Notes From Brad Treliving’s Press Conference

View image | gettyimages.com After a busy July 1 that saw his club sign Michael Frolik, Karri Ramo and Derek Grant, and acquire a conditional pick for Max Reinhart, Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving addressed the assembled media at the Scotiabank Saddledome earlier this afternoon. In case you missed it, here’s what he had…

Flames Trade Max Reinhart To Nashville

View image | gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames have made another organizational depth tweak, trading forward Max Reinhart to the Nashville Predators. The return for the 23-year-old restricted free agent is a conditional fourth round choice in the 2016 NHL Draft. It’s unclear what the conditions are on the pick at time of this writing.

Flames Add Derek Grant On Two-Way Deal

The #Flames have signed forward Derek Grant to a one-year contract ~ http://t.co/Nh4n3sKSSz pic.twitter.com/YsGLEDGAz8 — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 1, 2015 The Calgary Flames made a smaller move amidst all the hubbub of the big July 1 deals. The club announced that it’s signed 25-year-old Derek Grant to a one-year contract. Based on the reported…

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Report: Flames Lock Up Michael Frolik

Photo Credit: Candice Ward/USA TODAY Sports It’s been a week full of smart, calculated moves by sophomore Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving. Sounds like we’re about to get another one. UPDATE: Sportsnet’s Elliott Friedman reports on the cap hit: Hearing Frolik to CAL will come in around five years at a $4.3M AAV. — Elliotte…

Flames Interested in Viktor Tikhonov

Chicago, Tampa and Calgary all in the running for Viktor Tikhonov — Ryan Kennedy (@THNRyanKennedy) July 1, 2015 Calgary is popping up in a lot of rumours today. Clearly the Flames brass has decided to be extremely aggressive this season, in contrast to their relatively passive summer last year. Amazing what a little success can…

Lebrun: Flames & Leafs Talking Phil Kessel

View image | gettyimages.com It’s July 1 and we’re going to hear a lot of wacky rumours today, but TSN (and ESPN) analyst Pierre Lebrun kicked the day off with a big one: the Calgary Flames have reportedly had talks with Toronto about Phil Kessel. Hearing that Leafs circled back to Calgary today on Kessel…

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Report: Starting point in Giordano negotiations set at 8-years, $72 million

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving had made it no secret: it’s a priority of his organization to lock up team captain Mark Giordano before he hits the unrestricted free agent market next summer. Though he was always effective, Giordano is the rare late-blooming superstar. Over the past few…

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Report: Flames Re-sign Ramo

1 yr,$3.8 mil for Ramo in Calgary. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2015 Earlier this month many of the rumours suggested the Flames would be overhauling their entire goaltending rotation. Not only would they not sign Ramo, they would trade Jonas Hiller and have a totally new tandem going into next year. A few…

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Flames Free Agent Frenzy Preview

Mason Raymond: an appropriate cautionary tale for the free agent frenzy.Photo Creidt: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports The Calgary Flames made an earth shattering offseason addition last weekend when they traded for blue chip young defenseman Dougie Hamilton prior to the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Now that Hamilton has been locked up for six years with an eminently reasonable contract carrying an annual…

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Flames 2015 UFA Targets

View image | gettyimages.com It’s been a wild week. The draft, big trades, buy-outs, terminations, threats of offer sheets. All possible scenarios have seemingly played outside since the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs.   One of the reasons GMs have been so busy is due to the relatively shallow UFA pool this year. Quality…

Flames’ cap management has them ready for free agent frenzy

View image | gettyimages.com In the hockey world, Canada Day is always an exciting time. The floodgates open, and millions of dollars always get spent. This inevitably leads to a lot of regret, sometimes on the day of.  Even Brad Treliving isn’t immune to this: see Raymond, Mason; and especially Engelland, Deryk; otherwise known as a…