Flames sign captain Mark Giordano to 6-year, $40.5 million contract extension

Thomas Drance
August 25 2015 10:27AM

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The Calgary Flames have signed 31-year-old defenseman and captain Mark Giordano to a six-year contract extension the club announced on Tuesday. The deal is worth a reported $40.5 million overall, and carries an annual average value of $6.75 million.

Giordano - who turns 32 prior to the beginning of this upcoming season - is entering the final year of his current five-year, $20.1 million contract, so obviously this new deal represents a significant and well earned raise. It's also a pretty big win for Flames management, considering that Giordano's camp reportedly was looking for an eight-year deal worth more than $70 million.

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FlamesNation Prospect Profile: #9 Bill Arnold

Ryan Pike
August 25 2015 10:00AM

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The ninth-best prospect in the Calgary Flames system, per our annual FlamesNation rundown, is center Bill Arnold.

A graduate of the powerhouse Boston College Eagles, where he rose to prominence first as a promising defensive forward and later as Johnny Gaudreau's center, Arnold may be Calgary's most underrated prospect.

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The new dynamic duo

Pat Steinberg
August 24 2015 03:35PM

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One of the main reasons why fans of the Calgary Flames are so excited about this summer's signing of Michael Frolik is because of his versatility. Not only can Frolik play both wings, he can also be used in a few different ways. As such, there's a very strong possibility we'll see him paired extensively with another of Calgary's most versatile forwards: Mikael Backlund.

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FN's All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Jim Peplinski

Ryan Pike
August 24 2015 03:30PM

As we roar onwards with our All-Time Flames Team, we get to a player that never really put up insane numbers but was crucial to the Calgary Flames success in the 1980s - Jim Peplinski!

While he wasn't quite as good as Calgary's elite players, Peplinski personified teamwork, on-ice leadership and toughness. And he was good enough to play with the team's elite players, as well as rugged enough to make space for them when they needed somebody to.

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FlamesNation prospect profile: #10 Mark Jankowski

arii
August 24 2015 01:00PM

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At number 10 with our annual prospect profile series is one of the accidentally most controversial players in the Flames' system: high school prep-turned college player Mark Jankowski.

Whether you love him, hate him, think he's the future, or think he's a bust, one thing is undeniable about Jankowski: he gets this fanbase riled up like nothing else. It's impossible not to have an opinion on this guy. You all do. Each and every single one of you. Don't let me down, comments section.

Because ever since Jay Feaster declared this random high schooler would, within 10 years' time, be viewed as the best player of the 2012 draft, everything has gotten as out of control as that statement.

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