October 11 2016 12:14PM
When the Flames demoted Linden Vey to the Stockton Heat, that left them with just 13 healthy forwards. That included Brandon Bollig, who cleared waivers earlier today, and was not on the ice for the Flames' practice.
Going into a season with potentially just 12 forwards seems like not a great idea. So how about pilfering someone who would have been a great addition all along from a certain northern rival?
The Oilers had Kris Versteeg with them at camp on a PTO. The Oilers decided not to sign him. The Flames did.
Pending final approval. 1 yr, $950,000 for Versteeg in Calgary.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 11, 2016
October 11 2016 11:15AM
Welcome to the 2016-17 season Flames fans!
Johnny Gaudreau is signed, Calgary has a new goalie tandem and a completely revamped coaching staff. The Treliving era is now in full effect.
There are lots of reasons to be optimistic heading into the new season, but nevertheless a lot of question marks remain. Will the new coaching staff make a positive influence? Will any of the hopefuls make an impact this season?
We look at these questions and more in the latest edition of the FlamesNation Mailbag.
October 11 2016 09:00AM
In a negotiation that took longer than anyone thought it ever would, Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames agreed to a pretty sensible six-year contract extension on Monday afternoon. Sure, the six-year, $40.5 million deal could have been better for both sides. Taking everything into account, though, what was agreed upon Monday ends up being the perfect compromise.
October 11 2016 08:00AM
The National Hockey League roster deadline is this coming today at 3 p.m. MT. At that time, teams must be both compliant with the league's roster requirements and with their salary cap requirements. Now that the Calgary Flames have signed everybody, we have a much clearer picture of how they're going to sneak under the salary cap.
October 10 2016 04:20PM
At long last, it's over.
After qualifying just four restricted free agents back in June - over three months ago - all four of them have been signed.
Johnny Gaudreau has his second contract with the Flames. It's for six years, and it's worth an annual average value of $6.75 million: Mark Giordano's contract to a tee.
It is, unequivocally, a total steal.