The Flames and Free Agency

Kent Wilson
June 30 2009 09:58AM

In contrast to the draft, Darryl Sutter has never been too active when it comes to July 1; opting instead to re-sign his in-house assets or acquire big names via trade. The most notable free agent signings by Calgary in the last few years have been Todd Bertuzzi and Cory Sarich. As such, Flame fans shouldn't expect Sutter to make a play for any of the big name guys available tomorrow...

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Bouw geste or a Bouw jest?

Jean Lefebvre
June 28 2009 09:16AM

One website proclaimed it a “Bouw Coup.” A very neat and clever play on words, but how much of a coup was it really for the Flames to acquire the negotiating rights to lanky defenceman Jay Bouwmeester in exchange for a third-round draft choice?

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Live blog... NHL Draft Day 2 - Tambellini on Brodziak trade!

Jason Gregor
June 27 2009 08:10AM


8:05 a.m. MST

Day two doesn't have the same build up as day one, so I wouldn't be surprised to see more trades today.

And just like that the Day starts with a bang. And it is a piss in your cornflakes day for Oiler fans.

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LIVE BLOG... from the Draft floor

Jason Gregor
June 26 2009 10:51AM

draftfloor411:00 am MST

It pays to get up early some days.

Because I got my accreditation late I wanted to make sure everything was still good, so I hoofed it to the Bell Centre. I wasn't on the list, which I expected, but once I showed my card I got my mug shot. I now work for the TEAM 1250, not 1260. It's a better keepsake that way.

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The '89 Flames: Is that Hall there is?

Jean Lefebvre
June 26 2009 10:39AM

NHL Hockey Hall of Fame

One of the relatively overlooked consequences of this week’s Hockey Hall of Fame announcement is that the 2002 Stanley Cup-champion Detroit Red Wings suddenly have four members who have been or soon will be enshrined in the shinny temple.

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