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Noah Hanifin is expected to partner with Travis Hamonic on the blueline for the Flames next season.

Hanifin was acquired from the Hurricanes on Saturday along with Elias Lindholm as Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox went the other way. The Flames are expected to reunite T.J. Brodie with Mark Giordano as well and their blueline appears to be one of the best in the NHL. Look for Hanifin to continue improving as he had 10 goals and 32 points as a 21-year-old in his third NHL season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 24 - 6:33 AM

According to Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters, Elias Lindholm is currently penciled into Calgary's first line.

Peters knows Lindholm well, coaching the Swede for the previous four seasons as the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. Playing alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan will certainly boost Lindholm's fantasy value and we fully expect him to eclipse his career-high of 45 points set during the 2016-17 season.
Jun 23 - 3:28 PM

The Calgary Flames have acquired Elias Lindholm from the Carolina Hurricanes.

Lindholm and Noah Hanifin are heading to Calgary, while Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox are going to Carolina. Lindholm was drafted fifth overall by the Hurricanes in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, but he still hasn't arrived as a legitimate top-line forward. The 23-year-old had 16 goals and 44 points in 81 games last season. On Friday, The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun reported that contract talks between the restricted free agent and the Hurricanes didn't go well, so it's not surprising to see him heading to a new team. It'll be up to the Flames to get their new forward under contract.
Jun 23 - 2:12 PM

The Calgary Flames have acquired Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm from the Carolina Hurricanes for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox.

Former Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters is now coaching in Calgary, so he clearly had some influence on this trade. Hanifin was the fifth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, but he didn't develop into an impact blueliner as quickly as the 'Canes would've hoped. The 21-year-old still managed to put up a respectable 10 goals and 32 points in 79 games in his third NHL season. Hanifin is scheduled to become a restricted free agent on July 1, so Flames GM Brad Treliving will have to sign his new defenseman to a contract extension. This trade should help Hanifin take the next step in his career. He'll be surrounded by some quality defensemen like Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie and Travis Hamonic.
Jun 23 - 2:08 PM

The Carolina Hurricanes have reportedly agreed to a deal that will send Noah Hanifin to the Calgary Flames for Dougie Hamilton.

The details have yet to be released but it appears that forward Elias Lindholm is also involved in the trade. Stay tuned for more.
Jun 23 - 1:44 PM

Elias Lindholm and the Carolina Hurricanes are indeed far apart in their contract negotiations, per Hurricanes GM Don Waddell.

"We're a ways apart," Waddell said. "Until we can get a deal done, I guess I'd listen to what people have to say. We'll keep working to try to get a deal done." That reinforces a previous report stating that Waddell and Lindholm's camp met on Friday and had discouraging contract talks. The Hurricanes aren't ready to sign Lindholm to a long-term contract, but perhaps the two sides will eventually see eye-to-eye on a bridge contract.
Jun 23 - 4:23 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes and Elias Lindholm's camp reportedly had a discouraging contract discussion Friday afternoon.

The two sides are apparently still far away from each other. Lindholm can become a restricted free agent on July 1. He has 64 goals and 188 points in 374 career games, but at the age of 23 he still has a significant amount of upside, which is likely part of what's complicating the negotiations. The end result here might be that the Hurricanes trade him rather than agree to an extension.
Jun 22 - 4:56 PM

The Flames have interest in signing Matthew Tkachuk over the summer.

Calgary doesn't have to given that Tkachuk has another season left on his contract and even then he'd only be becoming a restricted free agent. Still, locking him down now would provide the Flames with some cost certainty as they plan for the future. "He’s still got a year left on his contract so the urgency isn’t there, but it’s certainly on the to-do list," said Flames GM Brad Treliving. "He’s an important guy and he’s a key member of our core moving forward." Tkachuk has 97 points and 166 penalty minutes in 144 career games and he has significant offensive upside.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 20 - 4:40 AM

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.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 18 - 9:37 PM

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

Yasin Ehliz has previous experience with new Flames assistant coach Geoff Ward.

Ehliz inked a one-year, two-way contract with Calgary on Monday. He had 10 goals and 31 points in 46 German league games in 2017-18. He also was part of Team Germany during the world championships while Ward was serving as an assistant coach for that team. Flames assistant general manager Brad Pascall noted that Ehliz's play for Ward gave them some additional information on him before the Flames decided to offer him a contract. Ehliz will compete for a roster spot in training camp.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jun 13 - 4:09 AM

Calgary has inked Marcus Hogstrom to a one-year, two-way contract.

Hogstrom's deal is worth an annual average value of $700,000. He generated three goals and 23 points in 50 games for Djurgardens IF of the Swedish Hockey League last season.
Jun 11 - 6:09 PM

Yasin Ehliz has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Calgary Flames.

Ehliz, who got an entry-level deal worth an annual average value of $650,000, had 10 goals and 31 points in 46 games for the Nuermberg Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishhockey Liga last season. He also had six points in 12 postseason contests as well as three assists in seven outings at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games for Germany.
Jun 11 - 6:04 PM

Sean Monahan is making good progress in his recovery from multiple surgeries.

Monahan had surgeries on both hips for hernias, a separate operation on his groin, and one more on his left wrist. The operations took place in April and he was initially projected to need three months to recover. "Everything is going just as planned," Monahan said. "I've been working out and haven't been limited in doing anything. The hip area, I'd say, is 100 percent cleared, and now it's a matter of being back on the ice and getting used to shooting and stuff again. When I saw the surgeon and specialist, they were really happy with how things were progressing, so they gave me the go-ahead to take [the cast and sling] off the wrist, the arm, and get back into some small movements. ... Now I'm doing everything." If all goes well, he should be ready for training camp.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 6 - 5:31 PM


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