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Johnny Gaudreau hasn't been involved in the negotiation process, but he is hoping to have a contract worked out soon.

He is leaving the work to his agent, Lewis Gross. "Honestly, I'm not even involved," Gaudreau said. "I try to stay out of it as much as possible. I don't like getting different numbers in my head. Hoping for this, hoping for that, how many years ... it's just, I don't really enjoy that stuff. Whatever my agent thinks is best for me is what I'm going to do. He does a really good job with his players, so I have all the faith in him that he'll get something done." Gaudreau could end up getting a deal similar to ones that Filip Forsberg, Mark Scheifele and Brandon Saad received this off-season.
Jul 30 - 9:28 PM

Calgary is expecting to have a medical update on Ladislav Smid (neck) soon.

He has been suffering from on-going neck issues, which sidelined him for the last 26 games of the 2015-16 season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 28 - 11:01 AM

Flames GM Brad Treliving didn't have an update to provide on new contracts for restricted free agents Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan.

He was asked about Calgary's top offensive duo when netminder Brian Elliott was introduced to the media on Wednesday. "No real update there," said Treliving. "We'll continue to work away at it. We wanted to focus (Wednesday) on Brian and (Elliott's wife) Amanda and welcome them to Calgary. But we'll continue to work away at it." Talks have been ongoing during the off-season, with both players looking for long-term deals.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 28 - 10:51 AM

Brian Elliott is anxious to start the season as Calgary's number one goalie.

He had to share the crease with Jake Allen, Ryan Miller and Jaroslav Halak when he played for the St. Louis Blues, so the veteran netminder is excited to have the number one role to himself for the 2016-17 campaign. "To have that good of numbers and not get the opportunity to be the No. 1 guy, sometimes it's frustrating," Elliott said. "But I've always believed if you worked hard, put your head down and plowed through it, opportunities will pop up for you." Those numbers may drop as a member of the Flames, but he will provide the team with better goaltending than they had last season.
Jul 28 - 10:44 AM

It sounds like Sean Monahan is open to giving the Calgary Flames a hometown discount on a long-term deal.

"If you're a high-end player and you're playing somewhere at a young age, that's where your heart is and that's where you want to win," Monahan said. "Our goal is to bring a Stanley Cup to Calgary, so if that's what it is, that we can bring other players in, to have a little extra money room and get them in to help us to be a better team, I think that's the idea." Monahan is a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. He had 58 goals and 125 points in 162 games over the past two seasons and at the age of 21 (22 in October), he has the potential to keep growing. Even if he leaves some money on the table, any long-term deal involving him will be lucrative, possibly in the $6 million annually range, based on what other talented RFAs have gotten this summer.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 20 - 5:07 PM

Matthew Tkachuk has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Calgary Flames.

Tkachuk was taken with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He's got the potential to someday be a top-line power forward, although it might take him a few years before he's having an impact in fantasy leagues. He had 37 goals, 107 points, and 80 penalty minutes in 57 OHL contests last season. He recorded another 40 points in 18 playoff games.
Jul 7 - 6:51 PM

Dave Cameron and Paul Jerrard have joined the Calgary Flames as assistant coaches.

They'll work under new bench boss Glen Gulutzan. Cameron is going to be familiar to a lot of people as he served as the head coach of the Ottawa Senators for the last two seasons. Jerrard, meanwhile, has spent the past three campaigns working as an assistant coach with the AHL's Utica Comets. Prior to that he was an assistant with the Dallas Stars.
Jul 7 - 4:25 PM

Matthew Tkachuk has been looking at Corey Perry as someone to emulate on the advice of the OHL's London Knights' coaching staff.

"They said, ‘You have a lot of similarities to him,’ and that’s when I started to watch him a lot more," Tkachuk said. "I just think he’s somebody that is able to be so effective in so many different ways — score and make plays and provide a lot of offence, but also be an energy boost for his team. He’s a guy who is so competitive and I think that’s my best asset as a player is my competitiveness. That’s what has gotten me so far and what hopefully can get me a lot further." Tkachuk has the potential to be a top-end power forward in the not too distant future. He's coming off of a strong season where he recorded 30 goals, 107 points, and 80 penalty minutes in 57 OHL games. After that Calgary selected him with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Jul 7 - 4:46 AM

Linden Vey's decision to sign with Calgary has kept him united with Glen Gulutzan.

Gulutzan was an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks before accepting his new role as the Flames' bench boss. He's also played with Hunter Shinkaruk in the past. "It’s exciting, knowing where the next chapter is going to be," Vey said. "I’m really excited to join the Calgary Flames organization. It makes the transition a little easier, especially knowing the coach and a guy that’s obviously from there and had played the last little bit of the season with them." Vey had four goals and 15 points in 41 games with Vancouver last season. He's joining the Flames on a one-year, two-way contract.
Jul 6 - 4:17 AM

Linden Vey has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames.

Vey had four goals and 15 points in 41 contests in 2015-16. He also had three goals and 15 points in 26 AHL games.
Jul 5 - 3:25 PM

Brian Elliott is quite the competitor, even in practice, according to teammate Troy Brouwer.

Brouwer and Elliott were teammates in St. Louis last season and both will now ply their trade for the Calgary Flames. "He’s an absolute competitor," Brouwer said. "He’s that goalie that if you score on him in practice, he’ll shoot the puck back at you. Players always get pissed off when they do that, but you love to see that competitive spirit in him." Elliott will likely play in 55-60 games barring injury this season and should get 30-plus wins with good peripherals. He should go early and be in the 11-15 range as far as drafting for netminders.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 3 - 7:40 AM

GM Brad Treliving was surprised when he found out that Troy Brouwer was building a home in Calgary.

Brouwer signed a four-year deal Friday with the Flames and told Treliving that he was building a place for his family in Calgary on June 25th, the first day prospective UFAs could talk to other teams. "It was during this dating period or whatever it is, and his agent told me, ‘You know what? He’s in Calgary. He’s building a house there,’ " Treliving said with a chuckle. "So my first thought was ‘Oh, yeah, that’s probably what he’s saying to 29 other teams. He’s probably building a place in Washington and Philly and Boston.’ And he’s like, ‘No, seriously, he’s building a house.’ " Brouwer had 18 goals and 39 points for the Blues last season but was prolific in the playoffs with eight goals and 13 points in 20 games, Look for a 20 goal, 45 point season from the veteran.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jul 2 - 8:13 AM

Chad Johnson has signed a one-year contract with Calgary worth $1.7 million.

Johnson played well for the Buffalo Sabres last season, where he posted a 22-16-4 record along with a 2.36 GAA and a .920 save percentage. He will serve as Brian Elliott's backup in 2016-17.
Jul 1 - 12:41 PM

Troy Brouwer has signed a four-year contract with Calgary.

His new deal has an annual average value of $4.5 million. Brouwer had 18 goals and 39 points in 82 matches with St. Louis last year.
Jul 1 - 12:27 PM

Troy Brouwer has spoken to a few teams during the interview period prior to free agency.

Brouwer can test the unrestricted free agent market on Friday. He played well for the Blues in the playoffs with eight goals and 13 points in 20 games, so he has attracted plenty of interest.
Jun 29 - 3:24 PM


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