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Flames take long look at prospect even smaller than Johnny Gaudreau

Size him up, and it’s easy — too easy — to count this kid out.

To his credit, Matthew Phillips doesn’t seem like such a long-shot anymore.

Make no mistake, nobody is calling Phillips a can’t-miss, but it feels less and less far-fetched to think that this pint-sized prospect will earn a sniff with the Calgary Flames someday.

“Well . . . he just works at it. This guy works at his game, he gets better,” praised Calgary’s director of player development, Ray Edwards. “He puts the time in. He invests. He’s coachable. You ask the strength guys, he doesn’t miss a day. He doesn’t miss an opportunity to learn. On the ice, skills, mental performance . . . At the end of it, maybe he’s an NHL player and plays 15 years. And if it doesn’t happen, he will never say that he didn’t do everything possible to get it done. He does everything he has to do.

“He’s just a guy you want to see have success because he does everything the right way. For our young guys coming up, it’s like, ‘Just watch this guy.’ Because if you can do what he does, you’ll be just fine.”

Imagine that, the rest of the Flames’ rookie-campers looking up to the smallest guy in Calgary’s prospect pipeline.

Now 21, Phillips is listed by the team at 5-foot-7 and 155 lb., and those numbers are typically a tad generous.

For comparison sake, consider that Johnny Gaudreau is two inches taller and 10 lb. heavier.

Thing is, the itsy-bitsy right-winger — a former captain of the Victoria Royals in the Western Hockey League and now preparing for his second campaign with the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat — seems to find a way to stick out, especially against his prospect peers.

Multiple management-sorts had him pegged as the best player on the ice in Saturday’s 1-0 overtime victory against the Edmonton Oilers’ up-and-comers in Red Deer. He capped that performance with the only goal of the evening in sudden-death.

Wearing No. 41 on his back, Phillips will be worth watching again as the Battle of Alberta hopefuls rematch Tuesday at the Saddledome, the final item on the rookie-camp itinerary.

Main camp opens with Thursday’s medicals and fitness testing.

Chased by much larger opponents, Matthew Phillips has found ways to stick out in a crowd. Here he carries the puck during the Young Guns Battle of Alberta game on Sept. 7, 2019, in Red Deer.*Ashli Barrett/Postmedia

“I feel like I’ve improved every summer, and that’s a pretty reassuring thing,” Phillips said. “Every camp when I’ve come back, I’ve felt better and better. That’s good, and that means that I’m doing something well development-wise. I feel like I’m getting better and better.”

You don’t find sure-things in the sixth round of the NHL Draft, and Phillips was certainly a flier when the Flames called his name at No. 166 overall in 2016.

Calgary’s scouting staff was intrigued by his skill, by his hockey sense, by his knack for finding a way to make an impact on the game.

The question mark then, just as it is today, is his size.

“Not a chance he can be written off, ever,” emphasized Flames left-winger Dillon Dube, who goes way back with Phillips and now has 25 nights of NHL know-how on his own resume. “I don’t see the size thing anymore. You see so many little guys come in, and it’s not that the little guys just make it — they’re some of the best players. You see the skill-set that he has, it’s incredible. I know in Stockton, you don’t get to see him as much, but his finesse around the ice, however I can put . . . It’s incredible. It’s like an art-form. It looks pretty easy.

“The thing is, when he goes up in levels, everybody says, ‘Ok, he’s done.’ That’s the way it goes. Another guy who was like that from Calgary, played in the same (Buffaloes AAA) organization, was Brayden Point. He was the same. He was tiny. He was a late draft in bantam because at every level, it was like, ‘He’s done. He’s done.’ And not a bad year for him last year.

“Obviously, Phil didn’t catch up to the height there, but you have to love for him when people keep saying that, because you know that only fuels him.”

It’s not knocking the kid to say that Phillips won’t be the next Brayden Point.

He won’t be the next Johnny Gaudreau, either.

