July 24 2009 10:04AM
The Flames have made a lot of big moves this season, throwing around a decent amount of money, wheeling and dealing for all kinds of players to fill secondary and tertiary roles, and pissing off a New Jersey-based franchise in the process, but the biggest amount of pressure isn't on Darryl Sutter, who will rule the Flames like a king until such time as he, and only he, sees fit to shuffle along.
If you wanna know the truth, it's all on Kipper.
July 22 2009 12:30PM
With that Radim Vrbata trade yesterday, it looks like it's officially open season on trading problem contracts to Phoenix.
July 18 2009 04:42PM
The problem for Calgary is apparently that the Flames have expectations to pass through everywhere again.
July 13 2009 11:09AM
Considering the utter lack of job security among NHL head coaches, and who's out there as possible replacements, I feel pretty good about Brent Sutter being in Calgary.
July 08 2009 02:27PM
Oh yes, the cap hit the Philadelphia Flyers incurred for Chris Pronger on that seven-year deal seemed big, especially because he's 34 years old already. But what the hell, right? If he retired at any point in the final three or four years, it would cost them next to nothing, right?
Well, the NHL doesn't think so, and the fallout is a cautionary tale all NHL teams should really keep an eye on.