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Calgary Flames to sign Derek Ryan, Austin Czarnik

July 1, 2018 - 8:58 AM ET

NHL free agency officially gets underway today at noon eastern and the Calgary Flames will be active. Sportsnet's Elliotte Freidman is reporting the Flames are not only signing Derek Ryan, who has been linked to the club since the day Bill Peters was hired, but also Austin Czarnik. Hearing Rya...

Calgary Flames sign James Neal

July 2, 2018 - 9:54 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell On the opening day of free agency the Calgary Flames dipped their toes into the water signing depth forwards Derek Ryan and Austin Czarnik. This morning they cannon balled off the dock by signing James Neal to a five-year contract worth ~$5.75 million per seas...

James Neal a necessary signing for the Calgary Flames

July 3, 2018 - 11:45 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Monday the Calgary Flames signed goal scoring winger James Neal to a five-year contract worth $5.75 million annually. I have some thoughts: 1) I'm normally against handing out long-term contracts to players on the wrong side of 30 but I think this is a case...

What's left to do for the Calgary Flames?

July 5, 2018 - 11:22 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell To say that Brad Treliving has been a busy man this off-season would be an understatement. He started things off with a blockbuster trade that sent Micheal Ferland, Dougie Hamilton and highly touted prospect Adam Fox to Carolina in exchange for a pair of forme...

Five Calgary Flames file for arbitration

July 6, 2018 - 11:11 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell ​Forty-four players filed for player elected arbitration in advance of Thursday's deadline at 5 p.m. Eastern. Among them were five members of the Calgary Flames, which ties them with Winnipeg for most players to file. The five Flames to do so: Elias Lindh...

Calgary Flames eying long-term extension for Elias Lindholm

July 7, 2018 - 1:36 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Elias Lindholm was among the five Calgary Flames to file for arbitration in advance of Thursday's 5 p.m. (ET) deadline. The goal, obviously, is to come to an agreement on a contract extension before a potential hearing. In particular, a long-term agreement....

On Juuso Valimaki's goal of breaking camp with the Calgary Flames

July 10, 2018 - 10:51 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Mark Giordano, T.J. Brodie, Noah Hanifin, Travis Hamonic, Michael Stone and, to a lesser extent, Brett Kulak appear locks to break camp with the Calgary Flames. Should that be the case, there's likely only be one roster spot for Rasmus Andersson, Oliver Kylin...

A closer look at the Derek Ryan and Austin Czarnik signings

July 12, 2018 - 12:38 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell I didn't get to write about the Derek Ryan and Austin Czarnik signings in as much detail as I wanted to when free agency opened up. Now that the dust has settled a little bit, I'm going to take a closer look at the two. On Derek Ryan I generally am not a...

Arbitration dates set for five members of the Calgary Flames

July 13, 2018 - 11:29 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Hearings have been scheduled for the 44 players who filed for player-elected salary arbitration in advance of the July 5th deadline. Among them are five members of the Calgary Flames: Brett Kulak (July 22nd), Mark Jankowski (July 27th), David Rittich (July 28t...

Report: Calgary Flames close to long-term extension with Elias Lindholm

July 14, 2018 - 10:03 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell It's no secret the Calgary Flames would like to sign Elias Lindholm to a long-term extension in advance of a potential arbitration hearing. They are close to doing just that, according to a report from TSN's Mike Kelly. The Calgary Flames appear to be closi...

Calgary Flames sign Elias Lindholm to six-year extension

July 16, 2018 - 12:44 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames and Elias Lindholm have agreed to terms on a long-term extension. It is a six-year deal that will see Lindholm earn an annual average salary a little below the $5 million that had been rumored. CAL signs Elias Lindholm 6x$4.85. No clauses...

Calgary Flames sign Jon Gillies to two-year extension

July 17, 2018 - 10:50 AM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell Elias Lindholm wasn't the only restricted free agent the Calgary Flames locked up Monday afternoon. They also agreed to terms with goaltender Jon Gillies on a two-year contract. In 2018-19, he'll earn $750K if he's in Calgary and $250K if he's in Stockton....

Calgary Flames place Brett Kulak on waivers

July 19, 2018 - 12:23 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter @ToddCordell The Calgary Flames have placed defenseman Brett Kulak on waivers. The 24-year-old blue liner appeared in 101 NHL games over the last four seasons and garnered mixed results. On one hand, the Flames controlled better than 52% of the shot attempts with him o...