Could he climb his way to the NHL, though, perhaps even as a full-timer?

Why not?

As a rookie pro, Phillips posted a very respectable stat-line with the AHL’s Heat — 13 goals and 25 assists in 65 regular-season spins. That included an eight-game point-spree around the holidays.

The next step is to become more of a standout at that level. He will be the first to tell you that.

“I saw a young man (last season) who obviously has been acclimatized to having to sort of work his way into different situations and prove doubters wrong and I saw somebody who obviously because of that has had to study the game and understand it,” said Heat head coach Cail MacLean, who is running the practices at Flames’ prospect camp.

“And I think what really stands out is his ability to read the game and his ability to then adapt to it. I think another thing that stands out is he is exceptional away from the puck, I feel. Defensively, positionally, he is very good.

“I love the 38 points that he had last season. I love the fact that he had a run of about 27 points in 27 games. But what I really love is underneath it all is defensive reliability and team commitment and a sense about him where he understands structure and does a really good job of executing that.

“A lot of times, you’re still really grinding young guys on their habits away from the puck. I think that is strong for him. I think that now it’s about taking it to the next level in terms of his end-points — not production, but his ability to create the time and space to make offensive plays, and I think that is coming with his work ethic in the summer. Strength and conditioning and skating-wise, it looks like it is all taking forward steps.”

Skating was a focal point this off-season for Phillips, a local lad who doesn’t have to wrestle with whether to spend the flip-flop months in his hometown or train with fellow Flames prospects in Calgary.

He already has decent speed, but he is determined to become more elusive.

“As everything gets faster and the guys get bigger, I need to get away from them easier,” he reasoned. “That’s something I have been working pretty hard on. I feel faster and I feel stronger on my skates. I think once I can create that space, then I can do what comes easy to me — making plays.”

Nobody has ever questioned that play-making ability.

Too bad Phillips is the smallest guy ever to be nicknamed ‘Bubba,’ but don’t count this kid out.

“It’s easier to say stronger and faster and all that, and that’s true,” Edwards said of Phillips’ keys to progression. “But he’s figuring out how he’s going to do this thing. You watch how a guy like Johnny had to figure it out, and he figured it out early and right away. As you watched Matt last year and his growth in the American League, you could see him starting to figure it out. He can’t get a puck like Martin Pospisil gets a puck. He has to be smarter. He has to be ahead of it. He has to figure out where a puck is going to be and get under a stick versus using his body.

“He stole six or seven pucks (Saturday) because he was on top of it, he was reading the play. That’s how he is learning. That’s how he is going to be successful.”

Phillips, the wee-est of the Battle of Alberta wannabes, will aim to steal the spotlight again Tuesday.

“I think a big thing at these camps is being confident in yourself and believing in yourself because it can be pretty intimidating, especially when it gets into main camp,” Phillips said. “You really need to have that confidence and that is something I feel so far this camp really good about is my confidence and just believing in myself. I think you talk to the best athletes in the world, they all believe in themselves and their abilities.

“One thing I learned last year was things change a lot in pro hockey, lineup-wise and guys going up and down. So it’s definitely important to just focus on yourself and, as cliche as it is, day-by-day is a big thing. If you keep trying to get better, then you’re going to see those improvements and you’re going to gain your confidence. I think if I end up in Stockton, I want to be a go-to guy and create offence and be responsible and play in big situations.

“I think I’m ready for that. I think in the second half of last year, I really came on and got that comfort level and got used to the pace. I’ve had a good summer. I feel really good. I feel ready.”

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Oilers soundly beaten in Calgary

By*Reid WilkinsRadio Host *630CHED

The Calgary Flames rookies swept their two-game series over the Edmonton Oilers rookies with a 3-1 win Tuesday night in Calgary.

The Flames took control of the game early. Glenn Gawdin scored on a wrist shot from the right wing 36 seconds into the first. About six minutes later, Adam Ruzicka beat Olivier Rodrigue from in tight to make it 2-0.

