July 30 2010 08:09AM
According to the Fan960, the club and Ian White have agreed to terms on a one year, 2.999M deal. It's likely right about in the middle of where the two sides would have come into the hearing this morning, because every decent comparable on White's behalf was well north of 3M. I can live with this. Now, time to clear out a body or two, because the club is officially over the cap.
We'll have more as we hear from the club and White.
July 25 2010 11:25PM
We've talked plenty around these parts about the summer the Flames have had thus far, but it seems like a good time to peruse the activities of Calgary's Northwest brethren since season's end.
July 22 2010 03:22PM
Another lovely week of summer has passed. Ah, sorry, I keep forgetting that many of you live in Calgary, where you're merely on your 4th or 5th iteration of spring before fall shows up in a few weeks. Apologies. At any rate, there was actual news of sorts this week, so we'll look at the Kovy shenanigans, Simon Gagne's move to the Gulf Coast, and the Preds' attempt to put Boots in the rear view mirror.
July 16 2010 03:08PM
Dead as a doornail, isn't it? Kent remarked to me on Wednesday night that he couldn't remember a time where things got so quiet so quickly after July 1st, and I'm in accord. After the jump, we'll look through the thin gruel for morsels.
July 13 2010 10:31AM
There's been plenty of fuss about the Flames' dabbling in the free agent market, with the return of Olli Jokinen front and center. Darryl Sutter's recent press availability was the first time that news of Daymond Langkow's slowish recovery from his neck injury got an airing, and said injury was a reason that the boss used as partial justification for resigning the Finn.
That may or may not be why Olli Jokinen will resume his career in Cowtown, but even with that, the Flames are in an uncertain spot if Langkow can't go to start the year. The automatic assumption, and it may well be correct, is that Mikael Backlund will simply fill in until Langkow can rejoin the club. That noted, and this is tea-leaf reading stuff on my part, the feeling I got from the Sutter presser was that the club might like Backlund to mature a bit more before they give him a permanent job.