July 27 2015 03:00PM
With the summer signing's piling up and the Canadian dollar stagnating, a lot of eyes in Calgary are looking past next season to the summer of 2016, when Mark Giordano, Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau will all need new contracts. Calgary has enough cap space to work with this year, but things get a lot more complicated next year thanks to some pretty big raises on the horizon.
We'll save the Captain for another discussion. For now, let's focus on what the kids may demand on their next deals.
July 26 2015 11:51AM
Brad Treliving wrapped up the final pending arbitration case today, inking speedy winger Paul Byron to a one year deal worth $900,000. That's a modest raise over his previous contract of $600,000 per year.
July 23 2015 02:05PM
The Calgary Flames have inked RFA Lance Bouma in advance of a pending arbitration decision. The deal is for 3 years with a cap hit of $2.2M.
July 21 2015 11:00AM
In looking at the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings and St. Louis Blues - four clubs who were able to rapidly improve their underlying numbers in the space of two seasons - we were able to determine some common factors that led to their big gain.
Coaching changes, elite draft picks, home run trades, internal development and decent UFA signings were common factors to one degree or another across each of these teams. In this final article, we'll look at how the Flames compare to these clubs in an effort to determine if Calgary can be the next "Big Gainer" over the next couple of seasons.
July 08 2015 01:30PM
Part 1 from this mailbag can be found here.
This time around we're talking about what kind of expectations we should have for the Flames, both in terms of individual players and team as a whole, going into next year. The issue of some big, upcoming contracts comes up too...