The Oilers only had four shots on goal in the second period. Steven Iacobellis had a chance from right in front halfway through the frame but was denied by Dustin Wolf. The Flames fired 18 shots at Rodrigue but couldn’t extend their lead.

Evan Bouchard finally put the Oilers on the board 1:45 into the third when his power play point shot eluded Wolf. Dmitriy Zavgorodniy had a glorious chance right in front to restore Calgary’s two goal lead with 8:58 to go, but Rodrigue came up with the stop.

The Oilers pulled Rodrigue late but couldn’t tie it up. Matt Phillips sealed it with an empty netter.

Calgary finished with a 43-19 advantage on the shot clock.
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Flames’ Wolf triumphant in first chance to prove hockey world wrong

Eric Francis*|*@EricFrancisSeptember 11, 2019, 12:42 AM

CALGARY — On this night there were no tears of joy and no family members to embrace.

Two-and-a-half months after weeping in his mother’s arms after being the fourth-last pick — 214th overall — of the NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, Dustin Wolf played it cool after getting his first chance to start proving the hockey world wrong.

Okay, it was a prospects game. No big deal in the grand scheme of things, but a proud night for a kid who was almost perfect in his debut.

“It’s only a rookie game, but you just want to get the first one under your belt,” said the 18-year-old goaltender following a 3-1 win over the Oilers’ hopefuls at the Saddledome.

“You want a little more shots, but whatever it takes to win is what you are trying to do. For me, it’s just another hockey game. It’s good the way it came out. Unfortunate there was one bad bounce there, but I thought I played pretty well.”

Wolf led the Western Hockey League in his first full year as a starter last season with a sparkling .936 save percentage, not to mention a 1.69 goals-against average and 41-15-2 record one might think would have prompted an NHL squad to pluck him earlier than the seventh round.

If not for a frame generously listed at six-feet tall, the 165-pound teen would most certainly have gone sooner.

Alas, like so many undersized forwards making their way in today’s NHL, the onus is on him to prove he can overcome the stigma of being well under the NHL goalie standard of roughly six-foot-three or more.

“Yeah, obviously teams want six-foot-three goalies now, so you’re trying to be as positionally sound as you can, and you’ve got to make up for your height with being athletic and being able to sprawl across the net to make saves you probably shouldn’t,” said the Everett Silvertips star, a California native who could very well backstop the U.S. at the World Juniors this Christmas.

“I’ve been watching (five-foot-11 Nashville backup) Juuse Saros the last few years and he’s a testament to the fact it’s not how tall you are as long as you do your job. Being a shorter guy I try to replicate what he does and how he goes about his business.”

Wolf didn’t have a whole lot of business to tend to Tuesday in front of a surprisingly healthy Saddledome crowd that paid $5 to charity to watch the Oilers and Flames prospects clash.

All told he faced just 19 shots in a game won 3-1 by a Flames squad powered by goals from Glenn Gawdin, Adam Ruzicka and an empty-netter from Matthew Phillips. The Oilers only goal came early in the third when Evan Bouchard’s seeing-eye shot from the point eluded Wolf after being deflected in front.

None of Wolf’s saves were of the spectacular variety, attesting to his positioning, which Stockton bench boss Cail MacLean had praised earlier in the day.

“Technically he’s pretty strong — he’s very good positionally,” said MacLean, who has overseen the Flames prospects camp.

“His size doesn’t overwhelm you but when you watch him play there’s not a lot of room for shooters. From a player’s perspective that can be frustrating because you feel there should be some room there. He understands the game and the geometry of it and he’s very good at being efficient at getting to the right spot and taking those angles away.”

Sitting seventh or so on the Flames’ goalie depth chart, Wolf is clearly destined to return within a week to Everett, where the CHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year has been a brilliant replacement for Flyers hotshot Carter Hart.

Between now and then the youngster is intent on soaking up a big-league experience that hasn’t been marred by the incredible jump in intensity, skill and speed from the WHL.

