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A Multi-Year Contract Extension For Brad Treliving

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed General Manager Brad Treliving to a multi-year contract extension.

“We are striving to create a level of continuity and stability, as all successful teams do,” said Flames President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke. “Today’s announcement is another step forward for our organization on that path. Under Brad’s leadership, we have seen progress over the past three seasons and look forward to building on that growth in the coming years.”

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NHL Linesman Don Henderson Files Suit Against Dennis Wideman

from Rick Westhead of TSN,

National Hockey League linesman Don Henderson has filed a $10.25 million lawsuit against Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman more than a year after Wideman hit Henderson from behind during a game against the Nashville Predators.

CTV News and TSN have learned that Henderson filed his lawsuit against Wideman on Apr. 18 in a Calgary court.

Henderson seeks general damages of $200,000, special damages to pay for housekeeping, yard work and hospital expenses of $50,000, and damages for loss of income and future loss of income of $10 million.

The Flames are also listed as a defendant.

According to his lawsuit, Henderson suffered injuries to his head, neck back, shoulder, and right knee. He also allegedly suffered a concussion, pain, numbness and tingling in his right arm and hand, shock anxiety and depression, headaches and permanent and partial disability.


If you need a refresher, watch the incident below...

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Done In Calgary

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

The Brian Elliott era is over in Calgary.

So is the Calgary Flames season.

Those facts aren’t mutually exclusive.

Not only did Elliott play a significant role in the Flames loss for the second game in a row, the 32-year-old netminder’s whiff on a soft, weak-angled wrister by Patrick Eaves a mere 5:38 into Wednesday’s series-ending game also put an abrupt end to any chance the Flames can put any more faith in him.

Or money.

That point was hammered home seconds later when coach Glen Gulutzan replaced Elliott with Chad Johnson, leading to one of the longest skates to the bench in Elliott’s career.

Surely his last as a Flame.

Immediately plopping himself down at the end of the bench, a stunned Elliott left his mask and gloves on the rest of the period.

You couldn’t help but feel bad for him.


Watch the game highlights (Ducsk 3 - Flames 1) below and the handshake line too

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Kevin Bieksa Is Playoff-Tough

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

On Tuesday, Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle pronounced Bieksa’s name with a distinct air of respect, and with good reason. “We like Kevin Bieksa,” Carlyle said. “I don’t care what anybody else says about him, personally.”

Carlyle and his coaching staff appreciated the physical price Bieksa paid on Monday in the Ducks’ comeback for a 5-4 overtime victory over the Flames, which gave them a 3-0 advantage in the best-of-seven series that resumes Wednesday in Calgary.

A popular target in the Flames’ strategy of being physical against the Ducks’ depleted defense corps, Bieksa twice went to the locker room for repairs but contributed two assists and a stellar block on a Calgary two-on-one rush. “It felt like a playoff game,” Bieksa said, and he didn’t have to say anything else.

Carlyle said he believes Bieksa’s competitiveness is a good example for his teammates, and it certainly fueled what Carlyle called Bieksa’s best performance of the season. Bieksa took no penalties, dished out two hits and turned the other cheek, never straying from Carlyle’s game plan.

“And he holds other people accountable. I’d like to say that he’s going to play mistake-free hockey, and I would say no because that’s the type of player he is and I don’t think there’s a player on the ice surface who doesn’t make mistakes,” Carlyle said.


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The Calgary Flames Blow A 4-1 Lead

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

And you thought they had their hearts broken in Anaheim.

On Monday, they were trampled on.

How they could possibly bounce back from this is anyone’s guess.

The Calgary Flames are on the brink of elimination.

And drumming up the sort of resilience they’ve somehow mustered throughout this ill-fated series may finally be impossible now.

“That’s the toughest loss I’ve been around in this organization,” said captain Mark Giordano in a dressing room as silent as the stadium was minutes earlier when the Ducks won 5-4 in overtime.

“It’s a game you’re up 4-1 and can swing the series. Now, it’s do-or-die time, play with nothing to lose. But we better learn a lot from that. I mean, that can’t happen. Obviously, some bad breaks but we had a chance there to just keep storming them and we didn’t.”

Squandering a 4-1 lead accrued midway through the game with a relentless forecheck and physicality, the Flames somehow let it slip away.

More like a crash, sinking the hearts of a city that had all but made reservations for their favourite Red Mile hot spot for Wednesday as part of the celebration that they were back in the series.


Game higlights are below...

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No-Goal Call Doesn’t Help The Calgary Flames

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Forget the curse, most fans now consider it a conspiracy.

In the midst of a gutsy Game 2 effort by the Calgary Flames that had all the makings of a storybook comeback, the visitors’ momentum was stymied by a controversial call midway through the second period.

And, ultimately, it essentially cost them the game.

Midway through a 2-2 game that had the Flames carrying plenty of momentum, a goalmouth scrum involving Alex Chiasson and Sam Bennett saw the puck cross the goal line just before the net was dislodged as part of a furious scramble.

