February 28 2015 01:44PM
In a move that may mean nothing or may mean a lot, the Calgary Flames are reportedly closing in on a deal with former NHL goaltender Jeff Deslauriers.
February 28 2015 12:00PM
The trade deadline on Monday. Everyone expects trade activity to pick up, particularly amongst the teams that fancy themselves in the playoffs. Calgary? Still on the proverbial playoff bubble, but they're also still a team with some expiring assets that can be flipped for future assets.
Here's how the market stands as of Saturday morning.
February 28 2015 11:10AM
Giordano hurt, depth on D sorely lacking and an opportunity for spiteful irony. Please claim Tim Erixon @NHLFlames— Kent Wilson (@Kent_Wilson) February 28, 2015
An old friend of the organization went on waivers today.
Tim Erixon, the Flames first round pick from 2009, was waived by the Chicago Blackhawks. Ironically, the 24 year old has been unable to nail down a full time NHL gig since forcing a trade to the New York Rangers in the summer of 2011 (ostensibly because he didn't see an opportunity to make the Flames).
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February 28 2015 08:00AM
It's Saturday, and that means it's time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, the fine folks at the Royal Half summarize the week that was with hot takes from
the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division. These are those hot takes.
February 28 2015 07:00AM
From a media perspective, if Mark Giordano was going to get injured this season, it was going to be this week. If nothing else, the injury and the uncertainty surrounding his status has shone a bright light on some very real worries people around the hockey community have about the team.
Moreover, it provides a chance to get a real glimpse at what, exactly, Brad Treliving thinks of the team he's inherited from his predecessors. With the uncertainty around Giordano, we're at a fork in the road, balancing a few different perspectives and needs. And the potential for the team to slide back in the standings without the captain raises the spectre of the team attempting to acquire stop-gap measures to fill the void until his return.