
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Josh Jooris and restricted free agent defencemen Dylan McIlrath and Tommy Hughes. Jooris joins the Rangers from the Calgary Flames. The undrafted 26-year-old out of Union College ...
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  • Shanny on Matthews; Tkachuk signs ELC; Gretzky recruits Lucic (…

    Shanny on Matthews; Tkachuk signs ELC; Gretzky recruits Lucic (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jul 8
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . Burkie and Gizmo! pic.twitter.com/…
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  • Flames sign sixth-overall pick Matthew Tkachuk to entry-level c…

    Flames sign sixth-overall pick Matthew Tkachuk to entry-level contract

    NHL.com Jul 7
    CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have signed 2016 NHL first-round draft pick Matthew Tkachuk to a three-year entry-level contract. The sixth-overall pick in June's NHL draft helped the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights to a Memorial Cup titl...
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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

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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

    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
    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

    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
    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
    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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  • 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.