“I talked to (Flames starter David) Rittich a bit,” he smiled.

“I’ve been able to hang out with (Stockton goalie Tyler) Parsons and been rooming with Nick Schneider. It’s pretty amazing being in a facility like this and around everything that is going on. You step into the locker room and it’s first class — it’s a lot different than junior hockey.
Everything is professional. Hopefully in a couple years I’ll be back up here.”

NOTES: The Flames outshot the Oilers 43-19 to win the second of two prospects games against the Oilers … Phillips also scored Calgary’s only goal in their 1-0 win Saturday in Red Deer … The most dangerous line on the ice all night was Phillips, Gawdin and Jakob Pelletier, the Flames’ first-round pick this summer … Gawdin’s goal came 36 seconds into the evening on the first shot of the game on Oilers starter Olivier Rodrigue … Flames main camp opens Thursday with physicals.
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Women officials thrilled by NHL experience Working prospect tournaments turns out to be 'dream come true'

*September 10th, 2019

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. --*Four women officials had the career opportunity of a lifetime at NHL prospect tournaments this week, and each loved every second of it.*

"It's more than I could have ever imagined," said Kirsten Welsh, a first-year official. "Incredible and a dream come true."

Welsh and fellow linesman Kendall Hanley, along with referees Katie Guay and Kelly Cooke, four of the 96 officials who participated the 2019 NHL Exposure Combine, were selected to officiate rookie tournaments in Irvine, California; Buffalo; Nashville and Traverse City, Michigan.

And though the experiences were incredible, the opportunities came with challenges, some expected, some not.

Cooke worked the 2019 NHL Prospects Showcase in Nashville and despite having officiated for the past 10 years, she said she was not quite prepared for what greeted her in her first game, which featured the Tampa Bay Lightning.

One of the first players to step onto the ice for warmups was defenseman*Oleg Sosunov, who is 6-foot-9 and 236 pounds and played at the American Hockey League level last season.

"Oh my God, I don't know if I can do this," Cooke admitted to thinking in the moment, recalling the incident with a laugh.

But she did do it, handling the increased speed and physicality of her first professional men's game capably.

It was the same for Welsh, who worked the 2019 Prospects Challenge in Buffalo, a tournament that featured the debut of*Jack Hughes, who the New Jersey Devils selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

In her first game, Welsh said she had issues dropping the puck crisply for face-offs, and added she was worried about the centers encroaching when she did so.

The more experienced officials on her crew worked with her between periods and helped iron out her technique.

Each official raved about the camaraderie and teaching they have received throughout the week, both in-game and afterward.*

During their time at the tournaments, which ended Tuesday, each official had an in-depth support system in place, including an on-site supervisor as well as the officials they worked with, many culled from the ranks of the ECHL and American Hockey League.

"Obviously, I take every game and I break it down and I take what I can from it, things I did great and what I have to improve upon," Hanley said. "It's been like any other tournament and I appreciate that because there are things I can take away from this tournament and implement right away to my games back at home when I get going in the regular season."

For each, the journey to this place in time has been different, but each is aware of the magnitude of the opportunity placed before her.

"I'm really grateful and excited to be a part of it and be one of the four women selected to be at these NHL rookie tournaments," said Hanley, who has officiated NCAA and USA Hockey games and is working the 2019 NHL Prospect Challenge here. "It's going to be an experience that I will never forget and always keep close to my heart."

The NHL undertook this experiment, in part, because the talent pool of women officials has grown exponentially in the past few years, especially at the Exposure Combine held annually in Buffalo. That combine allows established referees and those with the requisite skills and interest the opportunity to learn the tools of the trade and gain valuable hands-on experience.

"We've always been open to having good athletes come to our combine," NHL vice president and director of officiating Steve Walkom said. "We were fortunate enough this year to have a number of women that fit that criteria, so we're just giving them the same chance and opportunities that we are giving the men."

