5 things you need to know from Buffalo (so far)

Pat Steinberg
June 23 2016 09:53PM


The countdown to the 2016 NHL Draft has entered its final stages with the Calgary Flames right in the middle of the action. The Flames have been connected to numerous trade rumours and will likely continue that way until they leave Buffalo on Saturday. With plenty swirling around so far, here are the top Calgary takeaways from Western New York so far.

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RFA Profile: Joe Colborne

Pat Steinberg
June 21 2016 10:00AM

Of all the pending restricted free agents for the Calgary Flames, Joe Colborne is by far the most interesting and the most contentious. Coming off a career season, conventional wisdom would suggest Colborne is poised to cash in with a nice new contract. The circumstances surrounding his 2015-2016 season, though, make a big raise much less of a sure thing. So what does the future hold for Colborne in a Flames uniform?

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RFA Profile: Josh Jooris

Pat Steinberg
May 31 2016 10:00AM

For a second straight summer, the Calgary Flames have a relatively easy decision on their hands when it comes to Josh Jooris. Since debuting with the Flames in October of 2014, Jooris has given the team solid value in his two NHL seasons to date. I don't think there should be much debate as to Jooris's immediate future with Calgary, but perhaps you disagree.

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RFA Profiles: Joni Ortio

Pat Steinberg
May 29 2016 10:00AM

One of the more intriguing pending restricted free agents for the Calgary Flames this summer is goaltender Joni Ortio, mainly because of how strange his 2015-16 season was. At one point, we thought Ortio's career with the Flames was all but done. Now, thanks to a nice run at the end of the season, Ortio's future looks much brighter. Is it bright enough for another contract, though? That question shouldn't be too hard to answer.

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RFA Profiles: Shore, Hamilton, Wotherspoon

Pat Steinberg
May 24 2016 10:00AM


As we continue rolling through the lengthy list of pending Calgary Flames restricted free agents we come to three players in very similar situations. The trio of Drew Shore, Freddie Hamilton, and Tyler Wotherspoon all have at least three full years of professional experience under their belts and all have decent NHL experience (at least 25 games). So is the clock ticking for any or all of these guys?

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