UFA Profiles: David Schlemko, Rapha Diaz, and Corey Potter

Pat Steinberg
June 12 2015 10:13AM


The Calgary Flames really only have four decisions to make in unrestricted free agency. One of them we'll touch on next week in net, while the other three reside on the blueline. In David Schlemko, Rapha Diaz, and Corey Potter, the Flames have three depth defencemen all in need of new contracts. Knowing their situation on D, however, it really only makes sense to bring back one of this trio.

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RFA Profiles: Josh Jooris, Micheal Ferland, and Drew Shore

Pat Steinberg
June 09 2015 11:02AM


Mikael Backlund, Lance Bouma, and Paul Byron are the highest profile restricted free agents for the Calgary Flames this summer. Those aren't the only RFA contracts the Flames have to concern themselves with, however. In Josh Jooris, Micheal Ferland and Drew Shore, Calgary has three players who were new on the scene this past season. Are we talking about slam dunk deals for this trio? And if so, how similar will their deals look?

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RFA Profiles - Lance Bouma and Paul Byron

Pat Steinberg
June 01 2015 10:05AM

Killer Bee

This summer, all of the high profile Calgary Flames restricted free agents have last names starting with the letter B. As we start our case studies on Calgary's pending free agents, we're going to focus in on two of them. I don't really need to go too in depth into Mikael Backlund's case, because you know I love him and it's also been previously covered. The Flames have two other killer bees who need contracts, though, in Lance Bouma and Paul Byron. As it turns out, both of their negotiations should be extremely interesting.

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Mark Giordano: The New Deal

Pat Steinberg
May 28 2015 03:10PM


Calgary Flames General Manager Brad Treliving says the team's number one priority this summer is securing a contract extension for captain Mark Giordano. Turning 32 in October, Giordano is Calgary's best player and has entered the very top tier of defencemen in this league. But what truly is fair when it comes to Gio's next contract? While it's not FDR's nation shaping plan during the Great Depression, The New Deal for the captain is as significant a negotiation the Flames have had in quite some time.

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The Right Way and the Wrong Way (For Now)

Pat Steinberg
May 21 2015 11:18AM


The Calgary Flames need more organizational depth on their blueline. Not only do you and I know that, but so does General Manager Brad Treliving who admitted as such last week in his season ending news conference. This week's signing of Czech product Jakub Nakladal has already started to address the issue in what I believe is the proper way. Wax on: low risk moves that have minimal immediate impact on the salary cap. Wax off: making a big splash in unrestricted free agency come July.

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