Walkom knew there would be growing pains for the women involved in this process.

So, too, did the women; they also recognized the pros outweighed the cons and the trying moments relayed by Welsh and Cooke.

"It's a learning curve for each of us," said Guay, a veteran referee who officiated at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics and worked the 2019 Anaheim Rookie Faceoff. *

Welsh, the least experienced, was playing NCAA Division I hockey for Robert Morris University last season. Yet she is already envisioning taking her new hockey vocation as far as possible.

"This is literally my career path; this is my dream," she said after her first game in Buffalo. "I didn't even know this existed or was even a possibility a year ago. If you asked me if I would be doing this I would have been like, 'You're crazy.' And now I'm here."*

Guay has been officiating for 14 years and has had several career highlights aside from her Olympic participation. She has officiated multiple IIHF World Championships, was part of the first all-women officiating crew at the NCAA Division 1 Women's Frozen Four and the first woman to officiate in the men's Beanpot Tournament.*

She is an inspiration and a mentor to the other women officials involved in this pilot program.

"Katie Guay is one of the best skaters and referees I've ever seen," Welsh said. "She's incredible. She's, like, so confident, and knows everything to the T. She's very knowledgeable, very firm with her calls, and she's someone I look up to."

Guay said she's excited about the experiences of the four this week, but also about the bigger picture. She looks around and sees more women entering the officiating ranks and making names for themselves. Four years ago, there was one woman official at the Exposure Combine four years ago. This time, there were 11.

Opportunities for advancement are coming more frequently, Guay said.

"The path is being created for women to be officials at the highest levels and the door is more wide-open than it has ever been," she said.*

Could a woman officiate one day in the NHL? The strides they have taken this week bring that goal closer than ever before.

"You know what?" Hanley said. "Whenever it does happen, and that woman does hit the ice for that NHL regular-season game, I'm going to be either the first one to fly out there and cheer them on or if I can't fly out there, I will be watching on TV and sending them big congrats."

NHL.com staff writer Mike G. Morreale contributed to this report
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Flames GM addresses Tkachuk, Mangiapane distractions head on

September 12, 2019 6:55 pm

CALGARY – Brad Treliving has been around long enough to know what the line of questioning would revolve around, so he cut to the chase.

Mere hours into the opening of training camp physicals, the*Calgary Flames*general manager addressed the media with an eye on nipping the talk of the day in the bud.

"Before we go too much further," started Treliving, following opening pleasantries with scribes, "… Matthew and Andrew aren’t here today. We think a lot of both players and we continue to work on both situations, but as we move forward after today, especially for our coaches and players, we want the focus to be on who’s here now and not have them distracted with questions."

Tkachuk’s absence has been expected for months.

Mangiapane’s is, quite frankly, ridiculous.

More on the latter in a bit.

The former is part of an elite group of youngsters who are not only going to get paid handsomely this fall, but are providing a considerable distraction to the teams trying to sign them.

It’s no different in Calgary where talk revolved around who wasn’t there, prompting Treliving to discuss the elephant in the room before urging those gathered to cease and desist asking about it.

Good luck with that.

As expected, Treliving wouldn’t discuss numbers or characterize negotiations in any way.

He did, however, provide some window into his mind on whether he believes dominoes like Mitch Marner or Brayden Point need to fall to open the door for a Tkachuk deal.

Flames GM Treliving isn't waiting on Marner dominoes to fall

"I don’t think so – I don’t think there’s any dominoes – everybody has their own situation," he said.

"We know what’s going on out there but we have our own structure. We’re focused on Matthew and Andrew and not anybody else."

Treliving said he’d address the RFA absences at a team meeting Thursday night with an eye on ensuring it’s not a distraction.

He insisted he wasn’t going to discuss some of the other possible moves he’ll have to make in order to expand his $7 million in cap space to fit Tkachuk into the mix.

"We may or may not have to do other moves, depending on what happens," said Treliving.

