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Calgary Flames Quickly Sign Dougie Hamilton to 6 – Year Deal

Calgary Flames Quickly Sign Dougie Hamilton to 6 – Year Deal

If you are a Calgary Flames fan then the 2015 entry draft, and now the July 1st UFA opening, are somewhat anti-climactic. General manager Brad Treviling surprised everyone by fleecing the Boston Bruins out of Dougie Hamilton, a blue chip proven right-handed defensemen standing at 6’5″, four three draft picks in this year’s draft. The rumours of Boston sounded like a smear campaign against Hamilton, painting him as difficult in the room and greedy. Don Sweeney, GM for Boston, reportedly…

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Flames Trade Tanguay and Sarich for Jones and O’Brien

Flames Trade Tanguay and Sarich for Jones and O’Brien

By now news from Flames camp has hit most flood ravaged Flames fans (and those high and dry). The FLames shipping their only notable offensive player with games under his belt for a ‘used to be a 20 goal scorer’ in David Jones. Sarich for O’Brien a clear win, but apart from age what is FLames management thinking? Calgary ADDS salary and loses skill. They shed age, but lose veteran presence. Sure, Tanguay wouldv’e been around for pretty much no…

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Flames Trade Deadline Musings

Flames Trade Deadline Musings

So, another trade deadline has come and gone and Flames fans are left licking there scars. Granted we did trade Iggy for a 1st, J-Bo for a potential 1st and got Blake Comeau off of the books (a win in any case) but why does this trade deadline feel so….incomplete? Whatever way you look at it, this year Flames Fans are reaping the harvest set in motion by Sutter, Keenan, Feaster and (ABOVE ALL OTHERS) Ken King. A Harvest that…

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Jay Bouwmeester Traded to St Louis for Hockey Pucks & 1st Rounder #feasterfail

Jay Bouwmeester Traded to St Louis for Hockey Pucks & 1st Rounder #feasterfail

It sounds like the same headline from the Iginla trade from what seems like ages ago. Jay Boumeester, and his 6.68 million dollar price tag, is headed to St Louis is exchange for a career minor league defenceman (some will say he’s a ‘prospect’), St Louis conditional 1st round 2013 pick, and an average Swiss goalie Reto Berra currently playing in the Swiss A division. Why Feaster couldn’t be bothered to capture more for the Bouwmeester, who is arguably an…

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Gutsy Move By Feaster: Flames Sign C Ryan O’Reilly to Offer Sheet

Gutsy Move By Feaster: Flames Sign C Ryan O’Reilly to Offer Sheet

The Flames must have had a tough time convincing another NHL team to part ways with a competent centerman for their glut of defencemen. Visiting Colorado tonight, Calgary also made a splash in the visiting city by tendering an offer sheet to Ryan O’Reilly which he accepted. Because O’Reilly is a restricted free agent the Avalanche are awarded compensation based on his RFA class which means Calgary’s 1st and 3rd round picks. But before that, the Avs have 7 days…

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Flames Sign Roman Cervenka from KHL to Add Depth at Center

Flames Sign Roman Cervenka from KHL to Add Depth at Center

There were few rumors that picked up on this transaction before it happened. Last week the Flames added depth down the middle for relatively little risk. Sure, Flames fans were scoffing at the 3.7 million price tag of an unproven European hockey player, but that contract is incentive laden. I for one know nothing about Cervenka, know he played one good playoff series in the KHL, and looked better when playing with the likes of Jaromir Jagr last season. Think…

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Quiet Trades Over Past Few Days: Morrison Out

Quiet Trades Over Past Few Days: Morrison Out

The All-Star break was anything but for Flames brass as they made two deals that opened a roster spot on the big club and added some depth on the farm. Firstly, in a surprising twist, Brendan Morrison saw his time with the Flames end after being traded to Chicago in exchange for minor-league vet defenceman Brian Connelly. The move gives the Flames some cap room and another spot to potentially bring up certain contracts from the minor leagues (Krys Kolanos…

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Mega-Deal: Flames Re-Acquire Mike Cammalleri for Rene Bourque

Mega-Deal: Flames Re-Acquire Mike Cammalleri for Rene Bourque

The Calgary Flames actually ‘won’ a trade. How about that?! Calgary acquired: Michael Cammalleri (LW) Karri Ramo (G) (apparently the top goalie in Europe right now…..) 5th round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft from Montreal Montreal in return receivs: Rene Bourque (RW) Patrick Holland 2nd round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft The difference in salary is about 2.7 million in Montreal’s favour.

Daymond Langkow Traded to Phoenix for Lee Stempniak

Daymond Langkow Traded to Phoenix for Lee Stempniak

Why? Probably a salary dump. Calgary Flames have shed more salary by dumping Daymond Langkow’s 4.5 million salary in favour of a much lighter cap hit of 1.9 million. The new management is certainly putting their stamp on the team literally nixing many of the expensive contracts of the Darryl Sutter era. (Why wasn’t it Stajan though, oh right, no team is stupid enough to take him, mind you, Buffalo did take Kotalik….) Flames fans have few reasons to be…

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Flames Signings: Leblond, Reinhart, Smith, Mikkelson

Flames Signings: Leblond, Reinhart, Smith, Mikkelson

The depth chart behind #1 & #2 defencemen Bouwmeester and Giordano is looking mighty thin. On the LW there’s TJ Brodie sitting #6…. Although he has skills is he ready for the big time? After Gio there’s Sarich with that veteran presence, Babchuk who’s played the easiest defensive minutes, and a bunch of new names like Butler, Mikkelson, Carson….. Some serious question marks remain on D for the Flames, one thing is for sure, we’ll be average at best back…

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