February 27 2015 08:07AM
Sometimes no news is bad news.
It was two days ago that Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano left a game against the New Jersey Devils after being hooked by Devils winger Steve Bernier. The Norris Trophy candidate fell awkwardly, but the Flames had no update on his status after the game. They still don't.
On Friday, the Flames recalled defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon from the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. Meanwhile the club still had no update on Giordano's status on Friday morning, even as rumours about his injury being a long-term situation became amplified.
February 27 2015 07:00AM
Yesterday, we brushed up on some Calgary Flames trade deadline history. Now, a history lesson is all well and good, except for the fact that Calgary's current general manager, Brad Treliving, is a first time GM, and this is his first trade deadline at the helm.
So how can we figure out his potential tendencies and habits? Simple. See how things operated when he was in his previous post, as assistant general manager of the Phoenix Coyotes working alongside Don Maloney!
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February 27 2015 06:00AM
Leafs, Jets and Kings already making deals, David Clarkson's contract, Curtis Glencross, an Oilers Cartoon, a knock down punch and all the coverage leading up to the trade deadline you need in this week's Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.
February 26 2015 01:00PM
Lost in all the trade deadline hubbub and games yesterday was a bit of news from TSN's Darren Dreger.
In his Dreger Report column, he reported that the Flames are one of several teams taking a lot look at Boston University goaltender Matt O'Connor. They obviously see quite a bit of him given that Brandon Hickey, a Flames third rounder from last year's draft, is at B.U.
February 26 2015 11:00AM
Looking at Taylor's piece on Byron inspired a quick look at the Flames' contracts. After all, pending UFAs to get looked at when the trade deadline rolls around, and Curtis Glencross and Paul Byron are two of those guys. (Alright, so Byron is an RFA, but considering how he wasn't even qualified last time around, he's essentially being treated as unrestricted.)
As far as skaters go, there isn't really anyone else who fits the bill... except for one guy. Raphael Diaz.
Notable defence targets like Cody Franson and Andrej Sekera are now off the market, so teams with playoff aspirations but in dire need of defensive depth (uh... that aren't the Flames) are going to have to start looking elsewhere. And Diaz is extremely cheap, both in terms of cap hit, and in what it would probably take to acquire him.