Lance Bouma, and other forwards of similar cap hits

July 24 2015 01:30PM

Tick another box off of Brad Treliving's summer "to do" list: he has now locked up Lance Bouma for the next three seasons at a $2.2 million cap hit, giving the fan favourite ball o' grit both term and money for his career year.

Opinions range on this deal from "perfect, Bouma earned it" to "um, this is an overpayment". (At least we can all agree he's certainly not underpaid.) 

What does the rest of the NHL have to say on his contract? When Mikael Backlund was re-signed, I looked at a handful of comparables to his cap hit; now, it's time to do the same with Bouma.

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Report: Flames Re-Sign Josh Jooris To 1-Year Deal

Ryan Pike
July 24 2015 11:55AM

Scratch another item off Brad Treliving's off-season to-do list.

The sophomore Calgary Flames general manager has reportedly inked forward Josh Jooris to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration with the restricted free agent.

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2014-15 Flames Special Teams

Ryan Pike
July 24 2015 11:00AM

Our unofficial statistics week continues here at FlamesNation as we continued to poke the analytics beehive to look at the 2014-15 edition of the Calgary Flames.

Today we look at special teams.

In a way, this is an extension of yesterday's look at scoring chances using War On Ice's figures. By adjusting for differences in ice-time by looking at the Chances Per 60 Minutes rates, we can see who the most and least effective penalty killers and power-play personnel were on the hockey club.

We set a floor of 50 minutes on the ice for the power-play and penalty kill to limit the discussion to regular special teams contributors.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 24 2015 07:00AM


What has Kyle Dubas done, Canucks not having a very good summer, do the Flames have a core group, who is the Oilers next captain, free agents still out there and more in this weeks Roundup

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Flames Sign Bouma to 3-year deal

Kent Wilson
July 23 2015 02:05PM

The Calgary Flames have inked RFA Lance Bouma in advance of a pending arbitration decision. The deal is for 3 years with a cap hit of $2.2M. 

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