June 27 2011 10:11PM
This afternoon was the deadline to qualify NHL RFAs, and a few names of note were advised by their teams that they would be set free. I'm going to look at three players in particular, with consideration given to their merits as players and whether it behooves the Flames to examine the possibility of signing them.
June 26 2011 09:45AM
After a weekend spent watching the Flames punt one of their hard minutes defenceman out the door at this weekend's draft in St. Paul, like Ryan Lambert, I can only wonder exactly what the hell Jay Feaster is playing at. While I suspect most fans were hoping for the team to begin the clean-out of the club's extraneous players, I'm fairly certain Robyn Regehr wasn't the first name that came to mind. Reggie's move to the balmy climes of Lake Erie wasn't the only move of interest over the weekend, of course, and after the jump I'll offer a few thoughts on the festivities.
June 19 2011 11:06AM
And, we're done. The on-ice portion of the NHL season has ended after 8 1/2 months with a new champion. For the rest of the league, that means business off-ice is about to pick up, and as a non-fan of the two finalists, not a minute too soon. In this collection of newsworthy bits from around the league, the Flames continue to bolster their staff, the champs are feted, and recriminations from the aftermath of Wednesday's events on the West Coast begin.
June 17 2011 01:08PM
Our indefatigble leader asked his vast array of Tweeps earlier today if there was a draft subject that might be of interest as we head into the last week before the annual cattle auction, and it appears people are wondering what it would take for the Flames to add another first rounder or move up the order from 13th. It's a decent question, and with the rather unsettled nature of this year's draft, the possibility exists that a few teams might be willing to swap a pick if the right circumstances arose.
June 12 2011 10:36AM
The Flames head to this month's draft with a relatively barren prospect cupboard to fill, so decent players of any sort will do, but the primary deficiency the club faces at the developmental level is the absence of skilled forwards. The 13th pick in the draft represents an opportunity to address that need, and one of the potential players of interest is Prince Albert center Mark McNeill.