Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy
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Contractual obligations force your trusty correspondent to declare the definitive list of winners and losers from the first day of free agency at a time before the ink is dry on all of the contracts. Who knows who won the day? After all, Thomas Vanek ha…Share Tweet
The Flames need a rebound after cratering out of the playoff picture this past season and they’re well on their way. After trading for goalie Brian Elliott, Calgary has now signed burly right winger Troy Brouwer – so the Flames have two of the Blues’ be…Share Tweet
Why James Reimer was a sneaky-good signing for the Panthersthehockeynews.com 10 hours agoUnrestricted free agent goalie James Reimer’s starting options dried up in a hurry. The Carolina Hurricanes re-upped Cam Ward, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Frederik Andersen and the Calgary Flames dealt for Brian Elliott. No other NHL team had an ob…Share Tweet
AP Source: NHL forwards Nystrom, Raymond placed on waiversNHL.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)A person with direct knowledge of the moves tells The Associated Press that Nashville Predators forward Eric Nystrom and Calgary Flames forward Mason Raymond have been placed on waivers in order for their teams to buy out the remaining year of t...Share Tweet
When is a free agent not really free? When his name is Johnny Gaudreauthehockeynews.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)As of today, NHL teams are permitted to get in touch with restricted free agents in advance of the free agency period opening July 1. Which is kind of like when Communist governments would hold elections. The fix is pretty much in. Chances are overwhelm…Share Tweet
Here are the need-to-know picks from the CHL Import Draftthehockeynews.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)The CHL Import Draft establishes major junior rights for European players and it’s never a dull process. Because the kids picked are under no pressure to come over here, it’s never just a matter of Best Player Available. And since junior teams all have …Share TweetThe Ottawa Senators were expecting big things from Alex Chiasson. He was one of the key pieces going from the Dallas Stars to the Ottawa Senators in the trade for Jason Spezza nearly two years ago. However, Chiasson just never seemed to catch on with th…Share Tweet
Calgary group pushing for new NHL, CFL facilities makes pitch to city councilNHL.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)CALGARY - The group that wants to build a new NHL arena and CFL stadium in Calgary wants to meet with city administrators to move the proposed project into the next phase. Calgary Flames president Ken King made a presentation to Calgary city ...Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)Restricted free agent Filip Forsberg’s six-year, $36-million contract extension with the Nashville Predators, announced Monday, was a slam-dunk deal. In 2015-16 left winger Forsberg, 21, became the franchise’s first player in six years to crack 30 goals…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jun 27 (5 days ago)BUFFALO, N.Y. — It's still not always easy to tell whether the Calgary Flames are going to make actual good decisions at any given time. In general they're trending in the right direction, away from trading for Brandon Bolligs and signing Deryk Engellan…Share TweetNHL.com Jun 27 (5 days ago)Brad Treliving saw the rules for the expansion draft and immediately was in an advantageous position. The Calgary Flames' general manager needed a goaltender, and with Las Vegas set to harvest the NHL for two of them in a year, his colleagues ha...Share Tweet
Best picks by round on Day 2 of the draftthehockeynews.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)BUFFALO – On Day 2 of the draft, team preference plays such a huge role in when kids get picked. But for my money, there were some definite winners by round. In some cases, it was teams that made solid multiple selections. In other cases, it was a matte…Share Tweet
Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draftthehockeynews.com Jun 25 (7 days ago)BUFFALO – Night 1 of the 2016 NHL draft gave us a bit of everything, a blend of expectant nods and wide-eyed gasps. We saw the predictable occur. Auston Matthews went first overall, Patrik Laine second. The Calgary Flames acquired a goaltender in Brian …Share TweetBUFFALO – There was a definitive St. Louis flavor to the Calgary Flames first round in the draft. Not only did they use the sixth overall pick to take Matthew Tkachuk, a product of the St. Louis minor hockey system and son of former Blues star Keith, th…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jun 24BUFFALO, N.Y. – Matthew Tkachuk had circled the Calgary Flames as his preferred team several weeks ago. At the NHL scouting combine Tkachuk met with the Flames and was impressed with the organization and the people he met. From that moment on he said he…Share TweetNHL.com Jun 24BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Calgary Flames selected American forward Matthew Tkachuk with the fifth overall pick at the NHL draft on Friday. Tkachuk was one of the key members of the London Knights' dominant Memorial Cup winning team this season, fin...Share Tweet
Rumblings: Flames on the hunt for a goalie, Oilers seeking D helpESPN.com Jun 23Rumblings: Flames on the hunt for a goalie, Oilers seeking D helpShare Tweetthehockeynews.com Jun 21During the 2015-16 season, each of Karri Ramo, Jonas Hiller, Joni Ortio and Niklas Backstrom got a shot at stepping into the Calgary Flames’ crease. However, there’s a very real possibility none of the four will be back, meaning Calgary’s need for goalt…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jun 21The trade negotiations between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary Flames for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury appear to have become a “who’s more screwed?” competition. The Penguins seemed pretty screwed. Fleury makes $5.75 million against the cap through 2019…Share Tweet
High upside for hockey in Vegas, Flames defenceman and long-time resident saysNHL.com Jun 21The bright lights, endless buffets and blackjack tables of the Las Vegas Strip get old pretty quick, according to Calgary Flames defenceman Deryk Engelland. If anyone understands what the NHL might look like in the Nevada desert it's Engellan...Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jun 18In recent weeks, Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent defenseman Tyson Barrie was a hot topic in the trade rumor mill. But according to Avalanche GM Joe Sakic, the 24-year-old blueliner isn’t going anywhere. The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers reports S…Share Tweet
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