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Team: Calgary Flames
Age / DOB:  (52) / 5/1/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 160
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The Calgary Flames have hired Hakan Loob to be their head of European professional scouting.
"We want to grow our presence in Europe,'' said Flames GM Brad Treliving. "It's an area we want to expand. Hakan has a great eye for talent, he's familiar with Europe and he's a worker. This isn't just because Hakan was a great Flame. He's so well connected over there. Hakan Loob walks into a room and he's well known and well respected." Loob spent six years with the Flames between 1983 and 1989. He amassed 429 points in 450 games in the NHL and he was a member of the Calgary team that won the Stanley Cup in 1989. Jun 18 - 9:37 PM
Source: NHL.com

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Don't expect the Calgary Flames to move up in the upcoming draft.

The Flames do not have a pick in the first three rounds due to a couple of trades (Travis Hamonic and Mike Smith) and don't think the price will be right to make a move upwards. "The reality is we knew this scenario a year ago at this time," GM Brad Treliving said. "This isn’t something that we’ve woken up today and said, ‘Whoa.’ You evaluate the trade we made a year ago and say, ‘Let’s frame this.’ If nothing else happens, you can say, ‘OK. We can be short picks to this extent going into the next round.’ But any time there’s a draft, we want to be picking. Have we been looking at scenarios to add a pick? Yeah. Have we tried to manufacture one? Uh huh. Will it happen? We don’t know. And, I can tell you, it’s a long wait."
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 17 - 7:49 AM

The Calgary Flames have released their busy preseason schedule.

The Flames' preseason will of course be highlighted by their trip to China, where they will play Boston in Shenzhen on Sept. 15 and then again in Beijing on Sept. 19. The Flames also have games simultaneously scheduled back in North America. They'll host Edmonton on Sept. 17, play in Vancouver on Sept. 19, in Winnipeg on Sept. 21, and then have a series of three home games against Vancouver on Sept. 22, Winnipeg on Sept. 24, and San Jose on Sept. 25. They'll wrap up their preseason schedule with games in San Jose and Edmonton on Sept. 27 and Sept. 29 respectively.
Jun 14 - 3:57 PM

Cail MacLean will serve as the new head coach of the AHL's Stockton Heat.

The Heat are the AHL-affiliate of the Calgary Flames. This will be the 41-year-old's first gig as a head coach at the AHL level, but he previously served as a head coach in the ECHL between his time with the South Carolina Stingrays and Adirondack Thunder. "I think every one of us who works in this business has at one point or another dreamed of playing in the NHL, and one of the great things about coaching is you can help players achieve those dreams," MacLean said. "I think that’s something that is quite a gift — to be able to help somebody accomplish that." He's replacing Ryan Huska, who is moving from being AHL Stockton's head coach to an assistant coach with the Flames.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 5 - 9:08 AM

Geoff Ward and Ryan Huska will serve as assistant coaches with the Calgary Flames in 2017-18.

Ward most recently spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Devils. Before that, he was an assistant coach with Boston for seven campaigns and won the Stanley Cup with them in 2011. By contrast, this will be Ryan Huska's first stint as an NHL coach, but the 42-year-old has already accumulated a ton of coaching experience. He spent five seasons as an assistant coach with the WHL's Kelowna Rockets and another seven campaigns as the Rockets' bench boss. Following that, Huska served as a head coach in the AHL for four straight seasons.
Source: NHL.com
May 31 - 3:32 PM

The Calgary Flames do not have a pick in the first three rounds of the upcoming NHL Draft.

That is not good news for a team that missed the playoffs this season but they dealt away their first and second round selections to the Islanders in exchange for Travis Hamonic, while giving up a third to Arizona for Mike Smith. "Would we like to add a pick? Sure, but we’re not going to trade a player just so we can stand up there Friday night," GM Brad Treliving said. "You prepare just exactly like every other year and make sure everything is in the right order. We don’t have a (first round) pick now, but we have to be ready in case."
Source: Calgary Sun
May 27 - 5:04 AM

The Calgary Flames and Boston Bruins will play two preseason games in China.

The first will take place on Sept. 15th in Shenzhen and the second will happen on Sept. 19th in Beijing. This is a follow-up to the NHL's 2017 preseason series in China, which featured two games between the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks. This is all happening ahead of China hosting the 2022 Winter Games.
Source: Calgary Sun
May 3 - 7:58 AM

Flames GM Brad Treliving is grateful for all the help former Flames president Brian Burke gave him along the way.

Burke stepped down as he felt Treliving had grown to the point where his role was redundant. Burke hired Treliving to be the team's GM four years ago, but they go back much further than that. "I went to the Vancouver Canucks training camp at age 20 and he was the assistant GM who brought me in," said Treliving. "I met him there and when I said I was excited to be a part of the organization and that I wanted to be a great player he was sort of like, ‘you may want to think that again.’ He was the one who told me, ‘you’ve got a hell of a lot of courage son, but your career in this game may be on my side of the desk, not the one you are currently on.’" Treliving did eventually end up on the business side, so it was him coming full circle when he came to Calgary for the initial interview. The Flames have a lot of potential, but Treliving has his work cut out for him to get the team back into the postseason after the disappointing 2017-18 campaign.
Source: Calgary Sun
May 2 - 7:07 AM

Flames president Brian Burke announced that he was parting ways with the team, effective May 1.

