July 05 2011 09:41AM
During the season I was adamant the Flames should not re-sign Anton Babchuk when his ticket expired in the summer. This probably struck many people as odd - the big Ukrainian scored eight goals and 27 points in just 69 games for the Flames and was a +18 to boot. He also added an element to Calgary's power-play that has been missing since Dion Pahneuf left town: a booming slapshot from the point.
July 04 2011 10:46AM
According to agent Jay Grossman, Anton Babchuk is near to signing a two-yer deal with the Calgary Flames.
July 03 2011 07:05PM
You may missed it during the weekend flurry, but the Flames signed one of the highest scoring AHL defenders available in Clay Wilson. The 28-year old scored 60 points in 2009-10 for the Rochester Americans and followed that up with 48 points in 66 games last year. He also had a cup of coffee with the Florida Panthers, scoring five points in 15 games.
July 03 2011 04:34PM
It's only July 3, but things are winding down already. With the news today that Niclas Bergfors was inked by Nashville to an ultra-chear one year, $575,000 deal, the number of viable free agents is rapidly diminishing.
July 02 2011 11:25AM
Ove 70 players have been signed already, but there remains a few names and a few trade potentials out there. It's possible more things will go down this weekend, so feel free to use this post as an open discussion thread.