No one celebrated as the chaotic scene had many confused while goalie John Gibson fished the puck out of the net.

Referee Brian Pochmara had ruled it no goal but the game was paused as the NHL’s Situation Room took a peek.

Viewers at home had reason to believe it would be overruled, to no avail.

Seeking clarification on the call, NHL senior VP Hockey Operations, Mike Murphy, told Postmedia how it went down.

“We reviewed the play because the puck went into the net,” said Murphy in an email.

“We checked to make sure the net was on, which it was. The refs, however, informed us that they had NO GOAL on the ice because (Anaheim goalie John) Gibson was bumped in the crease and unable to play his position. That is their call and the play is not reviewable, so their call on the ice rules.”

"The whistle didn't go and the puck was in the net," said Matt Stajan. "The explanation they gave us was goalie interference but we don't really know, I haven't seen the replay."

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Calgary’s Losing Streak Continues In Anaheim

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

If you’re a Calgary Flames fan and you feel like the Honda Centre curse is on the verge of being broken, you’re not alone.

Even Anaheim Ducks defenceman Kevin Bieksa feels the same way.

“There’s a good chance they will win a game in our building, especially if the series goes long,” he said, hours before the puck dropped on an entertaining series opener.

“It can’t turn into a bigger thing. It can’t mean something more than just one win. It can’t mean the whole series momentum is shifting, we have to be strong enough to know, ‘who really cares about the streak? It’s one loss.’”

For a sizeable portion of Thursday’s opener it appeared his Ducks would get a chance to try stomaching their first home loss to the Flames in 27 outings.

Alas, the curse lives on. Barely.


Game highlights are below...

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Video- Flames/Ducks Game Turned Nasty

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

Nothing changed and everything might have for the Ducks, who may want the Calgary Flames more than ever to open up the Stanley Cup playoffs.

A possible prelude Tuesday night ended in the same manner Flames visits to Honda Center have ended for them since Randy Carlyle coached the Ducks the first time. But this 3-1 Ducks’ victory, their 25th straight over the Flames inside their home, saw them pay a potential heavy price.

Cam Fowler left the ice under assistance at 6:09 of the third period after Calgary captain Mark Giordano caught him with a clear knee-on-knee hit that left the Ducks’ minutes-eating defenseman unable to put any weight on his right leg well after taking a shot on goal.

The play, which could be looked at by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for possible supplementary discipline, infuriated the Ducks. Josh Manson took matters into his own hands immediately after Chris Wagner scored a goal by jumping Giordano and pounding on the defenseman.

"You saw our reaction," the Ducks’ Kevin Bieksa said. "Obviously we weren’t happy with the hit. It’s one of our best players. Who knows the severity of the injury? It looked like he was in a lot of pain. We weren’t happy with it so we responded the way we did."

Asked if the hit was dirty, Bieksa added, "It didn’t look clean. Didn’t sound clean."


You can watch the hit at the 1:10 mark in the highlight package below...

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President And CEO Of The Calgary Flames Ken King On Getting A New Arena Bulit

from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald,

King clarified his comments in an interview with Postmedia on Saturday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Sam Bennett scored an empty-netter to seal a 5-2 victory over the Sharks at one of the oldest facilities in the NHL.

He said they were in response to a question of him using a “threat tactic” as a way of posturing their position to Calgarians.

“That’s not the way our guys operate,” King said. “We’re not threatening people. And furthermore, I think and hope we’re going to get a deal. The truth of the matter is, we would just move. Which is not to be confused as a threat. We don’t think it’s fair to threaten. We think it’s fair for people to decide whether or not if they want a facility … and whether or not they think it’s appropriate. If they do, great. We’ll participate. If they decide not to, well then we’ve, obviously, got to make some decisions about the future.

“It won’t include threats. But it certainly may, at some point, include a clear decision. My entire job and my role in life right now is to ensure that day never comes.”

Mayor Naheed Nenshi told reporters Monday that CalgaryNEXT, the proposed hybrid arena-stadium-field house complex in the West Village, is “dead.”


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Jarome Iginla May Have Played His Last Game In Calgary

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

In the end, Jarome Iginla got the goodbye salute he deserved, Drew Doughty got revenge, the kid got what was coming to him and the fans were treated to a night of bad blood and brilliant theatre.

And then, to top it all off, Iginla delivered a subtle message to the youngster responsible for stirring up so much emotion.

“I don’t know if I agree with all of it – I’ll just leave it at that,” said Iginla, 39, of Matthew Tkachuk’s pre-game pot-shot at Doughty.

“He’s had a good rookie season and he’s playing well. He’s an important part and it looks like he’s going to be a good player, but it would be nice just to see the battle on the ice as opposed to the other stuff.”

Setting up their first meeting since a blatant Tkachuk elbow on Doughty drew a suspension and a declaration by the King the kid is a dirty player, the Flames winger poked back Tuesday, saying how disappointed he was with Doughty’s whining.

The Kings didn’t appreciate it one bit and wasted no time making that clear.


Below a few videos from the game...

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