"When we extended Tree’s (GM Brad Treliving) contract last summer I said ‘at some point I’m going to be redundant now.’ And here we are. I’m absolutely comfortable with this. I think people often try to color things and say, ‘it’s a mutual agreement,’ when it’s not. But it is in this case," Burke said. He served as the Flames' president of hockey operations for five years. Burke hired Treliving four years ago to be the team's general manager. Initially, Treliving leaned on Burke's experience, but Burke feels that's no longer necessary. Burke also cited his family as a reason for him stepping down. His 12-year-old and 14-year-old daughters live in Toronto and as Burke put it, he's "sick of the commute." Because he wants to stay in Toronto going forward, he doesn't believe he will take another job as an NHL executive. He'll spend the rest of the playoffs as a Sportsnet analyst.
Apr 27 - 1:30 PM

One area that new head coach Bill Peters might be able to help the Calgary Flames in is their discipline.

The Hurricanes were the least penalized team in the league in three of the four seasons that Peters oversaw them. Meanwhile, the Flames took the second most penalty minutes in 2017-18 with an average of 11:07 minutes per contest. That puts a lot of pressure on the team's penalty kill and has the potential to create unfavorable momentum swings during games. Peters might be able to help the Flames crack down on that and perhaps that alone will turn some would-be losses into wins next season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 25 - 4:11 AM

Bill Peters has officially been hired by the Calgary Flames as the team's 19th head coach.

Peters resigned from coaching the Carolina Hurricanes this past Friday. He served as head coach of the Hurricanes for the last four seasons, but failed to make the playoffs each time.
Apr 23 - 1:13 PM

Bill Peters could be named the new coach of the Calgary Flames Monday.

This may be one of the worst kept secrets in the NHL as Peters had been linked to the Calgary job before Glen Gulutzan was even fired. Peters resigned from coaching the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday and the Alberta native seems to be a sure bet to be behind the bench with the Flames. "I’d like to work — I’d like to coach," Peters told the Raleigh News & Observer after exercising his opt-out with the Hurricanes. "I hope something is in place soon." Peters is slated to leave on Wednesday to coach Team Canada at the World Championships in Denmark which starts May 4.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 23 - 7:15 AM

Bill Peters has decided to resign from his position as the Carolina Hurricanes' head coach.

Peters had one season remaining in his contract with Carolina, but he had an opt-out clause and this was the final day that he could exercise it. There has been reports that Peters is the leading candidate to become the Calgary Flames' new head coach, so perhaps that will come to pass in the days to come. "I want to thank Tom Dundon, Peter Karmanos and Ron Francis for the trust they put in me to lead the team," said Peters. "I feel the incoming general manager should have the ability to hire his own head coach. I also want to thank Don Waddell and the entire front office and PNC Arena staff. This business requires hard work and long hours, and I greatly appreciate the efforts of the many people I have worked alongside during the past four years. We enjoyed our time in Raleigh, and my family will always feel a connection to North Carolina. I feel like this is a good time to move on, and I am looking forward to my next challenge."
Source: NHL.com
Apr 20 - 12:54 PM

Paul Krepelka has been named as the Hurricanes' vice president of hockey operations.

Krepelka previously served as the director of player development for the ECHL's Norfolk Admirals, but he's also a former player and agent. He'll help with player contract negotiations among other duties. "Paul has been involved in professional hockey for nearly 30 years, developing experience and relationships that will be of great value to the Hurricanes," Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon said.
Apr 20 - 4:29 AM

It seems the next move for the Carolina Hurricanes' coaching situation is in Bill Peters' hands.

Peters has one season remaining on his contract, but he has an exit clause that he has the ability to exercise until Friday. If Peters opts to use the clause, then he'll be free to seek employment elsewhere. The Hurricanes of course would also have the option of firing him if he decides that he wants to stick around, though it's not clear if that's an option they'd entertain. Peters hasn't been able to lead the Hurricanes to the playoffs in his four seasons as their bench boss, but whether or not he's had the tools to make that happen is debatable.
Apr 17 - 4:50 AM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sean Monahan
2Mikael Backlund
3Mark Jankowski
4Matt Stajan
5Nick Shore
LW1Johnny Gaudreau
2Matthew Tkachuk
3Kris Versteeg
4Sam Bennett
5Marek Hrivik
6Tanner Glass
RW1Michael Frolik
2Elias Lindholm
3Chris Stewart
4Garnet Hathaway
5Curtis Lazar
6Troy Brouwer
D1Mark Giordano
2Noah Hanifin
3T.J. Brodie
4Travis Hamonic
5Michael Stone
6Matt Bartkowski
7Brett Kulak
G1Mike Smith