"I’m not going to forecast what could potentially happen."

As player after player wheeled out of the testing area they discussed how the team would handle increased expectations this year, what went wrong last spring, Johnny Gaudreau’s beard and how excited they were to have a presence like Milan Lucic on board.

But RFA talk still ruled the day, which brings us back to Mangiapane.

There’s plenty of time for him and agent Ritch Winter to come to their senses and get his deal done.

We’re looking at a pact that should come in right around $1 million for a one-year contract. No other term has been discussed.

Mangiapane only proved himself to be an everyday NHLer the last 28 games of the season when he posted eight even-strength goals and a dandy in the playoffs.

He needs to get to camp to continue the momentum he was building alongside Derek Ryan on the fourth line.

The absence of Tkachuk opens the door for Mangiapane to potentially slot in on the left side of the team’s second line. Such an opportunity could result in a 15 or 20-goal season, which would dramatically bolster his bargaining power for next season.

Is he willing to worth risking that over a couple hundred thousand dollars?

He needs to consider it a "show-me" contract, enabling the undersized sixth-round pick to cash in next year and down the road.

"We feel we’re being fair and they probably feel they’re being fair, too," said Treliving, who qualified Mangiapane at just over the league minimum at $715,000.

"You can’t let it surprise you or get emotional – it’s business. If Matthew and Andrew aren’t here there’s other guys that are trying to grab a look-see they wouldn’t otherwise get. The players always decide. We’ve got lots of depth."

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Treliving said surgery on Juuso Valimaki’s torn ACL went well, with the hotshot defenceman confirming it’s still going to be many, many months before he can contemplate a return this season.

Treliving also chuckled at the awkwardness of calling Michael Stone to offer him a $700,000 deal a month after buying him out.

"The first conversation was unique," he smiled.

"‘Hey Mike, remember me?’"

He said last year’s playoff flop needs to be used as a motivator, vowing to "address what happened straight on and move forward."

Treliving hopes his team learned from last spring’s five-game series loss, but said no one should forget about the strides made to become a 107-point team.

"If you want to be a good team, there will be expectations," he said.

"You should relish it and park it. Don’t expect things to happen because of last year. The group knows they’re a good team, but that and $1.50 gets you a venti coffee."

Captain Mark Giordano said he and many other players continue to communicate with Tkachuk.

"He’s in the group chats – it’s not like he’s being excluded from anything," Giordano said of his assistant captain.

"We know it’s going to be a big topic and focal point but for us we have to get on the ice, get our reps and move forward. It can be a distraction in the media, the room and off the ice. But it’s not a distraction when you’re on the ice."

That will happen Friday when the team has its first set of practices at the Saddledome.

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Absence of Tkachuk, addition of Lucic creating buzz at Flames training camp

Donna Spencer*·*The Canadian Press*·*Posted: Sep 12, 2019 5:44 PM ET | Last Updated: September 12

The absence of Matthew Tkachuk and the presence of former Edmonton Oilers is creating buzz at Calgary Flames training camp.

Tkachuk is among a number of restricted free agents yet to sign with their respective NHL teams.

A 30-goal, 70-point producer at just 21 years of age, Tkachuk is a key cog in the fortunes of the Flames, who finished atop the Western Conference last season with 50 wins.

"He's a unique player, he's a real good player," general manager Brad Treliving said Thursday when Flames underwent physical testing.

"We love the player and the kid. He'll be here when it gets done and hopefully it's done soon.

"Once camp starts, you hate missing days. It's days you don't get back in terms of the preparation. All we worry about is getting a deal done."

Calgary opens the regular season Oct. 3 against the Colorado Avalanche, who upset the Flames in five games in the first round of the playoffs.

Any exchange of personnel involving the NHL's Battle of Alberta is intriguing to hockey fans in the province.

Cam Talbot and Mike Smith signing with Calgary and Edmonton respectively on the first day of unrestricted free agency July 1 was essentially a goalie swap between the rival cities.

