June 18 2010 10:57AM
The surprising Halak to St. Louis trade yesterday was marginally relevant to the Flames in that another team now has a solidified starter heading into next season. Jobs will therefore be even harder come by for this year's UFA goalie crop as a result, which should result in more than a couple of quality puck stoppers looking for work later in the summer.
June 16 2010 05:55PM
We've profiled many of the significant Flames prospects over the last few weeks. Here's the rest of the pack, albeit in briefer form.
John Negrin, D
Chosen in the third round in 2007, Negrin is a tall, mobile defender who has some (limited) offensive upside. He scored at a decent enough rate in the WHL, including a career high 49 points in his final season, but never put up the kind of numbers that would lead one to suspect he'll be quarterbacking the power play as a pro.
June 15 2010 11:24AM
TLP's draft post and contributing to Hockey's Future has made it mainfestly obvious to me just how shallow the Flames are at forward. Even with guys like Howse, Wahl, Nemisz and Backlund in the picture, Calgary lags well behind even the median NHL team in terms of skilled, viable youngsters up front.
June 10 2010 10:26PM
A graduate from the Vancouver Giants, Bouma is less about points than grit. In that sense, he's similar to recent departee Brandon Prust, who worked as the checker and muscle for the dominant London Knights teams back when Crosby was in junior. The similarities between the two are uncanny and a comparison may help to illustrate the type of player Bouma is and may yet be for the Flames.
June 09 2010 09:10PM
Your 2009-2010 Stanely Cup Champions.
Truly one of the best teams I've seen in recent memory.