Found July 03, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, With the July 5 free agent frenzy fast approaching, here’s a look at the game’s top free agents and their perfect landing spots. Ilya Bryzgalov — Flames Jay Feaster was clear. The Flames have to “win in free agency.” Good luck with that. Rebuilding teams rarely rank highly on the wish lists of top free agents, so Calgary might have to shop off the scratch ‘n’ dent shelf. Bryzgalov fits the profile — to many teams, he’s considered more trouble than he’s worth — and he would fill a glaring hole that’s expected to open up as soon as Miikka Kiprusoff makes his retirement official. Bryzgalov would not only stabilize the back end, he’d get the Flames back up over the salary cap floor of $44 million. Stephen Weiss — Red Wings A homecoming of sorts (he played his junior hockey in Plymouth, MI) might be exactly what Weiss needs to salvage a career that was circling the drain in Florida. The Wings are in need of a second-line center

Todd Cordell: Calgary Flames: Negotiations With Brodie Haven't Begun + Grabovski?

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! The Calgary Flames have been actively trying to add players to their team, but have yet to make retaining their own players a priority. Jay Feaster and TJ Brodie's camp have not had any conversations regarding a contract extension for the young defenseman. "(We) haven't yet begun negotiations," Jay Feaster told...

Todd Cordell: Why The Calgary Flames Should Target Jonathan Blum

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! When looking at the Calgary Flames roster, there are a few glaring needs. Among them: a top-6 center and help on defense. While the Flames may have addressed their issue at center with Sean Monahan, though you could argue they still need help, there is no denying they need to bolster their blue line. As of right now, the Flames...

Colin Dambrauskas: Feaster Continues to Sing his ABC's - Age, Brawn, Cognizance

Follow me on Twitter!: @ColinDJD I was reading through articles the other day and noticed a continuing trend with respect to Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster and his vision for his club. Before moving any further with this write up, I’d like to share a few thoughts of mine from a previous blog to get things started. ** It has been a widely accepted notion that the Flames...

Todd Cordell: Calgary Flames Still in on Tyler Seguin, Intrigued by Tyler Bozak

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! Jay Feaster couldn't land a big fish via trade at the NHL Draft, but that won't stop him from trying. The Calgary Flames may still be interested in 21-year-old forward Tyler Seguin, according to Darren Dreger of TSN. Dreger noted that while the Flames and Boston Bruins couldn't work something out for Seguin at the...

Colin Dambrauskas: Calgary Flames UFA / Contract Discussions

Follow me on Twitter!: @ColinDJD Because most discussions around the league are currently focused on free agents, signings, and trades, it should follow that we discuss where the Flames sit in respect to these discussions. The Calgary Flames have made qualifying offers to nine players on Tuesday; Mikael Backlund, TJ Brodie, Carter Banks, Lance Bouma, Paul Byron, Greg Nemisz...

McGrattan Gets Two Years With Calgary

"@Hockeyagent: Two years for Brian McGrattan in Calgary."/$750K AAV. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 4, 2013

Flames Keep Brian McGrattan by   Steven Ellis

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed right winger Brian McGrattan to a two-year contract with an AAV of $750,000 per season. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft but never played for the team. On June 2, 2003, he was signed as a free agent by the Ottawa Senators. On July 11, 2009, [...]

Northwest Division Free Agency preview by   David Carr

Calgary Flames With the trading away of Jarome Iginla, Jay Bouwmeester, and now Alex Tanguay, the Flames have officially entered the rebuilding phase that everyone was expecting for the past four years. With an estimated $18.5 million available in cap space, the Flames could be very active in the free agent market on Friday.  But being entrenched in a rebuild [...]

Dany Sabourin Signs With Austrian Team Graz 99ers by   Steven Ellis

Dany Sabourin has decided to take his hockey talents overseas, signing with the Graz 99ers in Austria. Drafted in the fourth round, 108th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, he played four games with Calgary before moving to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 2006, he was awarded the Baz Bastien Memorial Trophy as top goaltender in the AHL after achieving 30 [...]

Jan Levine: Vinny a Flyer, Do Rangers Look Worse 4 Keeping Richards? Kristo/Thomas Deal

The Flyers, after buying out Daniel Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov, have poured those savings into signing Vincent Lecavalier to a five-year, $23.5 deal with a reported no-moment clause. When Lecavalier was bought out by Tampa, initial speculation was that the Rangers would be one of the team's interested. That possibility went out the window when the Rangers decided to not buy out...

Todd Cordell: Calgary Flames Expected to be Center of Attention

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! When free agency opens up at noon eastern time, 9:00 pacific, players can officially sign contracts, should they desire. Several teams are expected to be active today; including the Calgary Flames. Jay Feaster has made it well known he's looking to improve his team, and most notably upgrade at the center position. There...

Talk Around The League

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - The Canucks are listening to offers for defenceman Alex Edler and several teams on the draft floor were surprised he didn’t land with the Carolina Hurricanes for the No.-5 selection. That’s because GM Mike Gillis already had a deal in place to get the No.-9 pick from the Devils for goalie Cory Schneider. The market isn’t dead for...
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