Talbot had a brief stop in Philadelphia as a rental player to conclude last season, but the 32-year-old from Caledonia, Ont., spent the majority of the last four years with Calgary's northern neighbour.

Talbot is expected to push David Rittich for starts in the Flames' net.

Addition of Lucic

Burly forward Milan Lucic is now a Flame after a July deal that sent James Neal to the Oilers.

Both are contract-heavy forwards trying to recover their peak form following disappointing campaigns.

A Stanley Cup winner with the Boston Bruins in 2011, Lucic mustered six goals and 14 assists and was minus-9 in 79 games last season.

"Even if I had a good year last year, you always have something to prove and want to get better," said the 31-year-old from Vancouver.

"After having a subpar last year and a half, ever since I would say Christmas of 2017, I've been in a slump that I haven't been able to get out of.

"I think I've got a lot to prove and sometimes a fresh start is what gets guys going again."

Top line poised for success

Calgary's top line of Johnny Gaudreau (99 points), Sean Monahan (820*and Elias Lindholm (78), as well as captain and Norris Trophy winner Mark Giordano (78)*are capable of making the Flames one of the highest-scoring teams in the league again.

"It's not an easy thing to finish first in the conference," Giordano said. "We've got to take the positives out of last year too and not just the way it ended, the negative."

Finnish defenceman Juuso Valimaki underwent surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Aug. 28.

The 20-year-old said he suffered the injury earlier that month while training, but did not provide any details.

Calgary's first-round draft pick in 2017 was expected to be a regular in the lineup this season. His absence, which will be weeks in duration, created an unusual scenario.

The Flames had bought out the final year of Michael Stone's contract — a cap hit of $3.5 million US — when the defenceman cleared waivers in August.

Stone was limited to 14 games last season because of a blood clot in his arm.

The 29-year-old from Winnipeg and the Flames agreed to a one-year contract worth the league-minimum $700,000 on the eve of medicals.

"The first conversation was a little unique. 'Hi Mike, remember me?"' Treliving said.

"Even at the time we bought out Mike we knew we needed some more depth on the blue-line, NHL depth, real players.

"Two or three weeks later, Juuso blows out his knee and we explored the opportunity of bringing Mike back."

Stone was as surprised as anyone that he was a Flame again.

"I didn't see it playing out like this. I didn't even know this was possible," he said.

"It was a long month. Not knowing where you're going to have to drag your family to if you have to go somewhere else. With a young family, it was easy to come back.

"I wasn't really a part of it last season because of the injury and whatnot. It's a chance to start fresh, but start fresh with some familiarity."
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This one breaks my heart ... and angers me at the same time. She is a family friend (through association) so I have to support her difficult decision but she will ALWAYS be a Canadian regardless of uniform!!!

Kaillie Humphries sues Bobsleigh Canada, prepares to compete for US

2-time Olympic champion says 'it was a very hard decision'

Devin Heroux*·*CBC Sports*·*Posted: Sep 12, 2019 9:12 PM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

One of Canada's most decorated Olympians is in the final stages of leaving Team Canada to compete for the United States.

Kaillie Humphries says it's become clear Bobsleigh Canada no longer wants her competing for the team and has asked to be released. This comes more than a year after Humphries*filed a harassment complaint with the national sport organization.

However, the 34-year-old from Calgary claims she's been waiting to be released from Bobsleigh Canada for weeks, so that she can begin training for the U.S. Team — and she can't wait any longer.

"I want to say 'thank you' to Canada, who has been a huge support. It's really hard. It's hard. This has been my life," Humphries told CBC Sports.

"This has been a 15-year career. It's been everything I've dreamed of since I was a kid. To know that a country has supported me so strongly and the people in the country have been so great — that I have to either consider being forcefully retired and having somebody else dictate*what happens to my career."

Humphries is suing the national governing body for blocking her release from the team and breaching their contract relating to athlete and coach code of conduct.

