Found June 28, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald, That bull’s-eye on Jay Bouwmeester’s back? No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks. It just went from bright to fluorescent. Yes, yes, even if we’ve all by now heard Jay Feaster’s downplaying the obvious addition-necessitates-subtraction theory late Wednesday afternoon. “Honestly,’’ the Calgary Flames’ general manager was saying in announcing the acquisition and signing of puck-moving defenceman Dennis Wideman, “the good part is that we all know the cap is going up. “We have enough contracts expiring on their own, we have enough space as we’ve looked at our budget in what we’ve committed to and what we have available, that we don’t have to move salary out to have this player with us. “And we like the idea that our first four, as we see it, is (Mark) Giordano, Wideman, (Jay) Bouwmeester, (Chris) Butler,” he added. “It’s not a bad first four.’’ No, not a bad four. But there’s no guarantee it’ll be the four we see opening nig

Flames sign Stempniak, Sarich to 2-year extensions

The Calgary Flames have signed right-wing Lee Stempniak and defenseman Cory Sarich to two-year contract extensions. Stempniak will earn $5 million, while Sarich agreed to a deal worth $4 million on Friday. Stempniak scored had 14 goals and 14 assists in 61 games for Calgary last season. He has 129 goals and 146 assists in 517 career games with St. Louis, Toronto, Phoenix and the...

Lee Stempniak Remaining In Calgary

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Lee Stempniak “We like what Lee Stempniak brings to our line-up, and our team missed him a lot with an injury last year,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “We believe Lee continues to have strong upside offensively, and he has demonstrated that he can be responsible at both ends of the...

Flames Have Around $20M In Cap Space

from Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald, With just five days to go until free agency, the Calgary Flames general manager simply can’t afford to waste any time — not with an estimated $20 million in cap space at his disposal to shop for players on the open market. The draft is over, but the real work has just begun. “We’re very busy,” Feaster says, emphatically. “I appreciate...

Flames Sign Blake Comeau

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Blake Comeau. Comeau, a native of Meadow Lake, Sakatchewan, has played over 300 career games with 61 goals, 75 assists for 136 points over the course of five NHL seasons with the New York Islanders and Calgary Flames. Last season after the Flames claimed Comeau off waivers on November 25th, Comeau scored...

Dennis Wideman cashes in, other D-men applaud

The Calgary Flames acquired the free agent negotiating rights to defenseman Dennis Wideman and gave him a five-year deal worth $26.5 million. Cha-ching! We all knew that pending free agents Ryan Suter and Matt Carle would cash in this summer, but this generous deal reaffirmed the high market for proven defensemen. The signing served also fair warning to NHL general managers to lock...

No Rebuild In Calgary

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Forget the rebuild. Although many had predicted this offseason might finally see the departure of captain Jarome Iginla and/or goalie Miikka Kiprusoff in an attempt to reset the franchise, that doesn’t appear likely to happen. “We’re not tearing it down,” Flames GM Jay Feaster told on the phone from Calgary. Whether or not Jay Bouwmeester...

Heat On Feaster

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun, Roughly an hour after the Calgary Flames defied conventional wisdom by drafting high-school star Mark Jankowski 21st overall, one high-profile agent made a ruthless prediction. “The kid will never play in the NHL,” he wrote in an unsolicited email. “I saw him play several times. He’s scared of his shadow.” On Wednesday, it took less...

Flames Sign Sarich

via Roger Millions tweet, #Flames have signed Cory Sarich to 2 year. 2 million dollar per season contract.

Calgary Flames Sign Dennis Wideman

                          Wideman was the Capital’s fifth defenseman during the playoffs last year and had a plus/minus of -7. The Washington Capitals traded former Bruins defenseman Dennis Wideman to the Calgary Flames for a fifth round pick in next years draft and young defenseman Jordan Henry.  Right after the trade became official, Calgary signed Wideman to...

Flames sign former Bruins pylon Dennis Wideman

The Calgary Flames just pulled off what many would probably consider as one of the worst moves of the summer to date. In what universe is Wideman worth that kind of money? While Wideman is a is a good offensive defensman -  he is not what I would consider a very good defenseman in the defensive zone and was a minus 26 in 2010-11. Wideman also has a no movement clause as well...

Calgary Flames 2012 Draft Recap

  By Ryan Holmer (@RyanHolmerNHL) The 2012 Entry draft held a few surprises for most Flames fans, as Jay Feaster and the scouting staff jumped off the board … by a lot. At the 14th overall spot, Calgary had the option of selecting a top player in Teuvo Teravainen, Cody Ceci, or even Olli Maatta. It was the making of a good draft year, much like the year before when Calgary selected...
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