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Battle For The Pacific Division: The Calgary Flames

As the summer drags on I thought I’d take the time to take a look at the other teams that make up the Pacific Division, what they did and where I think they could end up when its all said and done.  This time I will look at a team who wants to make sure their turnaround wasn’t a one season fluke in the Calgary Flames. Who’s in: D Dougie Hamilton (Trade) F Michael Frolik (UFA...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five NHL players who could regress in 2015-16

Here are five players who I think are bound for regression in 2015-16 following great seasons in 2014-15. Disagree? Sound off in the comments or add players you think we missed. Dennis Wideman – Calgary Flames  UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 6: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Calgary Flames in action against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on February 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NHL players who could regress in 2015-16

Here are five players who I think are bound for regression in 2015-16 following great seasons in 2014-15. Disagree? Sound off in the comments or add players you think we missed. Dennis Wideman – Calgary Flames  UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 6: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Calgary Flames in action against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on February 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins hold developmental camp for draft picks

WIMINGTON, Mass. (AP) Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has had a busy rookie offseason since taking over for the fired Peter Chiarelli in May. Sweeney traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic mostly for draft picks, selected 10 players at the NHL Draft last month and then signed one of the most coveted free agents, forward Matt Beleskey, on July 1. As he attempts...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Front Office Winning the Offseason Games

Boston Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton (27) and Calgary Flames left wing Jiri Hudler (24) fight for position during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) Happy NHL free agency, and may the cap be ever in your favor. First comes the draft, then come the trades, and finally we see the annual phenomenon that is NHL free agency. This time of year...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins' president Neely praises GM Sweeney for 'fantastic job'

Bruins fans have had a lot to say about Don Sweeney during his first few months as the Boston GM, but not much of that has been good. Sweeney's most offensive move for Bostonians was trading away prized young defenseman Dougie Hamilton for draft picks, then seemingly wasting his three first-round picks on prospects many in Boston did not want. He created further uproar on Twitter...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to land a top defenseman

The Columbus Blue Jackets have invested in improving their offense this summer through the acquisition of Brandon Saad, but the team’s defense hasn’t seen the same level of change. Apparently that’s not for a lack of effort as a new report suggests the Blue Jackets attempted to lure in several big names – Dougie Hamilton, Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Martin – but came up...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: The Columbus Blue Jackets attempted to land a top defenseman

The Columbus Blue Jackets have invested in improving their offense this summer through the acquisition of Brandon Saad, but the team’s defense hasn’t seen the same level of change. Apparently that’s not for a lack of effort as a new report suggests the Blue Jackets attempted to lure in several big names – Dougie Hamilton, Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Martin – but came up...
Via Bloguin Best
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign newly acquired D Hamilton to 6-year contract

  Bruins general manager Don Sweeney didn't think Dougie Hamilton would have been ''comfortable'' signing long term in Boston. The defenseman was more than comfortable to make that commitment in Calgary. Hamilton signed a $34.5 million, six-year deal Tuesday with the Flames that adds him to one of the NHL's best defense groups. He'll carry a cap hit of $5.75 million per season....
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton ‘Excited’ To Play For Flames, Not Interested In Talking About Past

Dougie Hamilton signed a contract worth a reported $34.5 million over six years with the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. Shortly after Calgary announced the deal, Hamilton spoke to the media for the first time as a Flame during a media conference call. Dougie Hamilton: "I’m looking at the team and the plan that they have there and everything and it’s really exciting. I couldn...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Flames sign defenseman Dougie Hamilton to 6-year contract

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have signed Dougie Hamilton to a six-year contract. Hamilton's deal is reportedly worth $34.5 million. That means the 22-year-old defenseman will count $5.75 million per season against the salary cap through 2020-21. The Flames acquired Hamilton from the Boston Bruins on Friday for the 15th, 42nd and 57th picks in the draft. Hamilton is coming...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton Re-Signs With Flames

View image | gettyimages.com After the Flames dealt for former Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton, they immediately began working out a long-term deal with him.  According to Darren Dreger of TSN, the terms of that deal have been finalized. Dougie Hamilton has signed a 5-year extension with the Flames.  The extension is worth about 34.5 million over those 5 years. The Flames...
Via TopSportsReport
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dougie Hamilton, Flames Agree On 6-Year Extension For ‘Close To’ $34.5M

Dougie Hamilton and the Boston Bruins couldn’t come to terms on a contract extension. Just a few days after being traded, the defenseman signed an extension with his new club. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Tuesday afternoon that Hamilton the Calgary Flames came to terms on a six-year contract extension worth “close to” $34.5 million. According to...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Don Sweeney: Bruins Goalie Tuukka Rask Not On Trade Market

