Flames Goals and the UFA Market

Kent Wilson
June 29 2011 04:48PM



In a recent post today "The Flames Head to Free Agency", Scott Reynolds had this to say:

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A Closer Look at Paul Byron

Kent Wilson
June 28 2011 10:03AM



It's no secret I consider the return for Robyn Regehr underwhelming. Chris Butler and Paul Byron are players that strike me as the type of assets that are freely available at any given point in any given off-season. There was a whole collection of guys superior to Byron recently not qualified by their teams for instance.

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The 2011 NHl Entry Draft - A Travellers Notes

Kent Wilson
June 27 2011 03:59PM



(While I usually restrict my writing to objective analysis and editorials aimed at hockey ops, this post is a thorough and detailed recounting of my time at the NHL entry draft this past weekend. It's is therefore very long. Fair warning.)

My trek to the 2011 NHL entry draft began on Thursday afternoon. Mindful of the time consuming architecture of security measures erected in the wake of September 11, I got to the airport some two hours early so I could be poked, prodded, un-belted, de-shoed and properly papered in order to board the plane on time.

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Flames Say Good-bye to Pelech, Armstrong

Kent Wilson
June 27 2011 03:32PM



Today was the deadline for tendering qualifying offers for RFA's. As reported by Vicki Hall on twitter, the Flames did not qualify a whole heap of their standing restricted free agents, including former first round pick Matt Pelech as well as Gord Baldwin, John Armstrong and Josh Meyers.  

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AGM and Duane Sutter News

Kent Wilson
June 26 2011 09:47PM



We're going to continue draft weekend coverage in earnest here at FN with profiles of Byron and Butler coming up in the next few days, as well as some more personal anecdotes from the excursion to Minnesota.

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