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Summer Moves – Flames Add Firepower

Summer Moves – Flames Add Firepower

Well free agency has come and gone (well technically it’s still here), and the Calgary Flames made their splash getting arguably all of “their guys”. Let’s start off the list from top to bottom.

WHAT?! Flames Unload Dougie Hamilton and Ferland to Caroline for Hanfin and Lindholm

WHAT?! Flames Unload Dougie Hamilton and Ferland to Caroline for Hanfin and Lindholm

.@CortexBusiness Transaction Alert: The #Flames have acquired forward Elias Lindholm and defenceman Noah Hanifin from the Hurricanes! https://t.co/bOUPfPI3eO — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 23, 2018 I can’t believe it. Can you? All of the rumors that Dougie was going to be traded, and the BS that Brad Treliving said that Dougie wasn’t going to be traded, amounted to Dougie Hamilton being traded. Why? A stud RH defencemen just entering his prime. For who? Downgrades. If we want to look at…

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Mikael Backlund Signed for 6 years 5.35 AAV

Mikael Backlund Signed for 6 years 5.35 AAV

If there’s one thing Brad Treviling has done is put a solid lineup on paper. He also negotiates very well. The likes of Monahan, Gaudreau, and now Backlund, all would command top dollar on an open market, but play in Calgary for less. Backlund for one, he’s taking a pay cut, but he receives term in exchange. For the Flames, they hang on to one of the best two way centreman in the game, and even though he’ll be Troy…

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Jaromir Jagr signs with the Calgary Flames – Fan reaction

Jaromir Jagr signs with the Calgary Flames – Fan reaction

That’s a weird headline. That’s an incredible headline! The legend, the old man, the 3rd line RW, the dude not named Iginla, is going to suit up for the Flames this season. Training camp revealed a few things (apparently that Bartkowski is a #6 guy but that’s a different post), namely that there is a hole at RW depth, and that Troy Brouwer and his 4.5 million dollar contract can’t fill it. Which everyone knew. But management gave the team…

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Draft Splash: Flames Trade for Hamonic and Draft

Draft Splash: Flames Trade for Hamonic and Draft

The Calgary Flames have made another enormous splash at the entry draft with a trade for the hottest commodity on the market–puck moving right-handed D man who can play top minutes. The Flames have solved their #3-4 spot issue for years to come and now boast among the league’s best top 4 tandems. The cost? Steep. We have acquired Travis Hamonic & a 4th rd pick in 2019 or 2020 from NYI for a 2018 1st rd pick, 2018 2nd…

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Flames Fill Goalie Position Trading for Mike Smith from Arizona

Flames Fill Goalie Position Trading for Mike Smith from Arizona

The Calgary Flames have acquired 35-year old Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for the rights to Chad Johnson, unsigned prospect Brandon Hickey and a conditional third-round draft pick before the NHL’s trade freeze kicked in Saturday afternoon. The third-round pick will become a second-round pick if the Flames qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs next season. Arizona retained 25 per cent of Smith’s $5.67 million deal, which has two seasons remaining. This trade is basically Mike Smith for $4.25…

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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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