Is There a Fit?

Pat Steinberg
July 19 2010 06:13PM

CALGARY, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 15: Matt Pelech #56 of the Calgary Flames battles with Jean-Francois Jacques #22 of the Edmonton Oilers in the third period of the pre-season NHL game on September 15, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

Kent wrote a great piece last week analyzing Calgary's strength and depth on the blueline, asserting that decisions will need to be made ahead of opening night in October.  Well, another wrinkle was added on Sunday afternoon when the Flames announced the signing of Matt Pelech to a one year contract.  Now my question is...how does the guy fit?

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Two Out of Three

Pat Steinberg
July 13 2010 04:13PM

CALGARY, CANADA - OCTOBER 31: Head Coach Brent Sutter of the Calgary Flames stands behind the bench as Craig Conroy #24 and Eric Nystrom #23 go over the boards for a line change during their game against the Detroit Red Wings on October 31, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Red Wings defeated the Flames 3-1. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

No offence to Brian McGrattan and Jamal Mayers, but there were three pending free agent players Flames fans were most interested in when it comes to their future destinations.  Of those three, Craig Conroy, Eric Nystrom and Chris Higgins, only the former remains on the free agent market.  So how will the fits be for Higgins and Nystrom in their new locales?  And where, if anywhere, will Conroy end up?

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Center of Attention

Pat Steinberg
July 05 2010 04:19PM

 

EDMONTON, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 23: Daymond Langkow #22 of the Calgary Flames looks on during the game against the Edmonton Oilers on September 23, 2009 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

 

When Calgary Flames GM spoke on Friday morning, many were interested in his take on his signing of Olli Jokinen, and how he'd heard only positive response.  But as people digested and opined on Sutter's decision to re-sign the former Flame, I was more interested in the GM's take on another center: Daymond Langkow.

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Tanguay to Calgary

Pat Steinberg
July 01 2010 10:42AM

 

DALLAS - OCTOBER 12:  Left wing Alex Tanguay #40 of the Calgary Flames wears a 'Hockey Fights Cancer' sticker before a game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on October 12, 2007 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

 

Is it the first shoe to drop?  Or is it all we'll see today?  The Calgary Flames have signed free agent forward Alex Tanguay to what's being reported as a one year contract worth $1.7 million.

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The Monday Wrap

Pat Steinberg
June 28 2010 03:40PM

 

Desk calendar

 

A busy day for the Calgary Flames has fans talking about two key issues...what's next for Ales Kotalik?  And where are things going with Ian White?  That's because the Flames placed Kotalik on waivers while White was among restricted free agents qualified by the team.

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