The Boston Bruins have been busy in the trade market over the last week. In addition to acquiring forward Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, the B’s also traded two impact players in defenseman Dougie Hamilton and left winger Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings, respectively, last Friday. One player Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has no...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Bruins are driving their fans crazy

It has been an interesting 96 hours for the Boston Bruins. A Bruins fan might tell you that by “interesting”, I mean “horrific”. Since Friday, the B’s, with new GM and former Bruin Don Sweeney running the show, traded fan favorite Milan Lucic to the LA Kings for two players and the 13th overall pick, traded Dougie Hamilton for picks including the 15th overall pick, which...
Via Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Bruins are driving their fans crazy

It has been an interesting 96 hours for the Boston Bruins. A Bruins fan might tell you that by “interesting”, I mean “horrific”. Since Friday, the B’s, with new GM and former Bruin Don Sweeney running the show, traded fan favorite Milan Lucic to the LA Kings for two players and the 13th overall pick, traded Dougie Hamilton for picks including the 15th overall pick, which...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Roster Reset: Projected Lines, Pairings After NHL Draft Trades

The Boston Bruins made two trades and 10 draft picks last week, and many of those moves will have a direct impact on the team’s lineup for the upcoming season. Defenseman Dougie Hamilton and left winger Milan Lucic were traded to the Calgary Flames and Los Angeles Kings, respectively, giving the Bruins two important roster spots to fill over the summer. Third-line center Carl Soderberg...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dougie Hamilton 'uppity,' not liked by teammates

The Boston Bruins made a couple of surprising moves last week when they traded away fan favorite Milan Lucic and 22-year-old defenseman Dougie Hamilton. The latter was coming off an impressive season in which he showed an ability to move the puck and was effective on both ends of the ice. So what gives? The...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Moves Put Avs in Prime Position to Sign an Offer Sheet

    Amidst all the clatter and excitement of the Ryan O’Reilly trade and the NHL Draft this weekend, the Colorado Avalanche made a sneaky, very suspicious move which should put General Managers in Calgary and Chicago on high alert. Before the start of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft’s second round, the Avalanche swapped the 31st overall pick (obtained from Buffalo the day before in...
Via BSN Denver
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Flames bolstered their defense for the present and the future on draft day

To say the Calgary Flames had a good weekend, would be a huge understatement. First, the Flames pulled off a surprise move, acquiring defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins. While Hamilton’s name was being floated around in trade rumors, it seemed improbable the club was actually going to move their best young defenseman. But, this is the Bruins after all, and with...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Flames bolstered their defense for the present and the future on draft day

To say the Calgary Flames had a good weekend, would be a huge understatement. First, the Flames pulled off a surprise move, acquiring defenseman Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins. While Hamilton’s name was being floated around in trade rumors, it seemed improbable the club was actually going to move their best young defenseman. But, this is the Bruins after all, and with...
Via Bloguin Best
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Assistant NHL GM says Dougie Hamilton’s teammates didn’t like him

Boston’s Dougie Hamilton trade to Calgary might have been the most surprising moment from draft weekend. The Bruins instantly changed their identity and the Flames picked up a coveted defenseman many didn’t know was even on the market. So, why did the Bruins move Hamilton? Initial reports suggested that the move was financial and that the Bruins and Hamilton couldn’t find...
Via Bloguin Best
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Assistant NHL GM says Dougie Hamilton’s teammates didn’t like him

Boston’s Dougie Hamilton trade to Calgary might have been the most surprising moment from draft weekend. The Bruins instantly changed their identity and the Flames picked up a coveted defenseman many didn’t know was even on the market. So, why did the Bruins move Hamilton? Initial reports suggested that the move was financial and that the Bruins and Hamilton couldn’t find...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Winners, losers and steals of the NHL Draft

The 2015 NHL Draft was a wild one. In addition to the great talent and depth in the 2015 class, there were plenty of trades and rumors that provided plenty of excitement for hockey fans Friday and Saturday. Before we turn our attention to free agency, let’s take a look at some of the winners, losers and steals of this year’s draft. Winners Winnipeg Jets The Jets picked up...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Draft Tracker: Recapping Latest Trade Rumors, Completed Deals From Day 2

Friday felt like NHL Trade Deadline Day in June. Several major trades were made just hours before the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft, including the Boston Bruins dealing away two of their best players in defenseman Dougie Hamilton and left winger Milan Lucic in separate moves. The Ottawa Senators also traded goaltender Robin Lehner and the Toronto Maple Leafs were busy trading...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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