Yes, I also heard that the Flames will do whatever is necessary to get themselves their own farm team in the AHL. I haven't heard of any possible locations\teams\situations, but I think we can expect a separate club for the Flames come next season. Hopefully that's only 8 months away... :|
since i live literally 5 minutes from their current farm club's rink (the Tsongas Arena in Lowell), I would love for them to stick around. I've actually used my family's season tickets TWICE, as opposed to the 0 times I would go when they were a 'Canes-only club.
ideally, i would like to see the Lock Monsters dump the 'Canes and pick up the Flames prospects exclusively, but that's more a hope than anything else.