February 21 2017 11:00AM
There had to be a casualty of just trading picks for Michael Stone.
That casualty, evidently, was the only player on the roster who doesn't require waivers: Garnet Hathaway, who has been returned to the Stockton Heat.
It's not necessarily an indictment on him that he got sent down, it's just the easiest move to make for the time being - that and, well, he only averages 9:08 a game.
February 21 2017 10:00AM
It's late February, which means that the regular season for the Flames' prospects will be wrapping up quickly. The KHL has already finished, the college kids have about a week left before conference tournaments, the CHL is in the final stretch, and the AHL is over two-thirds done. We're hoping for a good finish.
February 21 2017 08:00AM
The Calgary Flames jumped into the trade market in a pretty significant manner yesterday by acquiring Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes. It's the second move to add to their defensive group in the past five days and if that didn't tell you everything you need to know about how they view some members of that group, I don't know what does.
So what are the immediate ramifications of the move from a hockey operations standpoint?
February 21 2017 07:00AM
This is a four-part series analyzing where each NHL teams stands heading into the trade deadline based on the context of each division, and the short- and long-term implications of buying or selling with the expansion draft around the corner.
The Atlantic Division is complete wide open. Every day, depending on who happens to have a game, the standings shuffle up and down, as only a whopping twelve points separates first from last in the division. The Canadiens have a closing window that their general manager will surely try to capitalize on, while the Red Wings, Sabres, and Lightning, have had disappointing seasons and could sell. In the middle are the Senators, who nobody expected to be playing so well, the Leafs who still have their eyes on the future, the Panthers who are finally playing at a high level, and the Bruins who, uh, who knows!
February 20 2017 04:30PM
By now, you've heard the news. The Flames have acquired Coyotes defenceman Michael Stone, paying a third round pick and a conditional 2018 fifth.
Certainly a surprising move. The Flames, having already snagged Matt Bartkowski earlier this week, are now at eight defencemen that all require waivers. Stone wasn't really expected or necessary, considering that the Flames have about two or three other guys on the team that can do what he does.
So what did the team see in Stone, and what are they hoping to get? Find out after the jump.