Calgary Flames’ Harvey the Hound is the worst mascot in the NHL, fans say

Calgary Flames’ Harvey the Hound is the worst mascot in the NHL, fans say

Poor, poor Harvey the Hound. It turns out NHL fans are not fans of the Calgary Flames mascot, ranking him dead last in a poll of favorite team mascots across the league. Go Flames go!. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh The survey, conducted by NY.bet, an online sports betting site, polled more than 900 Canadian and … Read more

Vladar signs two-year, $4.4 million contract with Flames

Vladar signs two-year, .4 million contract with Flames

Dan Vladar signed a two-year, $4.4 million contract with the Calgary Flames on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $2.2 million and begins next season. The 25-year-old goalie made 26 saves in his only start this season, a 4-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Oct. 15. He was in the final season … Read more

Five struggling NHL teams I’m not worried about (yet), plus way-too-early power rankings

Five struggling NHL teams I’m not worried about (yet), plus way-too-early power rankings

The weekend rankings are back, and it’s too early. That’s the caveat we throw out every year, and will have to remember for at least the first few weeks. If I don’t mention it right up front, I know some of you will make sure to do it for me. It gets late early in … Read more

NHL On Tap: Flames, Oilers resume Battle of Alberta rivalry

NHL On Tap: Flames, Oilers resume Battle of Alberta rivalry

Back to the Battle The Battle of Alberta resumes when the Calgary Flames visit the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, CITY, ESPN+, SN NOW), with both teams 1-0-0 to start the season. When last we saw these two teams play, the Oilers eliminated the Flames in five games … Read more

NHL 2022-23 bold predictions: A 70-goal scorer, trades, breakouts, awards, more

NHL 2022-23 bold predictions: A 70-goal scorer, trades, breakouts, awards, more

A first-time 50-goal scorer in Edmonton. A new king of the Metropolitan Division. An eight-figure contract in Boston. A legend traded out of Chicago (but not the one you’re expecting). And maybe even the NHL’s first 70-goal season since 1993? Those were among the responses we got this week when we asked The Athletic’s NHL … Read more

FLAMES ANNOUNCE EXTENSION FOR DARRYL SUTTER

FLAMES ANNOUNCE EXTENSION FOR DARRYL SUTTER

Flames General Manager Brad Treliving announced today a multi-year contract extension for Head Coach Darryl Sutter. The reigning Jack Adams Award winner has a record of 65-36-11 since joining the Flames during the 2020-21 season. Sutter, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, has the 11th most wins as a head coach (699) in NHL history and … Read more

Flames sign MacKenzie Weegar to 8-year, $50 million extension

Flames sign MacKenzie Weegar to 8-year,  million extension

CALGARY, Alta. — The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman MacKenzie Weegar to an eight-year, $50 million extension, the team announced Friday. Weegar came to Calgary on July 25 along with Jonathan Huberdeau in a trade that sent Matthew Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers. Weegar would have become an unrestricted free agent next year. “This is … Read more

Calgary Flames 2022-23 season preview: Playoff odds, point projections, roster rankings

Calgary Flames 2022-23 season preview: Playoff odds, point projections, roster rankings

It’s difficult to recall a team in recent memory that had a more chaotic offseason than the Calgary Flames. Need a refresher? Well — they lost a franchise player in free agency pieces, had their other franchise player ask for a trade, somehow won that trade in the short term by acquiring two high-end pieces, … Read more

FLAMES TRIM DOWN CAMP ROSTER

FLAMES TRIM DOWN CAMP ROSTER

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned the following players to the Calgary Wranglers of the American Hockey League: Duehr, Walker (RW)Klapka, Adam (RW)Kuznetsov, Yan (D)McLain, Mitch (C)Pelletier, Jakob (LW)Schwindt, Cole (C)Solovyov, Ilya (D)Sutter, Brett (C)Zary, Connor (C) The following players have been placed on waivers for the purpose of being assigned to … Read more

Fantasy hockey 2022: Insiders answer the biggest questions for each NHL team

Fantasy hockey 2022: Insiders answer the biggest questions for each NHL team

The fantasy hockey rankings Dom Luszczyszyn and Shayna Goldman publish on The Athletic are a work of statistical art, letting you customize projections to fit your pool’s exact format. Whether you’re playing categories, head-to-head, add value from peripheral stats like shots, hits, and blocks, or just need to focus on points, this cheat sheet is … Read more