McKenzie: Sam Bennett 'most likely' will return to Kingston; final decision coming this week

Thomas Drance
February 19 2015 06:55PM

The Calgary Flames have no shortage of options when it comes to top-prospect Sam Bennett.

Bennett, 18, was Calgary's first-round pick at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and he's only recently been cleared for contact following labrum surgery in mid-October. While the skilled pivot lost nearly a full season of development time as a result of his ailment, he'll at least get to play some high-level competitive hockey this spring. 

What's unclear is whether or not he'll be competing in the NHL, the AHL, or the OHL. The decision will reportedly be made this week, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, and the most likely outcome is that Bennett will be returned to the OHL's Kingston Frontenacs.

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Update: Glencross Has Asked For Trade, Says Report

Ryan Pike
February 19 2015 01:59PM

While the rumour mill has been working overtime in recent weeks regarding the impending fate of Calgary Flames alternate captain Curtis Glencross, the comments from the left winger did nothing but throw fuel on the fire this afternoon.

Here's a brief rundown of his comments regarding his future and the NHL's upcoming trade deadline.

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Flames Trade Targets 2014-15: Depth Forwards

Kent Wilson
February 19 2015 01:00PM

So far we've investigated at the Flames primary trade priorities (defenders) and their expendable trade assets. With just a couple weeks until the trade deadline, it's time to take a look at some of the forwards who could be available to help the Flames in their drive for the playoffs.

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Flames Return Wolf, Recall Granlund

Ryan Pike
February 19 2015 10:32AM

The Calgary Flames made a pair of roster moves this morning to shuffle up the forward ranks a tiny bit.

David Wolf has been re-assigned back to the American Hockey League's Adirondack Flames, while Markus Granlund has been recalled from the AHL affiliate.

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Five things: Reasonable trade targets

Ryan Lambert
February 19 2015 09:00AM

1. What the Flames need

So we've got the trade deadline in two weeks or so and the dominoes are already starting to fall. A guy I thought the Flames might target, and in fact did — Cody Franson — has instead gone to league-leading Nashville in one of those "rich-get-richer" deals that you're not sure how they went down in the first place (it's not dissimilar to how the Leafs pried Franson out of Nashville in the first place: For Brett Lebda, somehow). I think we can all agree that given the price — a B prospect, a first-round pick, and Olli Jokinen — that's something that's at least relatively in the Flames' wheelhouse, although maybe you say the first-rounder might have been a bridge too far for a rebuilding club, though I'll get to that in a minute.

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