Last August,*Humphries filed a harassment complaint with Bobsleigh Canada, telling CBC in January she was in "a position where my workplace environment was impaired and I couldn't compete."

Humphries has been waiting for more than a year for the national sport organization to complete its internal investigation.

On Friday, Humphries released a statement affirming her decision.

"I can confirm that I am seeking a full release from Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton.*Last August, I*filed a harassment complaint with Bobsleigh Canada. I was in a position where my workplace environment was impaired and I couldn't compete," Humphries said.*

"It has been over a year and they have not completed their internal investigation. I have done everything I can but cannot return to a work environment that I do not believe is safe."

"I want to be clear that I am not choosing to leave Canada. I love this country!" the statement went on. "This has been the most difficult ordeal of my life and I want Canada to know that competing for you, and winning for you at the Olympics, will always be the highlight of my career."

Bobsleigh Canada told CBC News on Thursday night the investigation is still ongoing.

In a statement to CBC News, Bobsleigh Canada said it abides by its harassment and discrimination policy that has been in place since 2006.

The organization said it would not comment on Humphries' specific case, citing the privacy provisions of that policy, until the investigation is complete.*

Kaillie Humphries, Heather Moyse slide to gold medal at Sochi Olympics

Humphries now says she'd rather compete for the U.S. She is marrying*American Travis Armbruster, a former brakeman on the U.S. boblseigh team, on Saturday.*

"Being put into an environment that is unsafe. It's not okay, let alone I'm going to be punished just for stating that those facts are existing to me," Humphries said.*

"It was a very hard decision, it still is a very hard decision to get to this point. At the end of the day, I have to be who I am, I have to be strong."

Humphries says once she secures her release from Team Canada, she will begin her process to become eligible to compete for the United States.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) requirements dictate that an athlete changing countries*"may participate in the Olympic Games to represent his new country provided that at least three years have passed since the competitor last represented [their]*former country."

She plans to attend a U.S. bobsleigh training camp in Lake Placid as a guest next week. *

The USA bobsled skeleton organization said it would welcome Humphries*should she meet certain standards.

"Our philosophy has been consistent in that we are very inclusive when it comes to our athletes. If an athlete meets our eligibility requirements and wants to represent the USA in bobsled or skeleton, we'll give them a shot."*

"Kaillie is a great athlete and if she gets released from Canada and earns her way into the US team, we'll gladly treat her like any other USABS athlete."

Humphries is*a two-time Olympic champion and was named the 2014 Lou Marsh Award winner as the top athlete in Canada. She and brakeman Heather Moyse are*the only female bobsleigh athletes to win back-to-back gold medals.
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Here are the "throwback" jerseys that the Flames and Jets will wear at the 2019 Heritage Classic on October 26 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina Saskatchewan.

The Heritage Classic is a "Canadian" thing that doesn't involve American teams and is always north of the border. Winnipeg will be designated the home team for this game meaning they get last line change ...


The*2019 NHL Heritage Classic*(branded as the*2019*Tim Hortons*NHL Heritage Classicfor sponsorship reasons) is an upcoming*outdoor*regular season*National Hockey League*(NHL) game. The game, which will be the fifth*Heritage Classic, is scheduled for October 26, 2019. It will feature the*Winnipeg Jets*hosting the*Calgary Flames, and will be played at*Mosaic Stadium*in*Regina, Saskatchewan—the home field of the*Canadian Football League's*Saskatchewan Roughriders.
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My Stampeders pulled out a late win 19-18 at home last night against the Ti-Cats in a bit of a snoozefest that saw only 1 TD for Hamilton in the first half. They traded field goals and traded missed field goals all game until our major halfway through the 4th that stood as the game winner. Lots of offense though but most didn't translate to TD's ... still keeps us in 2nd in the west with 6 games remaining.

The Grey Cup is in Calgary this November so the party will be sic, but better with my Stamps in it.

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