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The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

thehockeynews.com Updated 14 hours ago
For the past week, the Toronto Blue Jays have owned the sports news cycle thanks to the club’s big time acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price ahead of the MLB trade deadline. There’s one problem, though: there’s a possibility that neither trad…
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  • Sven Baertschi gets one-year, one-way deal with Canucks

    Sven Baertschi gets one-year, one-way deal with Canucks

    thehockeynews.com Jul 29 (3 days ago)
    Sven Baertschi has suited up in a mere 69 NHL games since being selected 13th overall in the 2011 draft, but he could more than double that total next season. The Vancouver Canucks announced late Tuesday they have signed the 22-year-old Baertschi to a o…
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  • Comparing fitness freak Duncan Keith to your average gym bro

    Comparing fitness freak Duncan Keith to your average gym bro

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (6 days ago)
    If some gym bro said he works out for half an hour but it takes him almost three hours to do it, you’d probably laugh him off. And you’d be perfectly justified in doing so. Why, then, is it any different for an NHL player? Throughout the playoffs, a ton…
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  • Flames sign forward Byron to one-year contract

    Flames sign forward Byron to one-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 26 (6 days ago)
    Paul Byron signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames on Sunday, avoiding arbitration. Byron's hearing was scheduled for Thursday. Financial terms were not released, but Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported the contract is worth $900,...
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  • Flames defenseman Kris Russell explains the art of the shot blo…

    Flames defenseman Kris Russell explains the art of the shot block

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (6 days ago)
    By Rachel Villari The art of blocking shots depends on many different factors, but when the time comes to go down and make the sacrifice, Kris Russell implores one thing is a constant: a sense of fearlessness. Russell, 28, has risen from a surplus D-man…
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  • Calgary Flames sign forward Lance Bouma to three-year contract

    Calgary Flames sign forward Lance Bouma to three-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 23
    CALGARY - The Calgary Flames signed forward Lance Bouma to a three-year contract on Thursday. Bouma played 78 games with the Flames last season, scoring 16 goals and adding 18 assists for 34 points. He has played 199 career NHL games with ...
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  • Three playoff teams who could miss in 2015-16, and three non-pl…

    Three playoff teams who could miss in 2015-16, and three non-playoff teams who could get in

    Parity in the modern-day NHL creates such a delicate balance between teams that one year’s powerhouse is the next year’s dud, and vice versa. Just ask the Colorado Avalanche, who went from Central Division champs to out of the playoffs, or the Calgary F…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Franson still looking for fit in free agency

    Rumor Roundup: Franson still looking for fit in free agency

    Nearly three weeks into the NHL’s free-agency period, former Nashville Predators and Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson remains unsigned. In a free-agent market decidedly thin on quality talent, the 27-year-old blueliner was considered among th…
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  • Dougie Hamilton believed he was 'going to be a Bruin for life'

    Dougie Hamilton believed he was 'going to be a Bruin for life'

    yahoo.com Jul 17
    Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton apparently had a dream as a young lad. To one day have a Canadian flag on the shoulder of his jersey. “Right now with the Canadian flag on my shoulder I'm really excited and it's a dream come true,” Hamilton said at one…
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  • Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    We’ve seen plenty of turnover on NHL rosters so far this summer, setting up what appears to be even crazier parity than normal in each division. The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks made major moves in the Pacific. The Washington Capi…
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  • Five players headed for salary arbitration

    Five players headed for salary arbitration

    NHL.com Jul 5
    Five NHL players remain headed for salary arbitration. Hearings will be held in Toronto through July 31. The players are listed below: Minnesota Wild: Erik Haula (July 31) Nashville Predators: Colin Wilson (July 28) Ottawa Senators:...
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  • Flames sign Mason McDonald and Hunter Smith

    Flames sign Mason McDonald and Hunter Smith

    NHL.com Jul 2
    CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed a pair of 2014 draft picks in goaltender Mason McDonald and right winger Hunter Smith. McDonald, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, concluded his third season in the QMJHL a...
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  • Edmonton big winner, insanity big loser in Free Agent Frenzy

    Edmonton big winner, insanity big loser in Free Agent Frenzy

    The same day Connor McDavid wore his Edmonton Oiler colors for the first time ever on the ice, his bosses were upstairs going about the process of giving him some legitimate NHL players to surround him. It’s difficult, nay impossible, to declare the win…
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  • Calgary Flames sign Michael Frolik to five-year, $21.5-million …

    Calgary Flames sign Michael Frolik to five-year, $21.5-million deal

    The Battle of Alberta gets more interesting by the hour. The Edmonton Oilers have made drastic changes to start the off-season, but the Calgary Flames have been just as active. They made a massive splash last week by acquiring blueliner Dougie Hamilton …
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  • Flames have two motivated goalies in Karri Ramo and Jonas Hille…

    Flames have two motivated goalies in Karri Ramo and Jonas Hiller

    Flames have two motivated goalies in Karri Ramo and Jonas Hiller
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 01:16

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross and Barry Melrose count down the top three goals of the week from the NHL, including a superhero-like diving goal from Panthers forward Derek MacKenzie.
  • Video - Blues Shut Out Flames 01:08

    Blues Shut Out Flames

    Mar 17
    Alexander Steen scored two goals in the Blues' 4-0 win over the Flames.
  • Video - Flames Double Up Ducks 01:33

    Flames Double Up Ducks

    Mar 11
    Matt Stajan and Johnny Gaudreau both scored twice in the Flames' 6-3 win over the Ducks.
  • Video - Playoff Battle In Pacific Division 01:37

    Playoff Battle In Pacific Division

    Mar 10
    With the Ducks running away with the division title, there could be four teams, including the defending champion Kings, battling for just two playoff spots.

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