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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 ESPN.com on the phone from Calgary.
Whether or not Jay Bouwmeester remains a Flame remains to be seen. The Flames, according to rival executives, aren’t really shopping him as much as listening to offers.
If a deal doesn’t come along for Bouwmeester (two more seasons at $6.68 million per) that materially improves the team, my guess is that Feaster can live with a top four consisting of Bouwmeester, Wideman, Mark Giordano and Chris Butler. Not too shabby.
read on plus it looks like Matt Carle will go the UFA route too…
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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...
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...
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...
The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired and signed defenseman Dennis Wideman from Washington in exchange for Jordan Henry and a 5th round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Wideman, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, has played over 500 career games with 67 goals, 184 assists for 251 points over the course of seven NHL seasons with time spent in St. Louis,...
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...
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...
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...
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired and signed defenseman Dennis Wideman from Washington in exchange for Jordan Henry and a 5th round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.
Wideman, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, has played over 500 career games with 67 goals, 184 assists for 251 points over the course of seven NHL seasons with time spent in St. Louis...
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...
By Colin Dambrauskas
While the 2003-04 season for the Calgary Flames brought much joy and
excitement for its fan base, are eight years long enough to finally
leave the memories behind and move on? For the most part, we
understand that one should learn from history to avoid making mistakes
in their future. Albeit a strong playoff run in â04, it appears the
By Stacy Shaikin
A column all things Calgary Flames and maybe a few other tidbits.
When writing my first article for this site I was about to discuss my opinions on the draft and what might be some good looks in free agency for the men in red. Then the flames made the first big signing ahead of July 1st.
Jay Feaster moved a 2013 5th rounder and soon to be unrestricted free...
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...
I would have called this blog "10 Burning Questions" but that sounds too much like the title of a Calgary Flames blog.
This is tension time if you're an Oilers fan. The calm before the storm? I don't know if July 1st will be a "storm". It might be a completely disappointing day. Or, you never know...it could be magical. Here's 10 questions as we...