Waiting for Gaudreau: The final stretch

Ari Yanover
September 23 2016 11:00AM

As far as the Calgary Flames are concerned, the World Cup of Hockey is over.

Team Czech Republic and Michael Frolik are done, as are Team Finland and Jyrki Jokipakka (and training camp invite Lauri Korpikoski, for that matter). Team Sweden has moved on to the knockout rounds, but with Mikael Backlund out with a concussion, he isn't playing, either.

And neither is Team North America. A loss to Russia during round robin play ultimately sealed their fates, and what was once one of the more exciting teams to watch as of late is no more.

That means Johnny Gaudreau is, for the time being, essentially without a team.

At least until he gets a contract signed.

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Three rookies flying under the radar

Pat Steinberg
September 23 2016 08:30AM

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With main camp getting underway for the Calgary Flames, many eyes will be on NHL hopefuls like Matthew Tkachuk, Mark Jankowski, and Oliver Kylington. While those guys deserve the eyeballs they'll get, they aren't the only ones with a chance to make an impact at camp. I've got three guys who might do just that even though they'll probably be flying under the radar heading in.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
September 23 2016 05:00AM

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Leafs win prospects tournament, Lupul hurt again, Sedin era in Vancouver coming to an end, Flames need to fix their salary cap issues, Jesse Puljujarvi ready to ruin plans, get your Oilers karma right heading into season, a classic goalie scrap, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Flames re-sign Freddie Hamilton

Ari Yanover
September 22 2016 06:01PM

After purging most of their restricted free agents back in June, the Calgary Flames were left with just four qualified: Tyler Wotherspoon, Sean Monahan, Freddie Hamilton, and Johnny Gaudreau.

It is Sept. 22, and three of the four have been re-signed.

F.Ham - the forgotten Hamilton, if you will - is officially back with the Flames. He has been re-signed to a two-year deal with a $612,500 cap hit, as reported by Cap Friendly.

Let's take a look at just where he might fit in.

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Treliving: Ladislav Smid will not play this season

Mike FAIL
September 22 2016 10:45AM

Brad Treliving made the announcement today that was seemingly a long time coming: veteran defenseman Ladislav Smid will not play this season. It's little surprise that this was something expected to happen and at the heart of it are two stories. 

One, that will give the Calgary Flames additional cap space, a commodity they're desperate for; two, the story of a player whose playing days appear numbered, if not over.

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