Category Archives: Calgary Flames

Neither Hiller nor Backstrom will be back.

Calgary Flames target net gains to upgrade goaltending in off season

Here are some of the candidates they’ll be looking at:

Calgary Flames might be perfect fit for free-agent-to-be James Reimer

Is it big enough to transport Reimer’s home in Toronto to Calgary?

After all, this is one of the destinations Reimer could very well be eyeing up this summer when he decides where to sign as an unrestricted free agent.

Burke – “There’s lots of interest in Russell”

Flames president Brian Burke joins James Duthie to discuss the interest in Kris Russell and when they may address their goaltender situation.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/video/tradecentre-burke-there-s-lots-of-interest-in-russell~818335

Hudler, Staal among top deadline targets

Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving: He wants badly to be active and is willing to accept he hasn’t got a playoff team this spring. Teams are calling about veteran forward Jiri Hudler, who is an unrestricted free agent, along with defenceman Kris Russell. There was talk the Flames were going to re-sign Russell but the word is the two sides aren’t close to a deal but he could fetch north of $5 million on the open market and Calgary may not pay that out. Some wonder if Treliving will be able to get a goalie at this deadline.

Sharks and Flames looking for a goalie

The San Jose Sharks are looking for a backup goaltender, according to Friedman. The Calgary Flames may also be in the market for help between the pipes as a replacement for Karri Ramo, who was lost for the remainder of the regular season earlier this week. They can cross at least one name off their wishlist.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/what-teams-are-looking-for-at-the-nhl-trade-deadline/

Calgary Flames won’t commit — yet — to being buyers or sellers at NHL trade deadline

With 13 games on the docket before deadline day, the Flames GM is likely waiting for a hint from his inconsistent squad, and, in the meantime, hoping that his slate of soon-to-be unrestricted free agents — the most obvious trade chips — can boost their sagging stock over the next month.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/01/29/calgary-flames-wont-commit—-yet—-to-being-buyers-or-sellers-at-nhl-trade-deadline

Could the Flames shop Hudler?

And TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie added that one player who could be moved on the rental market is Jiri Hudler. McKenzie said that despite the Calgary Flames’ forward having an off-year, he could still be enticing to teams looking to make a playoff push.

http://www.tsn.ca/trade-talk-would-trading-yandle-make-sense-for-rangers-1.429284

Last week, it was Steven Stamkos for a package deal that, supposedly, included Sam Bennett.

This week, it’s Dennis Wideman and Kris Russell.

But when you’re a team that’s started the 2015-16 National Hockey League season as badly as the Calgary Flames have, trade rumours start to fly and speculation of shake-up moves begin.

Flames willing to deal, but is anyone else?

As Calgary continues to struggle, GM Brad Treliving holds some sway over the defensive market. There are blueliners available, but few that are overly appetizing. Dennis Wideman’s played very well for them, one of the few who’s been above water during this ugly start.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/30-thoughts-flames-willing-to-deal-but-is-anyone-else/

LeBrun: “No Evidence” on Stamkos-Flames Trade Link

On the possibility of a blockbuster trade between the Flames and Lightning involving Steven Stamkos:

“Well, listen. Certainly Treliving, I think, has been on the phone to a lot of teams, from what I can gather. But I have no evidence to suggest that Brad Treliving and Steve Yzerman have spoken, sadly. I know we wish that was true.

Flames trying to move Dennis Wideman

D men who could be on the move

Blues GM Doug Armstrong would prefer to move Carl Gunnarsson, a No. 4-5 defenceman and pending UFA, but that would only bring back a Cam Atkinson-type player, should he deal with the Jackets. If St. Louis wants a Top 6 forward in return, they may dangle Shattenkirk, who has one year left on his deal beyond 2015-16.